Work continued into week 3 with more progress on the refitting the fleet for the 2020 season. Captain Carlos reports that the repairs on the Discoverer are complete and they are in the process of deep sanding and cleaning.
The hull repairs under the bathroom floor are complete, and the floor has been fiberglassed back in place.
We also plan on using this opportunity to clear some obsolete wiring and tighten up the wire runs on the big battleship. Back aft, the teak wood covering panel has been removed and replaced with fresh 5200 sealant.
The Adventurer has been similarly stripped and sanded.
Keen-eyed fans of this boat will notice the new gunwale mounted rail-mounts up front…These will be integral to a forthcoming secret weapon that we are adding to the 23-foot switchblade’s arsenal of fish-catching weapons.
Speaking of secret weapons, the 27-foot Explorer is getting a new toy this year with a fully-integrated livewell. We used a discarded bucket as our form for the first fell layers of material.
We are going to install this on the starboard side over the back of the splashwell, which will make it accessible to the rigging station and also help control the outflow of the tank.
Next week our shipment of gelcoat arrives and we are looking forward spraying and polishing. Speaking of a fresh new look, the staff has pressure washed and re-stained the fascia of the main office.
Here’s a before/after look:
Thanks for all the kind words on social media as we continue our work. We’ll keep everyone updated as we get the boats and houses in tip-top shape before the new season starts in November.
Work continues to prepare Nosara Paradise Rentals and FishingNosara for another season of fun family fishing adventures.
The Explorer has been completely stripped of equipment and old gelcoat. This is the first time the tower has been removed since is was installed in 2010.
Captain Fico expects the Explorer to shine like new dime by the time the season starts in November.
The Discoverer is also getting our attentions this offseason. For years we have monitored a small crack in the front-starboard area of the hull, and have spent many hours laying on the ground fixing the crack from the outside.
Now we have the chance to cut open the bathroom floor and inspect the repairs from the inside. A few heavy layers of fiberglass should put this problem behind us for the life of the boat.
Casa Privada’s kitchen is getting a long-overdue facelift. Check out this sweet new countertop and backsplash.
The 2 bedroom house Casa Caribe is also getting new tile and fixtures for her bathrooms. Plus the kitchen is getting a fresh look.
Still basking in the glow of our record-setting 102 trip month of August, the team continued to fish into mid-September. However the time has finally come to refit, repaint, and reload the fleet for an exciting 2020 campaign.
Outside of basic maintenance we don’t have any large-scale projects in store for the fleet this year; however once we start pulling them apart we will certainly find stuff to address.
The Explorer is already stripped and ready for new gelcoat, and the other boats will get the same level of attention over the next six weeks.
Elsewhere, we are upgrading the bathrooms of several of Nosara Paradise Rental’s older units.
It may be the ‘off-season’ but we don’t take days off around here!