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I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with the number of projects remaining before launch. Please make me feel better by posting your to do lists!

The following are incomplete or unstarted:

Replace holding tank and lines. Fabricate new platform for the larger tank to sit on.

Repair loose stantion 

Install AIS, Splitter, and Multiplexer. Connect Multiplexer to Seatalk1 network and set up TCP/IP connection for use with iNavX on iPad.

Replace in mast VHF cable (with soldered connections) and VHF antenna

Replace GPS antenna and cable

Patch nav station where chart plotter was removed.

Change oil

Wash and wax

Bottom paint

Replace zincs

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This should make you feel a LOT better...

  • Repair leaking port side hull to deck joint
  • Replace rotted core in anchor well deck
  • Drop rudder and refurbish including core replacement,
  • Renew wiring and switch panels (including cabinetry) and nav lighting.
  • Add a bunch of new stuff to create an onboard wired and wireless network for Ethernet and NMEA connections.
  • Renew plumbing and modify shower sump for overboard discharge.
  • Retrim galley, salon and aft cabin including cabinetry.
  • Fabricate new salon table.
  • Create additional storage areas.
  • Fair and paint internal fibreglass mouldings.
  • Replace radar
  • Install MFD
  • Install Davits
  • Install wing and davit mounted solar panels.
  • Install watermaker
  • Install below deck autopilot
  • Remove 8x portlights to refurbish and rebed.
  • Rebuild compression post base and replace compression post.
  • Drop mast and fully refurbish including paint, lines and wiring.
  • Replace anchor winch
  • Replace chainplates
  • Repair areas of rot in chainplate supports and bulkheads
  • Repair some minor grounding damage to keel
  • Make new companionway hatch.
  • Reseal all deck fittings and fit new backing plates
  • Touch up paint on topsides, repaint cove stripe.
  • Add new name and registration decals.
  • Clean polish and re-varnish everything inside and out.
  • Refurbish dodger.
  • Prep and apply antifoul
  • + a bunch of other minor stuff.

Started out as seal deck leaks, fix anchor well core, fit MFD at helm, fit new autopilot, replace stuffing gland packing, patch keel gouges and apply antifoul :-(

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Clean bottom as soon as the water is warm enough.

Wash down deck.

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- get a boat

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Install spreader boots

Repair chafed UV cover on Genoa

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Wait... so many urgent projects have come up on the hacienda that it's physically impossible to do any boat projects.  If I have time to go to the boat, Im sailing.  

Except, I scrubbed down half the deck last week.  Guess I'll have to take time to do the other half.  Or just make sure that side always faces the marina...

Anyone have a good power tool that cleans down in the non-skid grooves without grinding them off?  

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3 hours ago, Bull City said:

Clean bottom as soon as the water is warm enough.

Wash down deck.

It's bath night at my house too

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Haven’t had the boat out since Dec 2015. That will change in a few more months. My list is..........long.

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  • Re-align engine to prop shaft, 1 hour
  • replace ruptured fresh water hot water hoses behind the engine next to heat exchanger, 4 hours plus parts pick up
  • Fresh primary and secondary fuel filters, installed, plus backups on board, re-prime system, 1 hour
  • oil change in one month, 20 minutes
  • lubricate stuffing box, straw technique, 30 min
  • replace cockpit speakers, 2 hours plus sourcing
  • permanent install of new earth moving bass speakers, 1 hour
  • replace lower end of forward head, 2 hours inclusive of clean up
  • Fix VHF BNC connection to rig, test system, 30 minutes with the right bits
  • replacement bulbs on board for all running lights, sourcing, plus half hour up the mast
  • replace cabin lights with LED lights, 6 hours
  • Install new main stacker, 1 hour
  • bend on sails (Launched three days ago), 3 hours with battens in plus reef lines bent on
  • Build new gang plank and install for ancient mother, 2 hours
  • Whip ends of all lines in cockpit, 3 hours, two spliffs, six beers and no children around
  • Review of flares and total safety gear list, 1 hour
  • update electronic charts, 30 minutes plus sourcing
  • 3 spot patches on cabin top in gelcoat, check for core damage, day for total job
  • Top to bottom rig inspection and spring once over, 3 hours with help
  • Rebuild battery charging system to North American standards for shore power in particular, weeks plus money
  • Replace coolant hose at front of engine, 2 hours plus, depending on how much needs to be pulled apart
  • secure properly fuel line below electric lift pump, 20 minutes
  • Replace bulkhead fans as required, 2 hours
  • Build new bimini and side shades, 3 evenings, 3 blunts, 12 beers
  • get sewing machine tuned up first to allow for sewing projects, money and time
  • Fix forward bunk lower board after banging that chick and breaking it, 2 hours
  • full clean of topsides, 2 hours
  • replace topside and deck pinstripes, 5 hours
  • full buff out of topsides, 3 hours
  • New transom fender, money
  • New fender covers, money
  • re-inflate all fenders, 20 minutes
  • Take transom flip down panel to shop and finish fairing and paint, reinstall, 2 hours shop time
  • Jihad on mold on the interior liner panels where present, 4 hours, pass to wife
  • Clean shit off main sail as advised by sail maker using correct chemicals, 1 hour
  • Finish fairing in the bilge after structural repairs, 4 hours plus clean up
  • Bilge paint all work areas, 2x4 hours
  • Dehumidifier for boat, 30 minutes, money
  • New zinc for prop shaft behind the prop, 10 minutes
  • Remove dead windlass motor, tie off electrical connections, 20 min
  • Paint new starter motor and reinstall, 1 hour
  • install new track on mast for whisker pole, 90 min
  • Sleeve outside of spare halyard near jammer, 30 min
  • Starboard foredeck handrail repair, 2x30 min
  • De-winterize and commission fresh water system, 2 hours, deputize children
  • Re-rig running gear, sheets, vang, reefing lines etc. Make ready to sail, 3 hours
  • Strip, clean and lubricate winches, 3 hours, 1 joint, 6 beers
  • Replace plexi on front of engine panel in cockpit, 1 hour
  • top up on spare fluids on board, 20 min
  • Clean and repack tool box, spray with WD40, 20 min
  • Check correct sized bungs are at all thru-hull locations, replace as required, 1 hour
  • Reinstall millwork after major repair to bilge, clean it all as it goes back in, 1 hour
  • New drink holding lines in molded units in cockpit.30 min
  • Total check on dock for new season inclusive of fitting new lines for stern to parking mode. 30 min
  • Apply for US customs cruising pass, 3 days probably
  • Review of onboard first aid kit for completeness and up to date products, 20 min
  • Check seizing wire on primary anchor, 5 min
  • Reload mega anchor rode,10 min

Feel better now?

That's the cruising boat, now for the 60 year old woody...................................

 

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Completing a purchase 100 miles and two ferries away and getting the scruffy thing home.

I'm working harder on it than the owner is.

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To do the 2018 Route du Rhum.  And the thousands of projects necessary to make the boat bullet proof.  Starting with stripping every last thing, including fasteners and everything that they fastened, off the hull and putting her back together again.

Other than that, not much.

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9 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Completing a purchase 100 miles and two ferries away and getting the scruffy thing home.

I'm working harder on it than the owner is.

Whatcha bought Jon?

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43 minutes ago, PaulinVictoria said:

Whatcha bought Jon?

I haven't - that's the problem. I've indicated my commitment to the owner and am waiting for him to replace the lift pump so we can make the trip up to Denman Island to sea trial it. Assuming nothing catastrophic occurs, at that point I'll complete the deal and work on getting it home.

It's an old Nelson/Marek 1/2 Tonner.

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As for boat projects, well....

I need to get the 2GM20F sat in my garage running

Tear out the 1GM10 that's in the boat and attempt to fit the 2GM20F in its place which means probably a shit ton of other things I'll have to do to get that to work.

Attempt to get the 1GM10 running properly and sell it, to hopefully recoup some of the costs of the 2GM20F transplant.

New standing rigging.

Bunch of small deck jobs.

Rewire.

Replumb.

Sand and paint, new zincs etc.

Fix the outhaul.

Drop the rudder and replace the bearings.

Oh and I have a Mirror dinghy kit still sat in my garage waiting to be built.

And probably a ton of other things that inevitably crop-up as soon as you start one job.

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Re shape rudder - recover in carbon fair to templates paint and install

replace Volvo prop with new Gori prop

fix rust spot on iron keel and paint with interprotect - a pin hole grew to 2 ft by 3 ft

Paint buttom

Add two more coats to rub rails then put back Stanton and the bases

install my new removable dingy davits 

Get boat launched  install mast and tune.

replace diesel filters and bleed

Cut down bow pulpit so ASYM furler will work.

 

 

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My boat project is approaching completion. Nothing is 100%, but everything is at least 90% done. Everything done so far looks really, really good.

Launch date still scheduled for about 1 June. Just like last year ;-). Note I am still not identifying the year ;-)

Refer -- waiting on wiring (me) and connecting copper (me)

Head -- shower sump vacuum break and re-route to waterline through hull

New Head locker mirrors -- ordered

Inverter and shore power (details)

A few more 12v backbone (battery size) cables

Running lights

Mast: steaming/deck light, windex, constrictors, paint, re-assembly

USB charging ports in cockpit winch handle pockets

Bobstay fitting

Several RopeEye thru-deck soft loop pad eyes

Six winches

Minor painting (a little inside, a little outside)

Bottom paint

 

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If you have only one boat to maintain....you are years ahead of me.  Congratulations....enjoy the opportunity to actually finish your project before you part this earth. 

#toomanyfrigginboats

 

 

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Fill and fair strut mount area on hull.

Glass and fair keel joint crack.

Fill, fair and paint gauges on bow from collision. -- one coat of Awlgrip down, one more to go

Sand off layer of peeling paint on boot stripe. Possibly add vinyl boot stripe if needed.

Mount VHF antenna to top of mast.

Run new VHF cable in mast.

Cut down companionway granny rails.

Remount pipe quarter berth to hull.

Fix wind transducer.

Remove cockpit speakers and mount instruments there.

VC-17 hull

Change fuel filters

 

 

So we're one coat of paint away from being water ready and just a couple projects away from being done.

 

 

 

 

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