Last updated November 26, 2007

FINISHED*
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Well, there is no interior.


Maiden Voyage
Picture Log:
A Trip out on lake maurepas in the summer of 2007
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Week 31: Almost Ready
Picture Log:
Tiller, Nav Lights, Small bits and pieces
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Week 30: Mast Raising System
Picture Log:
Mast Raising System and New Halyards
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Week 29: Winding Up- always an excuse when you need one.
Picture Log:
Variety Finishing Items
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Week 28: On track- 2 working weeks!
Picture Log:
Variety Finishing Items
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Week 27: Missed the goal- but can be functional in 3 weeks!
Picture Log:
Epoxy cap, bearing protectors, tth fitting, wood.
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Week 26: Slow Week- things come up.
Picture Log:
Clean cap for sanding, kilz plywood bottoms.
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Week 25: Outside done- well sorta.
Picture Log:
Paint hull final coat, sand, epoxy inside, start woodwork.
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Week 24: Rainy Days- lets go inside.
Picture Log:
Sanding hull, clean up cabin, epoxy cabin ceiling.
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Week 22, 23: Prime and Paint- overspray sucks.
Picture Log:
Sanding, Priming, Sanding, Filling, Painting.
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Week 21: Keel Installation- trailer and boat unite.
Picture Log:
Keel installation, side sanding, retrailering.
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Week 20: Bottom Paint- antifouling=better.
Picture Log:
Coat of antifouling below waterline.
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Week 19: Trailer Finished- ready for the boat.
Picture Log:
New springs, wheels and tires, lights, bunks.
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Week 18: Sides finishing- its the keel deal v6.
Picture Log:
Prep keel for paint.
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Week 17: Bottom- its the keel deal v5.
Picture Log:
Fill and file the bottom crack.
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Week 16: Side two- its the keel deal v4.
Picture Log:
Fill one side, flip and begin to fill other.
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Week 15: Keel Backbone Glued on- its the keel deal v3.
Picture Log:
Re-attach filler chunks on trailing edge, laminate keel winch board.
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Week 14: Keel Sealed Up- its the keel deal v2.
Picture Log:
Sand edge, re-attach some skin, seal few large cracks.
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Week 13: Keel Busted Up- its the keel deal.
Picture Log:
Knock old fg off keel and epoxy coat after wire brushing.
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Week 12: Bottom Painted- back to where it all started: the keel.
Picture Log:
Paint whole hull below water line, winch up keel for repair.
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Week 11: Hard Sanding Over- it was less than I thought.
Picture Log:
Epoxy whole hull below water line, paint 1/6 finished
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Week 10: Back to Business- i have put off sanding too long, I will do it next week.
Picture Log:
Testing of Undercoater, Epoxy of 1/6 of hull.
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Week 9: Epoxy for fun- you can't sand without a sander.
Picture Log:
Testing of Epoxy and half-cleaning of keel:
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Week 8: More Sanding/ Rail Design- i dont like the goofy looking pulpit.
Picture Log:
Bottom paint & "gelcoat" Sanding, Rail Design:
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Week 7: Sanding in Earnest- i hope this paint isnt lead base!
Picture Log:
Bottom paint & "gelcoat" Sanding:
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Week 6: It could float- but would you go out without hardware?
Picture Log:
Outer Crack Repair/ All Hardware removed / Hull patches:
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Week 5: Crack-b-Gone- An escape from sanding!
Picture Log:
Outer Crack Repair/ First Hardware removal:
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Week 4: Epic Sanding Begins- Did I mention that there is a lot of sanding?
Picture Log:
First sanding / Prep for FRP Repair:
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Week 3: Trailer Paint- Boat? What boat? Trailer....
Picture Log:
Trailer Painting & Hardware:
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Week 2: Prime Distraction- Boat? Trailer....
Picture Log:
Trailer Priming & Keel Inspection:
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Week 1: Trailer Away- Trailers gone, garaunteed!.
Picture Log:
Clean Sweep & Trailer Extraction:
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Week 0: Before Pics - Here are some pics before any work was done.
Pictures:
Rough Clean Up:
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Before Any Work:
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Work Done this Week:

  1. Raised mast and verified it to be in good condition, excepting a couple pulleys and wiring to mast head.
  2. Cleaned out all leaves / dirt / etc.
  3. Scraped biggest paint chips away inside.
  4. Removed all vinyl covered plywood.
  5. Dried out interior and closed entry to preved re-wetting.
Info:

The boat is a 1970 Venture 24 foot. The trailer is a 1970 Trri brand. The trailer sucks.
The boat's title has 1980 on it, but I understand that that is impossible. The hull # is 484. It is found under the cockpit on the fiberglass wall that holds the flotation foam in.

Sail Lettering Proposed: The sails are not there at all, so I will need to get new ones. Please recommend if you know which of these is correct for this boat.

V
24
484
Make
Model
Hull
M
24
484

Main Items to Fix: Keel, rudder, breasthook, holes in hull, crack near keel, painting, interior.

Know: Main problem to fix here is a cracked keel. Could be as simple as some glasswork, could need keel rebuild. Glass in good shape on hull. Hull needs paint. Interior is in severe disrepair. Fiberglass door is in place. Has all rigging. Rudder will also need work.

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