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Browsing Archive: May, 2013

2 Heads are better than one.

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Heads 
I am sure that if I only had one head on the boat, when it clogged, would be the moment I would need one.  So the old saying, 2 heads are better than one......had nothing to do with thinking.  It is completely a boat saying.

now installed, waste line hooked up, now just need the water intake line and the vented loop.  

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Galley Work

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Galley 
Lots of little jobs are happening.  Not all with pictures.  Here is a list and a few pictures:

1.  installed the Stove mounts, filled the old with stainless steel rivets to hide the holes.
2.  installed the fan.
3.  installed the freezer and fridge top springs to hold them up.
4.  installed the gasket to the tops.
5.  sliding doors to the cabinet.
6. fridge side door (will post a picture of this tomorrow, looks great!)

You can see a reflection in the varnish of the shelf, that looks out the window.!...
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Inside speakers

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Main cabin 
Installed some speakers along with some tinted plexiglass.  The old style was a 1970's yellow plastic stuff.  We think this is a bit more updated.  And we needed a place to put the speakers.  These will connect to the radio and the TV.  which will go in side the cabinet.....we think...on some sort of moving thingy that we haven't found  yet.  But might....soon...

The speakers have three screws in them.  I didn't want to screw into the plexi glass and I am curious if I should put a fourth in th...
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Cockpit electronics

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Electrical 
We completely redid the electronics and electrical to the cockpit.  This is where all of the outside lights can be controlled from.

The 8 switches control:
1. Anchor light
2. Running lights with tri color, or running lights with steamer light. (double direction rocker switch)
3. Cockpit light
4. Main spreader light
5.  Mizzen light
6. Salt water pump
7. Davit light at the bac
8. The three instruments.  Depth, Wind, and speed.
There is also a 12 volt plug, and we have an adapter to convert that to a USB...
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Pedestal parts

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Pedestal 
Sahara put on some more parts to the pedestal  This is a tinted plexi glass cover that will house the new instruments, that will be picked up in Virginia after the boat has been moved.  Seems silly to spend an extra 100$ for shipping and duty, then ship the boat to within a 15 minute drive of the place they are being sent from.

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Puzzle pieces

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Wood work 
The puzzle has really begun. We are putting wood back on the boat now in some places and it takes some time to figure out where each piece goes.  We are not putting any doors on until the end, they just get in the way when you are still working.


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Aft deck hardware

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : deck hardware 
All the aft deck hardware is now in.  The stern rail is on.  A custom made, extra long railing that extends further forward than most boats.  The cleats, deck wash, hot/cold shower control and shower head, mizzen boom shackles,and running back stay shackles.

Going as fast as we can.  Did a million little jobs this weekend.  Weather has finaly been good.

Put in a new diesel fill port. (Old one leaked INTO the hole, not good).
Installed Frigoboat controls
Installed wood around starboard fuel tanks ...
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Foot Switches

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Anchor 
Foot switches for the anchor.  We will have three different control switches.
1.  Foot switches.
2.  Cable hand held.
3.  Cockpit helm control switch.

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Bathroom fans

Posted by Bryan on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Heads 
Somebody, and I am not pointing any fingers in our family, needs a bathroom fan.  So we put some in.  Of course the hole was too small, so we cut it bigger, dug out the balsa core, filled, and installed.  But now it is done.  And everybody will breath a little easier. (blue stuff is old tape from over the winter)

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Corian Counter tops

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Fridge 
The corian counter tops are IN!!!  I have been working on this a lot.  It is something I can mess up on.  I bought the corian from a guy who I suspect had the shop owner tied up in the front of the store and he was selling out the back of the store.  Or it was a front for some sort of organized crime..  I paid cash and got out of there fast.  So if I mess up, there is no going back.  I had just enough for what I needed.

I have now put on the lip around the counter and installed the freezer/fri...
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More Exhaust

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Exhaust 
This exhaust thing is driving me nuts.  Just when I think I have it, A new wrinkle.  The exhaust pipe for the generator needs to come out of the generator, and go DOWN BELOW THE FLOOR!. if you had it in you garage, it would have go down into the concrete.  So I had a choice, raise up the generator (weight up high = Bad), hard to mount a 400 lb vibrating machine up in the air.  So I chose to go down with to the lift.  It actually turned out as a really neat job.  The piece I cut out ...
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Steering and Auto Pilot

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Steering 
I reattached the auto pilot and steering cables.  The boat is Hydraulic steering.  I have read all the arguments about hydraulic vs. cable.  I final decided that I have been driving a car with hydraulic steering for 24 years.  Can't be too hard.  I have the extended rudder to fight against the weather helm.  I understand how to trim a mizzen mast.  I have sailed double masted sailboats WITHOUT a rudder....just not this big.  And most importantly, it was cheaper to re-install than to change. (...
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Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Dodger 
The dodger people, Sportech out of saint Catherine's Ontario are doing the work.  This was after their second visit.  The hardware is all installed and the panels are now being finished.
Thanks to Gerry and the idea for the Ipe wood.  The railing in the cockpit were dead, rotted away, and then destroyed as I tried to take them off.  Gerry recomended looking into Ipe wood.  Much cheaper, nice looking, and also very rot resistant.
We got it from Century Mill Lumber in Stouffville Ontario. (Centr...
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Bottom Jobs

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : bottom 
I waited for a cold and very windy day.  I took off the bottom pain down to the old barrier coat.  I will re-coat and then repaint.
Hull looks good.

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Swim platform Started

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Swim Platform 
With the help of Geoff and Henry, we three football coaches were able to get the swim platform on.

I still need to attach a few bolts but it came out great.  Not a great picture, I will update later.

Discovery:  Dry erase pens are great for writing on the hull of a boat.  Comes right off when you want it too, but great for making nice marks you can read.  There are 2 points on the swim platform that the davits will eventually attach too.  That should happen soon.  The stern rail is now up on th...
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Pools Gone

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : Rant 
Had to get rid of the pool to rent the house.
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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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