My Whitby 42 Blog

Browsing Archive: June, 2013


Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : Boat Name 
We have a name!!!!  Our Registration came back:

Say Hello to:

Art work by Sahara, Grade 7
We have ordered hats and shirts with the logo on them.
And perhaps a flag. 

Continue reading ...

Cabin Floors Painted

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : Main cabin 
While we are varnishing the teak and holly floor boards, we painted the rest of the floor.  The plywood pieces are just scrap for while we have been working..  If you want to come and take them, let me know.  Otherwise, they all go to the dump!   We are using a 2 part epoxy paint.  I
Continue reading ...

Aft Cabin put back together

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : Aft Cabin 
I have all the exhaust installed, the propane line is up above everything, in a thick tube for chaf protection.  I siliconed the hole to the propane tank to keep it air tight.  Exhaust lines are secured.  Orange line is a plastic coated three eighth copper pipe is the vent lines for the fuel tanks.

Continue reading ...

Deck Grip: KIWI Grip paint

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : Paint 
Paint is like Mayonnaise.  Goes on thick.  It got hotter out than we though but just kept going.  Some places h ave different texture than other, nothing a little sandpaper can not fix later. Tinted the pain our selves, blue with a hint of green.  It dries darker than you think so go easy if you are trying this.

Continue reading ...

A little wood work

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : Galley 
I really liked the idea that S/V Real Life had, another Whitby 42.  So using scrap wood and some new pieces of scrap teak from other work we put this together.  Came out pretty good.  Should be very piratical.

Hard to tell from the picture, there is a lip on the front to keep things from sliding out.

Continue reading ...

New Rigging!!

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : Rigging 
We got all the standing rigging redone by some great people at the Rigging Shoppe in Toronto .  They did a fantastic job rebuilding all the rigging.  It is a family owned business that really takes good care of their customers.  They knew my situation with taking the boat away down south and gave me lots of great advise on the great places to visit.  I had some very old rigging and they gave me a great price to get it all done.  I also got all my halyards redone by and watched R...
Continue reading ...

Mast winches

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : Winches 
We took off all the mast winches (5) and rebuilt them.  Only 4 will go back on.  2 per mast.  One winch was a wire only winch, but we are not using wire halyards, so it is not worth keeping.  The winches had not been dismantled in YEARS....probably decades.  The one on the left has been rebuilt(but not re greased yet), the one on the right is as they were, although not too bad.  

Continue reading ...

Barrier coat

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : bottom 
Tara added another couple of layers to the epoxy barrier coat.  The boat is in great shape, no blisters.  Even where the old pads held the boat, and there was NO barrier coat at all, there are no blisters.  To be safe, we added another layer, and multiple layers to places there where bare.  Now, ready for bottom paint.

Continue reading ...

Electrical Panel

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : Electrical 
With the help of a good friend and my nephew, I was able to install the electrical panel.  Only a few mistakes here and there, but otherwise, so far, everything is working.
Here is all the wiring behind the panel.  So far, I have had to go back and add 2 wires.  I am sure I will have to add some more later.  

Here is the panel installed

Then we installed the nav station and the radio holder.
The Radio holder (lack of better name) was a great idea by the PO.  
He did a great job building it from sc...

Continue reading ...

Cockpit Port Locker

Posted by Bryan on Monday, June 10, 2013, In : port locker 
Hello Whitby 42 owners.

I am in need of a little help.  I am in the process of finishing up.  Crunch time!!.  I am battling a back injury that has slowed me way down, but I push on.

I need help with the cockpit port locker.  When I bought the boat all the wood was removed.  When you opened the locker in the cockpit, you see the fuel tank.  I don't even know if I have all the pieces (I suspect I do).  I would love to get some pictures of the layout of the locker, both from the inside and the und...
Continue reading ...

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.

To Comment:

Click on the heading, then at the bottom a comment box will appear.  Advise is great!


Bahama's Weather

Just as a reminder to my self why I am doing all of this.  There is nice weather at the end of the tunnel.

Locations of Site Visitors