a new bowsprit
- Feb, 05: Removing it will be the biggest chore in this project. Build the
bowsprit in teak, improve fastening system, add custom chainstopper,
add second anchor pulpit, rebuild and improve bobstay chainplate and backing
plate and improve system to tie down staysail chainplate.
Replace the ports -
Feb 05: I have selected all new opening ports and a new custom-built forward
hatch. All the ports will be replaced with stainless opening ports.
Remove cabin head
liner - Fall 05: and replace with proper removable panels.
Improve the mast - Apr, 05: I
want to replace the winches, clean and inspect all fasteners and hardware,
repaint with LPU, and reroute exit for wiring at base of mast.
Shorten the boom - June 05: I am having a new mainsail made for the shortened boom and make some other simple
improvements to the spars, including repaint the boom with LPU, improving
the outhaul rigging, adding sheet stoppers for reefing lines, sealing the
boom and foaming the inside for additional strength.
- December 05: After 35 years its time to pull them out, make sure the knees
they are bolted to are solid, make whatever repairs are needed and replace
the chainplates with new (and probably stronger) units.
Woodworking - Building an entirely
new interior to the B29 in cherry. This section addresses various
woodworking projects that don't really fit as a part of other project pages.
Job - Summer, 07: Waiting
out the daily rains of Florida's summer and the plus 100 degree heat in the
Bristol's cabin I decided the best use of my time was to do the bottom.
seahood - Fall 07:
Building a seahood to make the companionway hatch watertight.
Build a dodger coaming--to keep water out from under the dodger and
give a raised attachment point for the bottom edge of the dodger.
Painting - This page discusses how I am painting and the SystemThree
water-based LPU I use.
builder's plaque - I designed a new Bristol builder's plaque for the
boat. It's being forged in bronze.
Exterior Cabintop Projects - Look here to see all the things I am
adding or changing to the outside top of the Bristol's cabin.
Bulwarks - In my view, the only safe
way to go offshore and I expect them to improve the B29's sheer.
Deck Projects - Look here
to see all the things I am adding or changing to the deck.
Mast support improvements. The original mast step on the B29, at least
mine and one other--built in 1968--is very poorly constructed. Since I
am removing the cabin sole liner and building a proper sole, it will not
be that difficult to beef up and improve the supports under the two
Updating standing and running rigging.
Improve the lazarette including a
level, removable floor and an ability to mount cargo straps or netting
to keep stowage in place.
Improve the cockpit, including access
hatches in the sole, a propane locker, an additional seat locker, new
teak coaming boards and new covering boards.
Restore, renew and improve the plumbing
Remove the existing cabin sole
and rebuild it with proper floors and a planked sole.