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. […]


Perception – Our dream to sail 1

I guess it’s too late to change our minds now-Perception is being gutted like a fish. Although I loved her interior when we bought her, Mike’s vision for her new look is exciting. This old lady is going to get an all new, crisp white open plan layout. There is […]


Rebuild – Day 4

After quite a bit of sweating, swearing, cuts and bruises the aft cabin is finally gutted. Still have to clean up a few adds and ends but all on track. On to the saloon.