Better late than never

Wow what a long time since last update.

 

Who knew running a boat took so much.

I sure hand it to the vloggers i cant hardley keep up with the log book.

 

Now in moyo island just east of Lombok.

Covered some miles.

Many stories to tell.

 

Ill get more details up soon. Like our first offshore passage. First time hove to. And 4 whales in the Anchorage after turtles sharks and mantas.

Boat is needing a few repairs. But will make it out of Indo before hand.

 

 

 

Long refit.

20180706_17363220180715_121359.jpgAfter being on the hard for some time and needing to get rid of my failed silicon based antifoul. It was time to get sandblasted. Which discovered many unkowns. A bit of welding. 60 liters of paint and 3 gallons fairing compound and 3 weeks of my life and it was done.

Forgot there was all those other jobs time would fall from the heavens for. Like mounting 2 new solar panels. 100m of new chain and wiring in the new radio with command mic.

Tuesday came and Kozmic launched and after motoring out of the slings she began to take on water. Turned out to be a blown shaft seal. Shaft was also bent and motor very much out of alignment. (I attribute this to the last time we hauled out in Hervey Bay) part of the sling was on the shaft despite having very clear sling stickers.

So realigned. Managed to straiten the shaft with some industrial v blocks. Ratchet strapping down the high point to an i beam and then jumping on it. 35mm solid stainless can be fixed. Confirmed with dial indicator showing a mear 10 thow of bend.

Ready to go now. Boats done trade winds are settled its time!!!!!!

 

Boat

Designer Pieter Beeldsnijder 44

Build Built 1984 by Aluboot of Hollandkozmic Anchored

Modified fin keel, skeg hung rudder, Aluminum hull deck and super structure.

Dimensions LOA 13.45m 2.2m draft. 4.22m beam. 20m air draft. Displacement approx 15 ton.  Estimated SA/Disp 18.7 Est Bal/disp 38%

Accommodation 2 forward king singles, 2 Sea Berths mid ship, Double cabin aft Starboard quarter. Single Aft Port.

Galley 2 burner Gas stove with oven, 2 basen sink.

Refrigeration Ozfridge water cooled Eutectic 200 l in Galley, Trailblazer 47 l dual thermostat as freezer in forward cabin.

Head Single head, with piped hot and cold water. Manual Jabsco toilet, Deck shower cockpit with hot and cold water.

Tankage 450 Diesel in Main tank, 650 Water in 3 tanks, 140l Diesel on Deck, 100l Petrol Deck and Lazarette

Steering Shaft drive, Electronic Auto pilot, Emergency tiller.

Electronics Simrad NSS Evo9 MFD, Wind, Depth and forwad scan. 2nd autopilot control head. WiFi on board to tablet.  Backup Laptop with Open CPN running KAP files for remote areas. Backup Garmin GPS, Interfaced AIS B, 4g Radar with overlay.

Charts  Navionics, Isailor, KAP satelite maps. Paper BA ect charts, and other assorted

Navigation Compass C-Plath Venus (Global compass) Sextant, hand bearing comp. eyeballs and electronics.

Rigging Stainless over size rigging. Mast & Boom by Rondal. Standing rigging Ronstan and bluewave stainless. Cutter rigged with a baby stay. dyneema running back stays, hydraulic boom, back-stay and inner forestay.

Sails, Dacron. fulling Genoa, furling Stay-sail , fulling battened main, Symmetrical Spinnaker.

Drive Vetus 80hp (Hyundai N/A diesel) approx 820 hrs,  Hurth Mechanical V-Drive Transmission with stainless shaft, Volvo dripless seal and Folding 3 Blade prop.

Power 3.5 KVA Whisper Generator (750 hrs), 727 watts solar (2 200 watt mono panels, 1 327 watt panel 2 separate MPPT Victron controllers)  3500 watt pure sign inverter. 6 Delkor Sealed Lead Acid Batteries series and parallel for 24v.

Communication New Horizons VHF with command mic, Yaesu Multi-band (back stay as antenna with auto tuner, Iridium Go Marine Package. Simrad 5w handheld VHF, 3 Uniden cb radios.

Safety Epirb x2 (one in life raft) 4 Person offshore Life raft, AIS PLB. Jack-lines, Harnesses (with water activated lights), Fire Ext x4 & Blanket.

Dingy , 3.1m Hypalon air floor, 15 hp Yamaha 2 stroke, 6 hp Mercury 4 stroke, Depth sounder and nav lights, Beach-master quick disconnect folding wheels.

Scuba, Draeger De 100 compressor (Bauer Junior block) 2 80 cf Catalina’s, 1 Luxfer 80, 2 80 cf Faber’s din valved (for side-mount), 1 120 cf Faber combo valve.

Boards Jp Australia all rounder 11.2, Long board and short board.

Cooling  5 Caframo fans. 2 lg brushless CPU fans. Boom tent, Wind scoop.

Heating Haven’t had to think about cold yet!!! ducted for webasto like diesel heater.

Shore power  polarity controlled through rfd breakers. Victron 80amp charger.

 

The WEST bound through Asia

Kozmic Itinerary

Stage 1. Townsville Australia to Phuket Thailand

 

Itinerary is proposed and subject to many factors.  Trying to make a few mile stones in the itinerary though such as Triton Bay, Spice Islands, Komodo & Bali.

Townsville/Cairns; 1 Aug to 4 Aug.

Horseshoe, Palm Island, Richards Bay, Dunk Island, Fitzroy, Cairns.

Cairns Provision. 5-7 Aug

Cairns/Thursday Island; 8 Aug to 23 AUG.

Thursday Island 24-26 AUG

Thursday Island/Tual Indonesia; 27 AUG to 2 Sept.

Tual and Kai Islands; 2 to 8 Sept.

Tual/Triton Bay; 9 to 11 Sept

Triton Bay and surrounds; 12 to 22 Sept.

Triton Bay/Spice islands 23 to 26 SEPT.

Spice Islands and surrounds 27 to 3 Oct.

Spice Islands/Ambon 4 to 5 Oct.

Ambon and Surrounds 6 to 10 Oct

Ambon/ALOR (KALABAHI) 11-14 OCT

(Pulau Pulau Penu 20 to 22Pulau Pulau Penu to Pulau Alor (KALABAHI)

Pulau Alor (KALABAHI) 15-16 OCT

Pulau Alor area to KROKO ATOLL (ADONARA). 17 OCT

KROKO ATOLL 18 OCT

KROKO TO FLORES 19 OCT

FLORES 20 OCT 1 NOV (hading, pulau besar, maumere, nagar ujong, riung, ciendeh bay, Labuan bajo

Komodo 2-7 NOV

Komodo to Wera Bay8 NOV

Wera Bay 9 NOV

Wera Bay to Kanga 10 NOV

Kanga 11 NOV

Kanga to Medang12 NOV

Medang to Gili Lawang(LOMBOK) 13NOV

Gili Lawang to Gili Air14 NOV

Gili’s 15 TO 18

Gili to Bali 19 NOV

Bali 19-26 NOV

BALI TO PULAU BAWEAN 260NM

PULAU BAWEAN TO BELITUNG 340NM

Belitung (referred to as BVI of Indonesia)

BELITUNG TO S LINGGA ISLAND 250NM

S LINGGA ISLAND TO BATAM ISLAND 125NM

BATAM TO LANGKAWI 450NM (4-5 days with a couple stops)

LANGKAWI TO PHUKET 120NM

 

And then what?

Should the boat not have broken and Posieden not have smited us we will take our chances with the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka, BIOT, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Afrika and Namibia, St Helena.

From St Helena we have no idea. a few options come to mind.

The questions of did the boat break? did Posieden try and smite us will become abit of a theme.

1 Head to the windward’s of the Caribbean, 2 make way to the Azores and Scandinavia, 3 Head for the Straits of Magellan and Fjord Country of Chile.

HOW HARD CAN IT BE?

Thanks for joining me!

The questions that used to bother me at times, do not weigh anything before the immensity of a wake so close to the sky and filled with the wind of the sea

Bernard Moitessier

Well, Getting this far in setting up a blog has proved to be a pain in the Arse! The goal of the blog is to share our dream with others and hopefully fill in the grey areas to let others know that it is possible to live life outside the 9-5 in suburbia.