Aventura 39


Charlotte (FKA Aventura), a 1977 Sea Sprite 23' Sloop


Project Complete:  273.75 Total Hours

Scope of Project: Hull and deck refinish; brightwork maintenance; repairs as necessary; minor interior refit

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November 28, 2015

Aventura 39

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The holiday break had cut into my time earlier in the week, but I very much wanted to keep the toerail project moving along.  To this end, I worked for a while to build the new wooden stem pieces.  Using the old ones as a guide, and a paper template I’d made earlier, I cut two blanks from some teak stock I’d reserved for the purpose.    On the boat, I test-fit the blanks and made minor adjustments as required, recutting one of the edges that had started out slightly oversized.

Once I was satisfied with the fit, I sanded the blanks smooth, and rounded over the exposed edges where necessary for appearance and coating retention.

Finally, I applied a sealer coat of varnish to all surfaces, and left the blanks to cure overnight.



Total time billed on this job today:  1.25 hours

0600 Weather Report:
Cloudy, 30°.  Forecast for the day:  Mainly cloudy, 40.