While attending to the cleaning, maintenance, small repairs and such, preparing ourselves to sell MEROPS, we have found ourselves falling in love all over again.
It is going to take a serious offer from somebody who appreciates what an "End of the World" boat looks like....or we see ourselves continuing this adventure.
In light of recent events in Australia, with the Heatwaves and Bushfires, we are starting to realise that a boat that can sail to remote places, and stay offgrid for a long while is the boat we NEED as much as WANT,
The truth is, while we were thinking of selling MEROPS and looking for another boat, with different qualities...we could NOT find a boat that met with the criteria we were seeking.
It is always a difficult task to find a boat that can be all things. Ours is no different. But we have realised that MEROPS is all the things that MATTER to us.
Comfort, Safety and the ability to Sail Anywhere. That's where we are at. And we question ourselves as to what we thought we might achieve to look for a Motorsailer or Pilothouse, when MEROPS can perform in the same way, and fit the bill as an Expedition Sailing Boat.
Now that the weather has improved in Spring here in Sydney, Australia, we are undertaking repairs, upgrades, maintenance and restoration of all electronics, surfaces, electrical systems and general accommodation. We regularly update the Facebook page "Halvorsen Freya 42". Feel free to join us there.
Bit by bit, we have been making the boat more comfy. New upholstery and dividing curtains. A spring clean, and setting the boat up for Sailing again. Comfortable and dug in for now...but looking foward to some small trips again.
Please stay in touch with updates on our FB Page.
New videos on Home page
There are now 3 videos of the Hull and fittings, undertaken at the time of the survey. There was an extensive service involved which included sandblasting, refaring, new anodes, a new transducer, prop speed, paint and 3 coats of antifoul. If you want to see at a glance what the perfect high latitude sailor looks like below the waterline....then a viewing of these videos is a must!