Equinox Project | Friday, February 20, 2009

I anticipated a bit of a slow day, as a shipment of wire that I'd been waiting for all week had been delayed first by the President's Day holiday on Monday, then by a snowstorm on Thursday; I'd hoped to begin the wiring early Thursday, but it was not to be.  Then I'd hoped to begin Friday, but it was not to be.  So without wire in hand, I spent part of the morning preparing the brightwork for another coat of varnish, and assorted odds and ends.

Later, I applied varnish to the exterior trim, rudder, tiller, and other parts as needed. 


During the afternoon, my shipment finally arrived, and after unpacking and organizing the new materials I decided to begin the wiring project by replacing the wire in the bow and stern pulpits.  Using a wire snake, I pulled in new lengths of red and yellow wire for the stern light and sidelights, and left ample excess at each end for eventual connection.  Where the wired exited the pulpit legs, and where they'd eventually pass through the deck on their way below, I added short lengths of adhesive heat shrink for some added protection against chafe or other damage.


Total Time on This Job Today:  5.25 hours

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