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Headliner is almost complete

Posted on Sun 24 July 2011 in articles • Tagged with Interior

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Pulling the headliner was one of the first things we did after we bought the boat and this weekend we completed installing the new one!!

The process was pretty simple, trace the old 1/8” plywood and vinyl covered panels onto new 3mm (or 4mm when 3mm can’t be …


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New Nav Station Bench and Desk Completed

Posted on Sat 16 April 2011 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Nav Station, Projects

New Nav Station Bench and Desk

I am very pleased to show off the new nav station bench and and desk. This replaces the cooler and board I’ve been using for years. You can see more pics of the pieces coming together on flickr.

The 1/2” cabinet grade teak has all been finished with …


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Progress on the v-berth

Posted on Mon 07 February 2011 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Projects, Systems - Hull

While my clavicle has been healing Dawn has been busy as monkey working to convert the shelves along the port and starboard sides of the v-berth into cabinets. Along with that she's also been working on turning that v-berth seat that a lot of boats have into a cabinet as …


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Installing Ash Battens

Posted on Wed 29 December 2010 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Pearson 424

After purchasing Deep Playa, the first project Patrick and I completed was to tear out all the old vinyl foam that lined the entire hull of the boat. After this was complete we prepped the hull and, in some areas, we painted and installed insulation to cover interior spaces and …


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New Portlights

Posted on Mon 22 February 2010 in articles • Tagged with Destinations - Port Townsend, Interior, Projects, Systems - Hull, Portholes

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 teak veneer to delaminate, no structural issues. The plastic windows …


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Let the Refit Begin

Posted on Mon 14 September 2009 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Pearson 424, Projects, Deep Playa, Systems - Hull, Systems - Rigging, Systems - Sails

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 benefit from seeing what I’m doing.

Here’s …


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Installing the Composting Head

Posted on Wed 08 July 2009 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Projects, Systems - Composting Toilet

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When we bought the boat it had a normal pumping toilet which went to a Y valve for pumping into a a smallish holding bag or through a macerator pump and out to sea. This was an OK setup for blue water sailing and Coastal Sailing in Canada where pump …


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Engine sound proofing

Posted on Sat 23 May 2009 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Projects, Systems - Engine

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Today I got most of the new sound insulation installed on the engine cover. The old soundproofing was flaking and falling off the boards to which it was attached. The new material is a vinyl foam insulation with a silver Mylar finish from Sound Tec NW. The material is about …


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Installation Weekend

Posted on Tue 10 February 2009 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Pearson 424, Projects, Deep Playa, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Entertainment

This past weekend was a good one in terms of getting things. It started out with a personal economic stimulus package when we dropped some coin at Fisheries for supplies. Mostly I stocked up on spare filters, electrical wiring components and 100’ of wire I’ll use when I put …


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Toilet Installed

Posted on Wed 10 December 2008 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Projects, Systems - Composting Toilet, Systems - Plumbing

Here's the new composting toilet bolted down to the new tile floor. Looking very spiffy !!

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