Barb, I and most likely Ray V will be figuring this out over the weekend. After our longest cruise to date (3 hr) last weekend and Barb’s resulting sunburn, we decided to accelerate that on the “Fix It List”. Thanks to Sailrite.com, we will be receiving many parts via UPS today. We wont have toContinue reading “How to Rebuild A Bimini Frame”
Front Railings repaired by the Wooden Boat Shop in Cincinnati (http://woodenboatshop.com/). Great work by Butch to repair the busted rails. Finishing almost done on the rest of lower railings
Had a nice enough day to put on the Liberty Nameboards.
Started another project this week, Mast Repair. Being the tallest thing on the trawler, the mast took quite a hit when the slip roof collapsed. When I got the boat, pieces of radar, lights, etc. where zip tied and hanging off the mast. Some pieces of wood had been epoxied back and the boom wasContinue reading “Mast Repair”
It looks like 60’s in Cincinnati this weekend. I think plan will be to de-winterize engine and take Liberty out onto the Ohio River for first time. Not too far…just to get Barb out on the boat. Will need to re-do engine winterizing when we are done. Hopefully no ice will remain to mess meContinue reading “Short Break in Weather Expected”
Here is an update on the railing mock ups. It was 17 degrees so didn’t spend too much time on the icy boat. I am down to fitting some spacers where I needed to use stock angled bases vs the custom welded that was on the boat. The railings are 1″ stainless with stock fittings.Continue reading “Latest Railing Progress”
Decided to move a few miles down river when it warms up. We are going with uncovered slip due to cheaper cost and a covered slip did the damage originally.
Been slowly sorting out the fly bridge and cabin trunk railings. I’m getting close to the rough fit. I think I ordered last couple pieces I needed. We don’t have a lot of fabricators locally, so used do it yourself hardware and cut my own tubing.
Our Trawler had major upgrades in 2005. At that time she received state of the art electronics. But today, those electronics are dated. With the removal of the fly bridge when she came up from Tennessee, the wiring was in quite a state. I have slowly been removing old electronics and making way for theContinue reading “Ongoing Electronics Project”
After struggling with flashlights in a very cold engine room for two months, I’ve upgraded some of the engine room lighting. When I got the boat, there was a fore and aft light in the engine room. The aft was broken, but the forward working briefly. These were original (I think) and I decided toContinue reading “Engine Room Lighting”