I have a list of a million odd projects that have to be done to the boat to get it ready for the upcoming boating season. The weather has been fantastic this past week and I really should have taken advantage of it to start working on some of the exterior projects while I still have the plastic enclosure up.
- Soggy cockpit floor – Large project involving removing the cockpit pedestal and re-laying the floor down with epoxy
- Re-bed the chain plates and all deck fittings – the water issues on my deck stem from these leaky fittings and need to be addressed
- Re-finish the teak handrails and trim
- Dodger & Bimini needs a bit of maintenance. – While disassembling it last fall, one of the bolts snapped and needs to be drilled out
- Sails need to be sent in for inspection and patched
- Anti-Fouling paint needs to be sanded off, and re-applied – Ugh.. this will be costly and time consuming
- Re-paint the topside – I want to get it nice and clean in time for re-naming the boat to “Lost Buoy” this spring
- Mast – Need to add a windex and possibly wind speed indicator on the top before we stepp the mast in a month or two
- Replace a duck valve on the head – another dirty job, but would be nice to be able to use the head again
So theres my short list of the most important things.. I have plenty more items that I can do in the mean time such as inspecting and topping off the batteries, some electrical work, flushing out the water tank, sorting out my chain locker/anchors etc.
I am glad I got around to re-doing the boats plumbing last week. I’ll have the pics about that project up shortly.