Friday, October 11, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
1) Replaced both side windows with dark, smoke-tinted plexiglass
2) Cut out and replaced the porthole in the head with one we custom ordered from Marina Grossenbrode in Germany... you should have seen me translating the instructions. oh meine Güte!
3) Replaced the front hatch (with another new, authentic Dehler hatch & hardware made by Marina Grossenbrode) It has a "sherry" tint... it was that or clear. But it actually complements the red striping really well.
4) Galley renovation
5) Installed new plumping lines and hardware for the galley sink
6) Installed a 3 gallon water heater under the port settee
7) Installed a Whale Twist Deck Shower in our cockpit
So, here's what's next on out list:
1) We are in the process of replacing the transom cover's hardware and are planning how to turn it into a swim platform
3) HEADLINER!!!! (my biggest "beef" with our boat)
4) Aft cabin renovation
5) Bow pulpit
6) Anchor-rolling system
*These really don't exist in any particular order, being as we are generally working on multiple projects at a time. You've got to have something to do when fiberglass or resin is setting up, right?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Yes, I can't believe it either! I managed to head to the lake for a few hours before I have to go back on call for work.... I managed to get the folding prop off though. I really hated not having reverse on the boat and decided to put the 3 blade that also came with the boat on for the season. I would like the fixed prop on anyways for cruising.
I also managed to get the tailgate positioned but my hinges that I was going to use are not long enough... denied ....I am afraid to use the original hinges because they aren't robust enough to stand on. Back to the internet!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Well, as the title says we haven't posted in a while. We have been busy though, I promise! Emily and I have been moving ourselves and all the boat parts into our new temporary home. We leave for Florida next week for our wedding Hopefully things will go back to normal and we can really make some ground on boat projects. We also gained a new sailing companion. Emily found Boo At our marina and he has been a great crew member. His specialties include being hyper, attacking anything that moves, and functioning as our onboard garbage disposal. Watch your fingers...he likes tuna.
I was fortunate to go on a sailing excursion with author and sailor John Kretschmer to the Bahamas and back. He even talked me into going on he and his wife's French canal boat trip in July for our late honeymoon. Lots going on. Lots to do. But I am excited what the future will bring. Everyday puts us closer to running south.