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Old 06-01-2012, 09:05   #1
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Old Warhorse in the Shop for a Makeover...

So, after the Seasmoke deal fell through, we spent a rough three months without a paying boat in the shop. Granted, I had a couple of ours for the boys to get minimal hours on but still had to lay off most of the crew. That changed three weeks ago when two of the boys and I went to Seattle to deliver "Anomoly", a modified Santa Cruz 50, back up to the yard for some extensive cosmetic work.
We had a great ride on a boat where everything worked, unusual for my deliveries. We sailed through an Orca pod and enjoyed cold sunshine and dolphins for most of the trip up the Inlet. We averaged 10 knots for the trip at 2400 RPM due to a favorable tide for 90% of the trip.
When it came time to haul out, pulling the stick went well but we found the boat was too tall for the trailer. Having a 9.5' draft wasn't the issue. Having a keel that was 7.5' from foot to the hull was. So, the boat set for a bit over a week while myself and the Colony Wharf guys figured out something. Figure out something we did and the boat came out of the water and into the shop on Dec 27th.






She's in for complete paint (hull and house), along with new non-skid. On getting her into the shop, it was decided to do a blister job and barrier coat as well. Here are a few shot of the bottom thus far.




While those patches look horrendous, when ya measure them, most are less than 1/32", as shown by the straight edge on the deepest i could find.


Pulling the hardware took three full days with four guys. Yes, she's an IOR winch farm...

Bagged and tagged:


Looking rather empty up there:


More as we progress....
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:13   #2
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Re: Old warhorse in the shop for a makeover...

If you're doing a barrier coat job, how come you didn't just peel it instead of doing all that grinding on the bottom? Just curious...
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Re: Old warhorse in the shop for a makeover...

That's quite a boat. Built for speed!
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If you're doing a barrier coat job, how come you didn't just peel it instead of doing all that grinding on the bottom? Just curious...
She's a fresh water boat. We discussed options like peeling and blasting and decided on this route because the blisters are very small and shallow. They resulted from too much of the barrier coat being sanded off over the years.
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That's quite a boat. Built for speed!
No doubt and modified by the "Wizard" Bill Lee himself for an open transom. That and an extra 18" and 2000 Lbs. of keel added...
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Re: Old warhorse in the shop for a makeover...

The SC50 is one of my most favorite lead draggers.
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Re: Old warhorse in the shop for a makeover...

If this is the same model Hal Roth owned and raced, I've often thought it a really nice design as well.
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Re: Old warhorse in the shop for a makeover...

awesome.

(drat, now you are too busy to come out and play........)


goood work!!!!
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Re: Old warhorse in the shop for a makeover...

A real machine! Great post, thanks!
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Re: Old warhorse in the shop for a makeover...

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No doubt and modified by the "Wizard" Bill Lee himself for an open transom. That and an extra 18" and 2000 Lbs. of keel added...
Paul Cayard turboed an SC-50 named "Hula Girl," which he raced a few times in the Pac Cup. I think it ended up drawing 12'.
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awesome.

(drat, now you are too busy to come out and play........)


goood work!!!!

Sorry Honey, maybe later this year...
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Re: Old warhorse in the shop for a makeover...

Almost makes me laugh to see that tiny li'l saildrive sticking out the bottom. I'm surprized it did the 10 kts, but if it works..........
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Re: Old Warhorse in the Shop for a Makeover...

Damn Charlie, I'd give a lot to have your job. I'm jealous as hell.
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Re: Old Warhorse in the Shop for a Makeover...

Yes, Hal Roth raced in the BOC Challenge in a Santa Cruz 50 named American Flag. He finished in 171 days in the 1986/1987 race, finishing 4th in Class 2. In the 1990/1991 race he finished fifth in class 2 ( 211 days due to a capsize) in the same boat that was renamed Sebago.
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How the hell do ya capsize a boat with a 12' beam and a 12' draft?
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