Category Archives: Boat Projects

Going Solar

We wanted to be able to increase the time between charging the house bank while away from the dock. After some research, we decided to add a solar charging system for the boat. A bit of background. We do not … Continue reading

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Teak Window Valances

In 2011, when we first got the boat, one of the first things we did was to remove the “flowery” curtains. First we replaced the curtains with with  blinds. It dramatically changed the look of the inside and helped make the … Continue reading

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Replacing a Starboard Port…….. wait…… what?

The portlight on the Starboard side was looking a little “worse for wear” The portlight was ugly, the trim ring was cracked, the bug screen was broken, the lens was cloudy and the outer silicon seal was falling out, so…. It was … Continue reading

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Battery and 12V DC Upgrade

This project began in the Fall of 2014 and turned into an almost complete upgrade and update of the 12 Volt DC system First a little background As far as I can tell, the boat came from the factory with 3 … Continue reading

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Early Winter Project…….New Flooring

First Winter Project this year is new flooring. For a couple of reasons we wanted to replace the flooring in the galley, head and stateroom in Tolly Roger. When we got the boat the “head” had been tiled with a … Continue reading

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When all PLATHS lead to a new Windlass

Recently we were gathered with friends planning our mid Summer Cruise. It became quite clear that this cruise would involve anchoring at a few more places than I had thought. I happened to casually mention that our boat, (while having … Continue reading

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Radar Mast Project

I have always really liked the look of  Tolly’s with a Radar Mast. The radar on Tolly Roger needed upgrading and I wanted to add a mast at the same time. After sourcing only 2 companies that would still make … Continue reading

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New Month – New Slip – New Projects – Installing the Seawise Davit System

Finally got a permanent slip in the marina! The major mechanical work is done, just a few small wiring projects to finish and now we can concentrate on upgrading the interior and detailing the outside. Looking forward to getting out … Continue reading

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All New Windows

One of the things that needed attention on the new boat were the original windows. They needed to be rebuilt and have the flex mohair tracks replaced . We knew this when we bought the boat, so no surprise there and having rebuilt the … Continue reading

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The work begins…..

The new boat has “good bones” but needs a good cleaning and polishing. After a good wash down, time to get at the Teak Thanks to my favorite helpers, it’s looking really good! Next will be a good cut polish … Continue reading

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