Balboa 24

Balboa 24 Deck Repair

Well it’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted. I’ve been working evenings on the Balboa 24, trying to get most of the fiberglass/epoxy work done before it gets too cold this fall, since I don’t have a heated space. Namely, I’ve been working on completing the deck repair/re-core that I started a LONG time … Continue reading »

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Started the Fiberglass work on the Balboa

“The first cut is the deepest…” Yeah.. Ouch.. but I did it. I cut into the deck of the Balboa today, and exposed the reason for the softness – wet and rotted wood core as I suspected. It is actually not as bad as I suspected. The actual rotted spot is not so large, so … Continue reading »

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Power Washing the Balboa

This past Saturday was opening day of deer season here in Missouri. By the time I got out in the woods, however, it was 62 degrees and very windy – not great hunting conditions. So, I gave up hunting pretty quickly and focused my energy at The Yacht Barn. I decided to pull the Balboa … Continue reading »

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The Home for Wayward Boats

Thinking about changing the name of The Yacht Barn to “The Home for Wayward Boats”. I’ve been wanting to find a boat to take out on Bismarck Lake and scope it out as a place to splash the Balboa for testing after all the hull stuff is done. With the Balboa on the trailer, the … Continue reading »

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Deck Recore

One of the things the Balboa needs is a section of the deck recored. At least I am fairly certain it needs recored – I haven’t drilled any test holes in it. At any rate, I’ve been researching deck repair alot, and I came upon this site this morning; http://www.triton381.com/projects/restoration/recore.html   This is just one … Continue reading »

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Synthetic “Teak”

While¬†researching¬†the different methods for repairing and/or re-coring the deck of the Balboa, I came across mention of “Faux Teak”. There are many companies and varieties out there. One that interests me is the DEK-KING products. Click on the link to see what they offer. There are no prices on the website that I could find, … Continue reading »

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Lost Laguna Sloops Yahoo! group

While researching information about the Balboa, I came across this group. Apparently both the Balboas and Lagunas were made by CRI, and they are nearly identical boats. This is a fairly active and very friendly group – if you have or are considering owning a Balboa or Laguna, I highly recommend joining. –arthur Subscribe to … Continue reading »

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Balboa Progress

This past Sunday, I removed all interior cushions and sails, and stored them in the screened in porch at the house. Also, the rudder, Jib sheet and a couple of other items are stored there. I unstepped the mast, secured everything, and hauled her over to The Yacht Barn. Once there, I removed all standing … Continue reading »

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Balboa 24 Refit

Balboa 24 Refit, a set on Flickr. Pictures of the Refit… Actually pictures of the PRE-refit. Basically things that need to be fixed. –arthur

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