There’s a haul out and spa week coming next week for Tulum V and I can’t wait. She needs this TLC and maintenance prior to us leaving and this happens to be one of the milestones we need to check off prior to starting more serious shakedowns come spring and summer. Here she is hauled out for survey:
Knowing I need to be organized and on the ball next week for lots of reasons, I worked out a haul-out work list of things I’d like to see get done to the boat and a list of things I think I need to get done on the boat. With my wife traveling for the next two weeks, the dog in the kennel and me and the kids planning on living on the boat while she’s on the hard; organization (and beer) may be key to my sanity. By me and the kids living on the boat, we estimate we’re saving $1436.00 dollars that we would have spent on an Airbnb or a hotel room with a mini-kitchen; we’ll put this saved money to good use. Here’s what I’m hoping to get accomplished during this haul-out, hoping for four days only but we’ll see if we’ve got to extend that deadline to get all the work done:
- Bottom (hull) properly cleaned and prepped by the boatyard and at least three coats of paint added to stressed areas and two coats added to most other areas.
- Book Shelves installed in master berth and salon and shelving for storage installed in cabinet where the washer/dryer used to reside.
- Have the Rudder dropped and inspected. New seals and gaskets installed. Figure out the reasons for minor water ingress up the rudder tube.
- Propeller Shaft- either install a Dripless Seal (SureSeal Shaft Seal System) or confirm that the packing gland can be re-packed and proper tension can be maintained on the current shaft nuts.(yeah yeah,,,ha ha)
- Take out the faucet in the forward cabin head and install a fresh water foot pump. (so my girls can’t leave the water running and drip all the fresh water out of the boat).
- Have the main bilge pumps safety checked and fix as needed.
- Change the current gray water setup to a 3-way valve so it can run out of the boat vice into a large grey water tank. Empty the tank and clean it.
- Close and seal the extra through-hulls on the boat. Unfreeze struck through hulls and handles.
So this isn’t a work list for me to do, this is a work list of things I’d like the boatyard to get done while I’m there. I have a whole separate wordlist for projects I can work on, that I’ll work through in a separate post. For now, my wife is going on a long work trip and we’re prepping for the boatyard next week. We’re currently working on changing up the website to update it and freshen it up and we’re about to turn on our own YouTube Channel and Patreon account. All content will always remain free and accessible, you just have to follow us to continue the adventures.