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2012/13 Winter Projects- Whatcha got?

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I'll start:

 

Replace standing rigging

Fiberglass repairs to cockpit locker lid

Anchor light repair/replacement

Two-door companionway entry

Brightwork rejuvenation

Winch greasing

 

Whatcha got?

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- finish installing new ports

- install an ice water dispenser

- improve shower set up in head

- build new doors for interior lockers

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HAAHAHAHHAHHAHHA

 

AHAH

HAHAHA!

 

That's great Rick, really.

 

 

 

 

 

Now get your ass on a plane and come help me with some of this wood work. ;)

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I need to refinish my carbon sprit, as 12 years of sun has done its job. I'm going to paint it white and also install my navigation lights at the tip- as that is the only location on my boat that will meet the regs when my spinnaker or screecher are up. While I'm at it I'll paint my other carbon bits (tiller, radar mount and pigstick ) which are much fresher but will someday need the work so might as well be now.

 

I'm sure I'll be seeking advice- the sprit especially needs quite a bit of prep.

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HAAHAHAHHAHHAHHA

 

AHAH

HAHAHA!

 

That's great Rick, really.

 

 

 

 

 

Now get your ass on a plane and come help me with some of this wood work. ;)

 

ha! what sort of 'brightwork' do you have? A freakin' handle on your sliding hatch? :P

 

I actually do have stuff. We brought all the cushions home to reupholster. Then the girls decided they wanted to be on the H.S. x-country ski team. $2000 worth of x-country ski shit later and the chances of us ever reupholstering are pretty much shot. I do have enough material to finish my dodger, so I'll have to find time to squeeze that in somehow.

 

And don't even think about lecturing me for buying stuff for the kids. SWMBO is a Finnish native. That x-country crap is in their DNA.

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  • shorten, lighten and add support to radar mast
  • upgrade head and downwind sail handling rigging
  • add socks to asymm's
  • add storm sail track and storm sails
  • add lee cloths
  • add life raft
  • add cockpit table
  • add doghouse dodger for pure racing days
  • correct stove gimbal
  • restrike waterline
  • rebed s/s hardware
  • install ST secondary winches and upgrade primaries
  • awlgrip cosmetic maintenance
  • replace standard bilge-located pump strainer with conventional water intake strainer higher up
  • finally connect the AIS-B
  • wet sand a few more coats of SeaFin into the sole
  • varnish maintenance

Should keep me and the Industry busy this winter....

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1. Have my port alternator sent out for replacement/repair.

 

2. Wait for next season.

 

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3. Prepare for SAYC Narragansett Bay Rendezvous - Part Deux

4. Remove 5-gallon pales from keel

6. Gag and hog tie WHL and Booms

7. Book the Skiing Van Trapp Sisters for the Bearded Clam Clambake

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Clean up various electrical stuff inside the cabin.

Some engine room organizing and cleanup.

Stop any new leaks where and when I can (a few have popped up).

Resew, by hand, the used sail cover we bought.

 

Mostly low level maintenance as we did a lot of big things this summer.

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Some gelcoat work, probably some kiwigrip - my "non-skid" is practically non existent in a few places.

Clean up a bit more wiring.

I may drop and re-build the rudder, but I'm thinking of putting that off for another year.

My list usually expands as fall drags out though!

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1. Have my port alternator sent out for replacement/repair.

 

2. Wait for next season.

 

tumblr_lavddbTjwF1qd31yko1_500.jpg

 

3. Prepare for SAYC Narragansett Bay Rendezvous - Part Deux

4. Remove 5-gallon pales from keel

6. Gag and hog tie WHL and Booms

7. Book the Skiing Van Trapp Sisters for the Bearded Clam Clambake

 

Very funny. Looking forward to 3 - 7. I hope the van Trapps can make it.

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HAAHAHAHHAHHAHHA

 

AHAH

HAHAHA!

 

That's great Rick, really.

 

 

 

 

 

Now get your ass on a plane and come help me with some of this wood work. ;)

 

ha! what sort of 'brightwork' do you have? A freakin' handle on your sliding hatch? :P

 

I actually do have stuff. We brought all the cushions home to reupholster. Then the girls decided they wanted to be on the H.S. x-country ski team. $2000 worth of x-country ski shit later and the chances of us ever reupholstering are pretty much shot. I do have enough material to finish my dodger, so I'll have to find time to squeeze that in somehow.

 

And don't even think about lecturing me for buying stuff for the kids. SWMBO is a Finnish native. That x-country crap is in their DNA.

 

It could be worse - mine do telemark team. Shit makes alpine equipment look cheap.

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So tell me again, what is the fastest recorded thread drift in Cruising Anarchy??? :rolleyes:

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New lifelines and stanchions. Rebed stanchion bases

Install autopilot

Remove sea hood, pray there isn't too much wet core, dry out, repair as necessary, reinstall and rebed

figure out how to shift ballast aft so boat floats level so water doesn't collect in sea hood

varnish all locker fronts/cabin table/doors etc (all in my basement this winter)

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1) Rip up and replace aluminum toe-rails. Unfortunately these are on 4' centers and the joint is glassed in :(

2) Adding a proper mid-sips cleat into above toe-rail solution

2) Re-furb hatches and re-bed some key fixtures

3) New dodger

 

Still on the list for future years:

1) New teak decks & re-bed deck gear (ouch!)

2) Re-wire

3) Re-do limber holes & re-paint bilg

4) Clean-up hillbilly roll-bar/arch

5) Bottomjob (ouch!)

6) Replace standing rigging

7) Some decisions to make about sail plan & rigging.

8) Maybe some interior mods

9) Electronic Upgrade (last)

10) Actually leave

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Visit the wrong side of the tracks and find a voodoo map so I can cast some major snow juju on the northern Great Lakes basin so I don't end up with a Gate-like summer.

 

Ohhhh don't remind me...

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The yard will be tweaking the boat, we're planning to go to Bermuda again.

 

I'll be working like a banshee with a bottle rocket up his ass trying to get a bunch of work done so I can have next summer off, plus the high school robotics team I mentor is in full design and build mode. We went to Worlds last year and want to get back there.

 

I need to see my home in Taos and do some skiing and fly fishing, plus find time to be the best possible husband and father I can be.

 

If there's time, there is a 5.12d climb with which I have some unfinished business.

 

Whew!

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Build my V-40 half hull to hang on the wall as motivation to keep working my ass off so I can get the real thing!

 

Thanks again, Bob!

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Finish last years winter project of fixing up a few spots on the deck which turned into

Removing everything from the hull up

Refinishing the entire top sides

Rerigging the boat

Fixing up the mast

Building new stern pulpits

Rewiring

Painting the interior

Replacing the floorboards

Designing and building a new galley

Which turned into a all summer and fall project

Fuck, I want to sail it, getting closer

Carefull of what you start on!

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new teak/holly cabin sole (I've put 3 new soles in OPB's over the past few months and said what the fuck, I'll just do one more as I'm in the zone right now)

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FInish last year's "remove old bottom paint, address 3-4 small blisters and repaint" that turned into peeling 1/2' of hydrolyzed laminate from the keel to the WL and relaminating and refairing the hull. Almost ready to barriercoat and call that done just in time for the first snowfall.

 

Oh, I'll have a knee replacement done in mid December so I will be mobile when it's time to launch.

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Let's see... finish trimming out the interior, seal the propane locker, chase the leak in the galley area, add lighting in the main cabin, touch up the paint on deck and maybe add a little kiwigrip - didn't get it thick enough in a few spots. Those are the big items...

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Rebed stantions, handrails, and chainplates (boat leaked like a sieve during Sandy - 6 gals of rainwater were sponged out of the bilge over 3 days)

Repack stuffing box

Dig out fairing around keel smile and let dry all winter...refair in spring

Replace rotten floor supports forward

Dig out and recore/fill with epoxy the small wet spots in deck around cockpit

Remove, overhaul, rebed primary winches

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I've enjoyed reading this. You guys have inspired a few more ideas. Life lines, for one.

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Bottom job

New zincs

Look at upgrading prop

 

There is a lot more on the extended list, but looking to do the basics this winter as time is a bit of an issue.

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New diseasal and everything attached to it. So far it is in, plumbed to the new seacock, attached to the new exhaust, and wired. Just getting a few backordered parts so I can attach the new fuel tank this weekend. Just finishing up soundproofing as well, hoping to keep the clatter under control.

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Gosh, with my boat sold I don't even have to make periodic trips to check it and make sure the boom tent is still in place.

 

So my short list is:

Survive Christmas

Spend time with Violet.

Refinish my dinghy oars.

 

Balder:

You are very welcome. Glad I could help you out.

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Damn, I'm envious of you people who know how to work with wood and varnish, and fiberglass.

I need lessons.

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I've enjoyed reading this. You guys have inspired a few more ideas. Life lines, for one.

Lifelines are on the list but that is just "place order" and install. I toyed with the idea of spectra but over time it would not look as nice and would not last as long as stainless.

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Here's my idea for ice cold drinking water while cruising...I have refrigeration but seldom use it. I have to carry drinking water so we freeze four 10L water jugs solid, two go in the icebox, two get stored in a super cooler for use later in the week.

 

After 24 hours water starts to form in the bottom of the jugs. I'll fish a soft plastic hose in the jug, to the bottom. The hose will be attached to a pump that is permanently mounted on the counter top.

 

Any thoughts...??

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Here's my idea for ice cold drinking water while cruising...I have refrigeration but seldom use it. I have to carry drinking water so we freeze four 10L water jugs solid, two go in the icebox, two get stored in a super cooler for use later in the week.

 

After 24 hours water starts to form in the bottom of the jugs. I'll fish a soft plastic hose in the jug, to the bottom. The hose will be attached to a pump that is permanently mounted on the counter top.

 

Any thoughts...??

Along those same lines: Take a cooler and fit an inlet and outlet hose fitting. Place a coil of hose inside from one end to the other so that water going through the hose just passes through the cooler. Now fill the cooler with water and freeze it. Bring it down to the boat and hook it up to your water line for your pump and pump from your boat's water tank. The water will chill as it passes through the ice.

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All new electrical - don't know what I'm doing

New bottom paint

Bilge pump - its about time

new lower stay

extra halyard

auto pilot

stereo

and a ton of other stuff that won't get done before the next race.

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All new electrical - don't know what I'm doing

New bottom paint

Bilge pump - its about time

new lower stay

extra halyard

auto pilot

stereo

and a ton of other stuff that won't get done before the next race.

 

A stereo's extra weight, ya know. I guess you could always leave the rhum and ginger beer behind. -_-

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Damn, I'm envious of you people who know how to work with wood and varnish, and fiberglass.

I need lessons.

 

I'd be happy to give you some hands-on instruction. You can visit Bob while you're out here.

 

Edit: Oh, yeah, projects. Install new Vernalift muffler, run a new 2" exhaust line to the back of the boat and iinstall a new 2" thruhull; mount rudder angle indicator while I'm back there in the torture box.

I can't do this in the rain very well because I have to undo the cockpit drain hose to get back there and any water would run right down my back. The coincidence of a day off with no rain unfortunately triggers the pinched nerve in my back and I have to sail to work the kinks out. That's why I have had all the parts for 4 years and never did it.

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A stereo's extra weight, ya know. I guess you could always leave the rhum and ginger beer behind. -_-

 

Rum and ginger beer are never left behind. I'll sail short handed before that happens.

And the tunes I desperately need during deliveries.

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Slightly OT...

 

As in the pic I posted of our icebox...I "married" the two loose covers together and hinged them. A strong magnet holds it open.

 

What is the idea behind the loose covers? Mine were best at sliding off the counter and landing on my bare foot. If that was the idea, it was amazingly successful!!

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Because I bought the fixer upper ..I have now moved to the electronics list . . I am considering a Lowrance Mark 5 gold to replace the Loran that came with the boat . . .I have the north 3dl sails that I dumpster dove recut and the biggy for the summer is to varnish brightwork and get it up to a yearly cycle

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Edit: Oh, yeah, projects. Install new Vernalift muffler, run a new 2" exhaust line to the back of the boat and iinstall a new 2" thruhull; mount rudder angle indicator while I'm back there in the torture box.

I can't do this in the rain very well because I have to undo the cockpit drain hose to get back there and any water would run right down my back. The coincidence of a day off with no rain unfortunately triggers the pinched nerve in my back and I have to sail to work the kinks out. That's why I have had all the parts for 4 years and never did it.

 

I've been back there on Mrgnstrn's boat... it is indeed a torture box, and I'm not a very big guy.

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I just ran 2" hose as well, and my only word of advice is use the Vetus bendy exhaust hose. It is much easier to crawl around with and maneuver around onto the fittings.

 

Damn, I'm envious of you people who know how to work with wood and varnish, and fiberglass.

I need lessons.

 

I'd be happy to give you some hands-on instruction. You can visit Bob while you're out here.

 

Edit: Oh, yeah, projects. Install new Vernalift muffler, run a new 2" exhaust line to the back of the boat and iinstall a new 2" thruhull; mount rudder angle indicator while I'm back there in the torture box.

I can't do this in the rain very well because I have to undo the cockpit drain hose to get back there and any water would run right down my back. The coincidence of a day off with no rain unfortunately triggers the pinched nerve in my back and I have to sail to work the kinks out. That's why I have had all the parts for 4 years and never did it.

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A stereo's extra weight, ya know. I guess you could always leave the rhum and ginger beer behind. -_-

 

Rum and ginger beer are never left behind. I'll sail short handed before that happens.

And the tunes I desperately need during deliveries.

 

Simple Stereo http://www.eskimo.com/~leftcst/iWeb/Left_Coast/Simple_stereo.html doesn't weigh much.

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Because I bought the fixer upper ..I have now moved to the electronics list . . I am considering a Lowrance Mark 5 gold to replace the Loran that came with the boat . . .I have the north 3dl sails that I dumpster dove recut and the biggy for the summer is to varnish brightwork and get it up to a yearly cycle

 

In my experience selling marine electronics for years, I would pick Lowrance only if there were no other options and it didn't matter if it worked or not.

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Having owned very limited electronics, I was a reluctant purchaser of a Lowrance plotter and broadband radar in 2009. I did it because Navico had purchased them and was offering broadband radar first through that brand. I've had no problems in the last four years with either bit. There have been regular firmware upgrades to both units and I've never had a problem.

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Winter?

 

That is inspiring, even for those of us that want to go the other way where summer is shorter.

 

Way to go.

 

You're such a gentleman Tucky.

 

I was going to go with 'Bite me'.

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1. Get trailer blasted, primed, powder coated.

2. Replace old stainless wire on backstay adjuster with Amsteel.

3. Install new rocking mast step.

4 . New jib & main halyard setups.

5. New tighter fitting outboard well closure plate.

 

I'd like to paint the hull but that will need to wait for drier weather.

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1. Make a new companionway hatch. Kind of hard to get the curves and fiddly bits right when the boat is a hundred miles from the shop, but the blue plastic tarp has got to go!

 

2. Build a real propane locker.

 

3. Install new roller reefing - finished :D (Although I seem to have strained my whole arm somewhere around the third trip up the mast. I don't remember any particular event - maybe just hanging on too tight :o )

 

Wow. I think this is the first weekend I haven't stopped by the boat for at least a couple of hours... all year! Gotta get over there and blow out all the newly installed plumbing, before serious cold comes along though.

 

Oh, also every single bit of hardware on deck needs to be wrestled free and re-bedded. I'll just take that one piece at a time though. No hurry.

 

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Mainly routine stuff this winter:

 

Bed Chainplates and a couple of leaking stantion bases.

Touch up teak

Prep and paint bottom

 

Not so routine:

Replace water heater

Refinish Cabin Sole

Install sliding shelf in dry locker

Build bottle rack in liquor locker

 

Budget allowing:

Replace dodger

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1. Make a new companionway hatch. Kind of hard to get the curves and fiddly bits right when the boat is a hundred miles from the shop, but the blue plastic tarp has got to go!

 

2. Build a real propane locker.

 

3. Install new roller reefing - finished :D (Although I seem to have strained my whole arm somewhere around the third trip up the mast. I don't remember any particular event - maybe just hanging on too tight :o )

 

Wow. I think this is the first weekend I haven't stopped by the boat for at least a couple of hours... all year! Gotta get over there and blow out all the newly installed plumbing, before serious cold comes along though.

 

Oh, also every single bit of hardware on deck needs to be wrestled free and re-bedded. I'll just take that one piece at a time though. No hurry.

 

climbbow.jpg

 

Hey Toddster, long time-no see. Glad to see that you're charging ahead and keeping the faith. ;)

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Thnx. Didn't have much time for web surfing while the boat was in the yard, sucking up time and money, and summer was ticking away. Guess I was more in the ericson and moyer forums for specific dumb questions.

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I got a 1970 boat. Do I need to say more?

 

LOTS on my list..... Too much in fact--- think I'll start another thread with a dedicated question. You know how fussy everybody is around here about staying on topic......

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Hi All.

 

I'd be happy to meet the protocol- if I knew how. Posting pics eludes me. Sorry.

 

This thread depressed me out of my lurker status. I'm just closing on a boat that was built the same year I was born. That would be in Ike's first term. Plus- the boat's been on the hard for 7 years. *sigh* But some day she'll be mighty pretty...

 

So the appropriate question for me is - "what ain't you got?".

 

What I don't have, thank God, is serious winter. Everything else? I got. First up? Bottom and hull paint. Then get the low-hour Yanmar running again,so I can splash, then move her 50-60 miles, to a dock closer to home. Then all new rigging...service winches/furler/other hardware...you get the picture. Oh! And recaulk the damn teak deck. My personal favorite.

 

Reading about some idiot that would take on a project like this makes most of you guys feel better about some varnish and hose replacement chores than even tits would, right? well..maybe not. but I DID try. :wacko:

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Re caulk the teak deck? Shudder...

 

That is a job that I am about half way through.

 

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This is a crappy photo but it is the new propane torpedo heater I brought to keep the chill off and get the deck dry for caulking.

 

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Finished sanding the port side Monday. Cabin top is the last part. What a job. Knee pads. Have to have them.

 

Additional I have to:

  • Rebuild aft head
  • Seal mast collar
  • Rebuild primary and secondary winches
  • New bilge pump
  • figure out a way to know when the water-maker is done back flushing. My brine water goes to a through hull. Maybe a T to the salt water faucet in the galley
  • Fix leaking deck mounted radar pole

Lots more of course.

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lessee...winter project.....

 

1.sell boat.

 

2.wait until youngest is in college.

 

3.buy new boat...name it "N.A.V.Y."

 

4.go sailing again.

 

 

I kid. but don't think i haven't thought about it as it sits forlorn for months.

 

-m

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- finish installing GPS antenna (electrical portion)

- install radar reflector (backstay)

- resolve issue with solar panel wiring / 50% complete

- redo forward hatch seal

- reseal port portlight

- make headsail bag

- make handrail covers

- make dodger window covers

- make curtains

- remove and service all traveler parts (minus rail) / 90% complete

- service running rigging / 40% complete

- make anchor riding sail

- make BBQ cover

- service generator

- play Vendee Globe

- keep from pissing off the wife

 

cool thing? the list is shorter than last winter's!

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Re caulk the teak deck? Shudder...

 

That is a job that I am about half way through.

 

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This is a crappy photo but it is the new propane torpedo heater I brought to keep the chill off and get the deck dry for caulking.

 

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Finished sanding the port side Monday. Cabin top is the last part. What a job. Knee pads. Have to have them.

 

Additional I have to:

  • Rebuild aft head
  • Seal mast collar
  • Rebuild primary and secondary winches
  • New bilge pump
  • figure out a way to know when the water-maker is done back flushing. My brine water goes to a through hull. Maybe a T to the salt water faucet in the galley
  • Fix leaking deck mounted radar pole

Lots more of course.

 

 

Quit padding your list! We rebuilt everything on your winch farm except the port side cabin top winches next to the companionway right before Swiftsure...

 

If you were really planning on rebuilding them all again, consider this one of the best favors I have ever done for you....

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Re caulk the teak deck? Shudder...

 

That is a job that I am about half way through.

 

post-23834-0-34309000-1352920564_thumb.jpg

This is a crappy photo but it is the new propane torpedo heater I brought to keep the chill off and get the deck dry for caulking.

 

post-23834-0-80626100-1352920657_thumb.jpg

 

post-23834-0-10509600-1352920684_thumb.jpg

 

Finished sanding the port side Monday. Cabin top is the last part. What a job. Knee pads. Have to have them.

 

Additional I have to:

  • Rebuild aft head
  • Seal mast collar
  • Rebuild primary and secondary winches
  • New bilge pump
  • figure out a way to know when the water-maker is done back flushing. My brine water goes to a through hull. Maybe a T to the salt water faucet in the galley
  • Fix leaking deck mounted radar pole

Lots more of course.

 

 

Quit padding your list! We rebuilt everything on your winch farm except the port side cabin top winches next to the companionway right before Swiftsure...

 

If you were really planning on rebuilding them all again, consider this one of the best favors I have ever done for you....

 

 

Bullshit. The primaries and the secondaries weren't touched. Can't believe a crew of 8 couldn't do all 12 winches in two days. :P You guys have to do better if you want to race on my boat this year!

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1. Have my port alternator sent out for replacement/repair.

 

2. Wait for next season.

 

tumblr_lavddbTjwF1qd31yko1_500.jpg

 

3. Prepare for SAYC Narragansett Bay Rendezvous - Part Deux

4. Remove 5-gallon pales from keel

6. Gag and hog tie WHL and Booms

7. Book the Skiing Van Trapp Sisters for the Bearded Clam Clambake

Very funny. Looking forward to 3 - 7. I hope the van Trapps can make it.

Gag and hog tie? Involving a boat? Oooh baby ... sounds like my kinda fun! : P

 

Mung, are you sure those aren't the Man Trapp sisters?

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Re caulk the teak deck? Shudder...

 

That is a job that I am about half way through.

 

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This is a crappy photo but it is the new propane torpedo heater I brought to keep the chill off and get the deck dry for caulking.

 

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Finished sanding the port side Monday. Cabin top is the last part. What a job. Knee pads. Have to have them.

 

Additional I have to:

  • Rebuild aft head
  • Seal mast collar
  • Rebuild primary and secondary winches
  • New bilge pump
  • figure out a way to know when the water-maker is done back flushing. My brine water goes to a through hull. Maybe a T to the salt water faucet in the galley
  • Fix leaking deck mounted radar pole

Lots more of course.

 

 

Quit padding your list! We rebuilt everything on your winch farm except the port side cabin top winches next to the companionway right before Swiftsure...

 

If you were really planning on rebuilding them all again, consider this one of the best favors I have ever done for you....

 

 

Bullshit. The primaries and the secondaries weren't touched. Can't believe a crew of 8 couldn't do all 12 winches in two days. :P You guys have to do better if you want to race on my boat this year!

 

Meh, your probably right, I only helped with the winches, it wasn't on my project list. I think it was run by that slacker who made the discovery of that new type of water impeller your PO was using. You know the ones without any remaining splines. :o;)

By the way, don't forget to add to your list the cabin top winches on the port side next to the compainionway.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you keep the male and female winches seperate on that farm of yours....

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new to me J34c in october and have done or going to be doing before spring lainch:

1) sent mainsail to loft to get stiched up and cleaned

2) chemical stripped exterior teak grab rail and hand sanded with 150 grit (14 feet on each side aargh) waiting for weather to warm up and apply 3 layers of cetol natural teak and then 3 of the cetol marine gloss.

3) removed shot holding tank and reinstalling new one and jusry rigging anew bracket as new tank different dimensions than old.

4) Pulled mast to check rod riggin and while at it, stripped spreaders and going to repaint

5) rebedding chainplate caps

6) rewiring interior lights and replacing lamps with led's

7) replacing condenser unit for fridge

8) adjusting valves and replacing leaking gasket

9) flushing heat exchanger, oil changed, tranny flud replaced, engine work, etc..

10) cleaned and lubed 6 winches

11) sanding entire bottom with 60 grit, filling /faring some spots where keel meets hull, interprotect barrier coating lead part of keel and repainting entire bottom with mirco extra or west marine pca gold.

12)removed entire v-berth cabin sole. was shot from original leaking chainplates (chainplates were fixed, but not floor) Templated out the floor and cut and fitted 2 seperate 1/4" marine ply layers 2 coats of empxy on each side of both layers. First one will be epoxied and screwed in, 2nd layer epoxied to that and then applying/epoxying final layer of 2mm lonseal/vinyl teak/holly.

13) emptied entire boat and cleened every comartment with 50/50 bleach/water

14) grinded out delamination of rear, non-structural bulkhead-to-hull joint and will fillet and glass joint, then paint with bilgkote.

15) paying someone to compound and wax entire hull and topsides, have yard paint hull and launch.......

16) drink massive quantities of beers and hope wife enjoy the fruits of my labor. Will look like a brand new boat when done!!!!

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I was just going to replace/repair my raw water pump. As everyone knows, one job leads to the next. The mixing elbow on my Perkins Prima 50 is aluminum. While taking off the hose that injects water into the exhaust and then taking the fitting that held the hose I found this...

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The elbow itself is fine. However no way can I bolt anything that area again. Luckily I have a new one.

 

Question. Do you guys think if I put Tefgel or Duralac on the bolts would that help? I am going to post this in Fix-it anarchy also.

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Beer:

 

Eww.

If the corrosion is from galvanic corrosion, putting something on the bolts may help. If it's just saltwater corrosion getting in around the bolt threads, I don't know if it'll do any good. Maybe Permatex to keep the water out in the first place might be a better help?

 

Hike Bitches is the master of sealing engine stuff, including threads.

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Beer:

 

Eww.

If the corrosion is from galvanic corrosion, putting something on the bolts may help. If it's just saltwater corrosion getting in around the bolt threads, I don't know if it'll do any good. Maybe Permatex to keep the water out in the first place might be a better help?

 

Hike Bitches is the master of sealing engine stuff, including threads.

 

Hey Ajax,

I'm sure it is a combination. I was thinking if the stainless didn't start to eat the aluminum then the salt water couldn't get to that area and speed up the process. The gasket and tenacity was the only thing keeping those two parts together. The wonders of preventative maintenance. I wonder what else lurks in the engine bay?

I'll have to look Permatex up.

Thanks for the response.

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Replace water heater

Bottom Paint

Rebed Chainplates

Teak Touch-up

 

Already made my el-cheapo, high-tech cruiser tapered sheets for the Asym. It took a couple of trys, but I got the 1/4" end spliced into the 5/16" for our light air asym. When the sheets that the PO had proved way to heavy during the Gov Cup, I found I had enough of each line on board for one sheet, so we had "lopsided" sheets. It seemed both worked well enough but the 5/16's was easier on the hands. Rather than buy another lenght of 5/16, I cut both in half and end spliced them, so the trimer holds 5/16 but the from the block out to the sail will be 1/4.

 

If there is any budget left maybe towable genoa cars.

I also need a new dodger but there is no budget for that this year.

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Nice job on the end-to-end splicing, C-36. I want to learn that.

 

I just added a new item to my winter list: Atomic-4 "accessory drive".

 

For you diesel people, the Accessory Drive on an Atomic-4 drives the water pump and the alternator. The water pump is driven by an output shaft, on the aft end, and the alternator is driven by a belt and pulley on the forward end.

 

Since the engine sits at an angle, the front shaft bearing is often oil-starved and eventually fails. Moyer Marine has since fixed this, so the new drive should last longer than I will. It's not terribly expensive, but I'm mighty thin on cash right now, so it's sort of a big deal. Thank God it's only January. :angry:

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1. Starting a SUP build today, based on a Woodenboat article.

2. Have laid out the lines and am building the formers for a low-buck hard dodger for Whiskeyjack. Then , when the weather improves, I can get it hung and tweaked, and then start on reworking the soft bits and cutting and sewing a cockpit enclosure.

3. With warm up projects out of the way and work schedule modified for a four day workeweek, I pulll\ the trigger on the big cat build.

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We are halfway through the boat show and various seminars. We think our plan for this winter spring is:

 

1) find, document, exercise every seacock. have a plan for any problems we find.

2) steam clean the engine.

3) oil change on the engine and a thorough inventory of any issues.

4) expand batter bank from 230 AH to about 400-460 AH

5) New batter charger if necessary.

6) New alternator and separate voltage regulator.

7) finish lifeline replacement project (Amsteel inside what I believe is flexible polyethylene water pipe for chafe resistance and increased diameter for handling). 1.5 down and two to go.

8) fix weeping fuel fitting on tank side of Rancor

9) replace/fix diesel transfer pump for Dickenson

10) make curtains so we can dark the cabin better at night

 

and more...as I think of it.

 

Basically, I've been lazy. I've missed opportunities to do maintenance when I could have and gotten behind on stuff. I've been a bad liveaboard.

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There's a lot to do and i'm itching to get started but it's freezing outside and i don't expect winter to relent for a few more months. We bought the boat last summer and there's much to do but this is my shortlist. I'm hoping for a warm spring!

 

- Keel fairing

- Some gelcoat touch-up

- Repacking the stuffingbox

- New standing rigging

- New lifelines

- A few bungs and some new caulking on the teak deck

- Re-bedding port saloon windows

- Run new heater hose to fo'c'sle

- Clean water tanks

- Some brightwork if i have the time

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