Cushions, Baby, Fish Sandwich and Storms.

Interior Cushions

A few weeks ago I picked up a set of interior cushions through the Catalina 30 Owners Facebook group.

As they needed to be mailed the seller removed the foam and just sent the outer shells.   We had to order new 3″ foam online.  This turned out to be a good thing as we were able to source a very firm 16+ year foam for a fraction of the local price from Foambymail.com.

It came vacuum packed (free shipping) and as soon as we opened it expanded 300%.  Sorry, forgot to photograph this.

I then placed the cushions for the Salon on the foam (inside out to keep from leaving sharpie marks) to plan our cuts.

One full sheet of foam pretty well did all the cushions for the salon.  I imagine it would take  1 sheet to do the vberth and another for the quarter birth.  At $125 a sheet the improvement on 30 year old foam is not to bad.  We will probably redo the vberth next.

We used a Electric kitchen knife with Pam on the blade to do the cuts,  very easy, like butter.

Here they are packed into the back of the Escape along with the new fender boards.

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Dinner

After running by the polling place and casting our votes we drove out to the marina and had dinner at Boondocks.

I really enjoyed their fish Rueben.

Storm

After dinner we dropped off the cushions at the Lori Bell and worked on getting her ready for the possibly approaching tropical storm.  The sun had just set.

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After sunset from the cockpit.

We took the time in the dark to remove the main sail and stow it below.   I then wrapped the furling jib with the spare halyard to protect it from high winds.   We added some dock lines and also added a proper fender board where the boat touches the dock piling.

It was a late night but a least we are prepared for the coming storm.

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