Saturday, July 26, 2014
Moving forward with refitting
I brought home the very nice Suzuki 9.9hp long shaft and sold it. Realizing from previous comments on motoring that she needs a larger motor to make her a good Waterway/river cruising boat.
Note the motor stand I built to run this rather heavy motor in the tank. Then have for a work horse after the run.
The hoist came in handing removing the motor from the box.
The forward hatch I found to be rotten around the frame. This is my new one. It is built of marine grade plywood and is well saturated with epoxy and cloth. The primer is Interlux Prime-Kote a two part epoxy. I think it will last a bit better than the previous one.
I am currently working very hard getting Belle ready to sell so things are going slowly with Simple-Minded during this period. I hope to have Belle's deck repainted and the hardware back on before winter so I can put her up for sale. Progress will continue to be documented on http://seapearlboats.blogspot.com