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Life lines

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, In : deck hardware 
I am most of the way done installing the new spectra life lines.  19,000 lb breaking strength.  I can do the splices pretty fast now, not too hard to learn and handy to know.  The biggest secret, is that each splice SHORTENS your line by about 3/4 of an inch.  Since the line you are going back through is widened to allow the line to pass inside, it never stretches back to its original length.  The first 2 times I did a spice to finish a line, I though I had lost my marbles.....again.. as I me...
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Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, In : deck hardware 
We hooked up the solar panel.  First we had to get the davits completely attached.  The batteries are also hooked up (no picture yet).  We have 6 trojan 225 batteries. (6 volts).  All the 12 volt power seems to be 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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Deck Shower

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, In : deck hardware 
Set up a hot/cold water deck shower on the aft section of the deck.  One is the valve, and one is the actual nozzle.
With the swim platform going in, the shower will be right there for a nice shower.  The other valve is the salt water wash down.  So when we catch the big fish, or crabs, or shrimp in the dinghy, we can wash it all down.  Good to plan on messes.  I like to blame the kids, but I am the messiest.

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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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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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Foredeck hardware

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : deck hardware 
I have been installing deck hardware on the foredeck when ever I get a second person to help.
Easy now that the anchor divider is gone.

This is a dry run, with cleats, washdown, water fill, windlass, chain scupper, foot pedals for windlass, bowsprit.

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Stainless Steel

Posted by Bryan on Sunday, July 22, 2012, In : deck hardware 

Also, I have been spending money.  There is a local Stainless Steel Outfitters in the area and they are making a few things for me.

1.  Hand rails for the main cabin top.  (74 inches)
2.  Hand rails for the aft cabin top. (38 inches)
3.  A new davit system.  I will be using an aluminum dingy (For Crabbing.....every put a Blue crab in an inflatable boat???  probably not twice!!)  More on the Dingy later.

4.  A swim platform.

Funny story, how it is a small world, the owner of...

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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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