Major upgrades and improvements by system
There have been series of upgrades and improvement made to On Delay since 2011.
- Her previous owners carried out extensive work in 2011, including new running rigging, new through-hulls, upgraded helm seat, new electronics, new 13.5KW generator, new dive compressor and tanks, new underwater lights, new memory foam mattresses, and more.
- In 2012, when we took ownership of On Delay, we made a number of additional upgrades including to the charging system, installation of new life raft, new drogue, alarm system, batteries, trampoline and more.
- In September 2013, we were struck by lightning in the Las Brisas anchorage in Panama City. The enforced stop while we attended to the replacement and upgrade of almost everything on the boat containing electronics also gave us the time to make a number of other repairs and upgrades while we had access to skilled workers. We repaired a leaking hull-deck joint and a number of minor leaks, rebedded all of the windows, refinished both tables with seven coats of two-part polyurethane, had all interior and exterior cushions, curtains, and table-covers replaced. We installed our long awaited new sails… Not to mention that we installed a sophisticated lightning protection system designed by Ewen Thomas Ph.D. of Marine Lightning Systems. These upgrades are summarized below, and the lightning protection system is described in this page.
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