SV Pilgrim - 1979 Morgan 382 - Homeport: Beaufort, NC

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Back to Producing Dust

Our recent progress with installing electrical and plumbing components really inspires me to continue work on those systems, but some items remaining on our project list require grinding inside the hull.  Grinding inside generates awful gelcoat and fiberglass dust.  Despite our best efforts at masking the fine dust always finds its way into the rest of the boat.   Thus, we really need to complete all the projects that require grinding inside the hull, prior to installing additional electrical, plumbing, or mechanical parts.

What is on the get the grinding done list?
  • Repair some detached fiberglass mat on the engine beds.
  • Paint the engine compartment and beds.
  • Relocate engine exhaust thru-hull.
  • Tabbing modifications and repairs to area around steering quadrant.
  • Install mounting platform for new, below decks autopilot.
  • Paint locker under helm seat.

We plan to start with the painting the engine compartment.

Thus far in our refit we have used the forward cabin for storage of cushions.  Other than removing a depth transducer we have completed no interior work in the forward cabin or anchor locker.  There are dust generating, messy projects forward (anchor locker modifications, tabbing between bulkheads and deck, etc.).  Since this area is relatively easy to seal off from the aft portion of the interior, we plan to address this area at a later date.

With respirator and grinder in hand, I’m off to generate some dust.

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