see our "to-do" list

There were no service records for Coconut between 1987 and 2009 and it showed when I purchased her in 2014. While a lot of work had been done below the water line, I still had my work cut out for me to get out sailing safely. Projects completed are crossed off to give a sense of what the problems were. We made it safely down the coast with a few minor and easy fixes, so the rest is mostly cosmetic or upgrades!

seal off the boat

  • -Rebuild hatches
  • -Remove caulking around hatches and reseal
  • -Re-bed all deck hardware & tracks, glassing in wood bases
  • -Close up exhaust deck hole
  • -Make (and glass) missing aft dorade box
  • -Refurbish all portholes
  • -Re-caulk teak in cockpit-Install clam vents for port and starboard holes
  • -Fill in missing bungs with glue/sawdust combo to seal exposed screws

mast work

  • -New standing rigging
  • -New running rigging
  • -New chainplates
  • -Mast: sand/repaint, rebed hardware, new wires
  • Install antennas for internet and VFH/AIS.
  • -Install roller-furling system for headsail
  • -Get all navigation lights working


  • -Flexible solar panels
  • -Inverter
  • -Depth sounder
  • -VHF/AIS
  • -Delorme satellite phone
  • -EPIRB
  • -Raw water pump
  • -New LED lighting through out


  • -50 hr tune up
  • -New prop
  • -New cutlass bearing
  • -Align engine


  • -Service winches
  • -Service, sandblast & repaint windlass
  • -Get both water tanks to hold water, epoxy interior to prevent rust
  • -T-valve to bring salt water to galley faucet
  • -Water purification system for fresh water
  • -Install Hydrovane
  • Purchase Life Raft
  • Fake grass for the pups


  • -Exterior brightwork
  • -New cushions in aft and forward bunks
  • -Fix all “spiderweb” cracks, pits, and voids in fiberglass
  • -Paint deck and hull
  • -New headliner through out