Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ready to Move Back Aboard!

If you've been following this blog you know I moved off the boat to replace the sole, install new water tanks, finish the refit of the V-Berth, head, and mid-ship. I also had to make the boat "Pet-friendly" for my eleven year old buddy, Fuji.

I am happy to say, for the most part, it's all finished and I'm moving back on-board tomorrow.

Forgive me for a short post but I'm exhausted and tomorrow is going to be crazy busy.

Fair seas and God bless!



  1. Congrats on a job well done. everything looks so much better now. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun living on the boat.

    1. Thanks Dan.

      In the process of moving aboard right now. I'll post later. Thanks for the encouragement.

  2. Agree, excellent effort on the upgrades. I would like to hear your thoughts on the floor. If I remember correctly you have changes it a few times. Again congrats and look forward to hearing some sailing stories.

    1. Hey mike... Thanks.

      The "Floor"? Hmmm.... I have changed it a couple times. First I tried Allure... too soft and too easy to scuff up and damage.

      Then I did Bamboo... looked great, good pricing... though it's considered a hardwood, it was easy to dent and scuff. Also, the reason it came out was because when I did the floor hatches, I did not allow enough room for the boards swelling and damaged a few getting the hatches up for the new water-tanks. When went to Home Depot to buy replacement boards, they discontinued the type. nothing matched.

      Then I had to add 3/4 inch sole for the new water-tanks to fit and just painted and used a rubber mat. It's not as nice as the Bamboo but it's cheap and practical.

      With a dog on-board, the mat works good...easy to vacuum and clean up.

      Thanks for following.