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DE38 Eclipse

Martin kindly sent in some photos of his DE38 and a few notes about the pictures.


Scott
The bimini was a failed experiment, it’s now back to Sunbrella.

You may notice, the stay-sail is (obviously) minus the boom (now Profurl) yet still has the original self-tending hardware and sheet.

She doesn’t look quite so “pretty” today as I am replacing the bowsprit and all its associated parts.
A local hardwood shop fabricated a West Epoxy laminated kiln-dried fir replica of the original for $864.96 (incl. 6% tax) and wanted a further $200 for drilling the bolt holes.
The old bowsprit, in the photo, is upside down to show the rot on the starboard under side.

All the best,
Martin

Trex caprail stern + Trex caprail starboard + Trex caprail bows (but no bowsprit)

Companionway steps closed + Companionway steps open (hinged on stbd. side)

Nav-table storage step (closed – looking forward) + Nav-table storage step (open – looking forward) + Nav-table storage step (closed – looking aft) + Nav-table storage step (open – looking aft

Scott,
Meant to mention… ventilation is supposed to be important but the area under the bunks is not ventilated so, I drilled 2 holes in the vertical sides of each and “plugged” them with a “vent-cap” – visible below the winch handle laying on the stbd. bunk (to the left) in the photo: Nav-table storage step (closed – looking aft).

BTW… the vertical post on the right (in the photo) is the deck support (that previously supported the table).
I moved the post aft (to open up the cabin) against the fwd. side of the galley, as I had removed the table and installed a diesel-fired heater against the fwd. main cabin bulkhead.
Am still trying to figure out a way to re-mount the table, using the post and with a collapsible leg, so as to make it removable and stowed when not in use.
Martin

V-berth storage locker behind port seat-back with shelf installed behind louvered teak door +

Anchor chain locker preventer – i.e. Starboard cut to shape/bolted inside anchor locker (removable from Fwd. cabin) to prevent chain destroying teak door (which I have witnessed).

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