Monday, April 29, 2013

Easter Refurbishment

Starting Easter Sunday March 31st, Sea of Joy enjoyed two weeks of intensive maintenance, a lot of refurbishment work was done mostly with friendly help from Guiseppe Incorvaia and his crew from Oceania Shipyard in Licata, Sicily:

  • she got fresh antifouling Trilux 33
  • her Maxprop was cleaned and fully greased
  • new anodes for protection were installed
  • new waterpump for her watercooled fridge
  • new navigation, anchor and deck lights based on LED
  • new firmware was installed on most of her electronic devices
  • a new ultrasonic log was installed (Airmar CS 4500)
  • active Automatic Identification System (AIS) for additional safety with CPA alarm and SAR function including additional GPS-Antenna, 
  • a new Navtex-antenna was installed
  • new seacock and blackwater Y-Valve were installed
  • both toilets were serviced
  • a new propeller shaft seal was installed
  • motor oil, oil filter and diesel filter were changed
  • and finally: a new deck paint!
  • the UV-protection of her genua was repaired in Trapani by Mr. Lombardo

On route to Trapani I visited Marsala, the Phoenician settlement at Morzia, and the beautiful temples of Segesta and Selinunte.

In Licata I met a lot of nice and helpful people:

  • Gaby and Gerald from S/Y VivaMare
  • Erika and Manfred from S/Y Motu
  • Anne und Willi from S/K Leev Linda
  • Heidi and Herbert from S/Y Albatros
  • Gaby and Willi from S/Y Capella
  • and last not least Maria Sitibondo, who celebrated her 30th birthday with a nice party

A short sea-trial proved S/Y Sea of Joy ready for her cruises in 2013!