Category: Decks

Phew! Work completed to date!!

Tony and Karin purchased Arabella (now renamed Mayaluga) in Seattle July 2013 without any illusions as to her condition.  We knew she was definitely a fixer-upper that needed a lot more than simple TLC.  We felt that her honest construction and good reviews as an offshore cruiser made it a worthwhile project.   Three prior owners […]

Phase I project list

Shortlist of Phase I projects that have been identified: Rewire Hobbs Meter – insertion of ignition key should not activate elapsed time, only running engine (complete) Replace raw water pump (complete) Re-engineer access to gearbox dipstick and filler (complete) Fix Morse throttle cable control in binnacle (complete) Remove redundant wiring (partially complete) Replace fire extinguishers/relabel (complete) Service all through-hull fittings (complete) […]

Ripping the deck up!

Don thoroughly tapped and marked hollow sounding spots on the deck and coachroof.  By the end of the day most of the deck had been removed.  What an interesting discovery!  The fiberglass had failed due to glass cloth being used instead of glass matt when the teak decks were removed. Two layers of cloth do […]

The BIG deck job

When we made Arabella ours, we were under no illusions as to the amount of work that was needed.  The survey confirmed what we had assessed for ourselves concerning the deck ….. it would have to be peeled off and all old coring would have to be removed.  A prior owner had removed the teak […]

Leaky Hatches

Boats are supposed to be wet and damp inside … NOT! Rain, or a deckwash resulted in dribbles and pools of water.  Yours truly (that’s me) is not exactly obsessive compulsive, but I do insist on a dry and comfortable warm boat.  In fact I will settle for nothing less, because Karin will settle for […]