I find myself in possession of a 37' aluminum sloop
that is in desperate need of a proper re-fit. Unfortunately, the vessel, which is in Japan
at the moment, finds itself in a country that doesn't really have a clue about how to do this. So... I am thinking about sailing/motoring it to China
or Taiwan or possibly the Philippines
. While I was browsing yatchhub the other day, I noticed a factory in Cebu that was building a Mumby 48 aluminum cat that seems to have the required expertise and equipment
, at least with respect to aluminum welding.
I'm curious if anyone has had any experience getting refits done in this part of the world.
in completely stripped out except for the chart table, electric
Here's a short list of work to be done:
- hard stand
- tear out remaining interior
- sandblast the interior to bare aluminum
- modest amount of aluminum welding and fabrication work (want to close up the boat as much as possible)
- relocate engine
(currently over the keel) and establish new propeller
- establish deck
step (currently keel
stepped) for new mast
- epoxy paint
- re-bed deck
- lay down insulation
and interior surfaces
- carpentry and joinery and other misc interior finishing
- exterior welding (davit and bimini
- step and rig mast
I have a 20' ISO container of tools and materials and supplies that can be shipped fairly easily.
Any ideas about who/where I might be able to get some help?