Laugther is Good Medicine
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bonifay, FL 32425 & Huntingdon, Pa 16652
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Re: Toe Rail Replacement with White Oak or ?
I'm with you and have set my A, B, C, List and similar to your's with pricing (high/ low) spread sheet.
In my other posts, I have a order of merit:
A: Repair/ Replace Rudder; repair 4 X 4 in. hole in stern; repair (2) structure (rotted) areas; clean & inspect the entire boat (carefully).
Note: All the thru hull fiiting were just done 1 yr. ago, engine & drive overhaul & shaft packing completed a yr. ago. Engine & Trans. just had a complete service, dip stick has brand new oil showing on it.
B. Complete check out of all equipment: A/C, Cold Box, Bilge Pump, Bowers, Fuel & Water Tanks, All Elect., Complete Check Out. The DC Panel needs to go, most switches are soft and wiring ends. Need to check out the smoke alarms & fire bottles, to include auto bilge pump. Check all the gages & instruments, knot meter is broke, etc. . The steering cables are soft to the cabin wheel, need replaced or tighten (?) .
C. Sails & Rigging, I have one old back stay cable to change, has two big old insulator connections where a high freq. ant. was mounted on the mast.
D. I have 2 or 3 anchors to buy, they were taken by the former owner for his other boat. I have one stanchion that is bent and may need replaced (if not repairable). I will find some other things, but not (hopefully) major items and they will be added on to the list. Toe Rail needs redone, all the winches should be checked & serviced.
D.a. I will need to do the bottom about 2 weeks prior to putting it in the water. I've been asking questions about the top side, it has cracked & chalky paint. I'd like to have an idea about what I'd be getting into (time & $$), it's still on the D.a. list.
E. The cabin needs some cushions made up (missing) and a couple widows may / or could be replaced. I need to buy a base & hand held radio (VHF). I was advised to wait until about 2 months before I go out. The prices (used) go down every month on electronics, the newer stuff comes out & people up grading. This is the right idea, I will have the boat (nearly) done and know exactly what my budget is $$$ ? I need to find a dinghy (used) and mounting fixture or tow (?) rig. I'd like to add a drop-in swim ladder to give me access from the water level.
Closing.. I do need to a take a step back & take a take deep breath. However, I don't think I'm overwhelmed, this is not my 1st big project. It's my 1st sailboat repair & not in my usual comfort zone and learning one day at a time.
My list is not a 100% yet, but I'm working on it; I'm doing all the important items 1st.
Thanks for the Help,
Last edited by HighFly_27; 11-05-2012 at 12:48 AM.