Thanks for jumping in. You are correct, she is a type 2/ plan B model, and she is on the hard
in our back yard. From the little bit of information we could glean from the web* and a few phone
calls before purchasing
her, we knew there was a strong likelihood we would be doing some (read a lot of) work on her. No better place then the back yard where you can't hide from the inevitable!
Man, where to start...we could start at the top, but let's start with the obvious. While leaking fittings could be categorized as maintenance
, it's hard to say, given the state of the deck
caulking, whether the water
ingress is coming from the fittings, or just entering the cabin
at that point after first getting into the deck
structure from any one of a thousand points topside. So the teak
decks are coming off. It goes without saying that will involve a little core
"maintenance". And the obligatory conversion of gallons of epoxy
into piles of dust..again. The upper shroud
chain plates need to be inspected and, more likely than not replaced. Initially we were going to move them the outside of the hull
, and we still may, but I have been leaning more and more toward your choice of addressing the matter.
Being we brought up the chainplates we may as well go back up to the top. At some point in the years the previous owner had her, he purchased a Kenyon Spars mast
(extrusion 4873) but I don't trust that it was actually ever stepped on this boat. We all know how that goes. Sometimes "strategic honesty" is employed to sell boats. I'm not sayin', just sayin'. We'll need to get a boom built for her and all the assorted hardware
There is a patch on the rudder
that leads me to believe that it is worth doing a little grinding just to make sure everything is in order. Too critical to not give it due attention. Things like that are a lot easier in your own back yard where you aren't racing
against a deadline in a boat yard.
Then there is the issue of the timber under the compression
post. The tabbing is failing and it could easily be improved on to distribute the load to the hull
. So far this is probably the easiest job I've come across yet! While we're in there, might as well do a little reconfiguring. I really like Sweet Caroline's salon
layout, but that's a ways down the road yet.
Reinstalling the diesel
will be the last major job. Then we can get down to the fun stuff like wiring
jobs, stainless work, and wood projects.
Give your input freely, and by all means, post photos!
*I really like the work you guys have done to Morningstar. That is, what I have been able to see from the couple of photos that Jon put up on his site and what you've written here.