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01-10-2013 06:56 PM
Bene505
Re: What can i get done in the winter?

Looking back, here's what I got done in RED:

I have a long list of things to do over the winter: order new hatch "glass" and installing it, buy and install a 2nd (tiny) bilge pump and hoses to get remaining water out, put 1st bilge pump's float switch slightly lower in the bilge, buy new flares, do some some engine (gasket) work, climb mast (we are in the water) with my orthoscope to see how to run wires in the mast conduits, run Cat5 cable and power cable in the mast conduit (for long range wifi), finish installing the webcam, connect bilge pump alarm (and 120v relay) to webcam so I get emails when the pump goes on (or when shore power gets disconnected), change oil, change zincs, sending fridge and freezer compressors to seafrost for rebuild, install on-off switch for fridge and freezer internal lights, add some stoppers to seal-off the battery bilge area from rest of bilge, insulate closet exterior walls with indoor-outdoor carpeting (maybe something better), buy another 90H danforth for our summer mooring, buy other mooring items, remove furler (furler and "top" piece) and send to Profurl to be refurbished, get stack pack resewn in a few places, run tensioners from clew to the stack pack's lazy jack attachment points, buy replacement dinghy seat (ours was stolen), buy/install a new Sirius antenna, buy a kill-a-watt (done) for shoreside power measurement, setup internet TV, sand floorboard edges so that one floorboard can be lifted easier when it's humid, cut stackpack batton so it fits much better, get better storage bins for tools and supplies, organize tools and supplies, install the dump load for the wind gnerator, balance wind generator blades and speed brake, seal deck in one spot, get and install a new LED anchor light, get new LED interior light for one of the heads (LEDs work better in this one spot, due to incandescent overheating), put freezer and fridge compressors back in (after I get them back from refurbishing), vacuum & charge fridge and freezer systems, install a new lifeline that I got, (put new lasy jack line on (done), and there are some other things that I need to do.

Some other things too, or things on the list done a bit differently.

How are your projects going?

Regards,
BRad
02-09-2012 10:36 AM
Bene505
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Originally Posted by peterchech View Post
What brand and type of LEDs will u be installing? I am going to go led this winter too...
In one of my heads, I used an LED "bulb" from West Marine. The color isn't that great, but for a head it was good enough.

Mainesail did a very thorough study and comparison of LED lights for interior use. And he later did a write-up of a second version of the "winner" of those tests.

Here's a google search that should work to find one of his write-ups: mainesail led comparison - Google Search

Regards,
Brad
12-26-2011 01:56 AM
peterchech
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
I have a long list of things to do over the winter: order new hatch "glass" and installing it, buy and install a 2nd (tiny) bilge pump and hoses to get remaining water out, put 1st bilge pump's float switch slightly lower in the bilge, buy new flares, do some some engine (gasket) work, climb mast (we are in the water) with my orthoscope to see how to run wires in the mast conduits, run Cat5 cable and power cable in the mast conduit (for long range wifi), finish installing the webcam, connect bilge pump alarm (and 120v relay) to webcam so I get emails when the pump goes on (or when shore power gets disconnected), change oil, change zincs, sending fridge and freezer compressors to seafrost for rebuild, install on-off switch for fridge and freezer internal lights, add some stoppers to seal-off the battery bilge area from rest of bilge, insulate closet exterior walls with indoor-outdoor carpeting (maybe something better), buy another 90H danforth for our summer mooring, buy other mooring items, remove furler (furler and "top" piece) and send to Profurl to be refurbished, get stack pack resewn in a few places, run tensioners from clew to the stack pack's lazy jack attachment points, buy replacement dinghy seat (ours was stolen), buy/install a new Sirius antenna, buy a kill-a-watt (done) for shoreside power measurement, setup internet TV, sand floorboard edges so that one floorboard can be lifted easier when it's humid, cut stackpack batton so it fits much better, get better storage bins for tools and supplies, organize tools and supplies, install the dump load for the wind gnerator, balance wind generator blades and speed brake, seal deck in one spot, get and install a new LED anchor light, get new LED interior light for one of the heads (LEDs work better in this one spot, due to incandescent overheating), put freezer and fridge compressors back in (after I get them back from refurbishing), vacuum & charge fridge and freezer systems, install a new lifeline that I got, (put new lasy jack line on (done), and there are some other things that I need to do.

Last night I got the webcam to send me pictures of the thermometer.


The remote (engine) temperature probe wasn't showing. I also need to refine the lighting it a bit so it can see the battery usage monitor.

Regards,
Brad
What brand and type of LEDs will u be installing? I am going to go led this winter too...
12-26-2011 01:34 AM
Bene505 I have a long list of things to do over the winter: order new hatch "glass" and installing it, buy and install a 2nd (tiny) bilge pump and hoses to get remaining water out, put 1st bilge pump's float switch slightly lower in the bilge, buy new flares, do some some engine (gasket) work, climb mast (we are in the water) with my orthoscope to see how to run wires in the mast conduits, run Cat5 cable and power cable in the mast conduit (for long range wifi), finish installing the webcam, connect bilge pump alarm (and 120v relay) to webcam so I get emails when the pump goes on (or when shore power gets disconnected), change oil, change zincs, sending fridge and freezer compressors to seafrost for rebuild, install on-off switch for fridge and freezer internal lights, add some stoppers to seal-off the battery bilge area from rest of bilge, insulate closet exterior walls with indoor-outdoor carpeting (maybe something better), buy another 90H danforth for our summer mooring, buy other mooring items, remove furler (furler and "top" piece) and send to Profurl to be refurbished, get stack pack resewn in a few places, run tensioners from clew to the stack pack's lazy jack attachment points, buy replacement dinghy seat (ours was stolen), buy/install a new Sirius antenna, buy a kill-a-watt (done) for shoreside power measurement, setup internet TV, sand floorboard edges so that one floorboard can be lifted easier when it's humid, cut stackpack batton so it fits much better, get better storage bins for tools and supplies, organize tools and supplies, install the dump load for the wind gnerator, balance wind generator blades and speed brake, seal deck in one spot, get and install a new LED anchor light, get new LED interior light for one of the heads (LEDs work better in this one spot, due to incandescent overheating), put freezer and fridge compressors back in (after I get them back from refurbishing), vacuum & charge fridge and freezer systems, install a new lifeline that I got, (put new lasy jack line on (done), and there are some other things that I need to do.

Last night I got the webcam to send me pictures of the thermometer.


The remote (engine) temperature probe wasn't showing. I also need to refine the lighting it a bit so it can see the battery usage monitor.

Regards,
Brad
12-26-2011 12:40 AM
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But when things freeze... trailers always provide good opportunities for work, especially the wiring. I've seen some trailers that were set up really nicely. Some things I've seen and would like to do one day:

Cover electrical lines with plastic tube
Redo license plate holder
Clean up rust, put on rust proofing
Cover accessories that hold mooring cover to mast to allow drainage
Add trailer tool box (I'm going to try an old ammo box bolted to the tongue)

Don't want to change the subject too much, but has anyone rhinolined their entire trailer (minus springs, axle, etc.)?
12-25-2011 06:43 PM
peterchech I just retabbed some bulkheads recently in 30 degree weather. Just need a 100 watt incandesant light bulb to keep it warm enough to cure. If the epoxy is on the exterior, use a tarp to keep in the warmth of the bulb.
12-25-2011 06:03 PM
JedNeck It's always a bad idea to let your wife know you know how to use the wash machine.

I'm doing alot of reading and dreaming this winter. My boat is still in the water but we have had an unusual high sitting on us killing the wind.

I plan on some interior fixes/upgrades after I haul her. Wood work for now but paint and epxoy in the spring after it warms up.
12-25-2011 05:08 PM
Siamese I don't think his wife will mind.
12-25-2011 04:48 PM
garyguss
Quote:
Originally Posted by smallboatlover View Post
good idea how would i clean the sails?
Pro-tip Don't use the washing machine, it will make your wife mad and the wind gods wont like it much either
12-25-2011 12:43 PM
Lake Superior Sailor This is a great time to rework lines with seizing ect.or and fancy Knot work to your tiller- Dale
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