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Gimmie Shelter!

cabin port side sanded Cabin sanded cabin top sanded

A home out of the Wind, rain, sleet, and snow. Protection from the things that go bump in the night and the sun that beats down unrelentingly. Some people have a cabin out in the woods to get away from it all, we sailors have small cabins on our boats to crawl into.. but mostly just for storage and the pottie.

Like the rest of Flirt, the Cabin was slathered in many layers of white house paint. The fixed ports leaked, and the wood companionway hatch was rotted and warped. Everything had to go if I was going to make any sort of progress.

The Ports went first. 1cm thick class held in place with a oval ring of bronze… and lots and lots of sealant. Most of the screws came out easily, but each port required me to break out the drill twice. Once they were free, I moved on to the handrails, navigation lights, Hatch, and anything else connected to the cabin.

As I would be putting all new on, I whipped up my resin, taped the backsides of the holes, and started filling. Now with her all sanded, I just need to purchase some new opening ports before I can prime and paint. I am thinking the 5×12 rectangular bronze ports from New Found Metals

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A long time sailor who has been away from the water for too long, I am working hard to bring an old and abused boat back to life. When not working on my boat, I can often be found working as a Stage Hand in Atlantic City or just out and about on my Mountain Bike. I really come off as a quiet and boring person when people first meet me.

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