Once Ruben at Seamark Marine started work on the bottom paint, I was in a race to remove all the hardware, wood/teak bits and lights so the boat could be prepped for the overall paint job. I took photographs of everything – so I would know where to put them back again!
The first ‘nuts and bolts’ to go were the ones holding the wood trim on the companion way hatch.
This is the first time I had the pop top up. I was surprised it worked.
Removing the official boats manufactures plate.
Fuel vents – they showed their years for exposure to the elements. Check out how they turned out after being polished.
Removing an old cleat.
I removed the old Garmin GPS/Fish Finder antenna. I plan to update the system with a built in antenna model.
Underneath photograph of a bow cleat.
Removing the starboard bow cleat.
Looking down at the bow deck.
I decided to remove the hinges on the cockpit lockers. I wanted a clean look in the cockpit.
The forward stay mount – I don’t think it had ever been removed.
The sliding top companion way trim.
The one bolt holding the boat together!
Port Aft view of fuel vent and cleat.
Fuel vent – Port side.
A view of how the Garmin Antenna was bolted to the cockpit, a large hose was made to accommodate the cable.
Companion way trim – inside.
Removing the trim.
Counting the screws, making sure they go back in the right place.
The Port side trim, notice the broken top.
Counting the screws.
Starboard side trim.
Stern steaming light. I decided to replace it after removing it and seeing its condition close up.
The Stern steaming light showed its age.
Removing the Bow Navigation light.
Underneath view of the Bow Navigation light. A photographic reminder of which wire goes where!
View of the Bow Deck.
Removing the manufactures plate.
Removing the forward stay mount. I decided to leave the Stanchions in place, I was concerned about remounting them correctly.
Looking underneath – Up into the Bow.
The Port Bow cleat.
Removing the Forward Stay cleat.
Not sure what this is – It was bolted underneath the Port Jib Winch.
A look at the gearing of the Starboard Barlow 15 winch.
The two Barlow 15 jib winches from the boat. I replaced the winches with Lewmar #7 Chrome winches.