Welcome to my blog about Live Magic, a Vivacity 20 yacht based on the south coast of England. Here I will update on trips, maintenance and any projects being undertaken.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Locker Lids

Well here we go, after a few issues the locker lids are finally done and fitted. One lesson I learned along the way was never try to re-use old screws. The ones I took out of the old lids had gone soft and several snapped off inside the new lids meaning I had to move the hinges slightly. This weekend I also fitted two extra cleats at the mast so each rope now has its own cleat, got the battens replaced (only one came with the boat and that fell into the sea a while ago!) and even replaced the cork in the sink with a real plug :) The new fuel line seems to be better too, and with a test I had no issues with the engine and there was no leaking on the hose at all.  The boat is dirty in the pics by the way as the water is off at the moment due tot he cold weather, so next to the new lids everything looks terrible. With a quick hose and brush up though it will all look the same.


  1. hehe only took 2 years! The main looks a lot better with the battens too, I went out on Saturday and there's no sag in it at all now :)
    Any luck on the boat hunt?