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Project Log:  Saturday, April 19, 2014

Before I forget (I've already forgotten to mention it about 6 times):  a thank you to the nice person in BC who, out of nowhere, sent me a sample of crimp-on wiring pin connectors, used in those cases where a certain installation requires a wire to be inserted behind a screw before tightening the screw. 

During my autopilot installation a while back, I commented in these logs on how I disliked this sort of wiring termination, which simply crushes the wire beneath the screw-driven terminal.  I did not know about pin connectors, but thanks to this nice reader who sent me a small sampling of connectors--and opened my eyes to their existence (but who didn't give me an email or other address so I could properly thank him), I have since located a source for pin connectors and will add them to my repertoire for future installations.  There is always room to learn something new and unknown.

For some time--essentially ever since I finished the painting--I'd really wanted to move the boat back over to "my" side of the shop, the second bay where I'd done most of the work on the boat before moving her to my clean(er), uncluttered bay back in June of 2013, when I optimistically and obviously unrealistically thought I might be starting the paintwork shortly thereafter.  (I didn't start till mid-September.) 

As it happened, constant cold and ice during the winter, which held on well into meteorlogical spring, and then the inevitable shift to soft soil and mud thereafter, prevented me from attempting the boat move sooner than now, much as I continually hoped to try.  I went back and forth as to whether I should even bother, or just wait at this point till the boat went in the water sometime during the season.

In the meantime, I'd been doing my work-work in the other bay, which I considered less than ideal because of the extra clutter and so forth in that bay.  I'd made it work out of necessity, but with a new work project getting underway I wanted to get the shop back to the way it was supposed to be, so I decided to shift things around.

It was a nice spring day for late March...except it was late April.  I made initial preparations, moving the small boat (on  its own trailer) out of bay 2 and cleaning things up to prepare.  The move was uneventful, other than having trouble getting the trailer wheels up over a lip on the way into the new shop.  It was fun to see the boat out in natural light with the new paint and looking finished.




After getting the boat resettled in her new (old) home--leveled, power lines restrung--it seemed as good a time as any to come up with a solid, complete work list to help me reprioritize once more as things moved towards the final stretch.  I'd been working off various mental and other lists, constantly shifting the order and importance of various tasks, but I was getting down to the nitty-gritty and it was time to balance the remaining work against expectations for the season ahead, and I needed something concrete to work from during those times when I wasn't sure which direction to turn next.

Momentum Master List

From whence we came.


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