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zeil
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Initially Posted - 11/04/2021 :  16:08:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Completed two enhancement fun projects.

The joy of sailing for me during COVID 19 restrictions has been planning and doing boat projects, some small and some a little more involved.

Given our age we may not get out on the water much anymore but that does not stop us from enjoying boat-life in the driveway next to the garage/workshop and spending time most days.

Just the climb up and down the wing-keel-on-the-trailer and crawling into small spaces while measuring and fitting things keep us in good shape never mind all the planning, material selections, cutting, sawing, fitting and running to stores and suppliers.

Come spring-time the boat should be in better-than-new shape. In the meantime we'll happily stretch the jobs and projects for all they are worth...


Using 1/4" (6m/m) clear plexiglass for a hatch board adds a lot of light to the cabin and provides an unobstructed view of the cockpit and stern. It will be lockable using a hasp


The sink cover and cutting board adds more counter space when needed


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)

Edited by - zeil on 11/22/2021 16:26:11

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Response Posted - 11/09/2021 :  14:51:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Henk, what are the specs and materials on the sink cover?
I used smoked plexi when I replaced mine. Looks cool. It was the only kind available early in the pandemic.

Kevin J. Kiely
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zeil
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Response Posted - 11/09/2021 :  17:31:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The sink cover cutting board was obtained from Amazon.ca. It's great material to shape and work with. Cost $15.99 CAN It looks like it will stand up and hopefully won't discolor or sag...

Farberware Poly Cutting Board, 12-Inch by 18-Inch, White

Seems I'm using the plexiglass hatch cover exclusively now that it is equipped with a hasp for day-time locking. It is a super worthwhile addition either in smoked or clear version and it can be stored right next to the solid white board when not in use.


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)

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Response Posted - 11/13/2021 :  11:39:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Boat is parked and tarped in the driveway in front of the workshop/garage. Two economical white 12'x20'and one 6x8' tarp cover the full length of the boat.

We obtained a bunch of bungees with "non rusting rubberized hooks", that "friction fit", exactly and perfectly to the hull/deck joint. This seems to us the only way to be able to secure the tarps


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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Response Posted - 11/13/2021 :  17:09:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



New teak lined galley opening cover.

This newly created opening provides easy access from the starboard settee to pots and pans stored on the second shelf and allows for more efficient use of the storage space.

If need be... it also provides a service inspection port for the stove, electrical and plumbing systems


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)

Edited by - zeil on 12/14/2021 15:39:56
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Response Posted - 11/18/2021 :  05:47:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great and adds great access. Well done.

Stories coming out of BC about recent weather are tragic. Stay safe.

Gerry & Leslie; Malletts Bay, VT
"Great Escape" 1989 C-25 SR/WK #5972
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zeil
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Response Posted - 11/19/2021 :  15:11:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Workplace in the garage with the boat in front.., still have a small stash of teak, some salvaged from a dozen sailboats destroyed here in 2019 during veracious storm plus some melamine covered plywood. It all will blend in seamlessly with the existing interior.

Having the boat in front of the workspace is the best and still get lots of exercise climbing up and down


Micro wave shelf and single shelf cupboard below countertop in progress. Material saved from other boat-jobs are now used for these projects. The front exposed edges will be lined with teak and a piano hinged door made for the cupboard.

The idea here and with any other projects are, that if the next owner wishes to have an original interior, all can simply be removed without leaving scars, residue or ugly holes.

Next couple projects will be a counter top extension plus a suspended storage shelf behind the head next to the wet locker. A spare rudder blade must still fit on its edge below it in the aft-berth

Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)

Edited by - zeil on 11/19/2021 18:00:02
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Response Posted - 11/22/2021 :  16:03:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Every self respecting C250WB or C250WK should have a ship's bell like the one in the photo. It is a beautiful well proportioned 3" (76m/m) by 3 1/2" (90m/m), cast and nicely finished bell complete with an anchor mount of the same casting, a pleasing ring and a clapper braided rope.

Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)

Edited by - zeil on 11/23/2021 11:38:18
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Response Posted - 11/22/2021 :  18:33:31  Show Profile  Visit DavidCrosby's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by zeil



Dinner time... Searched for this one for a long time

Every self respecting C250WB or C250WK should have a ship's bell like the one in the photo. It is a beautiful well proportioned 3" (76m/m) by 3 1/2" (90m/m), cast and nicely finished bell complete with an anchor mount of the same casting, a pleasing ring and a clapper braided rope.



This post just reminded me of a story at the end of my recent trip. The boat docked next to me was named "Isabell." The guy had said during the survey, the surveyor commented "there is no bell." The guy's wife pointed at the ship's bell and said, "This is a bell." At that moment they knew they had found the name for their boat.

David Crosby "Small World"
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zeil
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Response Posted - 11/23/2021 :  11:39:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Still chuckling...

Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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Response Posted - 11/30/2021 :  15:18:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Using only reclaimed teak which was salvaged from sailboats destroyed during a wicked storm here in White Rock, BC. some time ago. The white surface coated 1/2" plywood is "leftover". material from "Mariah".

The challenge in making this counter top extension was to use only existing Catalina factory drilled screw-holes in addition to the re-purposed wood. For that reason the end result shown above is a little unusual but still pleasing...

Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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Response Posted - 12/01/2021 :  19:37:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it Henk!

PS I see the new boat has a name now.

Wayne & Lynn
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zeil
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Response Posted - 12/02/2021 :  13:04:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thank you Wayne... We're still somewhat undecided about the name "Lady J", but if not now, it will be the "wingkeeler", for ever


The galley is nearing completion. Fun was to exclusively use re-purposed wood and successfully utilize existing Catalina factory drilled mounting holes

Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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zeil
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Response Posted - 12/09/2021 :  20:04:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


The boat is equipped as shown here, with a spare HDPE fixed rudder blade complete with emergency short tiller to fit aft of the wheel. The pintles are 1/2", spaced Catalina's standard 12" apart. The rudder has a draft of 32" below the hull-line

The rudder's trailing edge is protected during storage by using a short length of slotted 2" electrical conduit

If one or both gudgeons become disabled the rudder can be mounted using the mast carrier gudgeons which are placed next to the rudder gudgeons


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)

Edited by - zeil on 12/10/2021 12:51:37
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Response Posted - 12/10/2021 :  15:05:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Henk:

Wish I had your work space -- and creativity!

Peter

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zeil
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Response Posted - 12/12/2021 :  13:57:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Peter... most days the workshop is a heaven for a couple of hours and contentment... with the boat up front.


We'll keep the spare blade in it's permanent place located in the aft berth next to the storage compartment.

You'll notice that the standard fixed rudder 77" blade fits within an inch in length and follows nicely the sole contour with the trailing edge of the blade turned down.

The blade's sharp edge is protected from doing potential damage to the aft berth cushions by using a 2" length of electrical, table saw slotted conduit simply held in place by two wrap-around ball-bungees

With the recent devastating and destructive flooding here on the west coast of British Columbia our lakes, rivers and certainly our coastal areas will be inundated with "floaties", such as dangerous deadheads, trees, logs and other debris not to speak of 100 or more sunken 40 ft shipping containers.

For that reason, having a spare rudder blade and an emergency tiller aboard may not just be "peace of mind".


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)

Edited by - zeil on 12/12/2021 14:01:43
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Response Posted - 12/12/2021 :  20:35:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pretty soon you should replace the Catalina logo with the Hinckley wing.

Dave Bristle
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PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV,
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge
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zeil
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Response Posted - 12/13/2021 :  16:08:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave you're right... Catalina's "pocket yachts", deserve a "Hinckley wing" logo

This reminds me of an old story of a gentleman who bought a Rolls Royce for his country estate in England. Upon delivery he then took his family in the newly acquired automobile and went on a vacation to France crossing the English channel where the car broke down. He contacted the factory who responded immediately by sending a fully qualified mechanic.

Months after the trip to France he remembered that he never noticed an invoice since the cost of a qualified, fully equipped mechanic must have been substantial. Curious, he prompted his office to inquire about it. Intermediately the factory responded. Dear sir, we do not know of an recent or otherwise repair in France since our automobiles do not break down


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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Response Posted - 12/13/2021 :  20:51:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually, I was referring to your workmanship. Anyone who's been below in a Hinckley "anything" (Sou'wester, Talaria, whatever) has seen the epitome of marine joinery.

Dave Bristle
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PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV,
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge

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zeil
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Response Posted - 12/14/2021 :  15:57:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Ah... Dave, I don't deserve a pedestal at all but thank you. I lack joinery and fine tools, improvising with the basics.

But... what is lacking in tools is made up by enthusiasm for the boat's ability to serve a wide range of creature comforts during long or short cruises on land, on the water or both...


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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Response Posted - 12/17/2021 :  11:59:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another project is to remove and replace two speakers located in the cockpit side walls, one opposite the other. Two speakers in the cabin will remain


For this we purchased two, Five Oceans Marine Non-Slip Round Inspection Deck Plate Hatch with Detachable Rugged Center, Water Tight for Outdoor Installations, 4 inches White

Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)

Edited by - zeil on 12/17/2021 16:00:08
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The #16 self tailing Lewmar winches became next to inoperable due to cold, old grease and build up of grime. I took them apart using a manual and making sure not to loose parts or pieces.

First time dissembling, cleaning and oiling them before reassembling the 2 main winches.


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)

Edited by - zeil on 01/18/2022 20:30:42
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Response Posted - 01/20/2022 :  09:07:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This entire thread is a testament to sustainable practices. I love reusing materials like teak, marine plywood, old brass fittings and blocks. I’m at one of the more high-end marinas in my area and there’s a treasure trove of recycled goodies in the members’ locker room in a blue bucket next to the washer and dryer. It’s a put and take resource that I’ve both donated to and taken from. I recently donated an extra copy of Don Casey’s Electrical book and found some excellent brass coat hooks.
Even our boats, most of them are decades-old, are an exercise in sustainability. Why buy new when you can get a better quality and fully outfitted boat for a lot less?
And with a resource like this forum, repairs are made much more easily and probably better just based on the experience and advice of folks who’ve already “been there and done that”.
Nice work Henk! And everybody else too!

Bruce Ross
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Response Posted - 01/22/2022 :  10:27:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Bruce. Good for you to bring sustainability and recycling forward. Practicing takes a mindset, innovation, adaptability and a bit of time

Scrounging in ever wider circles from little used drawers at home to local recycling to the internet. It's fun and often come across stuff one didn't know existed or could be good for a next project.


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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Response Posted - 01/23/2022 :  15:25:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Success...

When we bought the boat we noticed two big speakers in the cockpit and made a mental note to remove them at a later date.

Now, 6 months later, the project of removing and replacing the speakers is complete.

When we noticed the "water infiltrating", 4" speaker construction the need to replace them became a must.

Removing the speakers and filling the holes in the cockpit sidewall with something became sort of a puzzle at first.

Regardless, to start the project we obtained two 4" inspection port hole covers that would fit into opening. Then, while removing the speakers, it dawned on us that perhaps the "left-over 1/4" plexiglass hatch board cut-offs, instead of the screw-in closure plates that came with the unit, could be used...

Scrounging around for other things, Johanna noticed, of all things, a 20 degree black sewer pipe with flanges exactly 5"OD and 4 1/2" ID that would fit both the port hole ring and cockpit opening and would nicely cover the inner space between liner and fiberglass

Installing it all, the final result seems to us, attractive and functional by providing bright daylight in "dark places", including the aft berth a little more and making space seem larger.

For privacy, the "modified", deck plates that came with the port hole unit, can still partly be screwed in and used on the inside to block out daylight and prying eyes.


Speaker removal with new 4" inspection port hole cover. But how to close off the space between the cockpit fiberglass and the unequal spaced inner liner


Cockpit speaker with glaring open water leaking holes into the cockpit liner and inside the aft berth.


Left over 1/4" plexiglass and 5" OD black sewer pipe used to make the make the port light fit snug into the 5"ID cockpit hole


2 hour 1'2" water test after epoxy gluing the port light into the inspection port


Installation with "night privacy", closure of the port side porthole


Starboard aft berth porthole increasing significant light levels in the aft berth







Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ye" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (2019...
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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Response Posted - 01/23/2022 :  16:43:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Spectacular!

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