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Waanderlust Project | Thursday, May 13, 2010

The first order of business in any project is to clear out the boat and prepare for the work ahead.  In this case, there was quite a bit of gear, miscellaneous supplies, and tools inside the boat, as well as wood scraps, leaves, and other detritus in the cockpit and elsewhere.





I spent part of the day beginning a rough cleanup by removing all the scrap wood and leaves, tossing out a full barrel of trash from the interior, and collecting and removing the various tools and other more valuable bits for storage and safekeeping during the project.  With even this rudimentary cleaning, the boat's appearance immediately improved.  Additional disassembly and cleanup would continue shortly.



Despite general appearances, the interior featured a lot to like, and was in reasonably fair condition--that is, the basic structures appeared to be of good construction and generally sound, though in desperate need of refinishing and refurbishment.  There was some water damage around the ports, the extent of which was not yet clear, and the top of the icebox area was rotted out, but most of the interior would be salvageable with a modicum of cleaning and refinishing.

In future posts, as work continues, I'll cover the various initial aspects of the boat's condition in more detail.  This week would be all about just getting the boat to the point where I could more accurately assess her true condition.

Total Time on This Job Today:  2 hours

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