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Old 02-03-2020, 04:48 PM   #81
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That is too funny! I was going to use undercoating along the bottom for protection against flying gravel. Gorilla tape sounds a lot easier.


I must say, after reading this thread, you folks are real craftsmen.
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:55 PM   #82
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Chinese disease making us antsy

Although we have taken two short trips to state parks and BLM this spring, can't deny we've slowed our normal spring travel. So we've once again dusted off our old (1975) Singer.

When escaped from California in '93, we sold our Catalina 27. The new owner didn't want red sails (no accounting for taste) so we brought them and plans fo a 16ft Weekender with us. Built the Weekender, cut the Catalina jenny/jib into a working jib and main. Sold the Weekender, sans sails, and built a 13.5ft Peapod. Cut the Weekender sails into a lug sail for the Peapod.

Still had the Catalina main when we bought our Journey. Cut the main into windshield and side window sunshades. Not happy. Can't see through. Bought some commercial sunshades
Since it is a slow spring, cut the sunshades into wheel well skirts and mirror socks.

In a way, we still have red sails in the sunset.

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Looks like a wood shop. Really a sail maker's loft. Peapod in back resting in her skids for refit and paint
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Red looks fine -- if you account for taste.😉

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Old 04-06-2020, 05:05 PM   #83
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In a way, we still have red sails in the sunset.

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Red looks fine -- if you account for taste.��

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Cool, we had a Catalina 27 for many years, followed by a Catalina 30 that we sold in 2014. Both were great boats. We sailed out of Stockton, CA in the California Delta (lots of tacking, so both boats had self-tending jibs, the 27 had a club jib and the 30 had a Soling rig jib) with occasional trips to SF Bay where we berthed the boat for two or three months at a time. Our RV group is made up mostly of sailing friends, most of whom are also boatless.
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:32 PM   #84
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Saying "boatless" makes me shudder. Severe downsizing, but our Peapod is just right for our Arizona lakes. Rows like a shell, and is sweet under sail.

Sailing a lugger is a new skill, but how cool is it to sing out "slack the snotter"!

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Saying "boatless" makes me shudder. Severe downsizing, but our Peapod is just right for our Arizona lakes. Rows like a shell, and is sweet under sail.

Sailing a lugger is a new skill, but how cool is it to sing out "slack the snotter"!

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I suppose "boatless" was an overstatement. I still have a canoe, a kayak and an inflatable w/outboard. I should have said sailboatless.
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Upgrades #1 - Arm rest & cup holder

I've had a chance to complete a few upgrades. Here is the first.

Built and installed a cup holder and armrest for the sofabed.


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Upgrade #2

Here's my second set of upgrades - motion activated battery powered LED lights beside the mirror, and a wood cup holder held in place with a touch of rubber cement.

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Upgrade #3

Here is the third upgrade - A cover over the sink in the kitchen, cut from extra flooring.


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Ok, I’ve been pondering this very mod. How did you fish the wires into the back of the handle? Thanks!
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Here is a photo of the armrest/cupholder in relationship to the captain's chair.

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Added Green LED to entry door grab bar.
Nice. How did you access the back side of that handle to get the LED in there? Thanks!
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Nice work David_Laura!

Making someone else's dream into our (your) dream is satisfyingly never ending.

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