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:
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: https://youtu.be/eJVBqyAcTkk
Fair winds, following seas, & God bless!