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Maintenance log of my Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45 DS

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  1. Delivery from factory and commissioning, see picture
  2. Two layers of epoxy gelshield
  3. Antifouling 7.5L (International)


  1. Engine + gearbox fully serviced at 50h (done by Yanmar dealer)



  1. New Simrad NX40 chart plotter + Simard digital radar BR24 (currently using tablet for radar, see picture)


  1. Antifouling 7.5L (International Micron)
  2. Exhaust water muffler inlet nipple leak has been fixed by resealing with heavy duty black 'cement' (done by Accastillage Diffusion)



  1. Engine + gearbox fully serviced at 550h (done by Yanmar dealer)



  1. Antifouling (Sigma Ecofleet 12L, copper)



  1. New AIS receiver, stand-alone Navtex
  2. Solar installation (4x Victron 130W panel + mppt controller + tubing), see picture
  3. New laminate mainsail (still in perfect condition today, almost not been used), see picture and picture
  4. New laminate genoa (never been used, still in original package)
  5. New portable VHF
  6. New Mercury 2.5hp outboard (almost not been used today)
  7. Anchor chain extended to 75m (original = 25m)
  8. New anchor (=2nd anchor) purchase: Bugel 24kg + inox swivel
  9. New 1000w 12v/220v inverter


  1. Antifouling (Sigma Ecofleet 8L, copper), see picture
  2. Engine oil change (Yanmar SAE 15W40)
  3. P-bracket repair after propeller caught a 10mm line. The repair is documented here



  1. Engine coolant change
  2. 9L washing machine 220v (cheap), easily stored in the cockpit, attached to railing, see picture



  1. Engine oil change (Yanmar SAE 15W40)
  2. Engine coolant change



  1. Antifouling (Hempel Olympic, copper, 19L!)
  2. Cutlass bearing replaced S=1 7/8", L=5.5", see picture
  3. Engine coolant change



  1. Engine oil change (Shell Helix HX5 15W40)
  2. Engine coolant change
  3. Engine diesel filter changed (old filter = clean)
  4. New battery charger Cristec 40A (fanless)
  5. New sprayhood, see picture
  6. New infrared temperature gun (for troublehoosting engine/fridge/batteries)



  1. 5 new batteries Bosch S5 'Silver' 100AH
  2. Anchor windlass internals cleaned (no squeaks anymore now)
  3. New cockpit cushions, see picture
  4. Fridge tube leak repaired: new tube + evaporator (done by Station Froid, Rue Tindouf 12, Hassan, Rabat)
  5. New navigation station with following capabilities: chart/GPS/AIS/radar/compass/speed/wind/depth/engine temp./atmospheric pressure, see picture, display: 16" USB-powered. The old Simrad NX40 chart plotter with GPS/AIS/radar as backup


  1. Pressure wash, no new antifouling, see picture picture picture
  2. Volvo Dripless seal replaced, old seal = not leaking = spare, see picture
  3. 2nd toilet outlet replaced, compartment converted to storage space, see picture



  1. Engine oil change (Shell Helix HX5 15W40)
  2. Engine coolant change
  3. Engine raw water impeller change
  4. Engine total hours: 1200
  5. Cockpit teak sanded
  6. Toilet outlet tube cleaned


  1. Gearbox oil change: Texamatic 7045E or Shell Spirax S2 ATF AX
  2. Antifouling
  3. Mount temperature sensors: on top of engine head, on impeller housing plate and on exhaust elbow mixer
  4. Replace 3 thru hulls, all parts (=bronze, wood, epoxy) on board, remaining to be serviced: head sink outlet + engine inlet
  5. Solve depth sensor/cabling/controller malfunction, spare sensor+cable on board, if controller failed, replace with Actisense DST-2 at 250€ cost
  6. Service steering chain: inspect + clean + apply grease (Lewmar part no. 89100120 or white/Teflon marine grease)
  7. Exhaust elbow + gasket replacement at 350€ cost, see here
  8. Document engine temperature baseline with infrared thermometer, see here


  1. Renew saloon fabric
  2. Engine raw water impeller change (order Yanmar part 129670-42531 and 119773-42570)
  3. Service Johnson bilge pump, preventively replace housing at 90€ cost
  4. Service wind transducer, preventively replace wind vane and cups at 100€ cost, part no. A28167
  5. Purchase 2x Optima red top battery for a refit (bow thruster) at 500€ cost
  6. Yanmar tach-hour meter LCD repair, see video and documented here and here, VDO part no. N02012195

Pictures at marina Rabat 2013: picture Pictures at marina Rabat 2015: picture1 picture2

My BLOG with stories about my voyages: