Archive | February 2017

The Apostle Islands

The Apostle Islands are amazing. After we purchased Shanti, we moved her to Roys Point Marina, which sits right among these islands. We spent 5 years cruising there, and cannot express enough how truly incredible they are.
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Other Projects

In addition to the deck, brightwork, fuel tank, and electronics, our list of other projects kept growing. At times, it seemed to be never-ending. Here’s a sampling of just some of the ones we’ve done over the years.
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Shanti’s electronics and navigation systems were outdated. The radar was a Raytheon R11XX and the charting system was a Raytheon Raychart R601XX. Both were from the 1990’s. It still had a Loran-C unit installed (the Loran-C system was largely shut down in 2010). The knotmeter didn’t work. Her Autopilot was an Autohelm 4000, and the drive unit fell apart on us during our first year. It was time for some new equipment.
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This entry was posted on February 3, 2017, in Projects.


Shanti has a lot of teak on her exterior, and much of it is varnished. When we first purchased her, we knew all her brightwork would eventually need refinishing. The varnish on most surfaces was peeling, and you could see water intrusion (dark staining) in many places. There was so much wood, however, we didn’t know where to start or how we would get it all done.
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