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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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Fridge Door

Posted by Bryan on Monday, March 4, 2013, In : Fridge 
Put a new gasket on the fridge door.  It is a magnetic lock gasket found on most traditional doors.  The old gasket was horrible, and more green with mold and mildew then white.  I needed to router a 3/8 " track for the gasket and it sticks in.  New fasteners needed.  I found some vinyl glue to glue the seems, but it is not perfect.  Not sure the best way to do this.
Any ideas??? 

The gasket has great spring to it and the door will still have a locking latch that will compress it in.  I wouldn'...
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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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New sink and Freezer lids

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Fridge 
New double sink.  $190 new......$25 used.  How used can a stainless steal sink be?

It will be mounted on top of the wood, another piece of 1/4 in wood goes on top of this, but AROUND the sink.  The wink sticks up 1/4 inch.  Then the Corian Counter tops will be cut so no wood shows.  That happens in 2 weeks when Paul gets back from vacation.  

The same corian will be on top of the freezer/fridge, so I am trying to get the lids done.

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Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, In : Fridge 
We like ice cream, Smoothies, and margaritas.  So we have been working at making a freezer that will hold ice for a long time.  We debated on how much smaller to make the boxes and followed some of the advise of Don Casey in his book, "This Old Boat".  

I don't know if the previous owner, who had already started rebuilding the boat had done anything to the boxes, but they were not in good shape.  There was only about 1 inch of insulation on the top and about 3 on all the sides.  The freezer ha...
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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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