Jasmine 11


Jasmine, a 1972 Allied Seawind 30' ketch


Project Complete:  431.75 Total Hours

Scope of Project:   Deck core repairs and other deck-related work and refinishing; rigging and chainplate work; electrical overhaul; install Norvane windvane; sundry upgrades and maintenance.  No hull work.

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December 15, 2017

Jasmine 11

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After a quick water wash, I lightly sanded the epoxy skim coat in the deck areas to be re-cored, cleaning up thoroughly afterwards.

I made simple paper patterns of each area, pressing thin paper into the deck openings and tracing with a marker before cutting out the pattern for a test-fit.  In known hardware locations that wouldn’t change with the reinstallation, I marked out areas to eliminate the core so I could later fill the sections around the hardware (including chainplates and stanchion bases, and around the perimeter of the steering room hatch) with solid material.  I chose not to eliminate coring in way of the old stern cleat locations, as I wasn’t sure whether these locations might change with the new Norvane windvane installation.  Once I finalized those locations later in the project, I’d do the standard core removal at bolt locations through the completed deck.

With my patterns complete, I spent the remainder of the day cutting out new 3/8″ balsa core to fit all areas, as well as a series of 1708 fiberglass layers from which I’d build up the mast step reinforcement.  I left most of the core whole for the test-fitting to double-check the locations for hardware core omission, but before final installation I’d remove the core from those areas.

Total time billed on this job today:  6.25 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  0°, clear.  Forecast for the day:  Sun and increasing clouds, low 20s.