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Main project is to ...... head north!

So far, there has been a real dearth of 23 yr olds. Heck, haven't even seen much in the way of 53 yr olds.

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In florida, I think 63 year olds are more the norm unless it's spring break and you're at one of the big beach cities.

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Installing

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Re-finish cabin sole (almost done)

Install 8 new New Found Metals port lights.

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Install 8 new New Found Metals port lights.
Those will set you back a few boat units

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Those will set you back a few boat units
Yeah about 2k shipped with all the butyl tape, machine screws and the counter bore..

But well worth it! The Beckson ports on my boat SUCK!!!

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We gave up a long time ago on a 'list'. We have a notebook - and at the rate I'm finishing each task and checking it off, my calculations are I will have to live to be 237 years old to get it all done.

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Yeah about 2k shipped with all the butyl tape, machine screws and the counter bore..

But well worth it! The Beckson ports on my boat SUCK!!!

Agreed!!! Those beckson's do suck, I have the same. Before you get rid of them, what size are they? I may be interested in them for parts since 2k spent on port lights is far down on the list

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Install the 4 new 6v batteries and battery box I made. The yard where I am at has a battery cable crimper.

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-Bottom sand/paint
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With all that energy I got a few things left to do I my boat for ya! That was one heck of a week..
the funny thing is...i had a blast doing this. it afforded me an opportunity to learn all of the boat's systems. quite honestly, all my previous boats were light outboard powered, if you needed power you ran an extension cord from down below, small gel-cell racing batteries, etc type boats.
so, what did i learn? that when your hot water heater bleeds out much of the anti-freeze, you have to wait until the thermostat opens and the radiator fills (read, no air bubbles) otherwise, hi-temp buzzing w/in 5 mins. i found out my #1 battery is mostly useless..juice flows through, but doesn't stick around. the water is still off in my marina, so i had to try to pressurize the water tank by hauling two 6 gal jerry cans w/ water.. (uhm, water still weighs 8lb/gal..so, do the math... i now have hot water...
i spent at least 2 hrs trying to figure out how best to use my three spin/whisk stanchion mounted chocks, so that when on deck, you don't spend time bent over to detach said poles.. i also figured the high aspect mounting provides additional safety features by having something substantial to grab, before you go overboard. easier to set the chutes that way too. snap,clip,lock and pull. and she is screaming. 720sqft asymm on a sprit, extending three feet forward, yet locked in place by the anchor chock and pin. gybing will now be a breeze. i can lose the parell beads off, and have a switchable set of spin lines, and extraneous lines are out of the way. down comes asymm, and up goes the 'halloween' spinnaker, both in socks...
i worked my ass off those many days but, never got to go sailing, although many attempts were made to cajole friends and fam to go..but low 40's and blowing like stink..well, no takers, and as much as i love sailing, this boat is a lot of work solo in 20+ breezes, which is what i had my available days. (ok..some will quietly say..."wimp"...but hey, it is what it is). for the past many years,my best friend from HS, randy, and i are incapable of picking sailing days that blow less than 20 kts. on the J/24, we went 'torpedo sailing' a blade and full main..and a wild wet ride. i have learned that i/we are no longer 20 years old and don't bounce back as fast anymore.
the last time randy and i went sailing, it was blowing a solid 25, w/ rollers from 4-6'..well, i had one of those descecant bags (think midew water, in a caustic solution) explode in my hanging locker..all my extra foulies, boots/safety gear, etc got a dose of nassy water. i had to get all that mess cleaned up and odor free.
but, all in all a successful outing, if i may say so myself.

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