Saturday, April 18, 2015

Rain Rain Go Away, Actually It's Been Wetter in My Bilge

April is turning our to be ok. Getting lots of stuff done.  Finished the portals (previous blog), sanded the teak floors, primed and painted the interior, AGAIN!  Painted the top-side non-skid areas,  put on a custom-built 6 foot artic white bimini, arranged for a custom helm cover to match, sanded the exterior teak, and painted the hull.  I still work full time but my schedule allows me to pass the boatyard each day so I can get 2-3 hours in (when the wife says its ok, of course).  Before I get into the details of the aforementioned, I guess it a good idea to list what still needs to be done before I take the Constance Marie off the "hard".
  • Repair a six inch stitch in my mainsail
  • Figure out why my in-hull tranducer stopped working at end of season last year
  • Figure out why my anchor light stopped working during the Down The Bay cruise last year
  • Commission the engine
  • Replace the head faucet as it is the original and it no longer capable of shutting off water supply
  • Replace the links that anchor the fiddle blocks to a stainless steel plate near the hatch
  • BUY a half-life Genoa (%$#&^%#!!!!) as head tore near the luff and can not be repaired
  • Replace teak moulding in galley
  • Compound polish the gelcoat then buff it up good.
  • Put the decal for my home port on the stern
  • Figure out why the dink is losing air
  • Commission my Yammy 4 stroke 2.5
  • Put the Magma propane stove back on the rear stanchion