Three Months, Two Weeks, Four Days, Seven Hours, Five Minutes & Six Seconds

That’s how long the Pilot House Reorganization has taken. It’s finally done, as these pictures will attest.  I threw away four trash barrels of junk and packing material.  I repacked all of my tools, spare parts and associated fasteners and bits and pieces.

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Front of the Pilot House

I have listed everything and where it is and what it is packed in.

My goal was not only to know where to find stuff should I ever need it, but also to make the engine room in particular, less prone to floating debris, should a disaster ever take place.

The last step will be to organize the lists on the computer, so when the shit hits the fan, I’m not leafing thru my hand written sheets, trying to figure out what I wrote and of course, not seeing the one item I am looking for.

This also means that Dauntless is finally ready to move.  Next week, she will move ¾ mile up river to the boat yards, where her nice round bottom will be cleaned and painted.  A bottom I know well, as its very efficiency has allowed this entire adventure and the greater adventures to follow.

Lastly, to be more diligent than the last time, I have scheduled the next Pilot House Reorganization in my Samsung Note calendar for April 12, 2035.

Yes, you read it right. 20 years from now and if I am a lucky person, I’ll die just days before !

 

Starboard side under helm

Starboard side under helm

Port side Helm Station. Computer, Maretron, Router, AIS on upper shelf. Lower shelf has bins of my most used electrical parts

Port side Helm Station.
Computer, Maretron, Router, AIS on upper shelf.
Lower shelf has bins of my most used electrical parts

3 thoughts on “Three Months, Two Weeks, Four Days, Seven Hours, Five Minutes & Six Seconds

  1. I did the same thing in preparation for our trip. I created a spreadsheet of every spare part, with tabs for electrical, plumbing etc., labeled bins with a location code referenced on the spreadsheet. Inventoried tools, organized and took home unnecessary redundancies. Keep spares of crucial tools Incase one breaks or goes for an unexpected swim. It drove my husband crazy, but he appreciated the end result !
    Did we have the same parents ? My dad was a navy airplane mechanic and my mom was Scottish. She kept a pristine home and dads tools were always put away clean in felt lined toolboxes. He should have been a surgeon.
    How’s the system going two years later ?

    • Ha, I’m great in the planning and design, not so good in the execution. I think after designing the system, I lose interest.
      This also is why the best functioning boats have a couple running things. Like raising a family, it’s best to have a mom and a dad.
      I did re-organize everything this past August and took pictures, but have not updated the spreadsheet.
      Though I can’t imagine not knowing my exact fuel consumption or how much we roll with or with out the paravanes.

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