We spent today hanging around Port Townsend and waiting to meet up New Found Metals (NFM) to get a new gasket for one of our portholes.
Richard (the owner) was gracious enough to come down to the boat and meet us personally to help replace one of the gaskets which was sticky and hard to open. Cutting out the gasket, cleaning up the frame and glass and putting in the new gasket took about 45 minutes of actual work time I’d estimate. A very simple repair and we were impressed with the personal service.
Richard is the kind of guy who always has a great story to tell and we heard about a slew of products he’s working on and the very cool plant in China to build them. If you order portholes and have the option to pick them up in Port Townsend and meet Richard I highly recommend it. New Found Metals is a company recommend fully!
Here’s a categorized list of links to the upgrade or refit projects of other Pearson 424s. Cockpit and Companion ways Blacksheep’s table and hinged companion way boards and rebuilt starbord companionway Hi Flite rebuilt the starboard deck companion way RA’s … Continue reading →
I spent a few hours grinding out the chain locker to remove the old loose gelcoat (maybe it’s paint?) and to get to clean fiberglass where the floor of the locker will be installed. It was a messy job. Most … Continue reading →
More checks from the 4thof July 3 day weekend: Dr LED Kevin spreader lights wired and functional. They need to be aimed to point at the proper deck area still. Cleaned up a lot of stuff. There has been a … Continue reading →
When it comes to list it’s important to remember that length doesn’t matter as much as the magnitude of the accomplishment. Here are today’s magnum sized check marks: Porthole installed in the head and shower. This is the first wave … Continue reading →
When we bought our Pearson 424, we knew right off the bat we had to replace the portlights and the teak eyebrow trim along the outsides of the cabin top. The existing portlights were old and leaked causing the interior … Continue reading →
Before Demolition Almost Done This is actually a shot of the dry-fit, but they look the same. The headliner is still down and the white you see around the portholes is just the primer. We do plan to paint them … Continue reading →
We got a lot done but not as much as we wanted. Portholes Dawn pulled out the two starboard side 5×12 plastic (cringe) Beckson portholes and cut out a big section of completely dry rotted teak around each porthole. I … Continue reading →
The boat has been moved form sitting in the yard where the bottom was prepped and painted, some keel damaged was repaired (oopsy), the v-berth was prepped by me, and the windlass was removed. The boat is now sitting inside … Continue reading →
I’ve been working on a document describing the refit we plan to do on Deep Playa. I thought it would be good to share it with all of you and see if anyone has feedback but also so others might … Continue reading →