Fitting Out

Working in the cockpit early in May 2019

Our full-time “job” since April has been outfitting. Fayaway is a 1984 Wauquiez Pretorien that we purchased early in 2017, The prior owners did a great job cosmetically updating her but she remained almost factory-new, in terms of her limited spartan accoutrements. In essence, she had very few accessories. We cruised with her over the last two seasons, figuring out what we liked, didn’t like and thereby what we wanted to add or change. Here’s a relatively brief summary of what has been done along the way, and what we still need to do:

  • May thru Sept ’17:
    • Re-wire/upgrade breaker/load panel wiring
    • New Garmin below-deck autopilot
    • New instrumentation: Maretron displays, sensors & SOC monitor
    • New Caribbean stove & propane system
  • Jan thru April ’18:
    • Complete re-power with new Yanmar 3YM30AE diesel engine
    • Secondary 25 gal diesel fuel tank
    • Relocated and installed new 500Ah AGM battery system and power associated wiring and charging system
    • Custom inner chainplate/forestay
    • New Isotherm water heater
  • May thru Aug ’18:
    • New Harken mainsheet traveler system
    • New Elvstrom main and genoa cruising (heavy-duty) sails
  • Jan thru Feb ’19:
    • New storm staysail
  • April thru May ’19:
    • New Forespar 12-22 whisker pole with associated mounting/rigging
    • New Schenker Zen 30 Water Maker
    • New Isotherm water-cooled Refrigeration
    • New Lofrans windlass, Rocna anchor and 250 ft of G-4 high test chain
    • New salon table, made in-part using hardware and the original factory-design details
    • New through-hull valves and fittings below waterline
    • New 25 gal PE holding tank, pump-out fittings, hoses and valves
    • New head faucet and shower valves
    • New “PEX” water piping – completely re-plumbed
    • New removable shelves in lazarettes, along with propane locker dividers
    • Replaced teak stern-rail trim
  • Remaining for June (we’ll be updating as we go):
    • New bottom faring, barrier and final paint
    • New bow stem fitting/roller (holds new anchor properly)
    • New bimini for solar panels; solar power system (400W)
    • New teak instrument panel (replace ugly plastic starboard); also needed to hold our music/entertainment system
    • Install new Viking 4-person life-raft
    • Many minor tweaks to almost everything
    • Splash!
  • July thru August: Shakedown all stuff installed this year, while we cruise the Maine coast. (shhh… maybe hit Nova Scotia too!)
  • Late August: New spray dodger

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