It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and sufficiently generous... So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it... Life is long if you know how to use it." - Seneca
We have arrived!!! Hakluyt is now undergoing her "environmental makeover" and 2022 refit!!
Here is a brief list of what has been happening:
** Representatives from Ullman sails paid us a visit and personally measured up Hakluyt for her new set of "Expedition Series sails" - to be delivered sometime late June or early July. We couldn't be more excited and impressed with Ullman's attention to detail and customer service!!
** Hakluyt's interior main and aft cabins from mast to the stern have been completely gutted! We are down to a metal hull!
** The Yanmar Diesel engine is out along with the old fuel tanks!! Goodbye diesel smell!! Soon to be replaced with twin "regenerative" electric Oceanvolt servo prop motors
** 30 years of legacy ad-hoc wiring has been removed
** The old diesel cabin heat stove is out!! Soon to be replaced with an "eco-log" stove with thermo-hot water and thermo-electric power generation
** The old galley has been removed soon to be replaced with an eco friendly galley
** We are currently working on interior restoration of some of the rusted out steel and bilge cleaning before the new insulation and cabin is rebuilt. Keep checking in for updates!
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