Haulout !

It’s been a while since the last big event. And this one has been eagerly awaited for months. Perception was hauled out onto the hard. We finally saw her belly IRL, for the very first time.  And what a sight. She sure is a solid lady. After six months of […]


Almost There

3 Truck loads, and countless bakkie loads of stripped materials and I am glad to say that the first of many phases are almost complete. Just a couple of stringers with wooden, support strips to be removed. Then it’s onto getting the engine and bilge pump reconnected and the start […]


Slow but Steady Progress

Work is progressing at a marginal rate, as I can only get down to the mooring after work. But summer is on it’s way and the days are getting longer. Working after dark is not an option right now but I do see a portable spotlight on the horizon.. Occasional […]


Dismantling of Perception

Here is a quick update on the dismantling of Perception. So far we have stripped out all interior structures from the aft cabin, port head, galley and workroom. The workroom has the hydraulic steering in place that will have to be moved down the line as well as the cable […]


Welding Wonderfulness

Mike received a call, warning him that Perception’s starboard bow fairlead had come undone. He rushed down to check and found that the deckplate had rusted through. He had been keeping a eye on the problem since Cape Town and the problem to come, now turned into an immediate problem. […]