Lively Heels Phase 3-30


Lively Heels, a 1976 Fisher 30


Project Schedule:  November 2020 – April 2021

Project Scope:  Reconfigure and simplify engine-based heating system; install woodstove for cabin heating; remove sanitation treatment system and replace with holding tank, conceive and build deck storage boxes; miscellaneous and sundry small projects

Project Complete:  145.75 Total Hours

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March 17, 2021

Lively Heels Phase 3-30

Wednesday (and previous days)

After the epoxy coating the lids had some cure time, I sanded the coating smooth with 120 grit paper and a finishing sander.  This left a mostly smooth and fair surface, but there were a few areas requiring a bit of touch-up, so I applied a light coat of epoxy fairing filler as needed (mainly on the vertical overhangs).  The next day, I lightly sanded the cured fairing compound as needed, completing the prep work on the lids.  These, and their respective deck boxes, were now ready for primers and paint.

I received the new Delrin anchor rollers I’d ordered to match the old, broken, polyethylene ones.  The new rollers featured bronze bushings, and were identical to the originals except the channels were a touch shallower, which, at the urging of the vendor, I’d agreed to in order to leave more solid material in the centers of the rollers (for structural strength and allowing room for the shaft and bushings).

I reinstalled the rollers and pin, completing this task.

Total time billed on this job today:  1.25 hours 

0600 Weather Observation:  16°, clear.  Forecast for the day:   Sunny, 50°