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Friday, March 17, 2017

POST # 9 - 17 March, 2017 - ON SCHEDULE

Drydocking is three days away . . . on March 21st. and we are ready to start up engines, visit the fuel dock and sea trial before-hand.

Finished the tool room/utility/cat box/washer-dryer enclosure, rebuilt the V berth door, ordered in the new swim rail parts, finished the LED cabin lighting installation, installed the tool box, and have started the removal-to-warehouse of unneeded stuff.

Ordered in the new dock lines and fenders, the 75 foot water hose, electric cable and plug-ends are here (with the 120/240 volt power panel  (a $1,000.00 affair) due to ship on Monday the 20th, the rewiring needed to accept 100 amps is immense, and installing the vinyl is another big work item priority before Florence.

Windy Cove Douglas County Park has one cabin---which we have reserved  for the dry dock period, we will be off line for awhile, but check back.... lots will be happening these next two weeks !

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

8 MARCH, 2017 - POST # 8 - A SIX MONTH OUTFITTING !

LOTS OF LOOSE ENDS . . . Been swatting at major issues, and having lots of redo's because of redesign. Building a boat hull and cabin with the mechanicals and electronics is the easy-simple part, once floatable, you move to in-water "outfitting" mode. . .  and the real time/money-eating outfitting process destroys budget and timetable in a typical 6 month endeavor.

Why I expected a less time and money-spent here, I dunno. it has taken 5-6 thousand dollars worth of materials to get to where we are, (and my labor).



Then, there is the "adaptation" part of it all . . .  the new A-10 berth has 120/240 50 amp electric service, we currently have only 30 amp 120, and So fea was "built" for that 30 amp voltage (back in 1979), at Winchester Bay I added another 30 amp inlet and wired it into a separate breaker bus (for two 30 amp inlets), but, the main panel really can only handle 30 amp - not the twin 30's--nor the 50 amp/240 !!).

Dock power At the new berth (A-10) is 65 feet from dock services (we are now adjacent, with only a 5 foott run)  . . .  surprise-surprise !  there are no cleats at Florence either ... only a bull rail, so, new lines are needed.

Longer docklines, longer electric cable, a longer dockwater hose, and a new 50 amp breaker panel, plus a wire-in . . . a work party of fun, and another $2,000.00.

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