Bay Retriever

S2 9.2C #146

Bay Retriever preps for 2019!

Racing Results
Offshore races


2002 Re-commissioning (and upgrades since)

S/V Bay Retriever was re-launched in 2002, following a period of at least 5 years on land.  Despite a previous blister problem, her extended layup allowed sufficient time for the hull to dry out.  After the blisters were ground down, the hull was coated with 5 coats of Interlux Interprotect.  Everything not permanently tabbed to the hull was removed from the interior, including carpeting, hull liner, cabinets, ports (opening and fixed), electrical wiring, plumbing, gas lines, cushions, even the engine and through-hulls.  As the interior was rebuilt, almost everything was replaced w/ new, custom-made and fitted parts.  The engine received a top-end rebuild.  The wiring and plumbing were redone to ABYC standards.  The new cabinetry is a work of art. 

The mast was re-rigged with 316-grade 1/4" stainless wire rope with StaLok fittings, new Sta-Set X and Sta-Set halyards, topping lifts, sheets, etc, a new Harken furling unit, and new electrical and antenna wiring.  With her fresh, brand new antenna, wire, and RayMarine VHF, she routinely receives Coast Guard signals from Norfolk and New Jersey, and occassionally Charleston, not to mention all the damn powerboat traffic from Rock Hall, Annapolis, and other nearby areas at the edge of standard VHF range. 

During the winter of '06, she received a new rudder from Foss Foam, her compression post was thoroughly inspected and rebedded, her main was replaced, and a bunch of other small projects were completed.

Interested in purchasing Bay Retriever?  She's a great boat, but as the list of major rebuild items and projects nears completion, it may be time to move on to another boat.  She could be sold to the right buyer for the right place; contact me for details.


Electronics Safety (continued)
RayMarine ST40 wind instrument with iTC-5 Interface ACR Electronics DistresSOS light
(2) RayMarine i70 Display LifeSling MOB Recovery System
Raymarine Evolution EV-100 Wheel Autopilot RescueSling inflatable lifesling
Actisense NGW-1 NMEA2000-0183 Gateway 2 Type IV floating cockpit cushions
Airmar DST800 Dept/Speed/Temp NMEA2000 Propulsion
Raymarine eS75 7" Multifunction Display with Wi-Fi Yanmar YSB12 single-cylinder diesel, partial rebuild 2002
Communications Gori 2 blade 13x9 prop
Yaesu FT-857D Amateur Radio (not permanently installed) 18 gallon aluminum fuel tank
Sta StaLok Backstay Insulator for HF Antenna Mast, Rigging, and Sails
Standard Horizon GX2200B Standard Matrix AIS/GPS VHF Standard 40' aluminum mast
APRS Wx Station Forespar Spinnaker pole
Plumbing Standing rigging replaced 2002 with 1/4" 316 grade stainless and StaLok fit
30 gallon flexible water tank under v-berth Harken Mark III Unit 1 Roller Furling
11 gallon water heater on aft-end of starboard settee Main, jib, and spinnaker halyards replaced with StaSet X
Jabsco electric macerating head w/ 20 gallon holding tank Pole topping lift, foreguy, and jib and mainsheets replaced with StaSet
Shur-flo water pump Harken AST32.2 primary starboard side, C40 port
Deep sink in galley Lewmar 25 cabintop winches
Head sink has shower attachment for sit-in tub North Nor-Lam Roller furling #1 155% (new Fall '05)
Shower tub has separate sump pump/outlet North Cross-cut dacron main, one full batton, long roach (new Fall '06)
Manual bilge pump discharge separated from cockpit drains and raised Light air short-handed (small) cross-cut chute
Cockpit drains raised above DWL 0.6 ounce full-size radial-head chute
Electric/automatic bilge pump installed with discharge above DWL 1.5 ounce Asymmetric cruising chute w/ sock and tacker
Safety 8 ounce Dacron blade
6 Type II PFDs Mylar #3 (purchased used, but in great shape)
PlugMaster wood plugs Dacron #4
6 handheld flares Electrical
Orion Alert Kit with 1 white, 3 red, and 3 extended-range red 12-gauge flar 1000W inverter (mounted 3' from the batteries) with individual GFCI in aft
Signal mirror