So over the next few days, I have to varnish the teak to protect it from UV and mount it on the boat. Then all of the hardware gets bedded and I get the engine running again. My sister-in-law gave us an amazing gift of hiring the yard to sand and paint the bottom next week. I am getting so close that I feel giddy like a school boy. It's wonderful.
Here are a few pictures of what's going on.
|Looking forward on the port side. Everything is epoxied and sanded except for the aft most portion of repair.|
|This is the deadlight on the starboard side viewed from the inside of the cabin. Eventually, I will fabricate wooden trim for the two deadlights and the two hatches.|
|Here are one of the new Beckson self-drain portlights installed.|
|This is the new starboard deadlight from the exterior. It is 3/8" tinted acrylic adhered to the cabin exterior with 3M VHB tape. I will seal it with Dow Corning 795 silicone.|
|This is the opening for the new cabin top hatch with the second coat of Pettit Easypoxy paint applied. If the coverage is good I will mount the new hatch tomorrow before work.|
More updates to come.