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I hate winter, but at least it forces me to maintain the boat instead of sailing the keel off of her.

I'm going to attack cosmetic issues as much as my wallet will let me.
I've started off Cetol'ing all the brightwork, and I'll brag that it's looking great already.

Whatcha got?
 

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three new injectors, a new air filter, and the usual winter maintenance. I'll do more after I return from Florida next spring.

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Also have to attack the teak this year and bed chainplates. Hopefully those will be my biggest tasks this year.
 

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I've already made 2 soft shackles from 1/4" Amsteel line (breaking strength > 8000 lbs).
Soft Shackles

I'll probably have quite a few come spring when I can start messing with the boat snot (epoxy & glass) again. Too cold now for epoxy or Cetol so both will wait for a warm March/April.
 

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New pelican hooks on the lifelines, replacing cotter pins, adding a mid-ship cleat and a whole host of minor issues that came up on my survey this summer.
 

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For starters: sanding most of the interior and refinishing it, replacing rotten shelving, replacing holding tank hoses, troubleshooting radar system, relocating GPS, installing depth transducer, troubleshooting fuel gauge, tracking down leaks to figure out where to start rebedding, removing hot water heater for testing and possible repair/replacement.
 

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I've already made 2 soft shackles from 1/4" Amsteel line (breaking strength > 8000 lbs).
Soft Shackles

I'll probably have quite a few come spring when I can start messing with the boat snot (epoxy & glass) again. Too cold now for epoxy or Cetol so both will wait for a warm March/April.
Luckily(?) all of my epoxy and Cetol projects are small enough to be removed from the boat, and refinished in my garage or house where I can control the climate.

I'll have to wait until spring to Cetol the teak islands on top of the coamings, but the rest will be done at home.
 

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This season, I used the notepad on my iPhone to enter squawks and needed supplies all season long. Unbelievable how long it got. I have not even sat down to look it over and sort out what's going to be done over the winter.
 

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I think I'm keeping a couple of pins, maybe a bolt or two.

Otherwise I'm rebuilding the boat.
 

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We have neglected the teak on Mandolin too long so our big project is the teak! We use Sikkens and then topcoat of Cetol clear gloss to make it shine.

My wife plans on making cockpit cushions as well.

I need to clean and repolish the hull as well. Hope to do a short haul this spring.

Tod
 

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... I forgot that I just replaced the two lower lifelines with 2 of the SunCor Stainless kits.

Here is a pic of the 3 new injectors, and air filter, installed.
 
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Sanding and refinishing the wood on the interior. Will show before and after photos when we are done. Also making three bags to store our winter canvas cover, that are clearly marked "section A/B/C" to make putting it on go more smoothly!
 

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I'm waiting for spring so that I can rebed the hull/deck joint on the port side of my boat. I did the starboard side in early fall and it eliminated the last couple of leaks that I had on that side of the boat and gave me a chance to refinish the toerails.

My only winter project is a quick haul to change my prop from a fixed one to a feathering one.

We don't haul out here (Seattle) and I still sail an average of once per week.
 

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Sanding and refinishing the wood on the interior. Will show before and after photos when we are done. Also making three bags to store our winter canvas cover, that are clearly marked "section A/B/C" to make putting it on go more smoothly!
I'd like to see the finished product.
 

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I've got to re-seal my chainplates and then decide whether to redo the cabin decor in baroque


or rococo style
 

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The thing about winter maintenance season is that on the calendar it looks to be 5 months long. But it really is only about 1 month when you figure in the weather and that makes for a busy time.
 

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Willy,

You crack me up. I've always enjoyed your posts about your extended cruises around the Bay. We need to meet up for a drink this winter, somehow.

Here's a sample of my Cetol wood work project.
Crappy cell phone pic, in crappy, fluorescent lighting. When viewed in daylight, or incandescent lighting, I think it looks pretty good.

http://i40.tinypic.com/2d0v4j.jpg

Edit: I embedded the photo but it was huge. I think this link is friendlier.
 

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Bubblehead,

I'd be glad to meet you sometime.

I was only half-kidding about the rococo thing; my daughter and I were at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore last week and it was inspiring. At the very least I've sworn to finally finish replacing/covering up the damaged teak veneer on my bulkheads and covering the cushions with something that's not ghastly bright blue sunbrella.
 
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