Winter Work Update

The winter work on Ophelia is in full swing.  While there remains some significant work to complete before we go back into the water around April 1st, a significant amount of my list has been completed.  With the help of Washburn’s Boatyard (Naiad Stabilizers), Haven Harbour Marina (Main Engine, Gel Coat & Electrical & Other), BOE (Electronics Installations), Pleasure Cove (painting, gel coat & lots of miscellaneous projects), and myself (ceiling panels, varnish, light engine seasonal maintenance and writing checks) the following work has been completed, as of early February 2020:

a) New Aigean Wifi System Installed – Big Job – not yet tested and properly programmed

b) 50 Inch Rigid LED Light Bar Installed; Custom Brackets for Solar Panel Mounting

c) Adding Two Additional Windshield Wipers to Pilot House Windows (Finally have 4 windows and 4 wipers)

d) New Boot Stripe, matching existing coloring

e) Salon Sliding Door removed and trucks cleaned and reinstalled

f) Pilot House Roof Sanded, Taped and New Non-Skid applied

g) Re-Bed All Stanchion Hardware on main Deck

h) Main Engine Turbo removed and shipped down to Florida for inspection

i) Gel Coat Repairs all around swim Platform, Rub Rail, & spider-cracks in aft cockpit

j) Main / Gennie / Wing Seasonal: Oil, Main Engine Zincs, & On-Engine Filters

k) Engine room storage shelf custom made of 1/8th Inch 316SS sheet,  for top of Gennie, Painted and Installed

l) Bow Thruster Protective Fittings Made.  Bow Thruster also Serviced: hydraulic fluid & prop inspection

m) Stern Thruster Props serviced & new Aluminum Anodes are re-installed & Cowling Installed

n) All exterior Zinc Anodes have been replaced with Aluminum Anodes

0) Stainless Eyes are now installed on each stern thruster cowling, to assist with prop & anode changes, while boat is in water

p) All Interior Ceiling Panels have been recovered with new Majilite

q) Naiad Fins Pulled & Blisters Fixed

r) Remove, clean & stain Flybridge Teak Steps & Swim Ladder teak Steps (Using Semco Stain)

s) Drop all Racor Bowls & clean them out with Break Cleaner and New Filters

t) Clean Thru Hull Strainer Baskets and Check exterior Thru Hulls

u) Sanded and varnished Pilot House Table:

    1. 2 Coats of Clear UV (20% thinned)
    2. Finished with 4 Coats Rubbed Effect

v) Brought Salon Carpet home to clean (rented Home Depot machine) (looks new)

w) Refinished the Salon Hi Low Table

If you look closely at the photos, you will see a circle area on one of the leaves.  When I started this project, I mistakenly assumed the table was teak.  It has some panels that are solid teak, yet others are plywood with a veneer on top.  During sanding, I accidentally want to far and sanded thru this delicate layer.  I attempted to correct my mistake with a stain first, followed by two coats of UV clear Varnish, ending with 4 coats of rubbed-effect, thinned about 20%.  Overall it came out very nice, having sanded in between each coat.  I am hopeful that the damaged veneer will be covered by a place-mat or something like that….

Cleaned up the double-hinges with steel wool & Sheila Shine.  Replaced all fasteners with new brass wood screws.
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