Saturday, December 14, 2013
The work has begun.
I then scrubbed the walls with bleach, oiled all the wood, vacuumed the mattresses, put new sheets, added pillows and put about 10" of comforters. The bedroom is super comfortable. There is 110 power, and a old 1970's style light fixture. That will have to be changed. It has a large hatch to air out and stare at the stars at night.
I have been cleaning a bit more on the ceilings, walls and wood. But things came to a hault as I had a electrical problem.
One morning I borrowed a battery to jump my truck, and upon returning it to the boat, the 110 did not work. I ended up rewiring everything from the plug in to the switches, finding that the only thing that is wrong is somewhere between the battery charger, batteries and switch. That will be my next project.
Two good things happened due to the rewire. One is, I learned a lot about the function of the vessel, due to crawling around and locating and replacing wire. The other is, I found lots of things that I did not know about.
I am still on cleaning and organizing mode, but here is a list of items I need to do before I move it to a dry dock for bottom paint and surveying. I am sure there will be some added things to fix, and or needed maintenance.
Go through plumbing, learn bilge pumps, change oil in engine and do all maintenance, Go through engine wiring and fix charger, scrub top deck and grease all winches.
The plan will be to have my friend who is a experienced sailor, to help me sail it to the haul out across the Bay. I hope to do this before Feb 1st.
Posted by Joe Kisner at 8:41 PM