I have hull
number 12 on the Chesapeake. She's been owned in Mississippi
before coming north. Builder
was listed as Aquarius (not Top Sail). She was Coast Guard documented by a PO under the name Different Drummer. She is currently a work in progress.
It came with original Volvo
MD7A that seized up. I picked up a MD7B for cheap
from someone repowering with a Beta. I have the engine
installed and running but the shaft and related hardware
is out. The bronze tube exits the keel
at an angle. Putty was used to fair in the empty space between the bronze tube flange and the fiberglass
skin. Once the bronze tube was out I could see that the fairing was cracked all through. I've ground out the old putty and waiting for warm enough weather
to redo with epoxy/filler mix.
I hope to get her back in the water
and use as a power cruiser for now. Reason being that I have the rigging
removed. I'm in the middle of removing deck hardware
. After she gets floated again, I'll be putting the hardware back using epoxy
filler and Butyl (between cruises). Once this is done, hopefully the deck leaks
will be fixed and I can start cleaning
up the interior
I also have the bowsprit
removed. It was two beams laminated together. The glue was deteriorated and some rot
along the seam had set in. I split the two beams apart and cleaned them up. They seem to be in good enough shape to epoxy
back together and refinish. I have them cleaned up and waiting to epoxy. The boomkin was rotted and will have to be replaced.
One thing I would like to see is a diagram or pictures of how the control lines were routed on the deck. Mine has mid-boom sheeting for the main.