I've just returned to my endtie after a three week haulout, that's 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. My first official act was to walk up to the yacht club bar and inhale two pints of very cold ale. Now, I need to find a chiropractor, and sleep for a couple days non-stop.
Knight & Carver Yacht Center in the south part of San Diego
Bay is VERY user friendly for multihullers. I can't say enough good stuff about them. I completed a complete overhaul
of every thing from the deckline to the centerboard
: new topsides painted in LP, board and rudder repairs
, all new fasteners for the rudder
, two new depthsounders (one is a scanning sonar), PropSpeed coating on the Martec folding prop and the shaft, and a ton of other stuff that has been waiting for as much as thirty years. WILDERNESS looks (from the deck
down) like she did when I launched her in 1978.
The yard let me do most of the work myself, including the sanding
and grinding, without elaborate tenting and environmental protection. The reason? I used a Festool vacuum grinder. I will send pictures of my good buddy Jeff Allen, grinding the underwing while wearing a black teeshirt and not using a mask. Not a speck of dustwent into the air. The yard managers were astounded and let me alone for the duration of my stay.
I'll send some pictures as soon as I recover a bit.