There's a few people who think I'm in love with lapstrake hulls. I mean, why not? The Nor'sea is a nice looking hull. Well, I found this cute little wooden boat and showed a picture to friends who said "a real one, for once, not pointless fake GRP lapstrake"... I had a good laugh at it. Still, a cute little boat.
While I walked a little more, I found a familiar boat. The Albin Vega 27, St. Brendan, that Matt Rutherford sailed around the America's. I recognized it instantly from the stickers all over the sides that were in the news article photos. I believe it's for sale. Since I could only see the outside, I think it could just use a good scrub. With Albin Vega's reputation, someone is bound to have a good sailing boat.
Lastly, it was nice to see a little Cape Dory Typhoon. Nice well taken care of little boat. This was certainly a nice little gem for their owner. (enjoy, Bill 😀)
Rearranged the negative wire from the charger. Took it off the negative from the battery bank and reattached it at the shunt used for the battery monitor. Now, the monitor recognizes power going back into the bank. If power is drawn from the system, the number on the monitor will be negative. When more power is going back into the bank, the number is positive.
Started detaching the stern rail to get ready for trying to remove the wood trim for replacement. When I removed the bolts holding down the bent part of the rail, it popped back out. The whole rail untwisted. I think it'll be alright. Just need to straighten out or replace the vertical piece.
Lastly, I finished installing the last bit of radiant barrier insulation and then attached the wood slats on the starboard side.
I'm happy with how things are looking right now. Still plenty of work ahead of me, as always. Lately, the temperatures have been in the mid 20s at night. When I arrive at the boat, I plug in an extension cord and the electric heater starts up. Takes most of the day before it gets up into the mid sixties to even be comfortable, but even then, it's pretty much from the waist up, while standing. Everything else is still so very cold. I will still work on my projects throughout winter.
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