It's been a quick two months but I've managed to learn a bit about my new Oceanis and the level of frustration I had initially has subsided quite a bit. It's actually a nice boat. Some items I plan to have done or have done are listed.
Move the Generator Raw Water Strainer Basket to the Lazarette, because it is impossible to service where it is. PIA!
Relocate the Generator Coolant Reservoir. I may just move it slightly, but where it is now requires that it be removed to access a bolt that holds the accessory cover in place. If you want to do a belt adjustment or replace the impeller you will have to drop the reservoir. PIA!
Relocate the Autopilot controller to the Port side away from the rate compass. The rate compass location is not according to specs as far as proximity to the Autopilot (it should be more than 1m away).
I could move the rate compass as Beneteau has now done, but most of the connections for the Autopilot are actually on the Port side. ???
I've already added City Water connection with basic filtration but am struggling with a pressure drop from the filters. The Shurflo connector has a built in regulator that drops pressure to 54psi. I'm going to remove it and put a regulator downstream of the filters so that they get the full city water pressure.
I've added a Maretron Fuel Flow system. It turned out to be more expensive than I hoped since I really needed to purchase an interface to program the flow module. Otherwise I'm pleased with the outcome. I plan to do a full chart of fuel flows prior to going hard and then compare it hopefully with a new Autoprop.
I'd like to install a bow camera since I do a lot of single handing. It would be nice to see the mooring ball. The Simrad NSS's have two video in connections but require an adapter cable to connect cameras. I purchased the adapter cable only to realize this past week that Beneteau installs it at the factory. It's been some time since I purchased it so I doubt I can return it. Ebay?
I purchased two solenoid valves and a two channel wireless controller with key fob. I'm going to connect them between the city water and my two water tanks so that I can fill them remotely. It was actually pretty cheap to buy the components and I hope to post it in the section for low cost projects. No more dragging a hose over the deck.
I found some compact wall mounted toilet brushes with glass cups that match the other hardware in the heads exactly. They mount nicely just to the left rear of the toilets.
Will install USB Charger outlets in each cabin. These are a dual USB outlet that connects to 12volts and provides charging power for ipads, phones, etc.
Cruising Spinnaker with Spinex Topdown furler. Items in hand this past week, I hope to get to try it at least once before going up on hard.
I've already installed a Sonic Hub by Fusion, but regret it now. Had I known the Version 3 of the Simrad Software would support the Fusion Link stuff I would have installed a complete head unit instead, specifically the MS-IP700i. As it is I also had to install a Remote so that I could adjust the Sonic Hub down below. I may put everything on ebay and if it sells just get the MS-IP700i for spring.
I'm building a small ITX form factor PC with a low power CPU that will run on 12Volts and connect it to my TV at the NAV Station. It will also be connected to the Chartplotters via Serial and the Sonic Hub for audio. I'll use if for NAV software, internet, and entertainment.
I've installed a P79 Depth Transducer but am struggling with getting it to work consistently. I'm wondering if the hull thickness is just too much.
I'll probably shrink wrap this year but I would like to try my hand at sewing and build a cover for next year.
I've put together some maintenance parts for the engine and genset, but I would like to start collecting spares for the water and toilets/waste systems.