I'll get back into the habit of updating more regularly, soon.
I spent the x-mas holiday on the boat, I was able to complete the install of the second layer of 1/4" battens on the overhead in both the forward and main cabins. I also finished the cabin sides in the forward cabin. All of these areas are now insulated with 1/2" foam sheets.
I made paper templates for the cabin sides forward, cut then out of some 3/16 ply I had at the house. I've not installed them yet, I'm holding off to be sure all the water intrusion is fixed.
Speaking of water; I knew the port seals were leaking. I found a source online for the seals, and hope to start replacing them this weekend. the seals It took a long time to find these. I spent a lot of time online, ffollowed by walking into random window and glazing retailers.
I found another source of water, the hull to deck joint. Both the prior owner and myself had taken time to seal the edge of the joint where the balsa core is exposed with epoxy, but in several places the upper and lower flange of the joint had separated enough to let water seep in to the interior of the boat. During the few heavy rain storms we've had, this added up to a good inch of rain pooling at the foot of the forward berth. Last week I was able to grind away the paint and get down to bare fiberglass, applied a coat of neat expoy (fast cure) followed by a coat of thickened epoxy. I used the spreader to force some of the expoy into the gap (when there was one) and then smoothed the whole mess out.
It still needs another coat to fill in small voids, but.... wait for it, no water in the forward cabin!
I hope to place the order for the foam for the mattress next week.
Lastly, I began some engine work; The seal that goes around the output shaft leaks, letting oil get onto the rotating prop shaft/ coupler and flings oil all over. I got the whole mess taken apart, but forgot the new seal at the house. I should have that installed tomorrow night, New Years Eve.
Lastly, I plan to move the boat to her new slip on Saturday morning.Not a bad way to ring in the new year.