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Sunday, October 05, 2014

New Shop Energized

Work continues on preparing the new shop space.Many thanks to dad who helped install the new 50 amp 220v service and the new electrical panel.
Also added: data network CAT5e and duplex fiber optic cable to satisfy the shop's data requirements.
We are racing against weather to finish the exterior paint, needed to satisfy the insurance company.

This weekend we should wrap up the drainage and plumbing improvements outside the shop.

With luck we will be ready to start work on the interior just as the weather turns cold and wet.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Holiday Weekend R & R

Includes sniffing boats at the Victoria Classic Boat Festival. Damn inspiring stuff. We are reminded how we plan to have ZERO topside varnish. While we can appreciated nice varnished teak, our varnishing days are over (in this life at least).

Monday, July 28, 2014

Annual Pressure Washer Weekend

If anything so I can at least make a post to the blog...

This year, the wash extends beyond the boat to the new finish shop. The finish shop is getting most of the attention this summer as we get it ready for work. A new roof was recently installed and the exterior is now being prepped for new paint. During this time, I can start planning for that most efficient shop layout, at least, whatever that is.
Site of the new shop.
As for the boat, well, the deck is now clean again. I can report on the performance of the PlasTeak used for the caprail (installed last year). What little dirt accumulated on the caprail rinsed off with the pressure washer like it was nothing. The PlasTeak still looks as new as the day it was installed. Also, some smearing of sealant around the edges of the seams (I never got around to cleaning up), washed away with little effort. Cool!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

State of the Shop

So any significant work on the Westsail is on hold till the new shop comes together.

As for the shop, we have a new fence around the building in progress and will have new roof work scheduled this week. All of the shop equipment is in a "storage sate" (read: useless) till exterior building work comes together. Perhaps in a month or two things will be ready.

In the meantime, the extra storage space means stuff around the boat has been cleaned out making exterior access much easier.

Pressure washer weekend is also approaching soon.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More Forward Salon Floor Hatches

Floor hatches cut, flanged and hinged for a rough fit. We still do not know what the finish will be. I have identified a positive locking flush pull-latch for the hatches. I also have plans for subfloor lighting.