OK- Was not sure if I should post here or "Where have you been" I have really been out of touch for the last few weeks. Lots going on in the world of Pixie Dust. Her Capt... (moi) has been traveling a lot with work, but (drum roll) I have a contract on my house, deadline for backing out and getting refund on deposit has passed, inspection is complete, appraisal completed and couple have been approved. It is looking good. Closing is scheduled for 12-29. I am excited, but overwhelmed. On top of work travel, I now have to squeeze in packing up a home I have lived in for 19 yrs.
I have a lot of stuff.
Here is a list of what all has been done recently to Pixie Dust. This is why I have not had much internet time. When on, I am searching for good deals.
I am almost to the end of the TO DO list. YE Ha!
I pulled my girl out of the water and I had an awesome assistant come and help me to do major work on her bottom and do some big projects that were over my head. Thank you Capn K!!!! Our Capn does good work and I can give him high recommendations!!
Old thru hulls removed and replaced with Bronze. Installed 3 (1 lg 2 sm.) Greased with Marine Grease thanks to input from Sailfar.
Cutless Bearing replaced - what a bear!!
Prop pulled, cleaned (Pixie looked like she was wearing an nice piece of jewelry when this was done)
Shaft checked for alignment ok
Phlange repaired where stern tube comes out of the hull- HUGE JOB! I had major water coming in around this. One of 2 bolts had rusted out, the other was loose and a lot of the caulking was gone. Thank goodness I did not head across the Gulf with this situation. It could have been an ugly outcome. Kurt glassed in part of the trough so a long bolt could replace the rusted out one. All nicely done and recaulked. Pixie has not had a drop of water enter and the bilge has not kicked on even once in a month.
Water pockets between helm and glass aka Blisters sortof, opened, drained, dried
Epoxy placed, sanded, glassed Another huge job and big Karmas to Capn K!!!!
2 coats petit Trinidad red needed 1 gal 1 qt
Air vent replaced in hull for waste holding tank
Turning block mounted on cabin
Cleat mounted on Mast
Buffed and waxed hull
Cove and boot stripe repainted with Burgundy
Repacked stuffing box
Boat is dry as a bone!!! WOOWOOOO
Covers replaced for cockpit drains
Replaced Life Lines with Coated 3/16” cable from W FL Wire and Rope
Caulked holes under galley cabinet and starboard lazarette in hopes of stopping water in those areas when heeling. Dry bilge should help and pump lower bilge should resolve this problem. Too be determined?
13 gaL Waste holding tank installed Replaced old 6 gal aluminum box built for tank to fit in, allows for step and protection
All new hoses installed, new hose clamps from head to discharge and tank.
New bilge discharge hose installed 12’ for 1500 Rule Bilge pump
1500 Rule Bilge Pump Installed lower in bottom of bilge
Ran new electrical wiring to everything bilge related
Batteries 2 Golf Cart purchased and placed in built box in Port Lazarette. They will be the house batteries. They did not fit where the batteries used to be, so new wiring had to be done.
Extra Anchor roller installed. 35# Claw and 22# Delta now on bow. Small Bruce will be stern anchor and I have a 13# US anchor (danforth style)
Dinghy Purchased 9-06 Mercury 8’9” hypalon Busters Marine
Outboard Purchase Tohatsu 3.5 HP 4 stroke I have had so much fun breaking it in and getting outboard experience. I am already an expert rower.
The outboard has been fun.
MP3 Player purchased Getting all my CDs downloaded
Toshiba Laptop purchased getting it set up
Teak oil on inside wood
Hatchboards and table cleaned and stain applied.
She is almost ready to take me to fun places. I have really missed reading the updated entries on the site. I hope everyone is well!!!