Taught early in life, “Go Esteban, go” was motivation passed along from father to son to spend as much time possible adventuring on the water. The new owner of Eagle’s Gift took his father’s advice and outfitted his new boat in fairly short fashion to sail trans-oceanic crossings with his family.
Eagle’s Gift was given a fairly significant de-cluttering of her deck hardware. 6 winches and 8 cleats were removed from this 42 footer. All sail controls were carefully thought out and very simply routed to new Spinlock rope clutches with appropriate backing methods & materials. The original holes filled and faired, smooth gelcoat and non-skid surfaces painted so as the new cabintop area design appeared to be original. The boat was sailed short-handed across the Atlantic twice, back up from Caribbean, and never reported needing the removed deck components.
Also during her refit, she was re-powered, fitted an additional diesel fuel tank, had a new water-maker and refrigeration systems installed, rod rigging and roller furling system replaced.