Katrissa Album: July-August 2001


Katrissa in the shop. July 20, 2001 @ Bronte Harbour Boat Company Shed: Katrissa in the shop at Bronte Harbour Boat Company. She is nearing the completion of a significant refit, including a new Yanmar 40hp engine, re-bedding of all cored-deck fittings, installation of a R/O desalinator, new tankage and plumbing, new refrigeration system, SSB, radar and other navigation instruments and windlass. We also are installing a rigid-frame dodger and a stern arch to hold solar panels, a wind generator, and a set of dinghy davits.

Her previous name was MEPHISTO which the previous owner said reminded him of the forces of nature, all that thunder and all. We have renamed her KATRISSA, which is a combination of the names of Wanda's two nieces, Katrina and Larissa. We're both really fond of them and the combined name simply sounded good to us -- and we didn't want to use the old name -- and we were having trouble agreeing on a new one -- and that was one we did agree on :-)


Katrissa at the dock. August 5, 2001 @ Bronte Harbour: At the dock in Bronte harbour, getting the last of the list of things to be done, done. The rigid dodger frame is on, but the canvas is yet to come. Sea-trials have revealed that the pitch of the prop needs to be reduced by about 1 inch to give us the appropriate maximum rpm at full throttle.

We also discovered that the turning radius is far too large - it seems that the previous owner installed the autohelm with a control arm that was a little too long. We will replace it with a shorter one, relocate the drive unit and the rudder position transducer, and should regain the rudder's original range-of-motion.

Then there are solar panels and a wind generator yet to be installed .....


Profile and layout of a Niagara 35 Katrissa is a Niagara 35 Encore, and this is her layout and profile.

There is a large v-berth forward; head, dinette and galley to port; hanging locker, settee, nav station, and quarter-berth to starboard.


'Sunrise' at the farm. August 4, 2001 @ The Farm: While we were getting ready to go, one of the horses at the farm had a filly (name of Sunrise)! Lots of excitement!!