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More Deck Hardware

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : deck hardware 
Installed more deck hardware:

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Back to School

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Rant 
Tomorrow is the first day of school around here.  So that means, I get some time off.....from boat work.

 Back to teaching science....and one cooking course.
That, along with coaching football, will seriously cut into my boat working time.  However, I have the boat at a good place. It is water proof and all major jobs are now complete. Major systems are ready for smaller work.  I can spend time connecting wires and pipes and getting the boat back together.

Devon and I found a great way to cut an...
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More Varnishing

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Varnish 
Tara has been leading the charge on getting all the wood varnished.  However, it is a team effort.

She is working so fast in the boat you can't even get a picture of her.

The inside of the boat has been sanded and taped.  Now just to varnish.  Once that happens, lots of wood is ready to go back on.

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Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Pedestal 
Re installed the pedestal   Before I installed the pedestal, I placed a ring of thickened epoxy around the opening.  Approx 1/2 inch high.  The concept, is that water WILL get into the console.  There are vents, numerous openings and attachments, etc...  This way, if water does get in, it will not be able to work its way into the engine room.  I will leave a small opening in the caulk around the sides to allow the water to escape.  We cut new aluminum rings for it.

 No wonder I keep getting s...
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Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Sails 
First time I actually looked at the sails.  Only took one and a half years.  And They look way better than I though.

The boat has only been sailed a few times in the last 10 years.  The boat sat for 6 years, the previous owner bought it, sailed it some for 1 season, then put it on land for 1.5 years, now I have had it for 1.5 years.  I don't know when they were made, but they still have that crinkle to them.  Much better than any sail I have ever had. 

2 jibs, same size.  For roller reefing.
2 m...
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Chain plates going in.

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Chain plates 
I have some chainplates on order from Stainless Steel Outfitters in Barrie.

I have installed some already.

As well as some wood work.

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Engine room insulation

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Engine Room 
I want a quite boat.  It is one of the things I am picky about.  I can't stand being inside a boat an unable to talk to people, listen to music etc... when the engine in on.  So I am going the extra mile to make sure my boat is quiet.  

Step 1.  Add 1 inch Safe and Sound Roxul insulation.  It is a stone fiber insulation that does NOT burn.  
Step 2.  Add 1/2 inch plywood.
Step 3.  Add 1/2 inch foam insulation with the high density rubber layer and a shinny surface.  Shinny surface doesn't do any...
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Hand rails

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : deck hardware 
We installed Stainless steel hand rails on the top.  Forward and aft instead of the wood on the outside.  Wood is nice to look at....but let me know how you feel when you are sanding, and varnishing.  And if you are me....then cleaning up all your mistakes and doing it again.    The painting on the top of the boat looks strange.  That is because it is awaiting Kiwi grip paint that will be done in May.  Just before we launch the boat.

Because the original hand rails had the inside and outside r...
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Bow roller

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : deck hardware 
Bow roller is installed.  Well.....except for a few bolts that I had to special order.  But it is caulked and bolted down.
Chain plate is also on.  The chalk on the right had to be moved.  The bolts broke and were galvanized in.  So we drilled and tapped new holes.  If you look carefully, it is 1/2 inch more forward than the one on the left.

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Water Tanks

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Fresh water 
I finally got the water tanks cleaned, closed up, plumbed, and ready to be attached to the rest of the boat.
With the centre tanks, I had to make new baffles, so I started with a sheet of 1/8 inch aluminum and traced the baffles from the other side.

I cut and riveted on the braceing pieces.  I used a potable epoxy to put nuts in the end of pipes.

Then I installed them:

I then added new gasket material.  A food grade gasket material.  I got thick gasket material to help seal the lids.  1/8".  ...
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Painting the Hull

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Paint 
We painted the Hull.  Or tried too.  We had a good weather window so we went for it.   We got scaffolding around the boat (A life safer, worth every single penny!!!  I would have payed double, it made life so much easier)  We narrowed our choice down to Interlux Perfections and Awlgrip.  Both faired very well in the Practical Sailor reviews.  Awlgrip has a better name to it but it cost a lot more.  Knowing that we are no where near professional painters.....and most of the time barely get to ...
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Blood, Sweat, and Diesel

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, In : Diesel System 

I started installing the new Fuel System.  I purchased 2 4 way 1/2 inch valves.  This will allow me to control from a single switch where the fuel is coming from and where it is going to.  I will have the means to pump fuel from any tank to another and filter it if needed.  I am using copper pipe that is covered with polyethlene cover.  It is used here in Ontario for hooking up oil tanks for home heating. Read more at the link: Copper Pipe  I figure it can't hurt in the boat.  Will protect it...
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Freezer lids

Posted by Bryan on Monday, September 3, 2012, In : Fridge 
Finally finished the Freezer/Fridge lids.  I thought it would take forever.  3 inches of foam, 1/4 inch of bubble insulation that has high reflective surface then the 1/2 inch plywood.  The plywood will eventually be attached to the Corian.  Looks nice now.  But there were about 5 days of fairing and filling and shaping to get it just the right shape.  Now they fit nice and snug.    I have left a small space, approx 1/4 of an inch for the rubber gasket to go.  The gasket is approx 3/8, but sq...
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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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