Sunday, September 18, 2016

Final Preparations

 As we are making final preparations this week to get underway I can't help but reflect on all of the work that has gone into getting us this far. Just since we have been back in Racine, here is a partial list of the work that we completed. (And keep in mind that this is addition to keeping a 2 year old human alive who has no fear of any of the hazards whether natural or man made that lie in his path daily.)

  • Removed, washed, and reattached all of the lifeline netting
  • Buff and wax the cabin top and gunwales.
  • Restitched selected sections of the bimini and dodger
  • Fixed the wiring on mast
  • Installed the masthead fitting that a previous boat yard had lost
  • Rebedded several more deck fittings to try to eliminate leaks
  • Removed a section of the headliner in the V-Berth and painted the ceiling
  • Retaped all the standing rigging
  • Replaced the second butterfly hatch window
  • Polished the stainless deck fittings
  • Cut and installed the V-berth mattress topper
  • Cleaned the bilge
  • Cleaned and rebuilt the grill
  • Pulled and removed the frozen plug for the holding tank pump out fitting
  • Cleaned the water tanks
  • Rebuilt and tuned the carburetor on the dinghy outboard
  • Pulled the Quarter berth supports out and raised the whole thing 3 1/2”
  • Installed new battery boxes and 4 new Trojan T-105 batterie