Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Settling in and Little Jobs...

I know it's been two or three weeks since I posted last but moving can get crazy. I've been settling in and doing some small jobs on the boat.

The move went great with the exception of my raw water supply pump. It is now dripping and I will have to repair it before long. Thanks to Jack and Jesse for crewing with me for the 26.5 NM trip.

I've been doing lots of small jobs including removing the rubber flap that I installed to quickly close, keep the rain out, and the AC in. I have now installed Plexiglas doors - they look much better and work much better. I've also been doing some repainting and varnishing, and finishing up some odds and ends trim work.

Most of the jobs inside the boat are now finished. AC/DC Refrigeration is installed, (though I still have to wire the DC side), all lights are working, pressure water system is performing well, all in all, most everything inside is finished and working good. SO...... Most work from here on out will be outside.

The caprails have to be reworked and repaired. The boom must be rigged. The back-stay must be shortened by six inches and the sails must be set. I've noticed some rust stains from a couple of my chainplates, so they must be removed, inspected, and possibly replaced. The deck must be repaired, (spider cracks), and painted.

Though I know refitting a boat never really ends, (there are always jobs and projects that need to be accomplished), nevertheless, I am now entering the final stages of Annie's refit.

Here's some pics from the move and the small jobs I've been doing while settling in here at Sunset Bay. BTW, this place is properly named... the sunsets are beautiful!

Fair seas and God bless!

Jack... King of the World!

Jesse James...Outlaw & Friend

Fishing Along the Way

You can't tell but the trim has engravings

The NAV Station is a disaster!

Sunset at Sunset Bay...Beautiful!


  1. That last picture of the Sunset is great! Makes the time on the boat all worth it.

    That picture above doesn't look like a Nav Station, looks like a corner of a work shop gone wrong. lol
    Nice you have doors on the companion way. Makes closing the boat up quicker. I'm looking at adding doors to my boat in the future.

    1. Hey Dan,

      The Sunsets do make it all worth it. I love living on the boat and being on the water all the time.

      That IS a Nav Station... it also serves as a "Hold everything I'm using to work on this project" table as well. It's crazy but somehow it just fills up when I doing any job.

      The doors are quick and easy. I wanted Teak doors that I could cut down and make work, (I have a friend who did that), but I couldn't find any that were the right size at the secondhand places in the area. Plexiglas works.

      Thanks for following Dan.