Here is an update to my boat resurrection project
(a Volvo Penta
MD 2 B) does turn over oil leaks
forced the immediate shut down of the engine. As it turns out some of the "help" the previous owner may have gotten resulted in the disappearance of some of the engine parts
like the hand crank and oil
intake assembly. The missing parts
have been purchased and installed. There is still oil shooting out of the top of the fill cap but a quick trip to Minney's (local salvage
store) revealed what the problem may be (More on that another day).
The boat bottom was cleaned. And, 5 1/2 hours later my boat was sitting about 2" - 2 1/2" higher. The prop turns freely and none of the thru-hulls leaked.
Now on to the electrical system
. She needs 3 new batteries and a load of rewiring.
Oh, side note the 16 mile radar
is one of the few things that still works and no one has messed with.
I also found out some of the history
on my boat. The original owner did sail her down from Oregon
. On that trip they ran into bad weather
one of her masts were broken and she capsized. During this catastrophic event someone died. The Coast Guard righted the boat and towed her into the nearest port where the owner spent a substantial amount of money
to get her fixed and finish his journey to Southern California
I need to find a boat yard that works on Ferro Cement boats at a reasonable price
. Who would you recommend for the sanding
and painting of my boat? I do intend to use Coppercoat Anti-Fouling Epoxy: much more than a marine bottom paint. Coppercoat is a multi-year bottom treatment for your boat or yacht. Save time, money, and haul-outs with Coppercoat.
for the paint
unless substantial reason can be supplied for me not to.