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NOSE JOB COMPLETE May 9, 2011

Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Repairs, Restoration, Sailing, Sailing the ICW.
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Friday came and went. It was not as bad as Monday, but I was very tired at the end of the day. It looks great. The bow sprit. We got it in by about 2 pm after starting at 11 am. Before that I washed the hull and polished the chain plates. Part of spring cleaning.

Not only did it fit through the hole in the bow, the holes for the bolts fit. We only had to ream out one and then only slightly. The platform fit on the bow sprit correctly. It all came together. After Allan left, I had many projects to do including tightening the life lines and bolting on the platform.

Saturday we were off to Red Fish Point. We had a beautiful sail there. We stopped and got 30 gallons of fuel. $4.28 per gallon. Not as bad as I thought it would be. Sunday was slow starting, wind wise. We got underway about 11:30 and headed east towards home. By the time we were half way across the bay the wind was up to about 12 knots and we were flying along at 6.5+ knots. Oh it was good. We ended up going across the bay 3 times and got back to the pier about 4. Fantastic.

Since it was mother day, I got to cook and do dishes. It was a great weekend. All the welds held together through sailing and anchoring. Alllan the steel man did good.

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