Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pura Vida projects - Fall/Winter 2013

For those with a crazy curiosity of what we've been working on since our arrival in Guaymas in November, here's an overview of our projects!

Engine Room
- remove and rebuild 4 injectors
- rebuild engine oil and transmission oil cooler
- build extension for engine air intake
- install holding tank vent filter
- change engine oil – 5 times
- change transmission oil
- extensive clean of bilge then fiberglass and epoxy primer
- exhaust and raw water mixer repair and weld
- rebuild both starters
- had alternator bench tested

Forward V-berth cabin
- replace and repair door guides
- install storage hammock
- clean anchor locker and mark 30 ft increments on 280 ft of chain
- install seizing wire on anchor shackles

- install 2 DC fans
- replace and repair door guides
- revise storage systems
- install Sirius satellite and Kenwood radio and speakers
- have custom door built with built in speaker, oil to match teak
- install non-skid on cabin stairs
- perform maintenance on freezer system 

- install LEDs in 10 fixtures and main overhead light
- plug holes, stain teak walls
- rewire starboard solar panel
- repair wall in master suite

Stern Head
- replace dryrotted wood, caulk, repaint trim and walls
- install solar lights around inside of dodger

- remove caulk from entire perimeter, recaulk below teak toe rail
- clean and oil all teak - toe rail, deck. Bowsprit, windows, grab rails
- strip and varnish stern hatch doors
- strip varnish from cockpit teak trim and apply oil
- strip varnish from main cabin doors, sand and apply oil
- sand and varnish 3 oars

- replace dock lines with Top Knot (boat show special)
- polish 3 blade prop
- remove rust and paint propane tanks; sell extra
- reroute propane line into new propane locker
- rebuild windlass, paint exterior
- remove rust from windlass handle, paint and add silicone Rescue Tape
- strip and refinish all decks and cabin top; apply non-skid on decks
- cut, drill, paint steel frame for Sirius satellite antenna
- install GAM antenna on the standing rigging – Mike up the mast
- reinstall radar reflector – up the mast one more time
- design new solar panel supports
- install new face plate for engine instruments in cockpit
- repair engine oil and water temperature alarms
- remove unused instruments in cockpit and install cubbyhole for storage
- sew custom cover for cubby hole with German snap system
- replace stern hatch Lexan
- remove track from derelict catamaran for jib
- cut to size and install new track for jib, remove deck centered hardware
- remove bowsprit from derelict catamaran for stainless steel project
- install stainless steel stern pulpit from boarding gate to existing stainless framework
- install grab rail on binnacle
- repair man overboard pole
- build out propane locker with custom designed wood tray and divider
- install storage crate below mizzen boom with winch holder
- replace grill with working model
- devise sun screen system for rear cabin deck and install grommets
- sew new outboard cover and install alarm system with bells and chain
- sew rear hatch bugscreen
- resew kayak covers to expand capacity
- to add life to aging dinghy, apply primer and paint protection
- install new oarlocks and pins on dinghy

- remove embedded coral transported from Washington state
- apply fiberglass to repair hole in keel
- sand entire hull to bare fiberglass, apply epoxy primer, anti-fouling, and International bottom paint

- install new tachometer and rewire
- reinstall tested SSB radio
- install SSB GAM antenna and hardware
- install navigation software on PC and iPad

 Photos of some of our projects:

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