Seabreeze is a 1990 MacGregor 26D sailboat that we are renovating. The “D” means she is a dagger board sailboat. We bought her with the goals of outfitting it to be able to go out for at least a month at a time. We were dreaming ahead to retirement. With all our renovations this is now a reality.
What’s In A Sailboat Name?
The boat was originally name DER Boat. It took me awhile to figure out that these were the initials of the previous owner. I just couldn’t live with that name. I came up with the name Seabreeze. I designed the logo and ordered it from Boat Lettering to You . It was really easy to put on and looks great.
The Boat Had Issues
Seabreeze had many issues. Every time we sailed, we would get two inches of water in the compartments under the seats. Locating the source of the leak proved to be almost impossible. Luckily, we eventually found all of them. Yes, there were many places where water was leaking in.
Seabreeze’s interior was too plain and the bed was miserably uncomfortable, making it impossible to sleep. Worst of all, it had no storage space. Everything we took on the boat ended up flying around the cabin.
The previous owner had never hooked the electric to a battery. He had only day sailed on a small lake. The electrical system was a mess from the mast lights to the 12 volt adapters in the cabin area. The light fixtures were yellow, cracked and worst of all, the wiring was rotten or missing.
In our blog we will be posting how we updated and renovated Sea breeze. I am now comfortable living on her for weeks at a time. You will notice, I don’t say “we” because Dave would have been fine without the renovations. Dave was just happy to be sailboat owner.
I give you the DIY ideas and the links to websites where we purchased our supplies on every renovation page.