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Old 10-12-2019, 22:44   #1
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Bought my first yacht / liveaboard

1970 34' Don Brooke yacht. Currently moored in Auckland harbor but will be getting her to a marina to do some DIY. Will post more pics as progress is made (and undoubtedly questions for help along the way).

So far tasks include: cleaning up the Lister Petter engine, redoing wood flooring, reupholstering, repainting, cleaning out mold, and minor cosmetic fixes.

If anyone has advice on fixing up a similar yacht I'd love to hear your experience/feedback!

The end goal is to make her sustainable/liveable/sailable around the bays of NZ over the summer. Click image for larger version

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Old 15-12-2019, 01:04   #2
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Congrats!!!!
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Congratulations.
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Old 24-12-2019, 06:37   #4
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Re: Bought my first yacht / liveaboard

She's pretty, to boot.

Mold? Dry her out so it doesn't return. Reduce sources of water in the interior (yeah, you can't get rid of your breath, a big source), by running a small dehumidifier or an air conditioner while you are not on her. Then, bleach solutions kill everything.
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Cool! And she has the Christmas lights as well!
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Side question, what makes a yacht?
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Side question, what makes a yacht?
There is no universally accepted answer to that question
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In the USA the term yacht is associated with luxury and expense but that is still quite relative. So I generally say a yacht is any boat more than 5 feet longer than the boat you own.
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