Yahoo! We have gotten all the big stuff done!!
It all started with a blown aft whisker stay... (see our article in the Floatsum & Jetsum section of March 2010 issue of Lats and Atts) and the subsequent discovery of a big split in the boomkin when we decided to step into high gear
on all the major problems so we could head
south this year.
New standing rigging
DYI with Norsemans
New aft whisker stays DYI
New Boomkin.. DYI : 4 layers clear Douglas fir laminated with Titebond 3 sealed with Smiths and painted with Proline enamel.
Refurbed bow-sprit DYI minor rot
excised and sealed again painted with ProlineDYI
completely re-done (paid for this.. worth every penny) with all new ply in the foredeck. Epoxy
sealed, faired primed and then painted with white Proline 2 part Poly and 20 grit sand "carpet" for non-skid.
Not a big deal for the old hands here but for someone who is pretty new to boat repair and doing all this for the first time very big deal. Feels good to have gotten so much much closer top getting away.
Thanks for induldging me this moment!!