We had decided very early on in the transformation that we wanted the best products for the right jobs. Antal provided the clutches, padeyes, low friction rings, low friction organizers, snap blocks and the like.

We had decided very early on in the transformation that we wanted the best products for the right jobs. Antal provided the clutches, padeyes, low friction rings, low friction organizers, snap blocks and the like.

mmmmmmmm Shiny!

We had decided very early on in the transformation that we wanted the best products for the right jobs.   Antal provided the clutches, padeyes, low friction rings, low friction organizers, snap blocks and the like.  Harken would be our supplier of choice for blocks and cleats. Wichard for snap shackles. North Sails for the wardrobe.

Orders were placed based on the plans we had drawn up for the boats systems and soon enough, Christmas started arriving in wonderful boxes full of gear.  Items were matched against orders and all was good.

We were ready to start putting the boat back together.  
First, laying out all the deck gear, drilling holes, reinforcing
where needed and checking that all the lines would run cleanly.

Second, the paint – matt gunmetal grey for the hull, white topsides
(with Kiwi antiskid) and Dutch orange for the foils …. beautiful!

Lastly, on with the fittings.  We wanted a clean look on the bow and from the mast into the cockpit.  To achieve this, control lines and halyards were led below deck, we went for floating jib rings and recessed clutches and cleats.  We also wanted to be able to do all the fine tuning of sails from the wings so the main cunningham, the main outhaul, the vang and the backstay fine tunes were all led to the wings.  She was now looking like a race boat and almost ready for the water.