Starting Ophelia’s Winter Work Early This Year

We had a great season on the boat & it was a great tool for family time, exploring and having fun, during Covid;  Unfortunately, the season has begun winding down for me and it is now time to get many jobs started, both big and small! I will update this post over time, as I get more Photos.

  • WHILE BOAT IS IN WATER
    1. Inspect DuraMax Shaft Seal: check raw water flow, engine alignment, tightness of Collar, etc…

  1. Pulled Prop and sent to get Prop Scanned.  The further out from the center Hub, the green colored Blade was showing it was out of spec. They tuned it up and all are in tight tolerances. No Dings and did not see any evidence of hitting anything, so perhaps it just became a bit out of spec due to normal use.

  1. Barnacle Busted all 4 of my AC UNITS
  • GEL COAT & PAINT REPAIRS
    1. Repair bow gelcoat scratch, Boot Strip Scratch & the Starboard Rub Rail Damage
    2. Paint fly-bridge helm Floor with Non-Skid, to Match Pilot House Roof
    3. Repair flybridge diamond-decking stress cracks Near the big Storage Box
    4. Repair starboard boarding gate exterior fiberglass cracks near the hinge hardware
    5. Repair Fiberglass Cracks as your walking down the Fly Bridge Stairs
    6. Repair minor Fiberglass Cracks on the Swim Platform area
    7. Forward Shower Seat has Large Hairline Crack to Ground out and fix (right side of Shower Seat)
  • Finish adding the 2 new Wiper Motors & Blades – start via making new stainless plate first!!!
  • Replace the rusted “Through Hull” for Watermaker Output at Port Transom
  • Full Annual Service of the 40-hp Honda Outboard
  • Bottom Paint Job as Needed
  • Install the new Bosch 18” Dishwasher
  • Install New Holding Tank Discharge T-Series 12v Pump
  • Change Forward Head Vacuflush Duck-Bill Valves & Inspect the motor / Parts (works but getting old)
  • Repair the Cockpit Freshwater Spigot – Replace both Fresh & Salt water valves
  • Fresh Water Deck Fill, on ForeDeck, near my Bikes. This needs to be removed, saved, and measure the diameter of the white Fill Pipe (cedar Closet in Bunk room is the other end!). Will order replacement from SeaDog, once we know the diameter of the one coming out of the boat.
  • Install my New Groco Hull Strainer on the AC strainer – Follow BONDING instructions!! (PORT AFT)
  • Service All Strainer Baskets and Thru Hulls – Ensure no Paint Build Up on the Thru Hulls, so we don’s slow the water flow!!
  • Repair starboard boarding Gate “FIT” via remove hinge and sand down
  • Sink Basin Drain, Faucet & related Plumbing Repairs (Hard to Locate a Match. These are 1-1/4 OD Diameter Tail Pipe.  Located german manufacturer called Dornbracht, part 10110970-00 in Polished Chrome, as a replacement)

  • Generator – Install New Injector Pump & New Elbow
  • Bring 40-HP Tender Cowling Home to Sand & RePaint
  • Battle Born Project W/ Rich: 4 New 255Ah Battleborn Lithium’s & Wake Speed Regulator
  • Raw Water Pump Shipped to Depco to Refurbish

  • Refill Both Propane Tanks & Replace the 12V solenoid

  • Ship Dinghy Cover and SunShades to Brett to Re-Stich
  • Drain Dinghy Fuel for winter storage
  • Maxwell 24Vdc VW 2200 Windlass Rebuild & Re-Bed Hardware
    • Repair Windlass Oil Leak (Seal Kits ordered 10 4 2020) (Full Tear Down Nov 2020)
    • Gearbox needs to be replaced;  lots of corrosion

  • Re-Bed Windlass Thru Bolts and Ensure Dry Chain Locker. Replace rusted hardware, as needed

  • Dinghy Detailed inside & out; Degrease Bottom

  • Install 24V Bluetooth Victron Battery Monitor down in Master
  • Watermaker Winterized
  • Sea Grass Flooring & a Top Runner Section For Salon (PH was done 2019)
  • Replace PH VHF with new upgraded one and replace Antenna and all associated wiring – move new vhf radio up Higher
  • Oil, filters, anodes, thrusters, etc..on my spring Commissioning List
  • Buy new set of Watermaker filters for Spring (hold off on buying the reverse Osmosis Filter)
  • Organize & Ensure adequate spare Filters & Parts & Note the location of them all on spreadsheet
  • Buy replacement Water Pump for Naiad Cooling
  • Change out my Jabsco Bilge Pump and service the old one, placing it into Spares
  • Change Dinghy Battery to New Agm
  • Forward Fresh Water Tank Sender Hole Needs Gasket When Full: Create / Repair gasket to create tighter seal for tank monitoring gauge
  • Chain Locker Emptied, Hosed Out and chain re-flaked into the locker; inspected Shackles and ceasing wire
  • Check Windlass Motor Connections and spray down with CRC
  • Service Windlass Top Side
  • Repair the minor Gelcoat chips in both showers
  • Replaced the corroded gated-swing check Valves in both MSR sink & clear out all the lines to ensure good drainage
  • Change Hot Water Heater Zinc under master bed mattress
  • Replace the MAC MINI rotted out wires
  • Investigate Pricing to copy the Rail Mounted Flopper Stopper Holders (JK’s N62 Video)
  • Bring Some Strainer Baskets Home and Buy couple Spares that Match
  • Hilds Marine to Service my Naiad Lower Seals
charliehodge7@gmail.com
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