Refit after seven years not a refit of seven year's duration. Two years was long enough!
We sailed to the Cape in May of 2014, moored in Stage Harbor and hardly used the boat for a dozen hours. Family visitor, a new house to settle into, grandma to care for and so on. Averisera was hauled and placed in dry storage. During that time, we undertook to refit the boat. As with every project of that nature, the mission crept upwards in complexity, time, and money. Then, one day, it was over. We launched.
The rewards of a refit a sail, everything works. The sky is blue. The sea is blue. Nantucket Sound was magical. October, 2016. Just over two years after we hauled out for a long dry storage term and refit.
7 December 2016, Averisera at her Winter berth in Harwichport, MA
9 May, 2014, Averisera, having just arrived from Boston. We tied up at the boatyard in Harwichport for the night with no idea we'd be back two year's later.
September 2014: Hauled and washed before being trailered to the inland storage facility of Harwichport Boat Yard
September 2016: Back in the water, Very shiney and new looking.
Some images of the interior refit. The headliner "mousefur" was removed and new carpet-like surface applied. The inside of the hull was painted and the wood varnished.
Off-plan: the engine needed to be removed and rebuilt. While out, the engine space was cleaned, re-soundproofed and painted.
On plan, the instrument holes in the bulkhead were filled, faired and painted.
On plan and forgotten. The standing rigging fits into reinforced pieces. Those pieces are all cracked. We knew about it before we rigged and simply forgot to do the replacement of the reinforcements. When the rigging crew was all lined up and ready to step the rig, it was too late. We will unstep the mast, make the repair and re-step the rig as soon as possible. What was it Astro said? "Rhut rho Rhorge." A simple fix to make and stupid thing to forget.
We love our boat so trading her in on a newer model was out of the question.