The Snoek Project: Work List

Marine photographer Onne van der Wal shares details from the refit of his Pearson 36.

January 10, 2017
Onne van der Wal works on his sailboat.
Onne van der Wal works on his sailboat, Snoek. Onne van der Wal

In no particular order, here is the work list I compiled and completed during the refit of my Pearson 36, Snoek.

  • Oldport Marine to replace Yanmar engine mounts, riser, Raycor fuel filter.
  • Refurbish and reinstall original bronze sea strainer.
  • Make template, cut and install Soundown sound installation in engine space.
  • Sand, prep and paint cabin sole with Interlux Brightside white paint.
  • Install new electric automatic bilge pump; run new hose and connect discharge hose to cockpit drain outlet.
  • Strip out old galley cupboard and rebuild it and the shelving.
  • At mast collar and deck cut out for mast, sand and strip paint/epoxy wood and fiberglass structure.
  • Make template, order and install new cabin sole carpet from Snapincarpet.
  • Remove, sand, epoxy and varnish all teak trim down below plus polish original brass screws.
  • Remove all old deck hardware in prep for deck painting and bring to consignment shop.
  • Cut holes and install new small Lewmar hatches above galley and head.
  • Replace old leaking hatches in forepeak and main saloon with new Lewmar hatches.
  • Bristol Marine to prep and Awlgrip deck (both non skid and white trim) and topsides.
  • Vacuum, pressure wash and paint bilge with Interlux Bilgecoat.
  • Paint all white interior surfaces with Interlux Brightside paint.
  • Prep and paint bottom with Interlux Micron antifouling paint.
  • Send complete new running rigging list to Yale Ropes to replace all old running rigging.
  • Remove old steering pedestal, plug holes and install new Edson pedestal in new aft cockpit position.
  • Bend on new North main and genoa sails and check cruising chute and snuffer.
  • Custom Marine Canvas to recover interior cushions, make new cockpit cushions.
  • Fit new sail cover and dodger with sliding window from Canvasback using tan Sunbrella fabric.
  • Remove old navigation electronics at chart table and cockpit.
  • Build new navigation station instrument panel.
  • Install new Raymarine instruments, GPS plotters, wind instruments, etc. in nav station and cockpit, and one i70 at forward bunk in forward cabin.
  • Install new Pex piping for hot and cold water; install new Scandvik basins, faucets, cockpit shower and hot water heater.
  • Install portable 12-volt cooler box and tie downs and run new wiring to panel.
  • Install two new sacrificial anodes on prop shaft.
  • Oldport Marine to install new stainless propeller, fit Lasdrop stuffing box and new cutlass bearing.
  • Oldport to service folding Max Prop propeller.
  • Install Mantus bow roller for new Mantus anchor.
  • Position, drill holes and install new Imtra Loftrans windlass, foot switches and heavy duty wiring.
  • Pull rig, replace old nav masthead tricolor light with new 4-inch fabricated StarBoard base and mount new led Lopo tricolor/anchor light. Install new spreader lights. Replace all wiring in mast and prevent loose wires clanging in mast with unclipped long tail zip ties spaced out every 3 feet.
  • Cut 2 inches of off badly corroded mast butt section and fabricate new G10 block riser.
  • Install new Tides Marine mainsail track in existing track on rear of mast.
  • Install Windex and Raymarine mast head unit.
  • Install new heavy duty VHF wire in mast and install new VHF antenna.
  • RigPro to replace all 1×19 standing rigging.
  • Remove saloon table, clean, sand, repair cracks and apply Interlux Gold Spar satin varnish.
  • Remove all old original interior incandescent lights and install all new Imtra LED lights.
  • Install and hook up Blue Seas inverter, shore power battery charger, voltage meters, USB chargers and 12v outlets.
  • Refurbish old companionway board and fabricate new starboard companionway sliders.
  • Drill new hole and install new solar vent in head.
  • Seal galley locker floor perimeter with white Total Boat Seal.
  • Cut and mill new wood cutting board to fit in new Scandvik galley sink.
  • Install new heat exchange pipes from engine to new Scandvik hot water tank and top up coolant liquid in engine.
  • Varnish and install Edson cockpit table with TotalBoat penetrating epoxy and finish with Interlux Gold Spar varnish.
  • Fabricate custom toe rail bracket for new Armstrong boarding ladder.
  • Reinstall refinished saloon table and attach new larger table legs.
  • Remove old speed and depth transducers and install new Raymarine transducer through-hull fittings.
  • Sand, epoxy and varnish all non-removable interior woodwork.
  • Replace old secondary winches with new self-tailing Lewmar winches.
  • Fabricate new StarBoard coachroof mounting plates and install new Lewmar sheet stoppers.
  • Reinstall varnished companionway stairs and engine door cover.
  • Install new Scandvik head sink, head shower faucet and fit swiveling drain plug.
  • Run new heavy duty VHF cable from mast base to nav station and solder new connectors.
  • Connect new hose and install propane bottle.
  • Install new 12-volt fresh water pump to run new wire to circuit breaker board.
  • Mark new Imtra anchor chain in driveway and bring aboard with new windlass.
  • Replace propane locker drain hose.
  • Clean, polish and reinstall original stainless coach roof and foredeck grab rails.
  • Install new foredeck mooring cleats.
  • Connect Raymarine GPS plotter and remote VHF control mic in new Edson cockpit steering pedestal.
  • RigPro to pour new Spartite mast partner.
  • Waterproof and seal mast at through deck with new rubber collar.
  • Install new foot blocks and large aluminum backing plates at base of mast.
  • Install new Lopo stern light and forward nav lights.
  • Purchase and install small portable working vice for forepeak and mount it.
  • Install Lewar movable genoa cars and tracks and install fabricated 6 foot by 2 inch stainless bar under deck plates, bolts and acorn nuts.
  • Fit new sail cover and dodger with sliding window from Canvasback using tan Sunbrella.

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