July 2013: An aggressive paint curing schedule

01_lazarette_prep_s

    Prepping the galley and lazarette for hull paint. Rachel is a solvent wiping fiend. We're doing the bulk of this now while the water tank and bulkhead is out.

03_bulkhead_prep_s

    Fast forward a week of hot nights and three coats of paint and now we prep for the bulkhead install.

04_tabbing_new_bulkhead_s

    Wetting cloth for the bulkhead tabbing

05_port_ph_slots_s

    Port pilothouse wall halves being prepped for lamination. You can see the scarf joints and the slots for the thrubolts.

06_scrubbing_aft_tank_s

    Scrubbing the aft water tank. She's clean enough to drink out of. Which is good because we'll be drinking out of it!

07_stbd_scarf_s

    Scarf time again for the Starboard pilothouse wall

08_oar_socks_s

    Side project, new slimline lightweight oars for the dinghy. They need to ship inside the transom, be light enough to carry around and slim enough to stow with the other poles in the quarterberth.

09_dan_chisel_s

    Work party July edition: Dan attacks the pilothouse posts

10_clay_plane_s

    Clay puts some plane time in on the 26" wide 5" thick scarf

11_port_posts_s

    Posts clean and clear. It took a few hours to remove all the old sealant, it will only take a few minutes to apply more.

12_shiny_s

    Everything's shiny cap'n!

15_head_shiny_s

    Head is back from the machine shop, now to paint it and build it up.

16_lp_locker_s

    LP locker to replace the outside half icebox assembly. This sealed compartment will hold two 20lb fiberglass LP tanks and the related regulators, drains and valves and be accessible from the deck cutout in the cockpit

17_nearly_there_s

    Nearly there. One set of injectors and a few inches of water hose and we'll be ready to test run.