The flybridge is all painted now and looking great.
|Flybridge side with repainted stripes.|
|Sal painting part of the cockpit overhang with primer. Most of the topside |
of the boat will have been painted by the time we are done.
|Primed and ready for sanding. It will look considerably newer when we are done!|
A while ago I removed the 4 portholes from the bow stateroom and two heads. I am rebuilding the mounts by sealing them in fiberglass to prevent leaks and to structurally tie them into the hull. It is going to be a big imporovement because the old one would leak water when in really rough seas. The water would work its way in between the plywood and the hull soaking the foam and fabric liner eventually. The it would take weeks to dry out. This problem should be gone forever.
|Forward porthole opening before any work.|
|Sealed in fiberglass. This should be quite strong and sealed for life.|
|The port side bed partially torn apart|
|Floor cut out, pump and plumbing removed. Heat unit moved and re-plumbed.|
Ready for the big hole to be cut in the hull.
|Close-up of the non-skid surface on the steps to the flybridge.|
We are installing two new toilets. One is a manual toilet (for maximum reliability) and the other is a fancy electric model that will be easy for non-boaters to use. We will be making new railings for the boat deck and repositioning the dinghy to a spot that leaves more open space on the boat deck. I am going to be modifying the anchor roller assembly to better secure our new anchor. I'll be painting the running gear with a barnacle prevention paint (Pettit Barnacle guard) that we use a year and a half ago. There was no growth on the props or shaft when we hauled the boat. New zincs will be installed. I will try to wax the bow of the boat before it leaves the paint shop if I can find the time. This is a job that is almost impossible to do at the dock.
more to come.....