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Old 18-05-2012, 07:16   #61
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Currently installing new autopilot raymarine spx-5 wheelpilot.
Have mounted the drive unit, course computer and compass. Should have the pilot controller fitted and all wired up next week, when I am next on board.

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Old 18-05-2012, 07:51   #62
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Re: Did You Work on the Boat ?

toook 2 days off--now we are a and e gonna get 'er done by next week when we have a potential named problem arriving at punta corrientes ---- hoping it stays at sea---
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Old 18-05-2012, 13:13   #63
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Re: Did You Work on the Boat ?

"Monday I cut into my foredeck looking for some dryrot. The foredeck was a bit soft and I thought I knew exactly where it started and ended so I could quickly repair it. Yesterday I continued cutting after cutting some more on Tuesday. Turns out to be a very major repair, total foredeck including shelf, deck beams, ply deck and glass over. Shelf and beam rot extends from stem to shroud chainplates. Might even be further but I'll keep cutting until I find the end of it. Freshwater is not your friend and neither are termites."

Cut more yesterday and found the supposed end of the dryrot. Got to just aft of the chainplates for the shrouds. Will do some clean up today and then take a few days off and fly to Lanai for our anniversary. I've got a lot of work to do to tear it out and replace the bad stuff on the boat. Will try to plan it so it isn't near as long a project as the cockpit rebuild was.
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Old 18-05-2012, 13:41   #64
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Re: Did You Work on the Boat ?

I do all of the work myself as well. I'm currently working on reviving my hot water heater and simplifying the electrical system. Here's some pics from my starter and alternator replacement.
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Old 18-05-2012, 14:02   #65
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Had Lunch

- Removed masking tape from inside lockers (behind settee backs) - all looks nice (Varnish and White Bilge paint).

- Primed last bits inside of lockers (under Settees) - mmmm, probably needs a second coat tommorow.....before a coat of white bilge paint.

- Primed reverse of locker lids in aft cabin, definately will need another coat tommorow , after that will probably use the last of my white Toplac for that - just to get rid of the tin .....plus it is getting a bit old, not sure if I would want to put it on anything that matters (is visible)

Had a snooze

This weekend Sunday? (or maybe Monday ) should be a big day - carpet in the saloon goes down .
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Old 18-05-2012, 15:29   #66
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serviced outboard, painted topsides ( 3 weekends of epoxy and sanding) new standing rigging, reno galley, clean deck, tension adjust rigging, re load and provision, then get out and find anchor spot and get drunk , really drunk
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Old 18-05-2012, 15:44   #67
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Re: Did You Work on the Boat ?

Last week, I finished replacing about 90% of the boats core. That took 8 months of chiseling and grinding and consumed 17 gallons of resin. During that time, i re-manufactured everything that was made of wood, stained and varnished. It is done! Yesterday, Installed new outboard engine mount. Today, installed about 3/4 of the new headliner material and installed some trim around the window (port lights) Also received my shipment for electrical system install, and SS square drive screws for the install of the furniture fixtures.
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Old 18-05-2012, 16:26   #68
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Started my 1st. awlgrip job (cabin sides) ,stuff is awlsome! Probably lost 10 points off my I.Q. from the fumes ...tho ; hate to think what it would be without the respirator....
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Old 18-05-2012, 17:42   #69
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Just finished re-working the shower sump; moving it aft to be lower in the bildge and adding two loops in the line to help drainage and avoid the back flooding and standing water in shower pan that happened anytime I used the head sink.
I then hooked the chilly box drain up to the last port in the sump. The worst thing about the use of the ice chest so far has not been having to get ice but managing the melt-water. Now I have a dry, well-draining shower pan and a relatively hassle free chilly-box
Now onto varnish touch-up, deck box, anchor chock and dorade vent installations all before I split for the local islands next week
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Old 18-05-2012, 19:18   #70
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Varnishing, varnishing ...

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Old 18-05-2012, 19:30   #71
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I'm exhausted just reading about all this productivity. Well done everyone.

I think I'll take a break and go sailing.

Does throwing the docklines today count as work?
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Old 19-05-2012, 23:00   #72
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Cut out, chiseled and sanded out the foredeck for the new fwd hatch im putting in. Also put on filler on the hatch coaming.
I have a great wife for letting me spend a sunny day with my mistress while she watched the kids!

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Had Lunch

- Second coat of primer in the corners of the under settee lockers.

- Second coat of primer on reverse of locker lids in Aft Cabin - once I can get the actual paint on those the lids can go back on, and then I can fill the aft cabin up with the crap (errr... I mean useful stuff) that is cluttering up the Saloon and Forepeak. After that will only need the hatches on to make her habitable.

- Sanded, filled and cleaned up the teak faced plywood trim on the port side coaming, still looks like crap (42 years old now). Going to Plan B - Primer and some non-slip paint. I likes paint .

- Finished sanding and filling the aft cabin hatch frame - down to bare wood. I hate varnishing but even I don't have the heart to get out the paint pot on 40 yo solid Mahoghany - even though no longer perfect. Wood Stain (to hide a few blemishes) and Varnish to come (but plan B of paint in reserve ).

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Old 20-05-2012, 02:41   #74
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tightened the mainmast backstays, went through the fuel supply lines from (new) tank taps to injector pump tightening all the clamps (trying to eliminate a phantom air leak that occurs if i dont open the fuel cock about 15 minutes before starting eng.), tore up some old carpet off the aft cabin steps and painted the steps, thats a very easy day for my old girl
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I think Don is one of the few members that actually sails his boat.
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