No we are not just replacing the zinc and prop.
The boat was just hauled in July for a paintjob and new zincs.
We do this every two years. Otherwise we keep the boat in the water
behind the house.
the yard used, we will not be using. The boat has never been on the hard
since we have owned it.
We have SD31 saildrives and they stink.
We already have replaced both one year after purchase
One snapped off 400 miles off Cape Hatteras on our annual trip to Florida
. The other one had cracks and we had to put into Beaufort
, N.C. for three months waiting for parts
. Apparently, the initial surveyor
never removed the paint
on the saildrives to give them a good inspection
I woulde love to replace both engines with electric
motors and genset, lithion ion batteries, but we have no idea of the cost. I imagine it would be pretty steep.
I also plan on replacing all the hoses, plastic thru-hulls with real bronze ones, pulling the starboard engine
for major overhall, replacing the backend of our generator
Thank God my wife Toni is as crazy about sailing as I am.