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of 2004 brought a bright newly painted hull. The usual dog pee
coloring the copperpoxy green – guess it's real copper. I did
the deck in what I had hoped would be a nice buff color which I had
seen used for the decks on the reproduction of Sultana. The color
proved to be too orange or something and was subsequently painted
over only to re-appear years later when the paint began to peel in
Actually, the buff looks great here, but believe me
it was not good in real life.
pristine expanse of deck. The vent aft had not been installed at the
time of this posed photo. The two posts on either side near the side
rails were originally meant to be bitts. They were ill-conceived from
the start. They never weathered well and I kept putting off the
decision re what to do about them. I decided that maybe they could be
used to anchor the track for the main sheet block car, but decided
that pipe fittings would work better. Now – in 2009 the posts
are still there wanting a decision. They should be cut off, ground
below the surface and covered with a thick epoxy-glass patch.
white dorades again. Thank goodness they clean up with 409 – a
tank painted with high build primer. I also put the “up - down”
switch for the anchor windlass at the end of a long wire in this
locker. The wire will reach back into the aft deck area.
shows the control box and the rope box closed. The white hatch allows
access to manifold fittings which provide connections for the Edson
Manual pump. The connections are for take up locations in engine
room, port bilge, and starboard bilge. The vent in the corner is for
the dorade box beneath it which supplies air to the engine room. The
red controls are for throttle and fuel shutoff.
open to show sheet storage, clutch and pitch controls, and a small
compartment housing the starter button.
lockers and engine room vent port.
is the interior back then. You can just about see the patched of
epoxy on the hull side used to cover the screw holes made during
lamination of the sides. The white line beneath the sheer is a 1”
pvc pipe used for a wire conduit. Turned out to be WAY too small on
port side. Ended up using it for the two large cables to the anchor