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
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”
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.
One of the things damaged was the mast. Luckily all repairable except for the wooden spreader, but i should be able to remake that part. The boom was snapped in two, also wood. I really do not want to go aluminum so I need to find a spar company that can fix or make meContinue reading “Mast Specs and Damage Photos”
Now the fun of making and prioritizing the fix-it and upgrade-it list. Some of key items: Bridge Repairs Wind screen, needs new lexan or plexi Railing needs fix or replace Teak hand rails, need repair Canvas, reinstalled if I can find or replace Bimini. I think we have canvas, needs frame. Cabin Trunk Railings needContinue reading “List of Repairs”