Bringing back the Beneteau

20 January 2013 | Titusville FL
27 September 2011 | ICW Statute mile 879
26 September 2011 | Titusville FL
27 August 2011 | Titusville FL
18 August 2011 | Solid Sapele & Wenge
14 August 2011 | Titusville FL
10 August 2011 | TSVL. FL
05 August 2011 | Titusville FL
01 August 2011 | France
09 May 2011 | Ft Pierce, FL
26 September 2010
10 August 2010 | Titusville FL
09 August 2010 | Westland Marine TSVL. FL.
08 August 2010 | Westland Marine TSVL. FL.

Time for new curtains!

26 September 2011 | Titusville FL
The origional Curtains in this boat looked like someone sacrificed the back of their blue jeans, and screwed them to the headliner. They swung to & fro even while at the dock, and did not keep the incesant Florida heat out of the cabin. I leave the Air on all the time while at the dock, and it seemed to run too much. The issue with the previous owner and myself, was that the verticle liner between the Port lights was thin, and an effort to install hangers for the top & bottom rail of curtains would either not hold or eventually damage the liner. Finally a solid solution......! I shaped the wood (Sapele), to the contours of the boat cabin, cut a 1" Channel up the center, and routed a decorative edege on the 6 pieces. I installed 1" alum angle stock into each hanger and secured with stainless bolts. The exposed leg of the alum slid behind the interior Port light trim and tightened back down solid. I wanted heavy brass rod for the curtain rods until I searched and found the only comparable material was Stair tread carpet rods. "Way to expensive"! Off to Ace Hardware,,,, Fiberglass tomato steaks were really strong and only $4.00 each. I could get them all from 4 pcs. Next I found plumbing fittings that snugly fit over the ends. On the visable ends I screwed the fittings from the interior to the Sapele,, (All hidden), and on the other end I screwed from the outside with stainless into the fitting with the excess screw going inside the rod.
Vessel Name: Vascheron
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Idylle 10.5
Hailing Port: Titusville FL ICW Statute Mile# 879
Crew: David & Phyllis
Phyllis has been my soulmate & Ist mate for the past 35 years. We have been friends since we were 6. She holds the speed record for our boat. Of course, I was holding on to the bow, as we pounded through the waves trying to fix the furling system that was jammed fully extended .... [...]
Extra: I read a good book! Lots of sailing... and romance.
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Our escape plan

Who: David & Phyllis
Port: Titusville FL ICW Statute Mile# 879