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So ziptie the end of vise grip above deck with 1/2 your torso below inside the chain locker is good form....
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When it is in as good of shape and usability as our old boat. Working like a dog right now and trying to remember why we bought it when we had the previous one perfected.

Insurance has us pinned up here until November anyway.

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The very worst boat project, by far, is pulling it for the winter.

Not because it's so difficult, but because it means the sailing season is over.

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The very worst boat project, by far, is pulling it for the winter.

Not because it's so difficult, but because it means the sailing season is over.
But the ski season is right around the corner!!
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Upon completion of our bottom job my husband and I agreed that this was the absolute last time we were ever going to touch anti-fouling bottom paint in our lives. Calculated out the cost... stashing away $50 a month for 5 years (about how long we think we can make our hard bottom paint last) we'll have a pretty good chunk of change to just throw at a yard to get it done for us.

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Do you do your own bottom paint? Sanding? What type do you use?
And what is your worst boat project that you would never do again?
We did a full bottom job as well, on my Capri 25. Scrape, sand, sand, sand, buy new sander, wear a bunny suit, respirator... anyway it took weeks.

Interprotect, VC17m, and done, but what a painful experience. Never again... I'll paint, but not sand. Found a walnut blaster, and that would have been infinitely better.

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As I get older, and more leisure time I have changed many things in my cruising life:

I pay for the bottom painting & sanding - Thats toxic stuff and at my age we suddenly think about not dying

Mast climbing - I get scared now!

Advanced electrics - I do the minor stuff, connections etc but putting in chargers, Isolators etc I make experts do.

Engine - My new engine is electronic... I could fix it if I was a computer


Other general 'rules'

I do not 'gerry jug' water and diesel. I take the boat to the dock. The bending, twisting and lifting a full gerry from dinghy to the deck can put a non-athlete's back out.... for months.

Heavy polishing I pay for. I contract for people 4 hours per day. No one can polish more than 4 hours.

I never do more than 1 hours work on the boat per day (weekends off). If it takes more than that to maintain a 20 year old Production boat I am doing it wrong.


My cruising is not about sailing per say, its about tourism. If I lose a tourism day to boat fixing then I have failed in my plan. My current tourism plan is "Cities that have moved the world in History, or are moving the World now" Thats why I spend time in New York, London, Paris etc.
Just one more line on that thought as its important: Many have this funny line: "We have No Plans, and are sticking to them". IMHO thats a recipe for disaster. Get a plan and achieve it! Plans can change, vary, advance etc... but have one!

Some of my friends often do not accept tourism invitations because they are doing 'boat projects'. The attitude beggars belief. Of course I let them do boat projects as they wouldn't appreciate what I do.

If I waste my life to save $1,000 and I die with $1,000 in the bank am I a fool or a fool???



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Like many others I stopped doing grunt work.... I have the yard or someone if I can find them... to do the bottom work and wax the hull. Some projects are a PITA single handed... or with two hands... and an another set of hands makes it much easier... like pulling wires. Working on the engine is a PITA because of access. You can see bolts but to get a wrench on them you need to remove something else! and then put it all back together in reverse! No hauling heavy jerry cans... Don't mind going up the mast... but I need someone down below. Teak care is also a PITA... stripping sanding and building up new coats. Joinery stuff is made difficult because of the absence of a wood shop with standing machinery... table saw, drill press, planer, sanders... Plumbing leaks suck!
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Mast climbing - I get scared now!
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I just raised my mast a few weeks ago. There was a mast hoist and a guy that had built it. He was a retired Lineman (meaning he did high wire electrical work for a living). As I was climbing up an extension ladder on my side deck up the mast. It felt pretty sketchy. He saw my discomfort. He said, "The higher you climb the longer you'll live."
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Re: Worst boat project?

I did the bottom paint on my parent’s boat, when I was a kid. Along with all sorts of elbow grease jobs. At that age, I swore I would never own a boat, until I could afford to pay someone else to do jobs like that. I even pursued aviation specifically to get away from boat chores. I kept my promise, but the sailing bug clearly drew me back.


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