Time to haul out and get to work. Here’s our recipe for a productive winter!
Our bottom paint was toast, so despite having been cleaned by a diver just weeks before, she came out of the water looking like this. Start with a good power wash.
The next step: strip the boat of everything to gain access to all work spaces and save cushions, towels, etc from construction dust.
Cover varnished surfaces to reduce work boot wear from foot traffic over the winter.
Remove canvas and apply shrink wrap.
Then get to work! Begin with some easy projects – an upgrade of some LED bulbs to improve the interior lighting a bit.
Remove and disassemble inoperable 26 year old aft shower sump pump to inspect for a defective diaphragm. Find perfect diaphragm and valves and discover debris blocking one valve. Re assemble and test. Save hundreds relative to a replacement part.
Finally begin one of the bigger projects: removal of the port genoa track to cure a rainwater leak.
Next up, continue stirring these projects and mix in many more. Simmer all winter until April!