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It works!
We got this far without testing if the stove itself worked. Testing for leaks in propane fittings is done by putting soapy water at connections and see if bubbles form. Job done, next up: electrical panel.
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We finished up designing and building our new stove. Like everything aboard, we went above and beyond heavy duty.
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Test fit for our DIY gimbal stove, we're very happy with how it came out. Now, we just need to connect it all properly.
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Spent all day on this one, folding SS sheet metal without the proper tools is awful. But we got there..
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New pantry is complete. Stained pine with instant coffee, it blends well with the rest of the woodwork 😀
https://100r.co/site/galley_refit.html
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We recycled parts from older projects to make stoppers so when the boat is heeling, things don't fly off.
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Started staining the pine shelves with instant coffee. You can see the difference in color after a single pass of coffee stain.
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The foul weather gear locker was always went from condensation, added a little vent so the cold air could fall out.

*touching*

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Completed the new black lifelines! Hopefully they'll last a while, looks nice a hell.
old ones: https://100r.co/site/lifelines.html#dec2023
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I've been meaning to redo the dyneema braids to the sailing rings we use as jibe preventors.
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To limit the condensation in the winter seeping into the foam, we elevated it with this space-material looking thing. Hopefully it will help protect our newly upholstered cushions.
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Time to start the new dyneema lifelines for Pino.
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So our cushions are goners, they're so thin sitting on them compresses them into nil. And, building foam mattresses from scratch has this very weird thing where buying an already upholstered mattress is cheaper than buying foam, and fabric individually - And making your own.

So we found a place that sells replacement cushions for lawn chairs and that sort of thing, and we'll just hack them into what we need.

First, we'll add batting to them.

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Took the lifelines off Pino, we will replace them with dyneema soon. I found many cracks and broken strands, it's scary to think that these were what was supposed to keep up on deck if we had an accident while working topside.
https://100r.co/site/lifelines.html
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Yann Tiersen thoroughly pissed off with the unstickable Amelie attachment, it defined a time but I totally get it. There's sailing here too for Merveilles folk: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/sep/06/autonomy-is-so-important-to-be-the-engine-yourself-why-yann-tiersen-is-now-touring-by-sailboat #theBoatyard


my first project on the boat itself: a diy sculling notch!
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i am happy to announce that this year i bought a small used open boat for sailing, and yesterday was my first sail with it!

now that i've taken care of preliminaries and proven to myself that i can take it to sea i'll be sharing more openly about this burgeoning hobby 😊😍

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Cleaned up the prop, and reassembled it. Took nearly 4 hours to get it all back together. Luckily, the person working on the boat next to ours could advise us.
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Took the prop off for the first time, it's nice to see how it works inside.
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Heading toward Galiano Island later today, while in Sidney, we picked up a part we need to replace next week. This is a cutless bearing, it's very pretty.
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Done for today. It's not perfectly watertight due to picture number 4 (no core added there yet, too close to a corner and I'll need to jigsaw a special size piece there, which I'll deal with later - but epoxy only wanted to spread so cleanly over thin air), but it'll be god damn close - add plastic film and masking tape and it's "fine" to sail with for a few days. #theBoatyard

Time for lunch and errands.

cc @neauoire @rek since you asked for pics when it was filled 😀


Removing construction stretch from the forestay… If I’ve done my sums right, that should be a 24:1 purchase so I think I’ve put over a ton on it… #theBoatyard


What windlass was I talking about earlier again? All I see is a stump with moss growing in it from former water intrusion, and a dead angle grinder battery that was full 20 minutes ago... #theboatyard

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Hours since I've had to seriously consider angle grinding this corroded motherfucker off the deck: 0 #theBoatyard


Thanks in big parts to @neauoire throwing out the design I had in mind for mounting these panels and instead proposing this way better location and method, and their help on the assembly side... My solar panels are mounted, and hot damn they look pretty. Not wired yet - that's a tomorrow problem. For now, dinner time!

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Finished stitching the cover for the mini bimini we put together last week.

This re-uses old bits of sunbrella pieces from our former (torn)canvas dodger, and the piece that used to snap over the windows.

It's not a perfect perfect fit(worked with what I had), but at least it'll keep us a bit more cool when steering this summer, and it means we can extend the life of the bit of sunbrella we already had on hand.

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Cap shrouds done apart from wanting chafe protection at least for where they pass the spreaders. Also made the checkstays yesterday. Still the lower shrouds, backstays, and a the outer one of the twin forestays to make but waiting on some fittings for those. It seems to take a couple of hours to measure out and splice each pair of stays.

Hands a bit blistered, this HMWPE rope is tough stuff before it breaks in.

Taking a break today to start on some docs...

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We've completed the frame for our super-low heavy-duty bimini, we're calling it the roll-cage.
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Building a new rugged bimini to protect ourselves from the sun this summer.
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This isn't even all the wire onboard, there's more 6AWG somewhere and also some 10/3 AC wire for doing the first legs out of the inverter into breaker panels... #theboatyard


Progress… Worked out the electrical layer of the CAN port. Those are definitely bits… #theBoatyard


There's hardly a day that goes by on a boat when you don't have to build some sort of shelving or some other thing.
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Finished installing a 12V DC car adapter socket for charging my laptop :>.

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Took off every MC4 solar connector aboard, we're tired of them breaking and leaking. We'll try just using simple marine butt-connectors.
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Looking at the Boat Projects section on 100r.co, it is crazy to see how many changes we've done to Pino over the years... and despite all that, there is still a lot we haven't yet touched.

https://100r.co/site/boat_projects.html

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#finishit -ed the bathroom cabinet! You can see the recycled bamboo cutting board turned shelf.
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Finally got a little knob for the rheostat that controls how many amps our engine's alternator gets to pump into our batteries :>. For now, I put little stickers so we know what the minimum(off, no charge) and max points are.

Eventually, we'll put markings on the wood to indicate the charging strength for each 'position'.

https://100r.co/site/regulator.html

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