Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Hull – Deck joint Vlog #39

It’s chilly here on the wet coast. Temperatures are hovering around zero degrees. Nevertheless, I press on with Little Bear’s refit. I want to be sailing when the weather warms up – not working on the refit.

To facilitate that goal I’ve created a project work-breakdown structure. This helps to combat the overwhelm that can sneak up when tackling a project of this size.  Here is the plan:

Refit Plan

The Red and Mauve boxes are catagories, the green boxes are ‘purchase’ items, and the orange boxes are ‘to-do’s’.

Obviously, there isn’t much detail in the ‘to-do’s’ but it gives me an idea of what I can do next and where I am in terms of completion.

I started work on the hull-deck joint and have removed all the old, brittle polysulfide material. Where the bulwarks curve down toward the deck the builders, or perhaps a PO, have used what appears to be putty to fill the gap. I will probably use a wire wheel to clean the putty and residual dirt out of the channel.

It occured to me that I could use a pressure washer, but alas, that would mean introducing MORE water to the inside of the boat. And that is something I don’t’ want to do.

Here’s the vid:

Fair winds, following seas, & God bless!


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