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Old 07-05-2012, 07:01   #1
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Did You Work on the Boat ?

I worked all weekend on the boat. On the teak decks to be exact. I still have about 5/8 " of the deck left after being sanded on for years but the groove between the teak is pretty much gone. I have taken a dermel saw set it for a quarter inch depth and cut a groove on each side of the polysulfide. Than I took a bent sharpened screwdriver and pulled out the poly/wood to get a new groove. I than taped it off and put in new polysulfide. It took about sixteen hours but I got a strip done 20 inches wide and 30 feet long. Its nice to be back at work.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:33   #2
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Re: Did you work on the boat ?

i try to do one thing every day...sometimes i dont make it...is lovely here....
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Old 07-05-2012, 14:30   #3
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Re: Did You Work on the Boat ?

Today, I finished installing the windlass. At last! Sailed 7 years without one...

This weekend, I made some progress on the electrical system, too.

Tomorrow is legal holiday here (commemoration of VE-Day 1945), so I will have time to make some more progress.

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Old 07-05-2012, 14:34   #4
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Finished working on the fuel system, then when I fired up the gen set, the salt water pump for cooling the exhaust died, and then I had to come back to work for money. Next job replace or repair said salt water pump, so I can run the gen set long enough to start trouble shooting the wiring.
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Old 07-05-2012, 14:37   #5
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Re: Did You Work on the Boat ?

This weekend was the first weekend in 4 months we haven't worked on the boat. Instead we went out and sailed.

And it felt good.

Last 4 months:

Gutted electrical system, including wire, lights, fixtures, batteries, everything.
New batteries, new wires, new switches, new panel, new led lights, new depthsound/transducer/ new VHF, new stereo, and some other little odds and ends.

Needless the say, the music while sailing never sounded so sweet.
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Old 07-05-2012, 14:43   #6
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Re: Did You Work on the Boat ?

We had a short day heading up the ICW so I decided to fix the atachment points of the Head to the floor. The screws have been pulling out and it was just time.

I used 4 "Toggler" fasteners which are a truly remarkable device and a great way to blind fasten somthing. Now the "Head" is as steady as a throne! Now.... if there was only enough room for a newspaper!
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Old 07-05-2012, 15:16   #7
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Pulled cockpit drains yesterday. Replacing hoses tonight after a full day at work. On my hour a day plan - keeping up so far since 1 March.
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Old 07-05-2012, 16:16   #8
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Pickled the watermaker today. Got parts ordered to fix the running lights.
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Old 07-05-2012, 16:27   #9
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Installed the new cutlass bearing and put the prop shaft back in.
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Old 07-05-2012, 17:02   #10
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Removed some of the old varnish from one of the rails. Found my sanding paper supply insufficient. To be continued.

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Old 07-05-2012, 17:26   #11
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Replaced the raw water impeller (unplanned), removed the Edson engine controls to fix the stiffness in the levers (unplanned - made the list when the bolt holding the shift lever sheared off), traced and fixed an electrical anomaly from installing a Balmar alternator (unplanned), installed the dinghy davits (planned).
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Old 07-05-2012, 17:35   #12
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Re: Did You Work on the Boat ?

I have been staying home.

One of the reasons I sold was it was too much to keep after and not enough time to sail. One weekend or so a month just didn't get it.

Plus, sailing out, around and back is booorrrriinngg.

When I can actually "go somewhere" for a while I will return.
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Spent a couple of hours finding suppliers on line and after convincing myself I had the best deal I could find proceeded to spend about 300 bucks for supplies for this weekend! Hopefully if the weather cooperates I will be reinstalling hatches. Any one know a good supplier for the rubber gaskets? I need a bunch of it, about 85 ft.
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Old 09-05-2012, 16:49   #15
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Re: Did You Work on the Boat ?

Nope. I'm stuck right now. I need to pull the winter cover off so I can lift the engine and drop it in place, but its pouring rain. I have the engine uncrated in the cockpit, the access hatch open and the lazarette hatch off, so water has lots of things to get into. Supposed to be good tomorrow.
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