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New Glass and Window Frame Makeover

New Glass and Window Frame Makeover

One of the original items on my initial list of things to do involved dealing with the window frames in the cockpit that had peeling paint and other issues. The other related item I had to deal with is the glass in the cockpit. The glass was likely the original glass...

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Cabin Makeover 4 of 4

Cabin Makeover 4 of 4

This is the final installment regarding the cabin makeover. I must say, I really REALLY like when things work ... and the new head works very well! It took a little time to cut, position and connect all of the hoses but it was well work it! There were a couple of...

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Cabin Makeover 3 of 4

Cabin Makeover 3 of 4

This is post #3 of what I hope is only a 4 part series on the cabin makeover. With the vast majority of the woodwork completed in the cabin, I turned my attention to the 'smell'. It wasn't overpowering but it was there throughout the cabin giving a little tug on the...

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Cabin Makeover 2 of 4

Cabin Makeover 2 of 4

The cabin makeover is almost complete ... well at least the majority of the difficult work. What remains is some cleanup and finish work. The gutters around the cushions will be lined with the same fabric used to make the new cushions. The difference in the cabin is...

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Cabin Makeover 1 of 4

Cabin Makeover 1 of 4

Now that almost all of the exterior items on my checklist are complete, the time has come to turn my attention to the cabin. The cabin is fully lined with the original grey carpet which they call 'monkey fur'. It's not in terrible shape but it has a few stains and...

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LED Lights and SeaDek Floor

LED Lights and SeaDek Floor

The LED lights are now installed below the gunwales on the starboard and port sides. These lights, when turned on, cannot be seen during the day but at night they glow in all their brilliance. I received my SeaDek (Storm Grey color) and it was off to the boat for the...

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SeaDek, SeaDek and more SeaDek

SeaDek, SeaDek and more SeaDek

It has been quite a while since my last post ... however, that doesn't mean I haven't been working on the boat. It only means that I've been too busy to log a post! Without further adieu, here is a list of the items that I have been busy working on: [spacer...

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09/12/2015  Update

09/12/2015 Update

It's been a while since my last update. Between work, fishing and working on the boat, time has been an issue. I have installed all of the new electronics now. I've got the 10" Garmin 1040xs installed and dialed in. I've inputted literally...

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Update – 8/06/2015

Update – 8/06/2015

It's been a while since my last post. There are a lot of updates but nothing that really can be shown in a photo .. at least not yet. How about I run down the list of updates: 1. I received my new outriggers a couple weeks ago. They are 18'...

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