DREAMCATCHER VOYAGE
Preparing  DREAMCATCHER  for the voyage
Australia projects,
We had time on our hands, and decided to do 2 major projects. Fortunately, when we arrived in Brisbane,
DREAMCATCHER was in excellent shape. She did very well sailing 14,000 miles without any major mishaps.

1-Remove the Gen Set
2-Trim the fore peak in Tasmania oak to make it look traditional.
3-Hang artwork obtained during voyage
4-Prepare DREAMCATCHER to go on the hard for 10-12 months
GENERATOR REMOVAL
The hardest part of the project was removing the bolts. The effort required some heavy duty tools from
the mechanic in order to remove the bolts. Afterwards, the space had to be cleaned, and a new coat of
paint applied. Re bundled some of the wiring
FORE PEAK ENHANCEMENT
This was one of the projects that we had planned for S.F. Due to
time issues, we decided to do The job later on. Once we arrived in
Brisbane, we had the time. Our quest certainly will enjoy the new
look.

Amazing how  elegant the for cabin looks with the Tasmania Oak,
and over 200 brass screw. We had to have the screw shipped in
from the U.S. They were not available in Australia

What made the job interesting is that we did not have the proper
tools, such a good mitre box. We purchased a cheap one, and threw
it out after the job was finished.
PLACING THE ART WORK
We wanted to display some of the beautiful art work that we
obtained in the South Pacific. We worked with a local framer, who
did a superb job. The challenge was how to fastened to the
bulkhead, so when we are at sea, the art will stay in place. Decided
to use piano hinges, to keep the frames against the bulkheads, since
we did want to place screw in the frame were you could see them.
A small piece of Velcro keeps the frames from moving.
DREAMCATCHER ON THE HARD STAND
Preparing her for the hard took a  lot of work. When yo see the
boat lifted out of the water, a funny feeling comes over you...

We received much  valuable information from our boat
neighbors, Peter and Diane in Brisbane, since they had done
this task a couple of times

If interested, click on this link to see a list of all the
work that had to done. Very extensive.
Location and Sail Plan
OH NO..............
THE BOAT IS A MESS AGAIN.

I got an office upgrade
from
"head to bed"
GENERATOR REMOVAL