Update from OZMA.
I am finally on the boat and working hard.
Perhaps you guys remember the story with the leaking diesel
trough the hull
It has been different after all. After very good cleaning
of the engine
room I found out following.
!. The engine
room has a layer off fiber glass preventing contamination to the hull
2. The diesel tanks
are ok. Outside rust but no leaks
. They are built of steal and separated from the hull.
3. The coloration we have seen on the outside of the hull what looks like diesel or oel penetration is in reality tar epoxy
which colored on some spots the old antifouling.
This was also the reason for no hearing any kind of difference when knocking with a hammer on the hull. It made the same sound on the darker parts
the on the lighter parts
The hull is super sound and an incredible example for the quality of ferro
cement as a building material for boats. After 9 years of no maintenance
sitting in a boat yard the hull after cleaning
One big help in the cleaning process has been a wonder full tool. I bought a hot water
pressure cleaner from karcher model hds 1000. I was lucky to find one used for a very good price
. After the renovation
I always can sell it again. This pressure cleaner is made to fight oel spills on beaches etc. Without this tool I would no have been able to come to such a fast result. Its worth every cent.
The keel cooler
is not a keel cooler
. It has been a miss information from the yard. This is actually the water-intake for the main engine and the genset.
When I discovered the boat I had only one day to see it and then I had to leave for Europe
. I only made some pictures. After cleaning I have to say I made the right decision to buy the boat. The problems I was thinking I had dissolving.
I did not had the time to make pics but will do so and post them to you.
After All the effort you had with me this is the least I can do.
Thanks and I will keep you updated.