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  1. Day Ten: Back In Black

    Wow, barely more than a week and already Arcturus is getting a little antsy about being out of the water so long... gonna be a long winter. Especially when he sees me taking Lil' Bote out to play.

    I spent a week fixing little dings and details and slathered on three coats of West Marine CPP. Left a quart or two for touch-up details before launch in the spring. Most of the days elapsed were due to playing musical chairs with the stands and waiting for the paint under each pair of ...
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  2. Day One: A real hoser

    Got the boat parked and leveled and thought I'd better get the slime cleaned off before it set up into some kind of bio-cement. The pressure washer "easily" removes all of the old CPP ablative paint. At least more easily than it removes the waterline scum. And any place with spongy growth leaves a stain behind that won't hose off. Will investigate additional treatments later. So, the nominal "North" side of the boat is all spongy, while the "South" side is more ...
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  3. Up, Up, and Away!

    So there I was, getting the boat ready for a Fall cruise down the Big River, when one of my dock neighbors came by. "Say, are you going to leave that boat in the water all winter? 'Cause some of us are going in on a crane rental in a couple of weeks..."

    Well, I do have a few Things To Do when the boat is out of the water. And it HAS been... six? Six years! And the price couldn't be beat. So, I've foregone what looks like a couple of weeks of outstanding cruising weather ...

    Updated 10-12-2018 at 10:28 PM by toddster

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  4. How not to retrofit a hatch: Installation

    The new Lewmar hatch fit into the new opening without much fuss. Next, we drill seventeen holes for the mounting screws. The directions say that the screws on the hinge-side must be through-bolted, while the other sides can be screwed into the deck, but I would rather through-bolt all of them. Here, the inner riser comes into focus again, as its diagonal curving sides fall in the path of most of the screw holes. I was getting a little shell-shocked at this point. You probably wouldn't believe ...
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  5. How not to retrofit a hatch: Destruction

    Here's where we learn what's inside the hatch structure. Removal of the wood trim reveals a fairly uneven gap, with unfriendly angles, between the deck piece and the liner piece. Apparently both pieces were made with flanges that were supposed to line up, but some grinding had to be done to make the original hatch fit.
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    To make the new hatch fit, we need to remove the inner lip to create a flat platform, widen the fore-aft dimension of the opening ...

    Updated 09-23-2018 at 01:32 PM by toddster

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