Maintenance

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  • New Battery Charger and Solar Panel - 25 March 2020 Prior to the 24 Hour Endurance Race the old 7 Amp Ctek battery charger suddenly stopped working. As it was out of warranty I purchased a new ProMariner 12 Amp ...
    Posted 29 Mar 2020, 15:52 by Geoff Head
  • Repaint and Clean Hull Apply Anti-foul - 1 Feb 2020 Peter and Geoff took Halo round to Evans Bay yard on Saturday 1 Feb. Sand blasted the hull and applied new antifoul. International Ultra 2. Cleaned the topsides with acid ...
    Posted 9 Feb 2020, 15:19 by Geoff Head
  • Nanni Engine Annual Service - October 2019 Annual service inspection by Travis at TS Marine Ltd as per manufacturer's recommendations:Run engine to temp checking charge rates gear shift and operation. Replace engine oil and filter ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2019, 02:01 by Geoff Head
  • Cutless Bearing Replacement & Prop Speed - 4 Apr & 21 April 2019 Crew: Geoff4 April -Motored Halo round to Evans Bay Quick Slip. Met with Murray plus Barry from Totally Marine to investigate cause of the vibration in the prop shaft ...
    Posted 13 Jun 2019, 23:27 by Geoff Head
  • House Batteries Replacement - 10 Feb 2019 Replaced both House Batteries in Nelson. Purchased from Burnsco.2 x Hella Endurant MDC31/130 Flooded Deep Cycle 130A/H. 24 Month warranty.   
    Posted 10 Mar 2019, 17:10 by Geoff Head
  • Quick Slip Evans Bay - 7 Jan 2019 Crew: Geoff, Tunch Motored Halo round to Evans Bay Quick Slip. Hull wash down and replaced Zinc Anode.
    Posted 22 Oct 2019, 19:41 by Geoff Head
  • New Vesper AIS Transponder - Jan 2019 Have purchased a new XB-6000 AIS Transponder from NZ company, Vesper Marine. www.vespermarine.com The install went perfectly using its own internal GPS receiver and connected to the ...
    Posted 22 Oct 2019, 19:41 by Geoff Head
  • Replaced Hatch Cover - Oct 2018 The old Lewmar SuperHatch above the cabin has always leaked and seeing as it is no longer produced and there are no spares available, I looked around for a replacement ...
    Posted 7 Jan 2019, 01:44 by Geoff Head
  • Nanni Engine Yearly Maintenance - 22 Nov 2018 Travis from TS Marine carried out Annual Service Inspection as per manufacture's recommendations:  Run engine to temp checking charge rates gear shift and operation. Replace engine oil and filter ...
    Posted 23 Dec 2018, 09:18 by Geoff Head
  • New GNSS Receiver, GPS Repeater and NMEA2WIFI - Aug 2018 Complete upgrade of NMEA system with:New GNSS Receiver: TOPGNSS Model GN2000R- External satellite receiver receives GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), Galileo (Europe) and BeiDou (China). Ordered from Aliexpress ...
    Posted 2 Feb 2019, 20:25 by Geoff Head
  • New Antifoul and Repair Stuffing Box - May 2018 18th May - Motored Halo with Murray round to Evans Bay Slipway. Loaded on to quick slip and water blasted the hull and then boat taken into position on the hard ...
    Posted 22 Oct 2019, 19:42 by Geoff Head
  • New Fuel Pump - 2 May 2018 Replaced faulty Facet fuel pump with a new FUELFLOW 015 pump, manufactured in New Zealand. www.fuelflow.co.nzAlso replaced wiring and connector blocks with waterproof crimps. Have kept ...
    Posted 1 May 2018, 23:38 by Geoff Head
  • Nanni Engine Yearly Maintenance - Nov 2017 Travis from TS Marine came down and carried out the yearly Nanni engine inspection and service as per check sheet below. Included replacement of Engine oil, Racor filter, Fuel filter ...
    Posted 11 Jun 2018, 00:06 by Geoff Head
  • Cat 3 Certification - Sept 2017 As a requirement for the Wineworks Cook Strait Race we need to obtain Category 3 Certification. As Halo had been previously been Cat 1 certified by previous owner for Round ...
    Posted 22 Oct 2019, 19:43 by Geoff Head
  • Quickslip - June 2017 Crew: Peter, Paul, Geoff Motored Halo round to Evans Bay Quickslip for hull inspection, clean, and zinc anode replacement. Gave the hull a wash with soft brush. Removed the Speed ...
    Posted 22 Oct 2019, 19:44 by Geoff Head
  • Replace LPG Gas Solenoid, Regulator, Gas Sensor - April 2017 Contracted Cam at Southern Plumbing & Gasfitting to replace the LPG Gas Solenoid and Regulator. I purchased the BEP 12V LPG Solenoid Shut Off from Barton's. Southern Plumbing supplied ...
    Posted 22 Oct 2019, 19:45 by Geoff Head
  • House Battery Amps Monitoring - March 2017 Wired in two Blue Sea Systems Mini OLED Ammeters into the control panel and the supplied shunts wired into negative circuit of each of the House 1 and House 2 ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2017, 23:33 by Geoff Head
  • Added 100A Circuit Breaker on House 1 - Feb 2017 Added 100A circuit breaker to House 1 battery to provide additional protection. Previously the Capstan Winch was connected direct to the battery with no short circuit protection.Also updated Halo ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2017, 23:30 by Geoff Head
  • Isotherm Fridge Thermostat Replacement - Jan 2017 Finally got to the the bottom of the Isotherm fridge not regulating properly! Discovered, with the help of the Sean from Fridgetech that the thermostat was the wrong type, The ...
    Posted 27 Feb 2017, 15:40 by Geoff Head
  • New VHF Radio - Dec 2016 Purchased and installed replacement VHF radio purchased from Burnsco. Connected 12V Power, Data from GPS, and External speaker and Programmed in the MMSI number.Called Maritime Radio for signal test ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2017, 16:21 by Geoff Head
  • Annual Nanni Service Dec 2016 Second Nanni scheduled engine service. Done by Travis of TS Marine Ltd.   Replaced:  Oil filter, Fuel filter, Racor filter, Engine oil. 
    Posted 12 Dec 2016, 17:47 by Geoff Head
  • Up the Mast Using the new Mast Mate ladder system, was able to easily climb up the mast and:1. Replaced spreader light bulb (10w halogen - couldn't find LED version)2. Installed ...
    Posted 27 Feb 2017, 15:42 by Geoff Head
  • Winches Service Nov 2016 Contracted Kim McMorran to service the two main Harken 40 Self-Tailing 2-speed Radial Winches.  
    Posted 30 Nov 2016, 17:37 by Geoff Head
  • Replace Zinc Anode and Test Hull Potential - Oct 2016 13 Oct 2016 - Contracted Underwater Services to check/replace shaft anode. Their report was:  "We have changed the anode on Halo. There was still life in the old anode but ...
    Posted 10 Dec 2017, 01:59 by Geoff Head
  • Install Raymarine AutoPilot - Sept 2016 Installed new Raymarine ST-2000+ Autopilot.  Purchased from Barton Marine. 3 year warranty. Installed new wiring for power and data NMEA 0183 connected to the output of the Navman Wind ...
    Posted 18 Dec 2017, 21:59 by Geoff Head
  • Install In-Hull Transducer for Depth Sounder - Aug 2016  Installed the In-Hull Transducer kit for NASA Clipper Duet Depth Sounder
    Posted 27 Feb 2017, 18:12 by Geoff Head
  • New Jabsco Toilet - July 2016 Purchased the new Jabsco Manual Toilet plus new inlet and outlet hoses from Bartons Marine on 27 July. Had a few challenges getting the new hoses installed and watertight but ...
    Posted 27 Feb 2017, 15:59 by Geoff Head
  • New Antifoul July 2016 Sanded and re-painted antifoul paint on the hull. Used 1 x International Ultra 4L White mixed with some 1 x Ultra 2 Black to make the grey colour.Also ...
    Posted 10 Dec 2017, 02:03 by Geoff Head
  • New Circuit Breaker Switch Panels June 2016 Removed the old original fused switch panels and replaced with new BEP circuit breaker panels purchased from Bartons Marine. 12-way (BEP 902NMH) and 4-way (BEP 900DC). Re terminated ...
    Posted 27 Feb 2017, 18:11 by Geoff Head
  • Solar Panel Install - 23 March 2016 Ordered the 90W model SN-H90W-12 solar panel and and NI- TRACER 1215BN MPPT 10A PT Controller from Enertec Marine: www.enertecmarinesystems.comEasy to install and works well ...
    Posted 21 May 2018, 13:50 by Geoff Head
  • Rigging Survey & Repairs - 5 Feb 2016 Rigging survey performed by Matt Perry of Hurricane Rigging on 5 Feb 2016  (see attachment):1-Forestay turnbuckle lower end 2-Gooseneck damage 3-Masthead view 4-Cap shroud attachment ...
    Posted 27 Feb 2017, 18:30 by Geoff Head
  • Replace life lines (Hurricane Rigging) - 27 Jan 2016 Got the broken stanchion welded at Metalworx Engineering (04-384 5113) I. After replacing the stanchion I cleaned all the stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with Grunt Emergel so ...
    Posted 15 May 2016, 20:35 by Geoff Head
  • Anchor Chain-Rope Splice - Jan 2016 To resolve the problem of the big shackle getting stuck in the bow roller when dropping (and weighing) the anchor I removed the big shackle and spliced the rope directly ...
    Posted 23 Aug 2016, 19:56 by Geoff Head
  • Repairs: Dinghy, Tiller, Air Vent, Head Upgrade, New galley Pump Located and patched up three, no,  four holes in dinghy with new repair kit. New pump v. good!Replaced 3/8"  tiller bolt with new one.Replaced broken cabin air ...
    Posted 16 May 2016, 03:16 by Geoff Head
  • Speed Log Thru-Hull Paddlewheel Took the Clipper Duet speed log thru-hull paddlewheel out of the hull this morning. Exciting when all the water starts rushing In! It was pretty grubby with algae and ...
    Posted 26 Jan 2016, 14:15 by Geoff Head
  • Repair Mainsail Cover - 15 Dec 2015 On Brent's recommendation I contacted John Rosemergy 021 571 281 to repair the mainsail cover (zip coming unstitched) and to make a bag for the dinghy.  Te get ...
    Posted 15 May 2016, 20:36 by Geoff Head
  • New Chronometer - 2 Dec 2015 Polished up the old Barometer with Brasso and added a new Royal Mariner Chronometer which also shows tides.A nice pair!
    Posted 15 May 2016, 20:36 by Geoff Head
  • Re-paint Hull Interior and New Squab Covers - Nov 2015 On the recommendation of Travis I contacted Steve at Resene 0274474821 who advised the following paint to be used on the interior exposed parts of the fibreglass hull:Resene Waterborne ...
    Posted 14 Jul 2016, 15:35 by Geoff Head
  • Underwater Clean and Check of Hull- Nov 2015 On the recommendation of Louis (neighbour at Chaffers) I contacted Dean Fraser (021-437 732) to do an underwater clean and check of the hull rather than hauling the boat ...
    Posted 15 May 2016, 20:38 by Geoff Head
  • Bosun's Chair Up The Mast to Replace Spinnaker Shackle- Oct 2015 Geoff, Peter and Nigel met up Saturday morning to repair the broken spinnaker shackle which involved hoisting one of us up to the top of the mast in the bosun ...
    Posted 15 May 2016, 20:39 by Geoff Head
  • Wash Decks and Test Dinghy Gave the decks a good scrub with water and Sugar Soap with Sam's help!  We also inflated the dinghy. Quite quick to inflate but after floating it off the ...
    Posted 15 May 2016, 15:00 by Geoff Head
  • New Stereo and Cockpit Speakers - Oct 2015 Installed new radio 1 x Fusion 6in 200w 2-Way Speakers (pair)1 x Fusion MS-RA205 True Marine Stereo with USB and VHF Receiver1 x Fusion MS-NRX200i ...
    Posted 19 Sep 2016, 18:26 by Geoff Head
  • Electrical Wiring - 20 Sept 2015 Wired up the new batteries and repaired some of the old wiring.Installed new Ctek charger adaptor on main panel connected directly to Start Battery.See Specs Page for updated ...
    Posted 12 Sep 2016, 23:03 by Geoff Head
  • New Batteries 17 Sept 2015 Did measurement of the power consumption of all devices on the boat: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BVUDbUxx8YhdkFe8LrYbmSFKEjpJVQlVcFrQClP4FNs/edit?usp=sharingPurchased 3 new batteries from TS Marine:2 ...
    Posted 11 Sep 2016, 14:57 by Geoff Head
  • Engine Service 9Sept 2015 First Nanni scheduled engine service. Done by Travis of TS Marine Ltd.   Replaced:  Oil filter, Fuel filter, Engine oil, Replace faulty grease nipple for prop stuffing box.  
    Posted 1 Sep 2016, 03:36 by Geoff Head
  • New Control Panel Cover Installed The original wooden box made by Kim fell apart on the first outing, so I tracked down and ordered a perspex model from USA:http://www.seaworthygoods.com/panelvisor.html ...
    Posted 6 Aug 2015, 21:19 by Geoff Head
  • 2 Mar 2015 - Relaunch of Halo Relaunched Halo with engineer Travis Stoddart, completed sea trials and Nanni engine commissioning, and motored Halo back to berth at Chaffers Marina. Other work completed while in dry dock:Removed ...
    Posted 10 Dec 2017, 01:55 by Geoff Head
  • 18 Feb 2015 - New Engine Install Our new Nanni 21 HP Engine!      
    Posted 4 May 2019, 04:04 by Geoff Head
  • Winch Service 26 Dec 2014 Winds too strong today so decided against sailing. Had sandwiches and cup of tea on board.Fixed the starboard small winch by disassembling, cleaning and reassembling. Working great now.
    Posted 1 Sep 2016, 03:25 by Geoff Head
  • New Antifoul and Prop Replacement - August 2014 Kim McMorran -  Mobile (0274) 415 863 Quote: July 2014 Motor yacht to Evans Bay Slip. To waterblast antifouling. To remove rudder and prop shaft plus strud. To wet and dry ...
    Posted 18 Sep 2018, 16:14 by Geoff Head
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