Teak restoration: coamings, pulpit, dorade box, trim

Teak restoration: coamings, pulpit, dorade box, trim

More teak work, with an even more visible impact this time since the pieces restored are fairly big (for instance, the coamings really stand out)….

Read Article →
Teak restoration: rubrail and toerail

Teak restoration: rubrail and toerail

The work on cosmetic improvements continues, with a focus on the rubrail and toerail this time. Much like the rest of the teak when I…

Read Article →
Master list of completed projects on Freya

Master list of completed projects on Freya

The list below keeps track of my progress on Freya’s maintenance and restoration to date, with links to project descriptions and/or suppliers where appropriate: Full…

Read Article →
Teak restoration: handrails and eyebrows

Teak restoration: handrails and eyebrows

Now that most of Freya‘s functional issues have been addressed, I am moving to purely cosmetic repairs. Above all else, the teak trim needs attention:…

Read Article →
Thru-deck mast wiring

Thru-deck mast wiring

I had noted during Freya‘s pre-purchase survey that the mast wire connections were not sealed or protected and that some wires were disconnected altogether. Looking…

Read Article →
New Spinlock cleat

New Spinlock cleat

We’ve been sailing Freya for a few months now and noticed a few areas where we could improve sail handling. One of them is the…

Read Article →
Replacing in-line valves with seacocks

Replacing in-line valves with seacocks

Two of the five thru-hulls on Freya had been re-plumbed with in-line ball valves by previous owners (the factory installation relied on Spartan bronze seacocks…

Read Article →
Dockside engine flushing with fresh water

Dockside engine flushing with fresh water

An interesting part of Freya‘s history that I learned from the broker (and confirmed with some papers I found on board) is that she spent…

Read Article →
Adding a solar panel / new batteries

Adding a solar panel / new batteries

The batteries on Freya were too worn out to properly hold a charge – I was unable to start the engine after she was put…

Read Article →
Restoring stained gelcoat

Restoring stained gelcoat

When I saw Freya for the first time, she was in poor cosmetic condition. It was clear the boat was structurally sound but also that…

Read Article →