|That bit I have my finger on is the rivet. Thick deck but no backing that I can see.|
|Here is the socket driver that I dropped. Put the camera phone in the hole and snapped this. Had to put another hole in the cabinet to get the damn wrench out.|
The toe rail is not pretty but it is strong. That'll do till I get the money for a new toerail. That one project took two weeks or so.
I then tackled the anchor locker hatch. Full of water and weighed a ton. My thought was to use the dremel and cut the back of it off and then peel it off. Wrong. Although it was full of water, the balsa was still tenaciously clinging to the fiberglass. I had to hammer that crap off with a chisel, destroying the fiberglass backing in the process. Now I had to build a new backing.
Next problem. Stove. We knew from the survey that the stove had one burner that didn't stay lit and the oven didn't work. Nor the broiler. Oh just replace a few thermocouplers you say. Nope. Had to buy another old stove to fix the older stove. Force 10. Grrrr. Anyway, my friend Chris did all the work and it took him 10 days. What a great job he did though.
Next up is the heater. The PO had this wrong size duct going to the heater. I just got back from SURE Marine and had some new ducting made. We gonna have heat!
The aft head had a sloshing sound when when walked on the area around the teak grating. Full of water from the sink leaking. Had to cut holes in that liner to get to the water and is was also very weak and thin. I'll build that up tonight or tomorrow with epoxy.
Mascerator pump failed and I have a full holding tank. Replacing that also. Ugh. I could pump out the head now if I had to. The mascerator pumps needs to be on even if using dock side pumpout. Why? No clue. Less holes in the holding tank though.
On the plus side we did get the name on. Maybe that will give us some luck.