Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Kensington, PA
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Re: What Mods/Projects/Designs are you working on this winter?
This is our first winter with Pinniped. We hauled out on Monday. Our new cover from ShipShape is arriving tomorrow, so in the next two weekends, we will make a trip north to get her under cover. Other than that, there are just a couple minor winter projects—winter in Erie, PA can be pretty rough, and we are two hours away, so there’s not much boat work happening on the boat itself! At-home projects include finishing the hatch covers I had started earlier (to see if we liked them before I built all six of them), and making some new pillow cases and pillows for the berths. I’ll also be buying a few things for installation in the spring, including a windex and a new VHF.
Come spring, the must-do major project is the bottom job. Items on the want-to-do list include installing the new VHF and windex, finishing repainting of the deck, cabin trunk, and cockpit; cleaning up and painting a couple of dings in the topsides from the previous owner; replacing the head hoses; rebuilding the head pump; adding some 12VDC outlets for USB chargers and such. I really want to paint the topsides down to the waterline, but I think that would require more time than I have. Many of these things can be done in the water, too, so I’ll probably prioritize the stuff that is easier to do on the hard.