Author: the builder

Drying out the Keel

Not much done on the hull this week. The discovery of water in the keel is no big thing. We just want to dry it out as best as possible. The good thing is that we dont need to address…

Surprise! Water Ballast!

So, after hearing some ominous thumps as I tapped the top of the keel, I took a hole saw and cut a couple inspection holes. Its WET IN THERE! Oh geesh. After removing all the flooring, we were commenting about…

Grinding and Cleanup

So the last week or so as seen mostly fiberglass grinding. Grinding off the remnants of the floor tabbing. There was one change of plan that did happen… The original plan was to remove the fore and aft flooring and…

Cleanup after Tabbing removal

So last weekend I cleaned up the mess of the removal of the floor tabbing (see pictures). There was dust from the sawzall and the crumbling rotted plywood. I removed some of the small remaining tabbing to get it ready…

Inspecting the Floors

So we pulled all of the unistrut from inside the boat that the previous owner had installed. The immense space inside this boat is now really apparent. I was then able to pull the main flooring up to get a…

Mild Hydrochloric Acid

So, this entry is basically a summary for the week. I took the pressure washer to the deck. It got a lot of the loose stuff off. It revealed a fairly clean deck. A couple days later, I took some…