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We have a whole list of things we are doing to our Endeavour 37 this winter--the biggest project--replacing all of the leaky portlights with bronze one's and the rotted wood with cedar. Other than that, we are getting a new mizzen, all new sail covers as well as putting in new refrigeration! We bought new cushions last year, however ran out of time before sailing season began to have them covered appropriately, so we are going to have that done as well. Quite a list here--it's going to take every weekend from here until spring arrives to get this accomplished!!
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Utopia - I have a 1981 Endeavour 32, and one of my winter projects is replacing the leaky plastic Becksons with new units from Newfound Metals..... started the process last year but realized that if was going to take them all out I may as well replace the rotted plywood on the inside of the cabin trunk in the process. I haven't decide whether to use teak veneer plywood as was installed originally or go with something else - what led you to decide to use the cedar?
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Andy--we decided to go with the cedar b/c the interior is too dark and we want to lighten it up a bit, not to mention the 3/4 inch cedar will add a bit of insulation. It's going to be tongue and grooved vertical staving. I will be posting pictures as we make progress.
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Thanks Amy - would love to see pictures of the cedar as the project gets done.
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On page 27 of my webshot pages you can see my instalation on the new found metals ports. a drill small hand saw and a dremal tool was all thats needed. They make a very nice differance, looks and function.

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/568869392suwBrk

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Can you post a link to your webshots page, Mario?
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I had been talking above about the holding tank. My 32 year old one was was pretty skanky. The head had been replaced in the summer, along with the lines, but the brown old tank needed to go.

I had carefully measured the locker, and determined that the Todd 15 gal tank would fit. Westmarine was happy to order it for me. I wrestled out the old tank on a cold day, so any residual nasty contents were frozen into a yucksickle. The removal went pretty easily.

So I go to fit in the new tank, and was disappointed to learn that I did not measure quite as carefully as i thought I had. Due to the nature of compound curves, and their fundmental dislike of rectangles, the box was just a bit too big in the forward port corner. I spent quite a bit of time trying every which way to solve this spatial relations puzzle, but it appeared there was just no way to coerce this tank to fit - and it was SO close. I had a decision to make, return the tank the Westmarine, or act impulsively. This of course was an easy decision. I immediately got going with my heat gun and a hammer.

The heat gun did not deliver enough heat - especially on a cold day in January, so I carted the tank home for more heat. I ended up having my firebug 15 year old heat the tank with a torch, so I could bash it on the concrete floor of my basement workshop. We went a little bit at a time, and it turned out to be relatively easy to sort of cave in the corner an inch or so in each dimension. I ended up smoothing up the melted poly using what else but my newly cleaned and polished propeller that had been sitting on the workbench. It was like icing a cake. I let the tank cool, did a quick and dirty pressure test, and took the tank to the boat. It fit like a glove. Very happy.

Of course, wrestling on all the hoses to the fittings was a frustrating task, but I got it all done, thanks in great part to the application of personal lubricant.

last remaining bit of the task is the nasty old vent line. Just ran out of time.
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My winter project is replacing the rear oil seal on the perkins 4.108, 10 hours to move the engine forward to work on, 15 minutes to replace the seal, 6-8 hours to get it back in place, will probably change the motor mounts and some hose during the event. FWIW the seal cost about $10 bucks including postage.
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Magic, that seems like my kind of job.

For those replacing the interior sides of the doghouse, the PO of my boat used white Fibre reinforced plastic. It looks nice, and I expect brightened the interior up quite a bit. I had never seen the before, but have seen photos of wood in that area.

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As promised here are some pics of the before and during....
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