Wheel steering removed
Prepping for paint
Fitting new chainplates
Buried treasure found! Yuck?!
Fiberglass, filling, and fairing
Removing diesel engine
Chiseling the resin blocks that surrounded the water tank
Brew coat (second coat)
Applying fairing compound
Every challenge has its reward. Dawn Treader’s refit has given us many lessons. She is a lovely old boat, renewed in her strength, and ready for ocean voyages.
Our work has been done intermittently since 2011, and we did much of our brainstorming while sailing an Atlantic Loop in 2014. As beginners, we are thankful for James Baldwin’s (atomvoyages.com) advice and help.
When choosing our jobs list, we have focused on enhancing the safety and comfort of Dawn Treader. This list is incomplete for now, but most of the refit is included. Although boat maintenance will surely persist, we hope these efforts keep us exploring for a long time.
Boat Bottom Repair and Paint
Plumbing: Bucket Sink Galley, Head, Building an Integral Water Tank, Integral Water Tank Part 2
Ventilation: Forward Hatch, Small Hatch and Vents, Watertight Companionway
Engine and Steering
Engine Removal – New Outboard
Jordan Series Drogue
Finish & Miscellaneous
Interior Paint, Interior Paint 2
Nesting Dinghy – Junior
Video: Refinishing the Bowsprit