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Monthly Archives: February 2012

As I suppose is often the case, completing the last few items of our boat restoration seems to be taking the longest.  We have less than a handful of things to do to our sloop before we can call her completely finished.  In the past two months we’ve had all new cockpit cushions made, installed a new fathometer, and had covers made for both the binnacle and the grill.  One thing left to do is remove the cover to the fresh water tank, clean the tank proper, install a new fresh water system pump, and then connect the fresh water system to a new hot water heater (the new hot water heater is already installed).  Another thing left to do is to install the new auto pilot.

This past weekend me and my guy dived head first into something both of us had anticipated for quite a while:  steam bending kiln dried teak.  The issue is that the below deck settee was modified into a curved booth configuration.  The problem was in fabricating fiddles for the curved counters.  The only solution was to steam bend the 1” X 2” teak planks to fit the curved counters.

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