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Some families, I hear, may own a boat for some time before they start making small changes and additions.

Not us.

We closed on the boat a week ago yesterday in Saulsalito, moved it to Anacortes, spent a couple days doing gross cleaning and yesterday and today have been a mad frenzy of destruction.

Pender got some of the furniture pulled out…


…and then removed the mizzen mast compression post from the aft cabin.


He then spent the rest of the day digging soaking-wet foam from under the aft cabin floor.  No, we don’t know why the floor was full of foam.  It was put there in initial construction.  It has been very wet for a very long time.

I spent most of the day using my new favorite tool to cut open the saloon floor and then hack into the dinette.

By the end of the day we had both steel fuel tanks exposed for removal sometime next week.  We’ll use a crane for that, because the tanks weigh somewhere around 250 pounds each.  Then we’ll install almost identical rotomolded cross-linked polyethelene tanks.

That round hole by my feet is where the main mast goes through the floor to sit on the keel.  My new favorite tool is a Harbor Freight vibrating cutter.  Cheap and effective.