The Never Ending Repair List


When we got Chance we knew there would be a lot of work in her before she was ready to become our home. Here’s our never-ending list:

Deck Repair

  • Remove all fittings from the deck (took 3 weeks in itself!)
  • Sand down deck
  • Epoxy and prime the deck
  • Paint the deck with two-part polyurethane paint
  • Attach all fittings


Hull Repair

  • Sand entire hull removing all paint
  • Repair gelcoat
  • Barrier coat the hull
  • Remove all thruhull fittings and reinstall with bronze seacocks


  • Replace and install a new boom
  • Install furling system for Asymetrical Spinnaker
  • Rig the sails
  • Replace all safety lines


  • Rewire ALL electrical
  • Build 6 cu. ft regrigeration/freezer
  • Install all electronics


  • Replace brightwork (It’s a good thing J is a skilled woodworking craftsman)
  • Build new radar arch (welded from stainless steel)
  • Build and install bow sprit with anchor rollers


  • Replace cutlass bearing and propeller
  • Add fresh water cooling
  • Add high output alternator
  • Add oil filter


  • Remove center port berth
  • Remove center starboard berth
  • Remove aft port berth
  • Remove folding table to add additional “living space”
  • Sew a new sail cover
  • Sew a new dodger/bimini
  • Replace aft port berth with workstation
  • Replace center port berth with sliding “futon” station
  • Replace center starboard berth with storage
  • Redesign galley into U-shaped layout
  • Refit cushions to fit newly designed berths

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