|Kaholee Refit |
November 15, 2007
This morning, I finished up the work for now on Kaholee. I made up the PVC pipe supports for the boat cover by running line through their centers and connecting two pipes with a single line. I draped these over the ridge, then secured the bottoms of the poles with additional line. I added chafe gear where appropriate.
Before installing the cover, I removed the batteries for storage. I also removed the companionway ladder, step, and part of the engine box, since all of these required painting or refinishing--work I could do here and there over the next couple months. Finally, I removed the cook stove, since I needed to take it somewhere to see about adapting the LPG connection to the proper flare-type fitting that I needed.
I installed a silver tarp
and secured it with a few lines before pulling the boat out of the shop
and parking the trailer next to the building. Then, I finished up
the tiedown with several more lines run to tent stakes in the ground,
and other lines as necessary to fully secure the tarp.