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Friday, June 15, 2012

Another Friday.... More Stuff Done, More STuff Un-Done

Today got off to a late start, but I did manage to get a few things done....
I picked up some 7/8" stainless steel screws this week (try that sometime)... they were used to install the inside frames for the pilothouse windows... It was while I was installing them that I noticed that, yet again, there are cracks in the plexi-glass.. Grrrrr...

After some research on the net, we find that we are not alone in this dilemma, it seems that the rapid expansion and contraction of the plexi, causes cracking at the screws.... We will just have to put up with what we have foir now, but I hope before we leave we can find something that we can replace these windows with.... Any ideas are always welcome....










On a happier note, the last cable came this week and I was able to get it installed and then was able to test the radar system. It worked flawlessly!
Oh happy days.... We can now put that stuff all away until we launch next spring.




The last job looked after today was the steaming light is now re-installed on the main mast. I replaced the incandescent lamp with an LED lamp and now hope that will be the end of maintenance for a while...








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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Life Is Getting Back to Normal....

Life is getting back to normal, but the truth is, I am not really sure what normal is anymore...
On Monday this week Shelley and I went to the boat early in the morning to replace the front and side windows...  About noon we quit when it started to rain...  Before that we got the three front windows done....





Later in the early evening we went back and did the side windows...  ALL the hatches and windows have now been re-sealed and or replaced....  Lets hope we have no more problems....


Today I connected with the man who owns a company that produces stainless steel stuff for boats.  He will come to the boat in the next few weeks so we can figure out if we can afford to put a transom arch on the boat....  We were lucky that a man from our church has given about a hundred feet of stainless steel tubing that we might be able to use....  We will know soon....

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Breast Cancer Donations

Kitchener - Waterloo: Ms. Shelley Benger - Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

On Monday May 28, 2012 we lost our sister Linda to Breast Cancer. In honour of her memory we are running in the run for the cure. Click on the link to support us.