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Monday, June 27, 2011

Seafevers big day







that was the most worthwhile 1.5 years i have ever spent

Sunday, June 19, 2011

a nice green bottom of course


Got some good weather so we got a huge amount of work done this weekend



In addition to the bottom paint we put all the new standing rigging on the mast and lashed everything down for trucking to the boat yard for launch

And a bunch of general small jobs like the transom swim ladder BUT when your putting stuff back over new Awlgrip nothing is really a small job

A bit more epoxy work on the small part of the keel and the underwater stuff is done

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bottom paint the last BIG project

While a boat is and endless series of projects interspersed with a bit of sailing most of them are relatively small

And then theirs scraping off 20 years of bottom paint :)


On my last effort to get ready for topside paint i stopped at this point because i felt i was not going to get another week of such perfect topside painting weather and it has proven to be true

There has not been another solid week of good weather

Somehow i discovered a new tool a cheep home depot 2.5"in carbide paint scraper

The carbide blade is supposed to last 10 times longer than a standard metal blade and i would say it lasted about 50 times longer and worked about 50 times faster

I used up 7 blades at 4.95 each and it was worth every penny because i got all the paint off and prepped in two brutal days of scraping and sanding



In a final act of mercy Uncle Joe the previous owner and a great friend of mine did and and amazing barrier coat job a while back and there is NOT a single blister/bubble/hickey nothing

So i just have to build up some thing spots near the water line and give it a fresh coat or three of barrier coat and two coats of bottom paint

The hull and keel are amazing fair and i believe a good bit better than my J24 was even when it was brand new

Friday, June 3, 2011

A big milestone this week


Its was a great week as i had the insurance survey done on Tuesday and the boat went through with flying colors

General Summary/Risk Assessment/Values: This boat was found to be well constructed originally, and it has not suffered any major damage or repairs. The basic structure of the boat – the hull, deck, and interior, is sound. The foredeck has been largely rebuilt to correct a delamination condition. The work has been well done. The standing rigging is all new., and the mast and sails are in good condition. The engine, fuel and exhaust systems have all been rebuilt or replaced. The hull has been repainted. There are still some cosmetic upgrades to be made to the interior. In general, the boat has benefited from a knowledgeable and conscientious owner. If the recommendation is followed I would consider it to be an acceptable risk. I would place its current market value, as surveyed, based on book values as well as selling prices of similar boats

cant tell you everything BUT i was happy with the figure and was able to insure it at that level with no problem