Saturday, August 01, 2009

Almost done

Latest projects done on Sea Turtle, our future travelling "home":
  • Finally figured out the continual engine problem. Perkins manufactured a new replacement part that solved the oil pressure drop that, unfortunately, dealers and mechanics were not aware of. Luckily, Jordan accidentally discovered the existence of this new part or else he would still be trying to solve the problem!
  • All ceilings redone - all being vinyl except the salon, which Jordan made as traditional V-joint between beams (so much better than carpet ceilings!)
  • Installed teak and holly sole in pullman, salon, and stateroom.
  • Installed tile and Corion countertops in galley and head.
  • Refinished and installed salon table and built stateroom bedside table.
  • Created galley cupboards with front panels cut from the discarded window of a boat called Marlin II of Seattle - the glass etched sailboats in it are beautiful. I guess all these creative ideas come from Jordan's artistic side!
Sea Turtle has gone from having floors, walls, and ceilings being covered in shag rug to the present condition. Much hard work, but definitely worth it!

Few items left to do:
  • Varnishing of most teak walls and cupboards.
  • Attaching net to lifelines to prevent items from falling overboard.
  • Making and attaching "granny bars" by mast to provide support when handling sails.
  • Painting the blue sections of the deck with tan paint and rebuilding the dilapidated bowsprit.

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