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Hardtop Project Part 2

The lamination begins! Starting with a release layer wetted out with epoxy, then a layer of woven bidirectional carbon also wetted out, topped with 1/2 foam coring. On top of the foam coring both bidirectional and unidirectional carbon all wetted out w…

Hardtop Project, Part 1

I am back at Peake Yacht Services in Trinidad and Tobago. Sylvianne stayed behind while I am doing boat work and watching our hard top come together. I had previously mentioned the project to Greg Downes, the service manager at Peake and he said, “I ha…

Petersburg

Petersburg, the small Norwegian community on Mitkoff Island, will be Idyll Time’s home for the winter. So why are we leaving Idyll Time in Alaska? By doing so, we won’t have the 1000 mile trip back to Anacortes, WA and also won’t have the return trip next spring. This will give us lots more time […]

Yes, We Actually Did Some Cruising!

We had a really good cruising season, Carriacou, The Grenadines and a 6 week Circumnavigation of Martinique. If you like adventure the East coast of Martinique is wonderful.Petite St. Vincent                &nbsp…

Stabilizer Rebuild

The rod end bearings were getting sloppy, I decide to do the work myself.  It made good sense as we were replacing the washer dryer and that made it easier to cut a nice big hole for access under where the washer dryer would normally be. Since we …

Solar is the Way

Well just to update you on the Solar on Sylken Sea, we anchor out or take moorings whenever possible, we boat mostly “off grid”. After 10 seasons we have 4800 hrs on the Generator, so before solar we put 400-500 hrs a season on the Genny. By converting…

More Solar

We also removed everything from the top of the Pilot House, moved the Name Boards, trying to reduce as much as possible the “shadows” on the new Solara Panels. Kirby our painter to a great job customizing the Non Skid pattern to outline the panels. I t…

We Get a Paint Job!

At the same time as we had the hatch removed we had 90% of the topsides from the caprail on upwards painted, all the non-skid redone. It took more than 6 weeks 2-3 guys to do the prep and only a few days to actually apply the final paint. We had all th…

Hatch be Gone!

I was rather delinquent posting this last year, I’m playing catch up!We had the boat delivered without the cockpit ladder to the boat deck, we did not think we would use it and it takes up a lot of space. The unused hatch cover on the boat deck was a p…

Hello All

We had some really cool stuff done to Sylken Sea in Trinidad, very happy with the results so we are again back at Peake Yacht Services for some more upgrades, this time a carbon fibre “Hard Top”, railing modifications, pilot house door painting etc. He…