Life aboard in the NE And the work continues!

Now living aboard full time while I make repairs, refits, getting her ready for the long cruise.

09 December 2013 | Piers Marina Philadelphia
09 December 2013 | Piers Marina
25 November 2013 | Piers marina
22 November 2013 | Piers Marina Philadelphia
19 June 2013 | always Riverside, NJ
16 June 2013 | Riverside, NJ
15 June 2013 | Still in Riverside, Nj
18 May 2013 | Corsica River
22 February 2013
18 February 2013
11 February 2013 | Same!
05 February 2013 | Riverside, NJ
14 November 2012 | Still at Riverside NJ
16 October 2012 | Horta - Azores
04 October 2012 | Riverside NJ
02 October 2012 | Riverside NJ
24 September 2012 | Riverside, NJ

Things getting done!

05 February 2013 | Riverside, NJ
Haven't posted in a while but am getting things done, mainly the bulkhead and bowspite.
Here's what the Port side bulkhead looked like when I brought the boat. The dark area is where there is water damage, and there is pretty extensive damage.

Started to remove the outer teak veneered layer and then the 3/4 plywood- totally rotted. I think this water intrusion has been going on a long time.
Most of the bulkhead has been removed but if I want to totally rebuild it and be able to match the original construction I will have to remove the molded in bathroom sink.

No problem since I've decided to install a composting head, I need to redo the whole bathroom anyway - so out comes everything from the head area.


Made a pattern from 1/4 lauan

Did a dry fit and it fits perfect!

Next got some nice 3/4" marine plywood, soaked the end in epoxy. Also brought some 1/4" marine ply - covered that with a nice teak veneer- hoping it matches up. First the teak face ply went in and epoxied to the frame work and cabinet. Then the 3/4 ply was tabbed with bi-axial glass and glassed in and epoxied to the 1/4 ply and frame work.

The hole ready to receive the new bulkheads

Here's a photo of the tabbing- 2 layers of glass and epoxy!

I don't have a photo of the finished bulkhead- will take one next time I'm at the boat. Due to it being very cold here, am now doing more work in my wood studio. Started working on the bowspite- Decided to make a solid one verses a box construction, simpler and stronger. Will probably be a laminate of 11 layers! Photo shows 5 layers, but tonight am glue up layer 9. Can't wait to start shaping her.
Vessel Name: Kodachrome
Vessel Make/Model: Nassau 34
Crew: Roland
Kodachrome's Photos - Main
Building my new bowsprit
9 Photos
Created 25 November 2013
Finally got launched and back in the water
4 Photos
Created 5 August 2013
Photos of the process of making my molded instrument panel for the cockpit
9 Photos
Created 22 February 2013
First couple of repairs
4 Photos
Created 9 December 2011
From Rock Hall to Riverside our late fall trip
16 Photos
Created 7 November 2011

Who: Roland