Not much happening

Bad weather blew through last week and put some of the topside projects behind a bit.  I’ve been farting around re-bedding port lights in between storms, and making a little teak sawdust down at the shed.

One thing I’m pretty pleased with as far a progress goes is getting the two ports that needed re-bedding through-bolted in their openings.  Tayanas came from the factory with bronze ports attached to the coach with bronze (slotted) wood screws into the glass.  Don’t ask how much I despise slotted screws, but they’re the only replacements available, and they’re frikken expensive!  Most of them just spun in their holes so I had to fill & drill with thickened epoxy.  Figured as long as I have the things torn apart, I’d drill and install those 10-24 bronze machine screws we bought several months ago.  Also frikken expensive, but at least they’re phillips heads.  Much more secure for offshore sailing, now 2 out of the 8 oval ports are bolted & nutted all the way through like they should’ve been from the factory.  The slotted screws are just to keep up that “vintage seafaring” look I’m trying to maintain…

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The weather is in the 80’s all this week and the Boat Show is on Thursday.  The decks are drying out and I’m back on that this week after I wrap up the sawdust project down at the shed.  Here’s a little video to keep you entertained until I have something substantial to tell you about.

More fun with rope
Thorough screening process
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  1. Suki! So cute.

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