Salty 45


Salty, a 1989 Contessa 26' Sloop (JJ Taylor)


Project Complete:  293.75 total hours

Scope of Project:  Repower; electrical and systems replacement and upgrades; windvane installation; miscellaneous upgrades and improvements

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April 22, 2016

Salty 45

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A supply snafu had delayed delivery of the 1″ hose I needed for the engine siphon break system, but now it was on hand, and I gladly finished up the installation.  I located the siphon break fitting in the port cockpit locker, secured to a wood block on the hull, as high up as practicable and just aft and outboard of the battery box.  I connected the vent/overflow hose, which led aft to the gooseneck at the transom, to the nipple on the top

I also cleaned and polished the cockpit well, completing the deck work.

At this point, the project was complete except for installing the new prop shaft, and finalizing the engine alignment, along with the engine start-up and test run.  I anticipated the shaft would be on its way within the next week or so, at which time I’d finish the final tasks.

Total time billed on this job today:  2 hours

0600 Weather Observation:
32°, clouds.  Forecast for the day:  clouds and sun, 60s