We are currently cruising our Islander Freeport 36 sailboat in Mexico. We have been extensively documentating our Islander Freeport outfitting for this adventure. We will now be reporting what of our outfitng is of value, what works and what is not of value.
We have a three-towel system in the galley - one color for hands,
one color for counter top and one color for drying dishes.
We try to keep them separate, hence the three different colors. We do this in order to keep the galley as germ-free as possible. These are microfiber which allows them to dry quickly.These were purchased from Amazon.com also!
Some of the things missing are the bicycle conversion kit - a 36 pound box with a kit to make a bicycle into a motorized bike; this is for a friend in Mazatlán. Also our 85 pound 12000 BTU HVAC unit we had repaired at the factory. Our new paddleboard cover and a few other things.
These are for the little bottles. One of two propane bottles we have had a bad valve.
So that leaves us with one bottle. About 2.6 gal of propane. They are 10lb bottles and they are composite. We made our own propane locker and so it does not fit other bottles. So for now we will use an adaptor to put a small bottle on then use the one 2.6 gallons and when that needs filling we will use the propane adapter so we can put on a small disposable bottle to make coffee etc. Where the other 2.6 gal bottle went we will use a small disposable bottle. This new system will get us by for a season until we get another propane bottle that will fit.
We had thought that we would need two smaller composite bottles in case we needed to take one on a bus or something. That has never been the case, at least on the Mexican Riviera..there has always been propane fill up available.
As you can see we purchased more back ups for our waste system. We should be all set now but as you know it will be the part we do not have that.....well there is not much left we have not purchased as a spare. Next year we will get those. We purchased these from Seacoast Services.com.
The light automatically shuts off after a few seconds.
We can also move this to different areas of the boat to see what the temperature is there. Knowing what temperature it is outside is cool also. Now we have to turn on our electronics to see the temperature on top of the mast. This will eliminate the need to do that.
"Tracks indoor and outdoor temperature (degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius) with trend arrow Displays indoor and outdoor humidity (percent RH) Provides daily high and low temperature and humidity records Intelli-Time digital clock automatically adjusts for daylight saving time (DST) Bright blue momentary backlight for easy viewing"
And yet more parts checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season on s\v Elegant'sea!
We purchased this Filter Dryer from "Costal Climte Control"The newer FrigoBoat systems come with these Filter Dryers installed in the keel cooler. Ours is older so we needed to purchase one. We have been having problems with the tubes by the Evaporator plate freezing up after defrosting. A little bit of water has separated from the coolant and is causing this. When this happens now we put hot rags over the tubes and it melts the ice and starts working. The fitter dryer will take care of this problem. Our FrigoBoat system is 6 or more years old and still working great. Now it is time for the filter dryer and it is just plug and play. Of course nothing on a boat is "just"!
In anticipation of getting a new\used paddleboard, I ordered the rest of the SUP board-specific equipment 😏 We know what SUP we are going to buy so getting a cover now is not a problem. Thy are hard to get in Mexico. We got this from West Marine as the other places were sold out. We did get some cash off because West Marine was having a sale.
Have to make more room in the car for the trip back to Mexico!
Pretty cool paddle holder.
When mounting the board on the surf racks at the stanchions this will help protect it from the sun and dings.
Also when we do an over-nighter or two we put the SUP and Kayak on the foredeck and lash them down. This will help keep the SUP from damage.
"A lightweight, heavily padded transport case, perfect for a ride to the beach, or even on a plane. Large interior pockets with drainage and an exterior pocket for your paddle give you all the protection you need. Available in 4 sizes. Velcro fin slot Interior hold down straps\Luggage tag Large, molded non-corrosive zipper. "
"The DocksLocks Surf and SUP System is an excellent way to protect your surfboards and SUPs from theft. The DocksLocks Surf and SUP System comes with everything you need to get started. Includes: (1) Stainless Steel, coated DXLX Cable with re-settable combination; (1) DXLX Jaw; and (1) Cleat for use in fin track. Packaged in a stylish mesh bag. Lock the cable to a roof rack, park bench, bike rack, lamp post, etc. The possibilities are endless."
"A Top Quality, High Performance SUP Paddle: ideal for intermediate, high skill level paddlers who want to cruise, tour, race or surf in all kinds of water conditions An Adjustable Stand Up Paddleboard Paddle: adjustable length from 65.5’’-84.2’’, a paddle applicable to paddlers of different height A Lightweight & Floating Standup paddle: carbon shaft + nylon blade with carbon print, weighs only 1.7 lbs, the sad story of "paddle sunk" will never happen to you A 3 Piece Travel SUP Paddle: seconds to break into 3 smaller pieces and seconds to assemble with a push-button connection, come with a carry bag for you to travel with 12 Degree Blade To Shaft Offset: a perfect compromise angle make this standup paddle provide paddlers great forward propulsion and saving strength" Soooo, look forward to getting that paddleboard!! And yet more parts checked off the US buy list for the next cruising season on s\v Elegant'sea!