"Sundance", an A-30

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"Sundance", an A-30

Post by CapnK » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:57 am

Laid up in 1970, she's a "liner" model with the integral aluminum strongback. Basically a stock boat, some work/modding has been done on her.

Repowered with a Volvo 2002 that has the addon fresh-water cooling (as opposed to raw water that was 'standard'). Chainplates have been moved externally, but using what I feel to be insufficiently sized hardware (dinghy/daysailor size!); plate material around 5/32" thick, and using bolts of about #10 or so. Zoiks!
Kurt and the CrewDogs
onboard Sundance,
'70 Alberg 30, hull #429
Still have Katie Marie,
'67 Pearson Ariel, hull #422
For Sale - Melelani,
'77 Islander 36, shoal draft

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Re: "Sundance", an A-30

Post by CapnK » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:52 pm

Plans:

Galley: Moving it from normal position at companionway to just aft of main bulkhead. 2 burner propane stove/oven and wood burning heating stove to starboard. Engel reefer and sink moved to port, will share thru-hull with head (2 less holes in boat this way). Settee berths will be extended aft a short distance (6-12" ish) into cockpit locker space to keep them 'berthable'.

Head: Improving it. Adding shower, composting toilet. Pics below.

Other Interior mods: Install integral water tanks under cabin sole and perhaps elsewhere. Would like to get tankage up to at least 70-80 gallons. Improve access to v-berth stowage, create/improve stowage in unused areas of salon and cockpit lockers.

Deck: Decks are overall in good shape and seem solid/dry. Will be checking out thoroughly, however, and fixing if/as needed. Add 2 anchor roller to bow, and manual windlass. Adding solar, and a Monitor vane on transom.

Mast: Mast has original wooden spreaders w/LED lights added (white, shining down); plan to change these to AL spreaders, and lights to white shining *up* on head of sail(s), and red shining down towards deck. Installing mast steps, both folding and stirrup style (stirrups at spreader and masthead position only, folders elsewhere). Add roller furler on forestay. Use synthetic line in rig. Add inner forestay and running backs for small storm jib.
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Standard head layout, used to have an ElectroSan head which I removed as my very first project on this boat. :)
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Pre-de-construct.
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What it looks like w/doors open.
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Yippee.
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Slightly different angle. Lotta space used up by that cabinet
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Look at those tiny tiny chainplate bolts and inadequate backing plates of plain wood smushed into 42/5200...
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Needs cleaning, but I can work with this space and utilize it better, Thinking it will have a custom composter in it...
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This bugger won't be much fun at all...
Kurt and the CrewDogs
onboard Sundance,
'70 Alberg 30, hull #429
Still have Katie Marie,
'67 Pearson Ariel, hull #422
For Sale - Melelani,
'77 Islander 36, shoal draft

sailFar.net - Small boats, Long distances...

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