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Old 15-01-2014, 09:14   #271
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You are even more batsh*t crazy than me! School, work, and a refit? Bonkers!

I do work, refit, and twin six year old girls myself.
Lol.I think you are right. I'm starting to feel like I am going crazy. Too much on the plate. My next job will be part time. Maybe 25 hours a week, at least while I am in school.

February 1 can't come soon enough.
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I know where you're coming from. At one point I carried 16 graduate units a quarter while working full time, and being a single mom with three teenagers at home, so typical housewifely jobs too. It proved almost too much.

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Old 15-01-2014, 20:42   #273
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I know where you're coming from. At one point I carried 16 graduate units a quarter while working full time, and being a single mom with three teenagers at home, so typical housewifely jobs too. It proved almost too much.

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Yikes that sounds rough. I tried to talk to management at my work about cutting down my hours for the last two weeks. They just laughed. Oh well. Good news is another work day is behind me and just twelve more to go. I need to go sailing!
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Old 16-01-2014, 02:35   #274
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Re: Refitting a Compass 47

Yes, soon it will come. Your mast will be reinstalled, the running rigging all new!, and she's almost ready.

Do report back to us once you've had your first sail--what a super accomplishment. Godspeed!

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Old 19-01-2014, 17:46   #275
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Mast is just about done being sanded. Here are some pictures. My goal for the next few days is just get the mast step out and clean it up. Maybe I'll try to get the chainplates out.
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Re: Refitting a Compass 47

Looks like they stripped it?
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Old 19-01-2014, 19:01   #277
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Looks like they stripped it?

Yeah I was a bit surprised.
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Old 19-01-2014, 19:32   #278
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Yeah I was a bit surprised.



Not me! Usually by the time you chase out the problems it's faster and better to just strip it. Looks like they sanded it bare instead of chemical stripping it? Do you know which primer system they will use? Etch and alodine?
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Not me! Usually by the time you chase out the problems it's faster and better to just strip it. Looks like they sanded it bare instead of chemical stripping it? Do you know which primer system they will use? Etch and alodine?
I believe it is an Etch.
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Old 01-02-2014, 20:21   #280
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OK I am done with my job. Have been getting little projects done here and there. Removed the stainless steel structure that supports the mast step/ mast. Not too bad. It actually cleaned up real nicely. The thing is heavy though. I bet it weighs 75-80lbs.The step was a pain to remove and it looks like i might have to have a new one fabricated. I am not too comfortable with the corrosion. No biggie. Here are some pictures.
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Here is another day. We pulled the step off of the stainless support. Lots of white powder and hard work. I have included some action shots.
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Cleaned it up with a wire brush and some sand paper. Came out looking good.
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Old 01-02-2014, 20:53   #283
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The next couple weeks will be plumbing (freshwater system/head) and electrical work. The mast is still waiting on paint and the standing rigging is still being built. I also have been looking for some running rigging. I need new everything on the mast.

Running rigging left to buy:
2 Jib halyards
1 spin halyard
1 main halyard
1 topping lift
Spin pole car control lines
Spin topping lift
Two reef lines for the boom.
Mainsheet

I have always used 1 high tech for mainsail and jib and then polyester for the rest. I hate stretch, but I cant afford all high tech line. My last boat was Samson Warpspeed and XLS. Looking at options, but not sure yet.
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I dropped the corroded mast step off at the welder. Decided not to risk it. The shop is building it identical to the old one. Then I will take it to be anodized. I need to find a good gasket material to use between the aluminum step and the stainless steel step support that is bolted in the boat.

Also I replaced four catch blocks on four of the Lewmar hatches. Hopefully that will fix the hatch leaks.
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Looks brand new. Great job!
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