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Old 04-23-2012, 09:53 PM   #21
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Of all the updates/changes we have made to our LRC, the most significant has been the installation of 2 Bomar 12" hatches in the foredeck over the V-berth. Light & air in copious amounts. Since we don't have AC, it has been a lifesaver. Also installed a foredeck awning to help cool the forward cabin.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #22
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That looks great, chc!! We have a solid FRP hatch which is only open in warm weather for circulation, so it's often dark in the fwd stateroom. Circulation is also an issue for us.

A couple of years ago, I purchased a BreezeBooster to improve circulation and installed LED lights to improve the lighting.


Both help alot, but you have inspired me to add two vents to the cabin.
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Inspiration is making that first cut in the deck. Also insulated the forward cabin area (under the ceiling strips) according to the IR gun, seems to cut 4 - 5 degrees off reflected heat from the outside of the hull. Foredeck awning will cool it another 3 or 4 degrees. Easy to do; snaps to the bridge eyebrow.
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...Foredeck awning will cool it another 3 or 4 degrees. Easy to do; snaps to the bridge eyebrow.
Do you also attach to the rails? Got a picture of the foredeck canvas in place?
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #25
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Attached, finally(sorry) are some pics of the awning for the foredeck area. pic #1 shows the snaps on ther bridge eyebrow; #2 shows the awning in the furled position, while the last pic shows it extended in the rain shedding position. Obviously there is a lot of flexibility in how you set it to allow air into the hatches, etc.
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Hi MJ,

I just joined this website recently and was surprised to see your thread. It's a pleasure to see the upgrades you did to Island Girl. Great job! I'm proud of you and her.

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Hi MJ,

I just joined this website recently and was surprised to see your thread. It's a pleasure to see the upgrades you did to Island Girl. Great job! I'm proud of you and her.

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Thanks Karl,
We love her and plan to keep her for a long time. Our only complaints are the tight sleeping quarters. The next project is to get new mattresses. We would love a queen bed but guess that's out of the question...
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Sorry, I did a little image housekeeping and caused the linked photos to disappear. Here are some of the pics from earlier posts.







Now if I can only find where I put that bed filler board leg picture...
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Wood finish

What is the best product to use on the exterior teak?
One part varnish
Cetol
2 part urethane
teak oil
I live in Kodiak AK very wet and cold in the winter,
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