Thursday, January 24, 2013

It Floats….

Dear Friends,

This morning, the skilfull staff of Peake Yachts Service, put the Onda Boa back to where she belongs. Yes…  she is floating again, and we can enjoy for the next 5 days, the pier, and facilities here at Peakes.

The last 16 days have been rather strange actualy.. A lot was acomplished, we have worked hard, the boat became almost un-liveable.. I mean, dirty (dust, and mud from the ground), tools, towels and hardware all over the place, everything seemed (and felt) out of sync.

Anyway, all of that is history now. This afternoon, we gave the boat a good wash, so at least the outside is looking as it should be. Even Lucky was cought in the cleaning and wash up, and she is scheduled for a nice shampoo bath and clean up tomorrow... (needed badly…)Still tonnes of other things on the do-list but hey.. Onda Boa is back and looks great…



All the best

Monday, January 21, 2013

Almost ready…

Dear Friends,
From a hot and steamy Trinidad, some pics to show what has been done so far… A big thanks to my friend Rodrigo, great support, help, and solutions…
Hopefully the Onda Boa can go back into the water this wednesday…
Check it out, here is the new installed Spectra WaterMaker
It runs of 12 V, and produces aprox 40 liters/hour, fresh water out of the seawater and in order to have enough energy to do this,   two more solar panels (now 5 in total) have been installed.
Also, the two halyards (of the main sail and the genaker sail) have been replaced
Now, Onda Boa starts looking like new..
Almost every day, visiting the nautical gear shops (spending $$ on equipements, parts and so on), working in the tropical heat, boat getting dirty (dust) and looking like a mess (despite the efforts to keep everything clean..) I am done with being on the land, and even Lucky seems to ask.. Are we finished yet….??
Stay tuned for more updates…
All the best

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday, January 06, 2013

From Brazil to Tobago. December 2012

My dear friends,
First of all, apologise for such a long time without a post. The preparations for the journey from Natal to Tobago, took up quiet some time. Secondly, to all of you: a very happy 2013!
A few things have changed on board the Onda Boa: