ABLE of Friday Harbor


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Hull: Entire hull was stripped and refinished, and one fastening plug replaced. No other problems with the hull above or below the waterline. A pintle was replaced on the rudder (2007).

Fittings: All fittings were removed, some refurbished, most newly fabricated and galvanized (chainplates, anchor rollers, mast step, stemhead fitting, masthead fitting, etc.). When re-installed after deck work, all new fasteners were used (2007-2009).

Cabin-outside: Sides and top stripped and refinished (2008). Ports removed and re-bedded. Hatches removed and rebuilt.

Deck: We first drilled through the teak deck in several places....down into the deck beams, to evaluate them. No issues. All deck screw plugs were removed. All screws were set deep enough for 1/4-inch deep plugs. New plugs made and installed. All seams were reefed out and cleaned back to raw teak. New seam compound installed (2007). New teak deck installed adjacent to rebuilt cockpit (2009). There are no deck leak. Click here to see details of the deck job.

Spars: All fittings removed and refurbished. Wood stripped and refinished. New wiring installed for the masthead tri-color light and new VHF antenna. Eight-foot spinnaker track installed on mast. Modifications made to boom to facilitate change from roller-reefing to slab-reefing (2007-2009).

Standing Rig: New mast step with tabernackle hinge arrangement (one person can raise and lower the mast using one winch). New stemhead fitting and chainplates, refurbished masthead fitting (2007). The entire rig was replaced in 2012 with 1x19 stainless wire and Hayne High-Mod terminals.

Running Rig: The entire running rig was replaced along with most blocks. New cabin-top hardware installed to lead all lines aft to cockpit (2010).

Sails: New North mainsail (2010) and genoa (2005). Two smaller headsails professionally rebuilt including new hanks (2009). Single-line reefing system installed (can reef in about 1 minute).

Engine: New 2007 Yanmar 2-cylinder 14-h.p. diesel installed (model 2YM14). New engine beds. New shaft and prop. Every system related to the engine is new (fuel lines and tank, batteries, battery cables, etc).

Navigation: New 5" Richie compass. New GPS. Huge chart table. Extensive chart library......... and ability to navigate (I still use paper charts.....I have made hundreds of them and have used them for about 38 years).

Safety: Auto/manual inflatible life jackets, new jack-lines on deck, new boom gallows, new fire extinguishers, new manual and automatic bilge pumps (just in case...the bilge is actually dry). Two radar reflectors installed. New VHF with AIS (2009). New anchor windlass (2008). All 5/16-HT chain for main rode. New 250-foot 5/8 nylon. 25-lbs CQR is the main anchor on chain. Bruce-type secondary anchor. Danforth for mud bottoms.

Cockpit Area: The cockpit had been modified by a previous owner, and materials and methods were not standard. Deck leaks had produced rot throughout the cockpit structure. The entire cockpit was demolished (you could step from the dock onto the inside of the hull planking), and a new one built (2008). Before the cockpit was rebuilt, every system near it was renewed (engine, etc.).

Bedding Method: We adhered to the highest standards to minimize the possibility of deck leaks and wood staining/damage due to freshwater ingress. There are no signs of leak anywhere on the boat. The bilge is even dry (2014).

Interior: Removed all wiring, plumbing and fixtures. Stripped and refinished entire interior. Cabinetry roughed-in in redesigned galley and navigation areas (2010). New berth cushions and covers (2009) All wiring and fixtures installed new in 2012. New electronics (VHF w/AIS, depth/speed/temperature, GPS) were installed in 2013.


Exterior: Refinements. The exterior of the boat from masthead to keel is in tip-top condition.

Interior: New plumbing and fixtures. New water tank. Reinstall many minor items, such as cloths-hooks in the wet-locker, artwork, etc. Finish cabinetry in galley and navigation areas. Reinstall book shelves and lockers. Install sound insulation in the engine box.