When the day eventually came to move her from one marina to another yard to be lifted and worked on about 15 miles away we woke up to 30 gusting 35 knots from the north west. This would give us a broad reach most of the way. My father in-law and brother in-law, all shareholders in the project, were along for the ride but neither having much sailing experience. We christened the boat with a splash of rum
and headed out into the harbour to hoist the main and get under way with our lift
time only a couple of hours away. Motoring out of the marina we noticed that if we got the engine, a Yanmar 2gm20
shaft drive, over 1000rpm she would quickly get very hot. This left us with barely enough power to keep her nose into the wind
, exciting times. Finally got the main hoisted with a reef and we were off. 2 mins later with my father in-law at the which way stick we promptly Chinese gybed, good way to test rigging
and sail and scare the crap out of the family
The rest of the trip was fast and uneventful, reaching a top speed of 9 knots. Pretty happy with how she went.
Once out of the water she had a very hard wet rub which showed up even more blisters
No dramas just a few more to grind out.
Pulled the engine out and stripped it down to find the entire salt water
system caked full of solid salt
. cleaned up and put back together with new gaskets, anodes and thermostat. let her soak over night full of salt away to clean out what we couldn't get to.
Interior... completely stripped
pulled out except for engine loom
Headlining ground off ready for filling
New anti foul, she looks great for changing it to black.
New propellor and prop speed
New shaft anode
Keel join inspected all seems ok
Deck water blasted and scrubbed
, chain and warp
New flow coat in anchor locker
Leak around companion way sealed
New rubber seal around forward hatch
New water deck filler
Cut and polish topsides
Filled and faired cabin ceiling
Installed stainless mushroom vents
Removed gland and resealed with grease and lag bolts before reinstalling engine
Should be water tight now
Boat due to come out soon to finish interior woohoo roll on summer!!!!!
PS sorry can't work out why some pictures are the wrong way, they aint like that on my computer.....