Category Archives: General Maintenance

DIY Carbon Fibre Autopilot Mounting Bracket

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. A new Raymarine autopilot is being installed on Second Star, using a Type II linear … Continue reading

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Two Old Jibs and a Boat Cover

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Removing Cockpit Cubby from Cockpit Combing

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. In order to remove the old sailing instruments, the Datamarine depth sounder and knot log, … Continue reading

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Anchor Rode & Chain Locker

Way forward in the bow of the boat, accessible only from the forward “V” berth is a locker than holds the anchor rode and chain. On Second Star, the locker is divided in half to support two anchors and rode/chain … Continue reading

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Installing Raised Pads for Chain Plates

The forecast for this week is hot and dry. Of course it is hotter than I like, but I’ll take this chance to install the raised pads for the chain plates. First slots must be cut in the pad to … Continue reading

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Female Mold for Raised Chain Plate Covers

Female Mold Making – The plug in the previous post received 3 coats of Oscar’s mold wax and polished. Now a thickened coat of epoxy will be applied over the waxed plug and parting board. Making the mold a contrasting … Continue reading

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Mold Making for Raised Chain Plate Covers

Some boats, including this one have chain plate covers that attach directly to the deck, as the slots for the chain plates are cut through the deck at the attachment points. When it rains, or lots of sea water comes … Continue reading

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Chain-Plate Knee Repair

I gained access to the Starboard Chain-plate and discovered some surface corrosion but apparently no compression of the knee like what I found on the Port side lower shroud. I expect some wood inside the knee may be rotted but … Continue reading

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A very nice day

Today the weather was more normal. A bit cool but not freezing cold like the day before. The sun was out and with a light breeze, it was very comfortable. I managed to complete the installation of the new galley … Continue reading

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General Cleaning

Curt and I have been working on the boat for two solid weeks attempting to reverse the effects of four years of storage and many years of deferred maintenance. At the end of each day the boat looks and smells … Continue reading

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