Triola being such a venerable classic (incidentally being nine years senior to her skipper!), comes with all the challenges that come of a boat that has been out of production for a significant amount of time. Parts become scarcer, and coatings and equipment age and need replacing.

Chart Table after plotter install

Chart Table after plotter install

In this section, I have compiled some of the resources that have helped me keep Triola in good working order, looking as beautiful as she deserves and keeping up to date whilst not breaking the bank (important when you consider I purchased her in the teeth of the biggest recession for a hundred years!).

Equipment updates

  • Garmin GPS 152 (2008)
  • NASA GPS repeater (2008)
  • Yeoman compact chartplotter (2008)
  • Tacktick T033 entry level wind system (2009)
  • Backstay tensioner (2009) (We also raked the mast by 1 degree at this point also to improve upwind performance to great effect).
  • New suit of Vectran laminate sails (2009)
  • New self tailing winches (2009)
  • New locker hatches and wash boards (2010)
  • Applied Poliglow to the hull for the first time (2011)
  • NASA AIS (2011)
  • New Volvo Penta stern gland (2011)
  • New domestic battery (2012)
  • Apply new Coppercoat (2012)
  • New cupboards in the stb saloon, and new FM radio and speakers on the chart table (2013)

Fitting out wishlist

  • Fridge (useful with a baby on board)
  • Carpet
  • Electric Bilge pump
  • Hot water system
  • Heads holding tank (so we can visit Holland and the continent) 
  • Propex Heating 
  • A Rocna 15 to replace our CQR!
  • 50 meters of Grade 40 chain
  • Sprayhood
  • A 100W rigid Solar panel kit
  • A new dinghy
  • Electric outboard
  • 100 AmpH battery for outboard
  • 100 AmpH battery for fridge
  • Garmin GPSMAP 750 Chartplotter
  • SeaTraceR Class B AIS Transponder
  • Habitent!
  • NASA Battery monitor
  • High Output (90A vs 35A) alternator for the 2GM20 (66021590M)
  • LED lighting replacement
  • Two bladed folding prop (current prop is pretty moth eaten)
  • Handheld VHF
  • Grab Bag
  • McMurdo Fast Find 220 PLB
  • New fire extinguishers
  • A replacement flare coastal pack
  • Tachometer (Tinytach Diesel 6mm)

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