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

Lots finally getting done!

15 June 2013 | Still in Riverside, Nj
Been working every weekend both days and taking some extra time off from work to get Kodachrome done for a July 31 launch. Still lots more to do. An update -

Corian is cut, routed and polished ready to be installed. Was way easier to work with than I thought - just created a heck of alot of fine dust! Made one small mistake but with the 2 part colored epoxy that you buy for your specific color, the mistake was easily hidden. Will install this weekend with a backsplash.
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Prior project was to close a couple of thru hulls, actually closed 3 totally- no more marine toilet so I didn't need them and moved and replaced 2. Here's a photo of the old thru and a new Groco.
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Installed them according to the way MaineSailor- he's the on-line maintenance and repair guru from Maine, suggests. Lay up a thick backing pad, figure out where the 3 holding bolts would go, drill and then tap those hole. Thread the bolts on and cut off the tops, This eliminates drilling 3 more holes thru the hull, but still be able to tight and hold the thru hull to the boat.
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Then add thickened epoxy to the bottom of the backing plate, align with the thru hull, tighten it up.
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Nicely installed and secure new thru hull and seacock.
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Back to the boat!
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