Join Date: Aug 2009
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Re: What's your next sailing project?
IL just began Stay at Home.
If your boat was launched, then home can be your boat in a marina.
Northern IL, early March--only 4 boats are in the water at my 800 slip marina.
My buddy tried, but he didn't beat the shutdown. Now the yard is CLOSED too for 2+ weeks.
With a newer to me 1982 C30, I am still in refit mode--so I have a TON of stuff to do over the winter and especially in the yard beginning in March when the weather cooperates. I aim for mid-May launch.
Well, needless to say, the yard projects will wait:
1. Fixing throttle linkage so it does not interfere with steering chain in pedestal. Reinstall compass, etc.
2. Run new VHF coax from mast base to radio belowdecks.
3. Reinstall cast aluminum mast base. Deck seems OK, but need to remove some sealant and verify core integrity. Mast currently unstepped.
4. Annual sanding and bottom paint, fix a couple of blisters.
5. Still chipping away at gelcoat chips and scrapes. Not structural, so this is ongoing.
6. Need to remove, reseal, and reinstall almost all hatches. This is ongoing I hope to have this done by end of season.
7. Etc. etc. etc. Ahhhhhhhhh!
On the bright side, I have newly fabricated wood spreaders to occupy me at home for the next two weeks. They will probably look real good when I am done!
--Drill oversized holes for the mounting bolts. Epoxy fill and then drill proper holes (kind of like potting deck holes).
--Roll on West System.
--Paint tops and sides with Interlux Brightside for UV protection.
--Spar varnish on bottoms for UV and to allow grain to be visible.
I know a fellow C30 skipper than encapsulated his new spreaders in fiberglass cloth. I think my epoxy solution will also waterproof them suitably.