After a night of celebrating our success, the realization that we had to put all this back together set in. So after copious quantities of Advil we set to it.
The first job was to glass and epoxy the base of the post into the slot and to the keel to prevent any future moisture issues.
I bought a new Propane Tank last year as the old one was very rusty, took a while to find one due to the fact that Allied Seawinds do not take the standard size tank, just a small 1.5lb one.
The problem is that the way the stern curves up so prettily doesn’t leave enough depth for a full size tank.
The owners group has a ton of posts on where to place a full size tank, but not crossing oceans any time soon I am fine with the mini tank, after all it just fuels the stove and lasts a season.
Anyway I noticed this week that the new one was showing some surface rust and needed some protection.
First job was to sand the base bright, I just used some 220 grit sandpaper that I had laying around.