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Our winter "to do" list...Done

From time to time I like to post about the stuff we've gotten done over the winter, mostly because it helps me personally recap. It's also nice to say all these things to a group of people who understand what I'm talking about!

This year, we had a new baby right before the end of the season, so for the first time since we've owned the boat, we didn't plan on doing many big projects over the winter. So here's the list of "not many projects" that we did. Some of them are small, but they add up:

- Removed, rebuilt, and replaced cockpit drains, including new hoses (I have to mention this was all in the tiny aft lazarette--much fun!)
- Removed traveler clam cleats and replaced with Spinlock PXR cam cleats - this included the need to seal two existing holes with epoxy gelcoat the tops, plus drilling and sealing the core for 4 holes, cutting the headliner and plugging to look good, etc.
- Winterize boat, de-rig, cover with Fairclough cover
- Rebed a chainplate cover
- Re-epoxy 3 hose/wiring mounting boards in the aft lazarette
- Check/service steering quadrant
- Remove, paint, replace cowl vents
- New shaft zincs
- New keel cooler sincs
- New engine zincs
- New fuel filters
- Replace oil seal in raw water pump
- New impeller
- Paint knot meter transducer
- Clean paint prop/shaft with Zinc Coat Barnacle Barrier
- Touch up bottom paint and paint waterline (this is an off-year, don't need full paint)
- Check centerboard/pendant
- Wash, compound/buff, and wax hull
- Clean waterline
- Clean stains on transom
- Replace cover over centerboard pendant winch
- Replace cover over main battery switch
- Remove Fairclough cover
- Re-rig the boat (mainsail, genoa, dodger, bimini frame and bimini)
- Remove unused clutch from cabin top and seal holes
- Service both sink seacocks
- Dewinterize boat

Anyway, thanks for listening! We splashed this morning and are happy to be on the water again.

1984 Sabre 34 Mk I
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