My Boat's Condition
S/Y EFAKI is a Mirage 28 built in 1977 by Thames Marine (UK) 


S/Y EFAKI is a member of the Piraeus Sailing Club (I.O.P.)


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Boat Condition of EFAKI when bought in May 1996.

S/Y EFAKI was ashore on a brokers yard for two - three years before I bought her. Inevitably she needed much attention since her previous owner not only neglected her much but as the broker too, during those years standing on the hard neither cared very much. 

This fact had its positive side since I bought her in a price that seamed a bargain: 2.500.000 Greek Drachma. As usual with these things, I spend another 1.500.000 Greek Drachma for shaping her up.

At this point I must confess that at that time both my sailing and maintenance abilities were limited especially the later. But as time goes by and boat engineers too (so they called themselves !!) I learnt the hard way (i.e.: by making a mistake and fixing it up later). 

It is a fundamental low of sea and sailing boats (as I learnt by time) to be self-sufficient and now long, I don't permit nobody aboard to "fix " things. If there is something I don't know how to repair or install or upgrade or whatever, I try to learn how to. I ask around friends in the Piraeus Sailing Club where EFAKI has her permanent mooring or in the trade. I read relevant books (most of them in English as Greek titles are very limited) and of course search on Internet (in like this sites) to find what I'm looking for. So far I haven't done something that I have regret although there are many things I haven't done yet. Especially those last few years that family is growing and spare time gets limited.

Ok no more philosophy for now and let's take a look on how EFAKI was when I bought her in May 1996.

Please select the links on the left Navigation Bar to view some pictures about the external and internal condition of EFAKI.