Welcome to Zenitude’s blog where you can follow us while we travel slow in our Lagoon catamaran. We update this blog frequently when we are cruising to let family and friends know where we are. Check the complete story of our adventures that started in 2006 when Zenitude became our home and cruising our way of life. Graciela and Oscar

Sunday, 23 July 2017

New engines installed and Zenitude is back on the water

This year Oscar has been busy with many projects to give Zenitude a series of improvements as she turned 14 years old recently. The main one of course being the new more powerful engines as explained in my previous blog. It took a bit longer than planned but finally Zenitude is back on the water. A successful sea trial (actually it was more like a ‘Coomera River’ trial) showed improved horsepower and noticeable less engine noise, which is a plus for anyone on board when the engines are running. 

Euromarine team at work
The new engines behave pretty well up and down the river. It remains to be seen how Zenitude will perform at sea, we’ll find out in about a month or two when we set off to sail up the Queensland coast. We are thankful to Warren and the Euromarine team that did a great job and very importantly, kept to budget. If you are around the Gold Coast and need Volvo work, do not hesitate to contact them.

In the meantime it is going to be hectic for the next 3 weeks when we leave our land life in Sydney and move back on board, and it will get worse before it gets better. We estimate at least another 2 to 3 weeks of hard work before we can leave the docks.  All of that is coming up soon after I manage to put it all together in pictures and words.