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Cruising Active Transport
We left San Francisco on September 7th 2008 and are off to see the world in our Tayana 37 Pilot House cutter.
Active Transport's Photos - Sailing Dingy refurb
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Did you ever step back and look at a project  and wonder what the hell you had gotten yourself into.

Here is the dink after all the paint had been removed and we were busy patching up the scars of 30 years of abuse.

You can see the areas where we had patched the leaking flotation chamber in the bow and fiberglassed some damaged parts of the hull.  You can also see the plywood blocks we fiberglassed into place to take support the oarlocks.  

The original oarlock support were two little pieces of teak that were captured by the mounting bolts for the oarlocks.
This shows the original inside color and one of the lifittng rings that allow the dingy to be lifted in davits.  

My first impression was that these lifting rings were a bit beefy for this little dingy but when I went to remove them, before painting, every one of the stainless steel 1/4 inch bolts broke.

If I had not believed in crevice corrosion before, I sure do now.
We bolted the two boards onto the sheer and Bart cut teak splines to epoxy into the gap between the boards.

The little bags of hardware should have been velvet lined jewelry boxes given the price of this hardware
Here is Bart just after he finished planning the new rail to follow the sheer line of the boat.  

Making sure the new rail followed the designed sheer line was a critical aspect of this refurb project.  The sheer line contains a lot of the personality of this cute little boat.

In this photo you can also see the plug I made for the dagger board trunk.  There is a teak dagger board for use when sailing but it can
One of the necessary steps in the installation of the dingy dogs was finding the location of the unloaded waterline.  This photo shows my friend Pat Dugan taking the dingy for a test spin in his pool which he volunteered for this step.  One of the wonderful things about Pat as a friend and shipmate is that his smile is just as broad when getting hit with green water on an ocean passage.  It
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Who: John and Shawn
Port: San Francisco, California
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