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    Commander 89

    I’m the new owner of Commander 89, Bodacious Liberty.

    Totally an impulse purchase. I like classic-looking daysailers and was looking at Ensigns, Electras, and Commanders.

    The boat was in Marina del Rey and a friend and I sailed it up to Channel Islands Harbor last Sunday. Our marina has a pool. That’ll keep the kids busy while I’m working on the boat!

    I am amazed at the skill and craftsmanship I’ve seen as I’ve browsed the forum!

    Marc
    Oxnard, CA
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    Last edited by Madman; 02-03-2019 at 09:50 PM.

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    More photos

    Is that the logo for Nicro Fico on my furler?

    Any idea what the hooks on the bulkhead were for? I suspect they arenít original.
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    More pics

    I was trying to get an idea of what was going on up the mast rigging-wise.
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    More photos

    Work to be done
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    Small steps

    I decided to start with the cockpit trim. Have already done some re rigging. A lot of manky junk on the boat
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    Good luck. Looks like you have lots of projects ahead. They will all be worth it. The Commander is a great boat.

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    What tool do I use to cut the top layer of deck off so I can replace rotted core?

    How do I make the cut so I don’t cut the core below, but just the fiberglass skin?

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    Deck repair

    Need some advice on how to cut into the deck to repair the core
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    I use a Dremel saw with the blade sit to 1/4" deep. Be careful not to cut too close to the toe rail. The outer skin and inner skin join there. I've attached a photo so you can see what I mean. Here is a link to a dropbox with a bunch of pictures of my deck recore project.
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    Thanks Phil. Iíve spent time looking at your restoration to try to absorb some of your expertise. Inspiring work by you and a bunch of others on here

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    New hardware

    I modernized some of my hardware. A single Spinlock XAS and Lewmar 7 on each side. The Spinlock were from my local marine consignment store and the Lewmars were from eBay. The original halyard setup on the Commander had terrible angles.
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    Last edited by Madman; 03-19-2019 at 09:22 PM.

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