Part 9: mast, coatings, electrical
We continue to repair the sailboat. We wrapped the trimmed rudder blade in fiberglass and coamings (under the rudder blade in the photo):
Reinforced rudder stock:
I took a couple more photos of the side window covers, they turned out beautiful:
There was a crack in the fiberglass in the front skylight. The captains advised me to install a proprietary hatch and not bother. Now I understand why - with homemade problems I will rake all the time. Decided to change to branded. In addition, for some reason, at first I wanted a large hatch (700x800 mm), which is very large for this boat. Problems will arise when it will be necessary to close it or open it in a strong wind (large windage of the hatch), in addition, if it is opened, a random wave can well wet everything in the cabin through it. Photo before hamena:
Photo from the cabin in the process of replacing the hatch. You can see how much smaller it is. New size 500x500 mm.
Photo after replacement: Knits are ready, completely glued in, a channel is laid between them, which will serve as fastening of the vantputens.
Installed deck organizers, keyboard stoppers and winches:
I decided to put teak on the entire deck, except for the cockpit floor. The estimated weight of 8 square meters of teak 15 mm thick is about 80 kg. Sketches on deck:
It remains to be done :
1. Work with the body .
- Replace deck
- Replace the upper part of the boards (about 20 cm from the deck)
- Replace keel beam
- Sand the glass mat lagging behind the body along with the paint
- Wrap the body in fiberglass (different density and number of layers in different places)
- Make and glue an anchor box on the bow
- Fabricate and install new portholes on the sides of the cabin
- Manufacture and install internal and external lining for portholes
- Treat the hull with a substance to prevent the wood from reacting to the water in the sailboat
- Pitch the gaps between the body rails
- Fabricate and install coamings
- Insulate the body
- Mount the engine mount and organize the fuel hose wiring under the cockpit, where the fuel tank will be
- Install the inner lining of the cabin
- Craft a step in a cockpit with hatch
- Make and install books
- Teak on deck everywhere (except wheelhouse)
2. Working with the mast and sails .
- Replace the mast (because the wooden mast is not reliable in the state it is)
- Order new sails
- Hem old sails
3. Equipment on deck.
- Replace most of the deck equipment (stoppers, deck organizers, cleats, hawsers, shrouds, stays)
- Replace bulwark
- Fabricate and install aft arch for solar panels
- Fabricate and install a stainless steel nose structure
- Replace railing
- Install windlass and required deck organization
- Buy 1-2 more anchors, restore the old anchor
- Fabricate and install new hatches, including 4 new cockpit hatches
- Buy and install ventilation in the cabin
- Buy and carry out standing and running rigging
- Buy combined anchor line (5 meters chain + 45 meters rope)
- Buy and install a 1.5-meter VHF antenna for a walkie-talkie (the walkie-talkie will be old)
4. Electrical equipment and lighting.
- Replace wiring
- Buy and install LED lighting in the cabin
- Buy and install outdoor running lights
- Buy and install 3 solar panels of 50W
- Buy and install pumps for fresh water and outboard
- Buy and install a chartplotter, echo sounder transducer
- Install 220V and 12V sockets in the cabin, as well as 220V at the entrance - to charge the batteries
- Buy and install two 120 Ah batteries (subsequently replaced with two 100 Ah LiFePO4 batteries)
- Buy and connect controllers for charging batteries from solar panels and from shore power 220V
- Buy and install electrical switchboards for 220V and 12V
- Buy and install light switches and electric winch in the cabin
5. Cabin .
- Fabricate and install all furniture in the cabin
- Buy and install a washstand, gas stove.
- Buy and install a fresh water tank
- Fabricate and install a staircase for the cabin
- Buy parking tent
- Buy and install water supply
6. Engine .
- Buy and install a 3 kW electric motor and a 5 kW controller for it, a folding propeller and a shaft.
- Buy batteries li-ion 5-7 kWh