The windshield has been tinted with Johnsons Window Filmsand it will take up to 30 days for the tint to dry, which will clear out any fog and water bubbles.
It seems fine driving it now however. Nice and cool without any glare!
This is the same window tint (Johnsons Window Films "InsulatIR") that we were quoted on in California. The price here in Mexico was 1\3 the cost than in California. The tint is made in the US.
End of June 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
That's our VW 2008 Jetta back across the street. The tint shop moved across the street so now the original shop, Shop Wheels, looks to only do tires and rims.
A new or near new Honda getting tinted.
This is a new Ford pick up truck waiting for tint.
Our 2008 Jetta getting the front windshield tinted.
They use Johnsons Window Films "InsulatIR" for the front windshield. It is a premium film that looks clear. It is hard to tell by looking at it that the windshield is tinted. It really cuts the UV and heat from coming in by the windshield and the glare.
Johnsons Window Films "InsulatIR"
This is the film "Parasol" which was used on the rest of the windows in two different tints, dark and medium and dark on the sun roof..
This is where the old roller was located.
It bent the chain down so it would come onto the Lewmar H3 anchor windless at a better angle. It did that job but we found it was twisting the chain. It also took up a lot of space in the anchor locker. We tried using the Lewmar H3 anchor windless without it for many times anchoring and found the chain did netter and the Lewmar H3 anchor windless did just fine.
We plan to raise the Lewmar H3 anchor windless up a couple inches as we have the room in the anchor locker height wise. Possibly next summer.
Wow look at all the room!
Now it is easier to store our Honda 9.9 outboard gas tank and our Honda EU2000i generator extra gas can here as it is vented. Also our Mantus Anchor Bridle and other assorted anchoring gear.
So first we knocked in some of the bolts that were cut off when we removed the roller assembly. We needed to make some room in the holes for filler if that makes sense 😖 We purchased the epoxy and AutoZone.
Ready for the epoxy fill.
Well almost ready. First I decided to blue tape the holes as it usually saves a lot of clean up work.
Ok the epoxy fill did not work.
The epoxy would drain out of the hole making as mess. I tried waiting until the epoxy firmed up a bit but then it was getting hard before I could apply it. After making a big mess I quit for a day or so. Then it was clean up time. I tried sanding with 50 grit but that was not much help. Then I used a chisel and a glass hammer and it worked great. Then some sanding.The decision was made to use the white silicone we had on hand from a previous job. This will not be permanent but will work for a season or two. some time in the future we will fiberglass these holes up and paint out the anchor locker with a two part paint. We also want to change out the lights and raise the Lewmar H3 anchor windless 2 inches. It has that much room it can go up in the anchor locker before hitting the lid.
Then we taped the area up with blue tape and painted with some white metal paint we purchased locally and we had on hand from another project. We also did the around the drain as it has 3M 4000 UV Marine Adhesive around it and that gets dirty and is herd to clean. While we were painting the around the old bracket roller we decided to try some paint over the 3M to see if it would keep the dirt off.
All done, looking better.When the 3\8 Acco chain is connected to the 45lb CQR anchor you will not see below the anchor locker lid.
Our Whale Gusher foot pump was leaking and so we pulled it out. It turns out that the pin holding the pump foot peddle is coming out. We tried to knock the pin back in but no luck.
End of June 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, MexicoWe used a glass hammer and a drift pin but the pin would not budge. We then lubed up the hole and pin but still no go.
If we had a nice vice and possibly a different hammer and a way of holding the peddle straight so it would line up with the hole on the opposite side it may go back in. It also may still leak. If we cannot figure out a way to do this before we leave for the US we will take it with us and try at some house sit place and also get a re-build kit for it.
Debbie sewing the UV water filter cover on our "Sailrite Ultrafeed LS-1 Sewing Machine"Because we use this in marinas and it hangs on the rail we wanted to cover it. We like it to be on the rail as it is supposed to be as close as posible to where the final product will be. That is as close to the water tank as posible. Also it is off the dock and out of harms way. We however do not care to look at it through our nice larger Salon, Settee, galley etc.windows. That brings us to the cover. This look a lot nicer covered than not.
End of June 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
This is the UV water filter system when we first purchased it.
We have since replaced the straight up-and-down hose barbe with a 90 deg one.
This enables the out hose to lay better towards the deck fill and the cover to lay flat on top of the UV filter system.
Preparing to install some DOT twist fasteners
to keep the cover from blowing off.
Debbie still smiling!
Here I am putting holes in the Sunbrella for the dot fasteners that will hold the twist fasteners. The holes Debbie marked up with a pencil.
Me hard at work!
We used the "Barry King Mallet Hammer" to set the twist fasteners in.
Debbie measuring for fasteners on the back
or front (which side of the boat it is on).
Here I am putting in the twist fasteners.
Then it was time to use the punch tool to make the holes
for the female side. Debbie did the marking for locations.
And wala! All done!
One side permanent and the other side with a fastener
in order to get it around the stanchion mount.As you can see the UV water filter is mounted on the inside of the life lines on this side because we have it on the port side. It goes into the water tank on this side better that way.
Now all covered up.
Looks good, a lot easier on the eyes.This is looking out the salon window. We do have the boat all covered so you do not see past the covers.