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