Do you know the condition of your boat’s deck hardware bedding?

NOTE: I originally posted this November 2017 on Sage Marine’s BLOG. In a short time the BLOG will be closed – stupidly. I am reposting this information so it is not lost. Your sailboat’s deck hardware should have been installed using a bedding compound. (I sadly write ‘should’ as I have worked on boats where … More Do you know the condition of your boat’s deck hardware bedding?

Done enough

Boat work is never really completed – one must get to a point that the important things are done (ie, safety related) and many of the others are ‘mostly complete’.  I’ve reached this stage. The bottom painting is complete, electrical system is upgraded, rudder gudgeon rebedded, hull and topsides buffed & waxed, trailer reconditioned, standing … More Done enough

A place to sit

Still waiting for many boat parts to arrive so I’ve been doing tasks as I can. I tried to find replacement parts for the old boat potti; but no pieces are available – not a surprise as it is likely the potti is a ’83 like the boat.  In order to save a few bucks, … More A place to sit

Boat Negligence

Over the past six years I’ve done very little to keep SWEET PEA shipshape and bristol fashion.  I am now putting some effort into putting her right! The weather has been very warm so I went to task on the exterior teak.  I’ve not put any teak oil on in at least five if not … More Boat Negligence

Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 3: applying 4200 and cleanup

It is always fun to drill holes in you boat … not! Re-drilling the holes took only a few minutes.  Be sure to drill the hole ‘straight’ in relation to the curve on the desk.  I conducted a ‘dry fit’ of the hardware to confirm the holes are correctly placed.  I did fine and everything fit perfectly! … More Rebedding Deck Hardware Part 3: applying 4200 and cleanup