April 2021 left Mandurah for a 8 week cruise up to Shark Bay. Visited and overnighted in Two Rocks, Lancelin, Cervantes, Green Head, Port Denison, Geraldton and Port Gregory, staying several days at each visit. Unfortunately had major fuel blockage at Port Gregory due to a sudden explosion of black fungus in tanks. Discovered later it was due to bad fuel from baileys at Two Rocks. Limped back to Geraldton where we had to stay for a week while the whole fuel system had to be “blown out” and tanks cleaned. Not happy. Now carry heaps of fuel additive to prevent same thing happening again. Local cray boats also have had the same problems. Other than that (not getting to shark bay) all systems performed really well after the major re-fit. Since being back have replaced both steering rams. Looking at going up the coast again in April 2022.
The new fridge/freezer has been installed. The new roller furling Genoa will be installed approx 7th Jan 2021. New main was installed early this year. Electrical upgrade has almost been completed. Some antislip painting to be completed to several small areas. The boat is now back at the marina in Mandurah. Probably looking at installing … Continue reading “Update December 2020”
Boomaroo is now out of the shed but still on the hard. 2 x new yanmar 30hp engines and saildrives installed. All windows removed and re-sealed. New soles in port and starboard completed. Repaint completed. Existing 3 way fridge removed. All stanchions removed and re-sealed. Mast re-installed. New mainsail installed. Still awaiting new headsail. Boomaroo … Continue reading “Update 11th June 2020”
Boomaroo now in a shed with mast removed at North Port Marine, Fremantle. New engines to be installed, new sails completed, delamination and some rot being repaired, all windows removed and to be resealed, rudder mis-alignment to be rectified and repaint on outside hulls etc. Should be completed late February. 😀