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2015

 

jJanuary 15th 2015

 

Well having survived the holidays, I have moved the boat on the hard for the winter to do some out of water upgrades and maintenance. The plan is to:

  1. Paint the bottom with multiple coats of antifouling paint.

  2. Install a new drip seal.

  3. Replace zinc and anodes.

  4. Buff and wax topside.

  5. Install new name graphics on side of boat.

  6. Install keel cooler for nav station freezer box system.

  7. Mast work to include replacing anchor light with LED type, replace deck and running light fixture, and install radar reflector.

  8. Install brace on davits.

  9. Rebuild Bimini and dodger.

  10. Install new led forward nav light.

  11. Remove inverter and charger and send to Xantrax for repair.

  12. Replace rub rail.

  13. Build removable toe rail cleats.

  14. Repair leak in dingy.

  15. Install teak treads on boarding ladder.

  16. Replace gaskets and port lenses on starboard side salon.

  17. Remove Genoa and install surficial strip.

 

 I would like to get this all done or at least the things that must be done out of water by the end of May. I’m hoping for a light winter hear on the East Coast. I have started working on the Bimini and dodger already. I spend almost a hole weekend taking apart the old dodger to use as a pattern to make the new one from. This is defiantly one of those jobs that looks a lot easier than it is once you get started. I took one section apart at a time so as to not get the parts mixed up. I used 30Ga strato-glass window material and blue Sunberal with V92 thread from Sailrite.

  I had to remove both snaps and zippers with meat getting new ones. The zippers was no big deal as I had replaced two of the zippers a year ago. I used YKK zippers from with you can get from Sailrite and or Amazon. The snaps I got from Sailrite witch required getting a snap installer tool. Yes it just so happens that Sailrite carry’s special tool as well.

 

  1. Paint the bottom with multiple coats of antifouling paint.

  2. Install a new drip seal.

  3. Replace zinc and anodes.

  4. Buff and wax topside.

  5. Install new name graphics on side of boat.

  6. Install keel cooler for nav station freezer box system.

  7. Mast work to include replacing anchor light with LED type, replace deck and running light fixture, and install radar reflector.

  8. Install brace on davits.

  9. Rebuild Bimini and dodger.

  10. Install new led forward nav light.

  11. Remove inverter and charger and send to Xantrax for repair.

  12. Replace rub rail.

  13. Build removable toe rail cleats.

  14. Repair leak in dingy.

  15. Install teak treads on boarding ladder.

  16. Replace gaskets and port lenses on starboard side salon.

  17. Remove Genoa and install surficial strip.

 

 I would like to get this all done or at least the things that must be done out of water by the end of May. I’m hoping for a light winter hear on the East Coast. I have started working on the Bimini and dodger already. I spend almost a hole weekend taking apart the old dodger to use as a pattern to make the new one from. This is defiantly one of those jobs that looks a lot easier than it is once you get started. I took one section apart at a time so as to not get the parts mixed up. I used 30Ga strato-glass window material and blue Sunberal with V92 thread from Sailrite.

  I had to remove both snaps and zippers with meat getting new ones. The zippers was no big deal as I had replaced two of the zippers a year ago. I used YKK zippers from with you can get from Sailrite and or Amazon. The snaps I got from Sailrite witch required getting a snap installer tool. Yes it just so happens that Sailrite carry’s special tool as well.

 

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