Bow sprit installed spring 2015, headsail on Alado furler to follow?
Battens in balanced lug sail completed July August 2014
Table cassette and stove box installed July/August 2014
New battery installed, battery box to follow August 2014?
Solar panel removed, new mounting installed July 2015
USB charger socket installed August 2015
Navionics runs tablet battery down in about 10 hours so need to be on charger.
Bilge pump installed August 2015
Salvaged submersible pump from 12v drip irrigation system.
Stern light replaced with LED August 2015
Outboard motor in well or reinforce transom beam??????????
August 21, 2014 went for a morning sail, departed my end-tee but the outboard offset on the stern bracket could not produce enough thrust to make way with the current to clear a triple piling on the adjacent marina. Most of the boat cleared the piling but the outboard on the canoe stern whacked the piling hard snapping of the outboard bracket and taking a chunk of hull (4"x6") with it.
I tied up to the neighboring marina end-tee and arranged a tow and haul-out at my marina, the motor still attached to its control lines and a security line was recovered and is now at the mechanics for draining and pickling.
The boat is out early this year. Motor repair done, Jim LaChance at Fox Grove Marina flushed, changed oil, ran motor, changed oil, ran motor, changed oil ran motor
Transom beam repaired and reinforced; http://sv-ulladh-log.blogspot.com/p/outboard-ell.html
New prop delivered for the outboard, "elephant ear" for more thrust at lower rpm.
|Outboard hung and new "elephant ear" prop installed April 2015|
Bimini hardtop and boom gallows??????????
All the usual winter haul out stuff;
Clean, prep and paint hull and topside, in progress fall 2014
Hull cleaned sanded and washed with ammonia and dawn
A few blisters, opened, sanded and coated with penetrating epoxy
Ready for coal tar epoxy when condition are right; 50's F and 2-3 dry days before and after.
Below water line cleaned patched and sanded, ready for coal tar epoxy, condition are good Thursday morning October 30.
|October 30, 2014 hull below water line coal tar epoxy with copper flour|
Clean prep and paint deck, spring 2015