Posted in Bombay Clipper 31, liveaboard sailboat, sailboat renovation

A little lift…and a new home

2018-05-30 09.12.26
Here’s our gal on the ropes again, lol!
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The money saved in not having to travel the 80 miles (one way!) to work on her more than paid for relocating her.
2018-05-30 10.21.20
Matt’s Marine Transport was the BEST to work with! She may now have traveled more miles by road than by sea.
2018-05-30 13.19.17
Home sweet home! This is our daughter and son-in-love’s new home. Our gal is squeezed in next to Jeff’s new workshop. Yes, the (crazy) plan is for us to live on her while we’re refitting her, LOL!
Posted in Bombay Clipper 31, liveaboard sailboat, sailboat renovation

Putt, putt anyone?

Yup, that’s our cockpit sole or maybe it’s got ‘soul’ now, lol. This grass by Golden Moon is not only realistic looking but feeling and makes for happy feet. It’s adhered to a board we can lift out and it should drain well and not be slippery and it is mold proof. It’s been quite the conversation starter so far, lol!
bulkhead wall
The starboard bulkhead wall is complete and was built form the bottom up (SO much easier)!
The fridge was relocated and my counter space reduced (nooo!). We’re designing a dinette where the galley used to be—in a perfect world dinette will easily convert into a berth.
Here’s the rough design of the aft seat for dinette: table will go in the center, feet will rest on raised floor, storage underneath. We hope it will be a better use of space as there’s lots of headroom in this area. We’ll use a beautiful wood for the final version and cover with custom cushions.
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Safe & Sound

Blessings to those who lost so much to these hurricanes; we are grateful to have weathered the storm intact.

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wall of pain (in the butt)

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It’s too hot to work on the outside of the boat! I picked the tongue and groove cedar planks and almost regret it as keeping them in place to measure was quite the challenge (see title). Jeff persevered—close quarters cutting planks on a bucket! We numbered all the pieces and brought them home to glue, trim, sand, and stain. Will post final pix after install on Friday. Fingers crossed!

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true north

Jeff said this was the first time he’d ever had to hire a machinist to make a part. We finally found a good-ole-boy shop in Palatka to cut a keyway in steering drive sprocket. Jeff made a wooden adapter to fit the compass he found at Sailor’s Exchange in St. Augustine to the steering column.

Rudder & thru hulls