Nov , However, sometimes both fasteners and adhesive is applied to secure the teak deck elements to the prepared as built surface below Regardless of the method used the desired goal of the current art form of attaching a teak deck to the prepared as built hull surface of a boat, yacht or ship is to provide a
First Section of Deck Installed! Fog and Rain Slowing Me Down Fuel Fill Frustration Fuel Tank Frenzy Fuel Tank Installation Getting Back On Track Grinding the Keel Harken Outboard Furling Blocks Hello World! How Hard is it to Description of how we arrived at the boat s name, and known history of CS
Apr , The first thing I did was to rough out a list of every major electrical component I have on the boat, and any items which I intend to realistically add to the boat within a reasonable time frame I then started messing around with options for combining these devices into circuits based on load, locations, or use.
Aug , My boat was in the maintenance slip a few days last week for some stress crack repairs which exceeded my skill levels The yard did a great job on the fiberglass and gelcoat work, but they did not do a very good job in transporting my boat between slips They have a habit of leaving my seacock open when
Jun , I also have the auto pilot ring mounted on the wheel, and as you can see, the wheel is on the boat too I was going to keep it at home for a while so I could work on the leather wrap, but wanted to start getting stuff out of the house I can put the wrap in place some day when the boat is in the water and I m
It works like a champ, it s incredibly simple, and I m happy to have it This page summarizes all projects associated with Yanmar YSB Oil Change Here s my process for changing the oil on my boat (Coming soon ) Did you even know there was a transmission back there Oh joy, another maintenance activity I didn t
All our miles have been done by just the two of us, and whether ghosting along, or shortened down in a gale, Dancer has been an easy, forgiving yacht to sail Hull and Deck Welded aluminum , bottom , hull , deck Fuel Gal integral in keel Water Gal in two tanks integral in keel with FDA
May , Andy continues this series by writing about his second refit, that of his father s Wauquiez Hood , a good boat that the refit made ocean ready From what I can glean reading about the construction of the Wauquiez boats from that era, they were all solid fiberglass, even in the decks, so we never
Jan , From the planning stage consider how you can reduce any holes through the hull or deck, and replace with welding wherever possible Teak decks should be An alternative for a non coded boat is to install wave breaks around the hatches that will stop solid water getting to the seals The first time I ever
Mar , A boat protective extension platform apparatus for use in connection with watercraft lifting platforms is provided The extension platform is preferably attached to the stern of a boat and serves to at least partially cover a gap created between the boat and the lifting platform when the lifting platform is in a
Oct , The job was a lot more money than I wanted to spend, but I have to say, she looks like a new boat above the water line Not only is the topsides looking new, but the gelcoat job on the side decks is fantastic But, after wet sanding an area I think the match will be prefect once the gelcoat is buffed out A.
Sep , If you have a boat, and it has a leak FIX IT! It s hard to describe how damaging a small leak can be over time to the interior of a boat It s pretty easy to describe how painful the repairs can be though They are time consuming, and expensive In this case, I am slowly reassembling Ravat s interior and
Dec , That s why you use a slow evaporating thinner, so the varnish will have time to level before it hardens up You ll only use I just finished a set of new teak rails for Thistle Teak is such a On a boat with a painted finish to be protected, you could use duct tape to secure the backing plate I d still tape
Sep , Since the weather seems to be trending towards getting colder, and the winds seem to be increasing I felt it was time to prepare the boat for cool weather sailing Ravat came with a dodger which is in fairly good condition The Sunbrella is in great shape The stitching is all solid, and the stainless tubes are
May , If I get a little interference due to the lack of shielding over that small distance I ll live with it So, next step is to pick up a few terminal strips and see if can get the plotter to talk to the VHF Going to be some unpleasant boat yoga involved in that installation, but it will be extremely cool to see that plotter finally
Edson recommends that steering wire be replaced every ten years I m at about three times that There was significant observable breakage of strands at the rudder quadrant as well, so I had to bite the bullet and get this done And while I was at it, modernizing the engine controls seemed like a great plan Oh, and I love
Sep , I have no plans to install an inverter as they are so inefficient with amp hours Although I typically advocate separating AC and DC, I m going to be making an exception to the philosophy in this area There just aren t all that many good locations for switches on the boat, so I will be using this compartment to
First triumph will be a small camp out in the marina with my son Just a chance to get to see how the bunks feel in a real overnight Irondequoit bay One small step sideways for mankind, one giant leap forward for me I m hoping to find a decent spot to anchor overnight and see how it feels to drop the anchor in the water,
Jun , Notice the bottom No more Interprotect Grey All the through hulls and seacocks are installed, the barrier coat is done, and two fresh coats of VC have been painted on At this point the hull is ready to float I read many warnings about how fast the VC dries, and how hard it is to work with Not my
Jun , I think I can improve on this situation if not fix it completely, but I m really not looking forward to it one bit This job looks trivial, but it was really almost as bad as sanding the bottom on my list I was also able to get the transmission cable installed and working nicely I m glad I went with the throttle controls I did
Dec , All wooden bulkheads are bonded to the structure after the surface veneers have been ground back, to ensure a solid structural bond that will last over time The hull to deck joint is bonded with overlapping glass laminate for maximum strength and to avoid leaks, and covered with a teak capping rail.
The Rough Guide might also have mentioned that, in Dylan s time and long before, New Quay also had the donkeys, as well as the Downs by the Black Lion, where they angelically browsed, though their braying out on the cliffs, complained Dylan, did little for the peace and quiet of Majoda Llareggub, of course, had Donkey
Aug , And, like most hard used boats, most every port, hatch and fitting in the boat leaked because working of the hull and time had broken the goop seal No boat is perfect, but if you dread the zillion possible places a deck can leak, do go aluminum (or I guess steel, although I don t have experience with that).
Aug , It s still a complete disaster inside the boat, but I feel like I m slowly making progress Now that I m back on track with putting things back together rather than repairing replacing it s a good time to look at the short term to do list Wire the Sahara Secure bilge pump hoses STOP the FLOP Of course there
Electrical control is via a center off two position toggle switch mounted on a teak corner panel where the galley counter top meets the bulkhead In , two sections of l pipe joined by a standard pipe threaded coupler have a new hinged fork attached to the upper end and a sliding ring sleeve attached to the lower