Grace - 1970 Irwin 32
Youtube Channel "GraceIrwin"
Sail from Corpus Christi to Rockport.
New sheave for the Center board. (Below)
Marine Parts & Supplies Solar Supplies Chartplotter / GPS
Interlux 2000e Barrier Coat
|Sanding the hull. (Below)||Filling with Interlux Watertite|
|In the photo I've got the boom hung from the backstay to keep the topping lift halyard from banging the mast, but my new end piece is very strong, made from half inch T-6 aircraft aluminum. You can see the old one below.|
|Below and right, the full shot, and the reason I bought my D2Xs|
|Last time, I noticed the boom end. Damaged top ring, but my major concern seen in the photo below, was the worn bottom ring. If that piece broke under sail, it could potentially be a disaster.|
|The middle photo was a temporary solution...and to the right, my fix. A bit bulky perhaps, but it'll never break, made from T6 aircraft aluminum and stainless U-bolts of a substantial thickness.|
|..note the wear at the bottom of the ring, more than half way thru. That piece is cast aluminum and could've let go at any time.|
(below) From before my trip to the yard.
The upper photo is the port side. I didn't take a picture of the starboard before sanding.
This is just a base coat of epoxy. I'll be painting it. I know everybody's saying, it looks too good to paint, leave the teak showing. My interest is long-term staying power. I won't be able to come to the boat and do this 3 times a year.
|206 Epoxy on Teak, then painted.|
Grab rails top coated with Interlux Perfection 2-part
Epoxied Plywood for the small cabinet my VHF and Stereo will be mounted in.
Now it's starting to look like something, but that's as far as I can go until I get the epoxy back out.
X-mas card play
Photo from when I first got the boat.