Sailing with Dad 2.0

Dad came one for a week, helped me fix the head and change fuel filters, as well as scrape the prop. Here are the highlights:

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Shitty Jobs

Went sailing for a couple of days, was going to anchor out and enjoy the weather, instead spent my Sunday fixing this…FullSizeRender 26

Sometimes owning a boat sucks.

#TBT Replacing the Mast Compression Post. Day One of the Construction/Destruction Weekend…

Last week I received a new 2″x 41/2″ White Oak post and a sheet of 3/4″ Marine Ply from Siewers Lumber in Richmond VA, and headed with my friend Edward down to Urbanna in the pouring rain. The first job was to remove the cabin sole from around the base of the old post to facilitate removal of the rotten one.

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More rot, all the ply had started to delaminate and I realized that the problem had been around for longer than I had owned the boat. Continue reading

Anti-Fouling and Deck Paint

As luck would have it Petit Anti-Fouling was on sale at West Marine  a few weeks back, reduced from $179 per gallon to $120! Still very pricey but I was very happy with West Marine Brand water-based that I used last time so I grabbed a gallon.

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I moved the waterline up by a couple of inches as well to try to take care of the barnacles on the water line.

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