Sunday, 20 December 2020

Interior Renovation - Galley and Main Salon cont. - Renovating a Liveaboard Yacht

Interior Renovation - Galley and Main Salon cont. - Renovating a Liveaboard Yacht: In my last post,, I showed you some of the progress we had made on renovating Tuulia, soon to become Capricorn Dancer. The interior renovation of the Galley and Main Salon is progressing well, albeit slowly. As is the case with any vessel, the chances of finding a level Continue Reading

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Galley and Main Salon

Galley and Main Salon: I described Tuulia in my last post as being much more sound and closer to being liveable than Capricorn Dancer. This is, of course, a relative term and although it sounds like we have less to do, our personal high standards, for the joinery and finish, ensures we have much Continue Reading

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Project Tuulia Begins - Capricorn Dancer

Project Tuulia Begins - Capricorn Dancer: Capricorn Dancer has now ceased to exist, both physically and legally, and now we move onto the next chapter of our move to liveaboard status with Tuulia. Tuulia is a John Pugh Custom Ketch, 1986 build, she is 36ft LOA, 14ft Beam, with a 5ft 6in draft. These dimensions make Continue Reading

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Capricorn Dancer says goodbye, for now.

Capricorn Dancer says goodbye, for now.: After a very long hiatus, I am now ready to reveal a momentous decision and address the question; where to from here? After completing the new superstructure at the stern of Capricorn Dancer, we conduced a more detailed inspection of the integrity of the vessel’s below water structures, more specifically, Continue Reading

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Refitting and Rebuilding (cont.) - Capricorn Dancer

Refitting and Rebuilding (cont.) - Capricorn Dancer: Hi everyone and welcome back to another catch up on Capricorn Dancer’s Refitting and Rebuilding project. During the past month, I have managed to clean out all of the old wiring and begin the lengthy process of installing new lights, instruments and neat wiring looms. As you can see from Continue Reading

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Refitting and Rebuilding Progress (cont.) - Capricorn Dancer

Refitting and Rebuilding Progress (cont.) - Capricorn Dancer: As anyone who has ever built or refurbished an older boat, even a car for that matter, will tell you, there will be days when everything you plan goes absolutely perfectly, and you make huge advances in your work. They will also tell you that there are days when nothing Continue Reading