Replacing a seacock and through hull is a daunting project. Done improperly and it could sink your boat. Even worse, neglecting them could spell disaster when your not expecting it.
The plumbing on my sailboat needed some work. Here, I’ve outlined adding inspection ports, replacing all the hose, and installed a water filter.
Removal of old leaking deadlight / ports / windows and installation of brand new windows on my 30 year old sailboat.
I just added 2 new projects this weekend. The leaking windows project was actually finished over a year ago and I never got around to writing about it. The deck fill is a recent project and covers the basics in adding new hardware to the deck without adding to the risk of getting a soggy […]
This past weekend I brought a couple of my friends out to the boat and we took her out to explore the island. It was a bit of a windy day but once we arrived on the island we found that it was nicely sheltered and the sun came out long enough for us to […]
Sunday was to be the day to move the boat to Ontario Place. When we arrived at the boat with our friends Shauna & Steve, I decided I would take the time to replace the primary fuel filter quickly before heading on our way. I had never done this before but it seemed as simple […]
I mentioned earlier that I had to finish the head plumbing. What a job that was. The boat was really starting to stink and I decided it was time to replace the ageing hoses. The problem is the head tank is still half full. In my haste last season I forgot to pump out before […]
I’ve been so busy working on the boat the last few weeks that I haven’t had time to add the articles I wanted to. Since I last wrote, I have washed, compounded, polished and waxed the hull over the long 3 day weekend spending over 30 hours on it. It was very expensive buying the […]
I’m so excited. I finally received the new propeller from Campbell Sailor. I used to have a 2 blade prop and from what I read online, this 3 blade should give me better power when getting in and out of the dock. I have read that some people have found less prop walk as well […]