When the boatyard recently moved SV Oceandrifter, the aft edge of the keel
collided with obstacle, nicking the paint
and causing a pinhole leak!
About 400 litres of diesel
drained out (and was collected)
This was perhaps a happy accident
- the boat
is new to me and I was still working on repairing the 26 holes in the steel hull
. The boat
, a Chevrier 36, is extremely well constructed with galvanized steel
decks and stainless steel cockpit
, as well as heavy winches and a 60 HP Perkins
I'm making a series of videos showing the damage, investigation, repairs
and what's been learned.