My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.
If you’ve ever wondered what’s involved in refitting a sailboat, please take a few minutes to watch my new slideshow of the work done on Kuan Yin. Soon after buying the 32-foot Tahitiana, in 1995, I realized that I would not be able to live on the boat without at least a major cosmetic overhaul. The cabin was just too cluttered, I kept hitting the fixed table, the cooking stove drove me to distraction it was so inconvenient to use, and the lights were too dim to be able to read a book.
Once I determined to take the boat to Labrador, and ultimately around into Ungava Bay, then it became apparent that all the systems on the boat needed upgrading. The slideshow is a brief look at the scope of the work and what was accomplished, with the help and support of many friends.