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A couple of folks have expressed an interest in my Jarvis Newman 36 project. I got this boat in December 2012 to use for local Chesapeake bay cruising and cocktailing with friend so that is how she is being set up. The hull was built by Jarvis in 1972 and finished by Joel White at the Brooklin Boat Yard as a pleasure boat for the original owner.

The original owner was Bob Hitchcock and her name was Nancy Lee. The second owner was Harlan Kelly and he named her Donnybrook. I purchased her from George Pew and he named her Dragon Lady.

I started this project this time last year and posted my first ever blog on the project. This was before I discovered this forum so for those that are interested the link to my blog is located here:

Dragon Lady

I did not keep up the blog after she was finally launched in July but have done some other work, parts of which I posted on the forum. The meat of that work this past fall was me removing the old Salisbury mufflers and replacing them with a new pair of Soundown silencers. Some photos of that work below.

This winter I have commissioned some interior work upgrades, some more soundown, a bigger vee berth and a stall shower as well as completion of the paint work on the exterior side decks and the rest of the platform. I will post some photos of that work as it progresses should be over the next few weeks.

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That is one CLEAN boat. Looks like you could fit a sectional couch and some adirondack chairs on the back "patio". Very nice. Sharp.

I would very much like to see your shower install. I am about to take one on myself and have some ideas that I am going to turn into reality for better or worse.

What was she like when you got her? I saw the video of the engine running in the yards so obv that was out at somepoint.
 

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Toolate, thanks for your kind comments. The vee berth was about 6'-2" and I'm 6' so it was close to being okay, over the summer it just was too tight so in order to bump that up I had to move a bulkhead which meant tearing out some cabinets that were only partly useful for my needs. That whole process got me into putting in the shower stall which was always on my list of wants, nice to have when you are cruising.
The boat hull, deck and house were pretty solid when I purchased her. The house was done by Joel White so mostly high quality traditional wood boat construction and then covered with fiberglass, no rot anywhere except a couple of spots in the 1-1/2" T&G fir deck. She had been on the hard for three years and the owner was not interested in paying to put her in the water for an in-water survey or to de-winterize winterize the engine for a quick run out of the water. The fuel tanks were suspect as they were 41 year old stainless steel so the opportunity for being leaky was pretty high and the engine space smelled of diesel but it wasn't swimming in it so really hard to tell. Access to the tanks was difficult, par for the course. So, I purchased her hoping the engine would run and that the tanks would be okay. The engine was a cosmetic mess and in order to see if the tanks were leaking the engine space needed to be thoroughly cleaned to see if the diesel smell persisted. Pulling the engine was an easy decision and as it turned out it only need a new water pump, a power wash and a couple of cans of spray paint. That was the least expensive part of the project.

Most systems on the boat were in need of replacement but that stuff is right up my alley so I could do most of the woodwork and mechanical and electrical stuff to replace that stuff so I save oodles of labor $$$ there.

At the end of the day the tanks were leaking and there was significant amount of fuel trapped under and behind them, photos of that mess on on my blog.

I contracted out the replacement of the tanks, replacement of the deck and the new exterior paint work.

The photos below show the vee berth/shower stall work, starting with the forward cabin as it was when I first saw her, the port side of the galley and the head. The other pics are show the progress to date. I will post more as this progresses. Hope to paint the rest of the interior cabin this winter as well. Enjoy.

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1 vee berth deconstruction.jpg

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raw wood bulkhead?
Yea, the bulkhead that I built aft of the engine this past fall is 1-1/2" thick Oregon Pine, very rot resistant species that will outlast me, but it will get a coat of primer and some soundown over the winter to spruce her up a bit. I also plan to do a bit of woodwork to seal and trim the space over the mufflers and in front of the tanks under the platform. I will post a couple of shots of that when it gets done, likely not till later this spring as it will be stuff that I do when the weather gets warmer. I don't want to work over top of the guys in the shop and slow them down, their time is my money!!!
 

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I am contemplating the same move to my cabin Chortle. Not sure I can give up the storage though...

Will you have a seat in your shower? Glass the floor, drain to a sump, glass up the walls a bit or cover them in something?

Was thinking of glassing my floor with a few layers of thin mat like 6 oz, large filets for the corners at the floor and running one layer up the walls to the ceiling then painting the whole thing out. Small wood molding at the ceiling to cover the joint. Might glass in a shelf to make a seat out of ipe deck boards as well.

What kind of work do you do (guys in the shop comment) ?
 

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I am contemplating the same move to my cabin Chortle. Not sure I can give up the storage though...

Will you have a seat in your shower? Glass the floor, drain to a sump, glass up the walls a bit or cover them in something?

Was thinking of glassing my floor with a few layers of thin mat like 6 oz, large filets for the corners at the floor and running one layer up the walls to the ceiling then painting the whole thing out. Small wood molding at the ceiling to cover the joint. Might glass in a shelf to make a seat out of ipe deck boards as well.

What kind of work do you do (guys in the shop comment) ?
The details of the shower are still a work in progress but the current direction is to glass the floor, big fillets like you mentioned. Drain to a shower sump in the bilge. Was talking yesterday with Joe about putting the plumbing and controls just outside the shower with a thick Lexan hinged door instead of a curtain to keep folks from falling into the shower while underway. The door would be on the inside, hinge inward, run from just above the floor up to about shoulder height so that you could reach over it to the controls. No shower wand, just a shower head like most of us have at home. Put a valve on the shower head so you could shut it on and off to conserve water while soaping up. There will be some sort of cabinet and seat on the outboard side of the stall, I am letting Joe do what he thinks will work well there. He has put in a nice teak threshold to cover the bilge and fresh water hoses that fit inside the stall.
As to my work on Dragon Lady, most of it has been pretty basic stuff, in fact I just reviewed my photo album and I don't have much to show for it. Some photos below of the fridge/battery cabinet, nav instrument cabinet, refinished hatch and the new windows that I built. Most of the other stuff has been pretty basic stuff like engine room battery box and panels to cover access holes in the engine room. I did build a nice little sail boat two years ago so I added a couple of photos of her.

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My head is going to be my shower so I was actually thinking of a lexan door just to cover the wood door when showering- like astorm door really but same setup as yours.

I am sincerely jealous of your free time. That sailboat is a beauty. Love the rope steering and brightwork is just incredible. Nicely done.
 

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My head is going to be my shower so I was actually thinking of a lexan door just to cover the wood door when showering- like astorm door really but same setup as yours.

I am sincerely jealous of your free time. That sailboat is a beauty. Love the rope steering and brightwork is just incredible. Nicely done.
If you want to skip the Lexan, you could, for all vertical surfaces, use clear epoxy if it is varnished or if painted, use a 2-part polyurethane paint. Unless you are using the shower every day that would work just fine. I am using an epoxy primer with a two part paint for the vertical surfaces and epoxy/glass for the floor and fillets.
 

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More to keep the water from running out around the existing outswing door from the head than anything. I just cant stand having a shower curtain sticking to me when I am trying to take a shower.

There is a sink on the hull side with a cabinet door under it that I am thinking of glassing over just to make the whole room waterproof. I have a 6 year old who will shower in there so simple is better. Would love to have some storage but cant think of a way short of a shower curtain, to waterproof the doors. Maybe a snap on piece for the front of the cabinet. Hate shower curtains...
 

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More to keep the water from running out around the existing outswing door from the head than anything. I just cant stand having a shower curtain sticking to me when I am trying to take a shower.

There is a sink on the hull side with a cabinet door under it that I am thinking of glassing over just to make the whole room waterproof. I have a 6 year old who will shower in there so simple is better. Would love to have some storage but cant think of a way short of a shower curtain, to waterproof the doors. Maybe a snap on piece for the front of the cabinet. Hate shower curtains...
I'm with you. Can you put a threshold across the bottom of the door to contain the water? That is how they did it on my sailboats. I like the snap on piece idea for the cabinets. A piece of sunbrella would work well. Whatever you do the 6 year old will find some way to uncover a weakness in the design so I would do my best and plan to do more later.
 

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