My bride and I are new to the Forum, just bought our first last boat - a Blue Water
Ingrid 38, S/V Elsa. This is our fourth
boat together... a very positive trend indeed.
We are Seattle
people and have spent many years sailing Puget Sound
, primarily day-sailing in South Sound. The Ingrid is a whole new ball game
- very traditional ketch
rig, 40 year-old Volvo MD3B diesel
The boat was stripped to the hull
and was in mid-refit when we purchased. Previous owner was a marine carpenter
, so the wood is beautiful, but nothing
was finished. Managed to get it sailing in six weeks (!!) but now we need to circle back and do everything right. We've added all of the running rigging
, and have begun replacing standing rigging
Managed to have our first mechanical failure last week - a gearbox
decided to let go on us, so I am beginning our mechanical adventure about 3-months ahead of schedule. (I was hoping to tear into the engine
this winter). It's part of the deal, and we're ready for a long slow rebuild
to ensure a bomb-proof machine. An engine-room can be a beautiful thing!
If there are any fans or experts on the Volvo MD3B
and the MS gearbox
, I'm a grateful and attentive student. Otherwise, we're open to suggestions, cajoling and any encouragement that comes our way.
Thanks in advance, and fair winds!