In the last post about the engine room seacock I made the copper fitting that connects the port side deck scupper drain hose with the port cockpit scupper drain hose. At this point the new Groco seacock we purchased was still dry fit and free floating on the insufficiently small, old, rotten wood ring that … More Engine Room Seacock II
In Port Light Work II I mentioned that I left the trim ring dry fit because I wanted to check out the Dow Corning 795 seal around the spigot. I did go out there about a week later to check it out and all seemed well. The 795 takes forever to cure so it was … More Port Light Work III
A recent commitment that I have made to myself is that I will focus on projects that will prepare the boat for the water. I have not done a good job sticking to the plan as there are so many exciting things to work on. However, recently I decided to tackle one of the big … More Engine Room Seacock
The teak spacer arrived last week along with some 30mm long bolts which NFM recommended. As it turns out the inner dimensions of the teak spacer are the exact minimum dimensions recommended for the cut out in the cabinside. Up until this point I had just widened the cut out enough to get the port … More Port Light Work II
The lifelines on the boat when we purchased her were stainless steel, wrapped in white plastic, attached with C.S. Johnson hardware. I’ve never really understood the white plastic wrapping. Maybe its so the steel doesn’t get too hot for your hands in the warmer climates? Maybe its aesthetic? Really not sure… Either way, it doesn’t … More Lifeline Hardware has Arrived!
The other day when I was waiting for some epoxy to set up I started wandering around the boat, cleaning things up. It struck me that the bulkhead separating the v-berth and the head was just unfinished plywood on the head side. I guess I had to have known this but for some reason it … More Small project in the head
The installation process for the New Found Metal stainless steel port light was different in many ways from the New Found Metal tri-matrix. I will be completely upfront – the tri-matrix was easy and the stainless steel has been a real pain. I’m not even completely finished because I am waiting for more parts from … More Port Light Work