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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chain Plates

The rigging attaches to the chain plates, the rigging holds up the masts. So, we removed all of the chain plates for inspection.  We were pretty sure the plates are original and looking at them I think we were right. Anyway, they look pretty rough, one looks a little like a rotini noodle: We’ll see what … Continue reading »

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We’ve been pretty busy as usual. Tanya has been hard at work cleaning and sanding all the interior wood trim. The previous owners preferred to oil the teak and after decades of oiling it felt pretty sticky and messy. She is doing a great job, the wood looks better than we ever expected! We have … Continue reading »

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Before and After

Major break through today. Here are some before, during, and after photos. Port locker: Shoving the generator through the engine/fuel tank area into the port locker: Suspended the generator while we installed the pan that it mounts to: Generator is mounted in place, amazing!!! All done in just a few minutes…not. Actually it took a … Continue reading »

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Another Day

…or days have gone by. Well, our V Drive is back from The Walter Machine Company so that will help move things along. We sent the drive out for rebuild and they got it back to us fairly quick. The insulation and interior walls of the ice box are progressing, albeit slowly. The thru hulls are … Continue reading »

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Still At It!

It’s been a few days since our last update but we’re still at it. We’ve been working almost every day and by the time we get home we’re pretty tired. Can’t thank Tanya’s Father Bob enough for all the help. Actually we have had help from so many people we have lost count. We are … Continue reading »

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