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Update!
« on: May 02, 2017, 11:46:43 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Just a quick update to what has been done to hull #108 since I have put her on the hard on April 11th.

Mast un-stepped, complete rewire,RG-213 coax, new anemometer, wind vane, steaming deck light combo, spreader lights, combo anchor, tri-color navigation light, SOS Morse strobe. All of the lighting is LED and they were purchased from Marine Beam. The masthead light is a 2 wire light. You switch between anchor, nav and strobe by turning the breaker off for 5 seconds then back on. It defaults to anchor then nav then stobe. Best part is its 99 bucks. The sell just the bulb that can be retrofitted to a compatible light fixture. It's very cool.

All new running rigging, lazy jacks, and reefing lines. Main, reef #1 and vang led to cockpit.

New toilet installed.

All of the tubing from the water tanks to the pump to the faucets was replaced and the tanks were cleaned. Installed a canister filter before the pump and a Brita filter on the faucet. The water tastes like Poland Spring.

Installed a B&G chartplotter.

Installed a Raymarine EV-100 auto pilot.

Installed an Airmar combo temp, depth, speed transducer.

Constructed the NMEA 2000 backbone.

2 new cockpit scupper hoses.

1 new deck scupper hose

Removed, inspected, polished and re-bed all of the chain plates.

Took the original Schaefer drum off of the furler, soaked it in some DAWN overnight to clean out the bearings and races.  Drilled a new hole on the top of the drum for a different location for the furler line knot so it doesn't bind the drum up. The stock knot location is stupid and it prevents the drum from spinning free. Huge, huge difference.

Adjusted all of the lifelines.

A lot of rewiring. I mean a lot a lot as in days and days.

Sanded the bottom. Apparently the bottom 5 inches of my rudder support/skeg is wood. Is anyone else's? Seems odd. Re painted hull.

Sanded the teak toe rail to bare wood and applied 3 coats of Cetol. (Sucky job)

Propeller and shaft were stripped of anti foul.

New zincs.

Fixed all 4 seacocks.

Anchor well and the ice box drain fixed.

Cleaned the engine bay and engine.

New fuel filters.

My boat had carpet in the cabin. It was removed and the floors and the interior were scrubbed clean.

Cleaned and marked the entire anchor chain and rode.

Steam cleaned all of the interior upholstery.

I'm sure there is some stuff I missed but this is a pretty good summary of what was done. I started this project on the 11th of April and I'm a 1 man show. The only thing I am subbing out is the compounding of the hull because I want to splash the boat  by next weekend, and between life and my work schedule, I am running out of time. To make up for it I am compounding and waxing the topside of the boat so I don't feel so bad. ( ha )  I took a few pictures, not many because I just wanted to keep moving and get it all done. This is without a doubt, the easiest boat I ever had to work on. You have access to pretty much everything. you may need to be double jointed to reach some things but it went very smooth. If you have any questions, please ask away.

Cheers,
Michael M
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Re: Update!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 02:53:06 AM »
That is a very impressive list!  Well done!

Easy access is one of the reasons I bought a 323 - you are quite right, access to almost everything is easy.

I must say I am a bit worries about your comment of wood in the rudder. Mine appears to be fiberglass, but I must admin I have not taken it back as far as you.

Time to go sailing....

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Re: Update!
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 08:43:42 AM »
The wood is not on or part of the rudder, but the bottom of the skeg that holds the rudder. I have a gentlemen next to me in the yard with an all wood boat and he said that piece of wood will out last the boat. He said wood in salt water is fine, cover it with bottom paint and you're fine.  Figured I would throw that across this forum for thoughts.

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Re: Update!
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 04:22:56 PM »
Good Work!

'Not likely Pearson put wood at the base of your rudder skeg. I've repaired mine and there is no wood in it. I bet someone ran aground and repaired the damage with a wood piece. The bottom of the skeg is solid fiberglass so there is no danger of rot or anything. Go with what you have and take a look next year. Or start grinding and miss your deadline for launch. There is a bronze "shoe" that lives at the bottom rudder bearing and it is attached with bronze bolts through the skeg. Enjoy your season!