Posts Tagged with ‘Caprail’
24 Feb 2014
The Wednesday night race series starts in mid March so we are in the last two weeks of our time in the yard. It’s kind of hard to believe its been almost 3 months since we pulled up and destroyed our solar panel at the beginning of December, but time isn’t stopping and neither are we.
Theoretically we only have one more weekend on the hard so there is somewhat of a rush to get done as much as possible. FINALLY on Saturday we re-installed the port side caprail and genoa track. This […]
29 Sep 2013
Yay! This weekend finally we were able to start the caprail replacement process. This is kind of a big deal, kinda. Yeah, you know we’ve been working on these caprails since my crazy inspection in March 2013 earlier in the year. They were leaking so we pulled em up, recaulked the hull to deck joint *twice* and finally have put them back down. It was a good day. Somewhat crazy and stressfull, but also good and exciting.
We went through many renditions of the plan from simply sticking the c […]
16 Sep 2013
Alternatively titled 5200 operator error. While I’d much rather post about something fun and lighthearted I feel it’s important to share our recent story about the hull to deck joint. If you remember back in the spring we removed the caprails and caulked the joint with 5200. Well last week when I removed the curved caprail at the bow of the boat I inspected that new caulk seam only to find something “terrifying”, the caulk didn’t bond at all on 3 sides in the seam […]
09 Sep 2013
Well we’ve finally gone and done it. After a weekend packed with work we at last tackled the port side genoa track removal and caprail, just as the sun was setting on our Sunday. In the spring we removed a huge portion of the caprails but hemmed and hawed over removing the aft caprails that the genoa track sits on top of. We figured it would just be too much work…that is until we found them leaking…
As projects on a boat normally cascade into a big fiery snowball of death (o […]
14 Jul 2013
Oh how easy it is to get distracted during boat work. The boat is like one big living and breathing puzzle with no clear start and stop point. So many projects overlap that it’s actually quite a chore to keep on track. This past Friday was a good example as I went to the boat with the intention of putting the interior back together again but ended up caulking the caprail seam.
Well…you know…we had just had a big rain and I was doing my normal rain check around the boat for lea […]
17 Mar 2013
Today was the day! One of the most exciting days for me since owning Sundowner. Heavy rain has been missing for weeks but we know that won’t last so we had to act quickly. I’ve been working as much as possible since last weekend when I first removed to the caprails to get ready for caulk. Now, finally it was time to caulk the hull to deck joint.
Tate is such a good sport and husband crawling to the boat with me yet again today through all of his soreness and sunburn from yesterday […]
09 Mar 2013
Click for Part 2 “Caulking the hull to deck joint” where we fill the joint with 5200.
It’s been awfully quiet around here lately which usually means we’re up to something. Something crazy. Unbeknownst to Tate these past two Fridays I was feeling especially adventurous. I get off half days on Friday and head to the boat to see what I can accomplish.
A week ago I removed now the starboard teak slats and used my hose technique to pinpoint the source of a few leaks.
24 Feb 2013
The Case of the Curious Leak and other tales from afloat.
It has been raining quite a bit lately and every time I’d venture to the boat the port side cabinets have been soaked inside and out. UGH. We always knew there were some kind of leaks but weren’t ready to tackle it yet. With so many things on the to do list there a tendency to stay away from new areas, cabinets, underthings and behind things etc. You never know what you are going to find and get yourself into.
I mean we ca […]