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Repairs to Xanadu
|Delivering Xanadu along the Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Bay after the Turkey Shoot Regatta October 2005. Great Fall sailing.|
Early summer 2006. Notice the water damage along the front of the cabin top where it meets the deck.
This picture is taken as I disassemble the teak boards joining the cabin top and the cowl vent.
The rot is cut out and using a plunge router, removed the top layer of mahogany veneer. Later a second layer will be
removed so that two layers of overlapping GRP can be added below the top layer for added strength and rot resistance.
|Fiberglass now bonds the deck and cabin top joint.|
|The front and port veneers have been laid. Now to bung the screw holes|
In order for the repair, which is pretty large in area, to match the rest of the cabin top,
the entire cabin top varnish was stripped off using a heat gun, re-stained, and re-varnished.
|The finished product with cowl vent re-finished also. The decks were recently oiled.|
|A Fall photo of XANADU in nearby Jackson Creek, Rappahannock River, Chesapeake Bay|
|XANADU moored in Myers Creek, Corrotoman River during the weekend of the Turkey Shoot Regatta, 2205.|
|Owner, Johnny Stevens, out for a night sail with family, daughter Maren, and son, Jeb, 2004|
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