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Old 08-04-2014, 21:00   #316
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Re: Refitting a Compass 47

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That boat is a gem. She was designed by a friend of ours, and they sail really well.
If she was built in Cape Town, and the electricals were by Auto Marine Control, there is a good chance the wiring is all tinned copper, and that is huge.

Nice job all round.

What was the computer looking thing on the nav station with a monitor???

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Thanks! She was built in Cape Town. That was an old Vigil radar. It even had a removable remote control. This boat was quite tricked out in 1984 and thankfully it has not been molested by a dozen owners. With the exception of the generator, everything was original. But it was also neglected. Which worked out for me. It will be 3 years on June 18th! We are looking forward to sailing her.
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Old 16-04-2014, 21:09   #317
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It has been a busy week. I enlisted my brother to help me with a project that I have been dreading and procrastinating. The project was to remove everything, bug bomb, reinstall, and clean. It was a rough two days. Here are the pictures of the work and my brother. I was sad with the amount of dead roaches. I only saw about 35. The last time I bombed my previous boat there were hundreds. I worry about having to do it again.
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Old 16-04-2014, 21:20   #318
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Re: Refitting a Compass 47

Also over the past few weeks we finished a few other projects. We installed the new forestay in the Harken furler. I wire wheeled some of the furler related hardware. Also I spliced the halyards. Well to be honest, the guys at SSMR had to help me a little with those (I was a bit rusty...I managed the last three on my own..lol). Oh and They had to do the hi tech line splices, as they were always above my pay grade.
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Old 16-04-2014, 21:28   #319
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Re: Refitting a Compass 47

Also ALL of the trim is varnished . Once the interior is fully reinstalled I will do a quick touch up and not varnish the interior wood for at least 2 years. The aft head is nearly done. I say nearly because I am missing 4 pieces of trim, I remember taking them off. I am sure they will show up one day. I already checked my mystery trim pile and they are not there.
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Old 16-04-2014, 21:42   #320
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And finally today........Denise and I ran a few halyards and installed the sheaves for the staysail halyard and the jib halyards.

And flashback a month ago:

I am not sure that I mentioned that once the paint was safely cured, Denise and I put 4 coats of wax on it. I figure I am not going to be waxing it for a while. I used a Carnauba and polymers blend wax that allows for layering. I then finished with a coat of 100% Carnauba wax. I have always been a skeptic of the wax layering theory, but the mast is worth the experiment. Once everything is installed I will wash the mast and wax it one last time and polish/wax all the stainless.
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Old 20-04-2014, 17:14   #321
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Well I had a fun day yesterday. I decided to take a break from the jobs in progress and have a little instant gratification. I polished and waxed most of the topside stainless. There is a bit more to do, but it looks so much better. It took about 6 hours.
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Re: Refitting a Compass 47

Hey, nothing wrong with some instant gratification, especially when it comes to these seemingly never-ending boat projects! Six hours sounds about right for polishing up all the stainless on my 47-er as well. I still get surprised how long this seemingly simple task takes, but it's a lot of stainless! I've also started to use "Spotless Stainless" with surprisingly good results. One of these paint-on, wash-off products that actually works. Handy for all the crevices & difficult to reach areas. Whichever way, I'm sure it's a morale booster to see some demonstrable progess towards that elusive final goal!

Thanks again for bringing us along.
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Re: Refitting a Compass 47

My, oh, my,

Just look at all that lovely new line, and shiny s/s, too. Good on youse guys, you've really done a good job.

I hope your trim bits show up soon.

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Looks like everything fits. :-)
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We will add more pics later today. Notice the sad intermediates :-(.
Monday we will spartite, then after that cures we will tune the rig and finish up.
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CPA -- just out of curiosity, was/is your mast through-bolted where it is stepped? I don't think mine is, but I haven't pulled it yet. Is there any reason not to have it through-bolted?
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