Tied up in Marina Mazatlan

Marina Mazatlan -  End of April 2016

Here is s\v Elegant'sea as we are getting ready for summer in Marina Mazatlan. 

Starboard hand rail getting Cetol

Beginning of April 2016 - Anchored in Barra-Bahia de Navidad lagoon, Mexico

 Yes it that time again - to redo the Sikkens Cetol (clear gloss) on the deck wood. That includes the hand rails and eye brows, cap rails, binnical mount and cockpit lazerett wood, to name most of the wood.The last time we did this was the summer of 2014 and the teak wood is still looking good. It has been exposed to the sun here since about 2 years. There is some water intrusion and a few bubbles from I think moisture is ether in the wood or what ever. We have not gotten to that area yet which is on the cap rail.

Debbie did the blue taping after I had sanded with #220 grit to rough it up 
and smooth out some ridges from last time we Cetoled.

Before Cetoling the hand rail.

Not hard doing this and kind of therapeutic here at anchor.

Only two coats and it's finished for another season!

Port scupper hose installed - all done

Beginning of April  2016 - Anchored in Barra-Bahia de Navidad lagoon, Mexico

Now that the scupper/drain 3M 4000 UV sealant has dried, it's time to install the hose.  This side is easier since we already replaced the main cockpit drain hose several years ago.

This is the cockpit drain hose Debbie cut to insert the "Y".  It was a little challenging 
as there wasn't too much excess hose and the hull was "right" there!

Debbie in the lazarette....again!

Debbie is moving the Beta engine 2" water muffler exhaust hose out of the way.

"Y" is in-place.

This is next to the 3\4" propane locker vent thru-hull we installed previously.

Debbie is installing the hose to the scupper\drain from the "Y" to the deck.

Looking up to the deck inside the lazerett - 
this is the underside of the refer compressor. 

Debbie is connecting the 1 1\2" drain hose to the deck scupper\drain.

Almost done. The hose comes close the Frigoboat refer evaporator 
plate tubing. It does not come close enough to worry about and that is a relief.

"Y" is all done.

The "Y" with hoses attached and hose clamps tidy with "Clamp-aids"!

Drain hose heading up.

Deck scupper\drain with hose connected, all done.


Putting propane box back together.

Port scupper put in the deck

Beginning of April  2016 - Anchored in Barra-Bahia de Navidad lagoon, Mexico

We used the same method for putting in the port scupper\drain as we did the starboard one.

The propane locker we took out as you can see 
and Debbie is removing the propane locker mounting brackets.
Debbie in the  port lazerett taking out the propne box brackets.
Out come the "L" propane locker support brackets .
The spot will be by the middle cap rail screw and in towards the center of the boat about 8".
The tubing is the evaporator plate for our Frigboat refer system.

Debbie put up some plastic sheeting to protect the refer from dust and debris.
The spot on the deck where we will put the drain.
Drilling the pilot hole.
Drilling the pilot hole.
Debbie holding up a piece of wood to protect the tubing 
or anything else while I drill the pilot hole.
Now to drill through with the hole saw.
We are at anchor and being careful with the hole saw.
Here we go.
Looking up at the hole.
A clean cut and no miss-steps.
The second hole cut from the deck.
Now we use the "Dremmel" tool and the "Hice" tool to create the chamfer.
Try a fit with the drain.
Getting close.
The "Hice" tool. 
So named because our son-in-law made this tool for us 
and his last name is Hice.
                                                   The "Hice" tool. video.

"Hice"  tool at work.
Another fitting and almost there.
Debbie clearing out the plastic sheeting. 
The drain is fit and ready to 3M 4000 UV in.
There it is.
Looking up to the deck.

Now for the 3M 4000 UV

Debbie working the 3M 4000 UV from the lazerett.
The scupper\drain is all in now. We wait 24 hours to connect to it with hoses.
Some clean up as I am a bit messy.
All done!
Debbie is all done in the lazrett!