OWNER'S COMMENTS: Most major work from 2017-on was professionally completed by MerriMar Yacht Basin in Newburyport, MA. We purchased Fayaway in early 2017, after she had already been extensively restored to original beauty by her prior owner. We then cruised coastal New England “as-is” for that first season, using that time to decide what best to update or add for our big trip south. Upgrades chosen were for safety, durability and comfort. Living aboard since July 2019, we recently completed a loop from MA to Caribbean, via Bermuda and Antigua, visiting many islands before arriving in Culebra, where we lived comfortably while quarantined for months until making a break for it, sailing back to the US mainland, arriving home to Massachusetts this summer. She is 100% ready for offshore cruising.
Only new/upgrades are mentioned here. Essentially ALL wiring and plumbing is new.
2015-2016 (prior owner as part of restoration):
- Deck, topsides and spars painted - new awl-grip.
- Cockpit teak (sole and benches) replaced.
- Garmin HD18 (2016) radar relocated 2018 for optimal reception and to allow for new inner forestay.
2018 (Or otherwise noted):
Engine / Fuel:
- New YANMAR 3YM30AE Diesel engine with 120A alternator, 30 hp, FWC,with approximately 860 hours.
- New 3-blade fixed prop and shaft with PYI dripless shaft seal
- New Isotherm 6 gallon water heater (engine or 120V heating sources).
- New 24 gal secondary fuel tank; original 24 gal tank cleaned and inspected (under sole).
- New Racor dual fuel filtration and tank valve system
- New (2x) Maretron ultrasonic fuel sensors (NMEA connectivity); multi-function displays and one below.
Power / Electrical:
- New (2018) (4x) 6V x 250Ah AGM batteries; wired for 12V @ 500Ah; (Starting battery (2016) 100Ah). New wiring, main switch, breakers and associated fusing.
- New (2018) BlueSea breaker panels (AC & DC) and main wiring.
- New (2018) Balmar and Mastervolt charging regulators for optimal charging under all conditions.
- Solar: New (2019) (2x) 200 watt panels wired in parallel with (2x) Victron 30A MPPT smart controllers w/ Bluetooth connectivity
- New (2019) Pure Sinewave 1000w inverter/charger with associated wiring
- Essentially all wiring is new, except that for interior lighting.
Controls / Instrumentation:
- New (2018) Garmin/Jefa Class A below-deck linear drive autopilot system; Garmin GHC pilot control at helm.
- New (2018) Icom Command Mic.
- New (2019) Richie pedestal compass w/ LED backlight.
- New (2019) Garmin 720XS chart plotter
- New (2018) (X2) Maretron DSM410 multifunction displays
- New (2019) custom spray dodger/canvas with retractable side-curtains and removable connector piece to hard solar Bimini.
- New (2018) Icom M506 VHF / antenna on mast
- New (2019) Fusion MS-RA55 blue tooth AM/FM stereo head
- New (2018) Maretron DSM410 multifunction display
- New (2018) Blue Sea M2 SOC digital battery charge monitor/alarm
Other Controls / electronics:
- Two depth sensors (New 2018) 1x Maretron/speed); (1x Garmin sonar)
- New (2018) Maretron MSO100 ultrasonic wind/weather (on mast)
- New (2019) Garmin standalone GPS receiver on Bimini frame
- New (2019) Yacht Devices WiFi / NMEA adapter hot-spot
- (Most electronics share data via new NMEA 2000 backbone/network)
- New (2019) SMC Class B AIS transceiver (antenna on Bimini frame)
- New (2019) hard-mount for Iridium Go (independent external antenna on Bimini)
- New (2019) Polk marine speakers - mounted on main bulkhead
- New (2019) topping lift, genoa halyard, spinnaker halyard (w/ new Harken block)
- New (2019) dyneema running backstays & associated 4x Harken blocks
- New (2020) Colligo DUX standing rigging and turnbuckles/pins (2020)
- New (2020) Colligo DUX backstay includes internal SSB antenna
- New (2018) inner wire forestay/with custom chainplate through bulkhead
- Rebuilt (2019) bow fitting with added backplate and extended anchor roller
- New (2019) wire headstay (existing foil/furler inspected/rebuilt)
- New (2018) Harken “Big Boat” traveler with 6x end-boom sheeting block
- New (2018) Lewmar secondary self-tailing winches in cockpit; existing primary 46 winches rebuilt
- New (2018) Lewmar self-tailing main halyard winch
- New (2018) Tides Marine Strong Track mainsail track/car system
- New (2019) Forespar 12-20 telescoping reaching pole & associated rigging; with new mast car, guys/blocks.
- New (2018) Elvstrom 125 cruising Genoa; Proradial 8oz cloth w/ triradial cut
- New (2018) Elvstrom cruising fully battened Main; Pro-radial 8oz w/ triradial cut
- New (2019) storm jib; 100sf 10oz safety orange. (Existing working jib for inner stay - good condition w new (2019 piston hanks)
- New (2019) 250 ft 5/16 G4 chain
- New (2019) Rocna 15 anchor
- New (2018) Fortress 20 anchor & 200 feet 1/2” rode
- New (2019) Lofrans Kobra dual windlass / foot switches
- (Existing spare 15kg Bruce anchor w/ 100ft rode)
- New (2019) 2x 11lb propane tanks, lines; Zantrax safety shutoff system
- New (2017) Caribbean two burner stove/oven
- New (2019) LED interior, deck and navigation lighting.
- New (2019) (x2) Hella fans in salon and v berth.
- New (6x) USB charger ports
- New (2019) Schenker Zen30 water maker
- New (2020) washdown pump (final hoses incomplete).
- New (2020) stern pushpit mount for outboard engine
- New (2018) Zodiac 8.5 ft inflatable w/ aluminum floor
- New (2015) Balmar main and v-berth hatches
- New (2019) plumbing throughout - new fresh water lines, drains; fixtures
- New (2019) 25gal polyethylene holding tank, pump, 3-way valves, deck port, all lines replaced
- New (2019) Groco bronze through-hull valves and drains for head (x3), galley and watermaker; (others inspected / lubed 2019)
- New (2020) isotherm air-cooled refrigeration (5.5 cu ft cooler)
- New heavy teak trim on cockpit combing (2020)
- New Hydrovane self-steering system (2019)
- (2019) bottom blasted and re-fared; 2x Seahawk Tufstuff barrier coat; 3x SeaHawk CuCoat bottom paint
- New (2019) Viking Pro 4-person life-raft
- New (2019) Iridium Go unit (would need new SIM card for new owner)
- New (2019) (2x) 6W GPS / VHF Std Horizon handheld radios
- New (2018) EPIRB ACR