Stern sun shade 92 percent started

Middle of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico



 
 

Stern shade screen getting close

End of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Debbie is almost finished the 92 percent shade screen for the stern.
Debbie made her own binding tape for the edges.
 
This cut out goes around one of the stern davits.
 
 There were a lot of cut outs to make and the zipper to add in. The hem at the bottom and bottom length still needs to be determined but we are getting close on that. All other side pieces etc will come off the stern piece and they will not need cut outs for any gear as they are going out and over any and all rail gear.

 We decided that the side pieces would be better for us on the outside. This will make the cockpit look and feel bigger. Also it will give us access to the Magma rail table which we use a lot...it is a coffee table and just a handy place to put things and a grill table also.

New Wheel spot

End of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Found a new spot to stash the wheel!

 
 
 
 

Compas cover

End of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Debbie made a campus cover just because :)



Forward chocks got a paint job

End of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Debbie sanded ad prepped the two forward chocks on the cap rail. They were looking pretty sad after 30+ years of sitting out and use. We decided to spruce them up.


Gloss black Rust-O-leum is what got used for paint.
 
Prepped and taped.
 
 
 


 
Looking good :)
 
 
 

Stern steps got Teak Wonder

End of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico



The stern steps got sanded with #80 then #220 and then washed with Bon Ami and then sanded some more with #220 and washed again with Bon Ami. We do not see Bon Ami here in Mexico :(

 
 
 Then we applied a few coats of “Teak Wonder” on them and are evaluating whether to add more coats. We want them to come somewhat close to matching the cockpit grate which has been done with “Teak Wonder”. We did not need to sand the steps real good but just wanted to get the rough edges off etc. They can use same roughness as we do not want to be slippery, hence the “Teak Wonder”.
 
 
On the outside of the steps we used the Paddle Board to get at them for sanding.

 
 

The super yacht Harmeny got a new prop

Middle of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

https://www.fleetmon.com/en/vessels/Harmony_2020213

http://www.superyachttimes.com/yachts/details/1835

Goes to show you do not need a big ship yard to put a big prop on a super yacht!

New prop.
With a little Mexican ingenuity it is as easy as a few fenders.
 
Ship board crane holding up prop.
 
Putting fenders on each blade.
 
Their tender

Wrapping fenders around each blade of the prop.

New prop sitting in water.
 
This yacht is a 36,000,000 super yacht.

 
Our boat with Shade Trees up.
Hay our boat is at the same dock and it is not even worth a million!
New prop in water floating in fenders.

  The divers let out the air as needed to sink the prop to shaft.
 
Old prop.
 
 

Jib sheet blocks - from sand sale

Middle of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta

Soaking our used blocks we got from the sand sale in diesel fuel to loosen them up. They must have sand etc in them. We got one working good but the other is being pesky. We got it to move but not spin freely yet.

 
Replacing these original blocks.
 
With these ball bering blocks.
 
 
 

Cockpit table started

Middle of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

We will need to re-work the SS mounting to fit the Starbord table we made.

Old table removed.
 
Stock binical on the Islander Freeport 36 with no cockpit table.

Stern steps with Teak Wonder

Middle of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

We decided to use Teak Wonder on our stern steps. If used Cetol then then the wear and tear from the use would be hard to keep up. We would need to us Teak Wonder on the steps and hand holds any way so we do not slip off. Plus the Teak Wonder will just flow through the cockpit deck out through the stern steps.

 

 We use the hell out of these steeps while anchoring. It will be much safer for us using Teak Wonder.

Teak Wonder on the cockpit grate - finished binical teak

Middle of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

All done.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dinghy stowed for now - till chaps

Middle of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico


We stowed the dinghy a little late in the year. It was because we got a couple quotes for making dinghy chaps.

We have purchased all the materials and were looking for labor quotes. We did get a couple.
One for $600.00 +
One for $410.00
 These are just for labor.

Yet to stow the floor. The dinghy is in the blue cover on deck.

 Debbie will try to make these and if we run into too much of a problem we will check in September when the pricing drops to about 60 percent as the work dries up here. Of course this may not affect the chaps or Debbie may have a good handle on them so there will be no need to re-check for pricing.

Hard at work again.
 
 
We are also servicing the oars as they get stuck together from the elements.
We have purchased some cleats and chalks and will install them on the dingy when we re-inflate it for the dingy chap patterns.

Teak Wonder on the cockpit grate

Middle of June - Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta


We cleaned and put a new coat of Teak Wonder on the cockpit grate. This was really needing it.