Tuesday, July 2, 2013

13 Days Under the Hood and I’m Going to See My Baby Tonight

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I don’t know who wrote that country song, but its been on my mind while living on the hard in the Deltaville, Virginia boat yard. Its actually been 20 days, and my baby doesn’t come home till July 18th – none of that rhymes enough for song.

deltavilleIMG_2639 New composite Jefa lower rudder bearing. Of course I managed to get it mounted about 1/16 inch lower than the last one, making the rudder install a challenge.

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New white panels in the V-berth to cover the damaged teak from leaky ports.

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A new step welded to the right side of the Granny Rails (rails around the mast base). This will make climbing up on the rails to deal with the mainsail much less of a circus stunt.

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Shiny new bottom paint

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With shiny new wax on the hull

Time in the yard is always grinding – dusty, gritty and dirty with daily climbs up and down tall, shaky ladders. It was nice to have some friends hanging in the area – Larry on Rocinate hauled his boat and was in charge of the evening guitar playing. Here’s a link to his new CD http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/LarryByers. And Denny off of Kokomo stopped by on his way to Annapolis to pick up his admiral. We met both Larry and Denny in southern Pacific Mexico and cruised with them in El Salvador and Panama.

Next plan is to get to New York to pick up Chris on our way to Maine.

Paul

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