Saturday, March 21, 2009

3-21-2009 Ready for the water !!!!

yes, I know I have to get some photos posted. The good news is the interior is back in the cockpit, all of the life jackets are on board, all the systems work and the engine even started yesterday with out complaining !!!

I installed a the bilge pump on a wooden block and then sealed the block to the bottom of the hull. The block is painted with many coats to give it a chance of living for some period of time. I did not want to put any new holes in the hull just to mount the pump. All the wiring is cleaned up. Also changed out the prop for one that is in better shape but still not perfect. Got find someone who can over haul the prop.

Pics and a first time one the water report should be next.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

3-10-2009 Water Tight

Well, this weekend was not what I had hoped. Spend a good portion in bed sick. However, was finally able to get after it on Sunday afternoon. Sealed the stern drive boot to the transom so now she is water tight. Installed the thru hull fittings for the bilge pump as well.

On tuesday the rest of the cockpit carpet was installed. This is really getting exciting as now she really looks like a boat ready to run. Just have to put the screws back in the floor now. Once they are installed the rest of the cockpit area interior can be installed. Then it is on to the floor in the cabin. The plan there is to remove the existing floor covering. Coat the existing wood with epoxy and then install new carpet. Pictures coming soon I hope.

Friday, March 6, 2009

3-6-2009 Back From the Mechanic

Well, I brought her home yesterday. Love the Hemi in the Dodge. It tows with no problems. Anyway, the OMC stern drive is ready for the water. Only task left to do below the water line is seal the boot to the transom. Interior components are continuing to go together. Hopefully this weekend get the sealing done and the fuel tank installation completed. Once that is done need to get the carpet installed. Then its off to the lake for a test run.