Awlwood MA Brightwork and MarineAir repairs and upgrades

This week we start the process of applying a new finish to the wooden boom and mizzen mainsheet traveler. This finish is called Awlwood MA which is a 2 part system for finishing brightwork. It starts with a primer coat and then multiple coats of a clear finish.
The local chandlery has some test pieces with this product on it on the roof of their building to show its ability to withstand the southern US heat and UV rays.

We also run into a problem with our Marine Air (CruiseAir, Dometic) air conditioner on our other boat. (Last Affair). The blower motor ended up being bad and in this video, we show the repair of that as well as how we upgraded and improved the condensation management from the air conditioner.
Mermaid makes a “Condensator” which is a small venturi pump, check valve and filter that sucks condensation water out of the drain pan and expels it with the discharge water from the cooling circulation lines.

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Please check out our other videos as well and click on the playlist below for a couple we think you may enjoy.
Our Refit Playlist –
Our Sailing to New Orleans Playlist –
Our Epoxy Vs Polyester Fiberglass test results –
Our series on hatches –
and Our Series on new Freshwater Plumbing –

Some of the tools we mention in our videos are:
Oscillating Multi-tool –
Carbide Grinding blade for the oscillating tool –
Ryobi Skill Saw (I have the corded) –
The Cordless version is here –
Small Trim Router (Great for tight places) –
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Join us on our journey as we continue to rebuild, refit and prepare our Formosa 51 Sailboat for our continued cruising journey. We have always loved the Formosa, bought one (on a bit of a whim) late in 2014, moved aboard this one right away and started to do our refit while living board. We are avid fans of Cruising Outpost and Good Ole Boat (Good Old Boat) magazines and love the ideas we get from them.

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