We hauled the boat out on October 14th. It has now been a week living here in the boatyard. We have been working long hours to get all of the things done that are on our list. The largest project is the teak., but here is a list of what we want to get done before leaving the yard.
1. Scrape and sand all of the outdoor teak on the boat.
2. Do at least 2 coats of varnish before going back in the water. The other 8 will be done as we go.
3. Rebed the chain plates.
4. Service the outboard for the dinghy.
5. Clean all of the canvas.
6. Clean all of the running rigging. (ropes that run the sails)
7. Use wire brush wheel on drill to take old paint off of the prop. The prop is the correct size for this boat.
7. Sand bottom, and repaint with new ablative paint. (To be completed by the yard)
|This is the best shot I have of what the teak looked like. The old varnish was blistered from the sun and salt water. It all had to be stripped off and sanded to create a surface to varnish. |
|This is kind of a before and after. The bowsprit forward has been sanded and the rail at the bottom has not. |
|Propeller all cleaned up and ready for special paint to help with barnacle growth. It was a problem last year. |
|Here is one of the chain . plates that needed to be rebeded. You remove the 4 screws and then remove the old sealant. Then you add Sikaflex sealant screw it back together and clean it up. All have been completed. |
|Looks pretty good. The ropes are the running rigging that are drying on the life lines.|
|We wish that Semi was not behind us. We would be able to see the water. We understand that the driver has COVID and the yard owner is allowing him to keep his truck here.|
|We can see one small part of water and the marina.|
|This ketch next door was once a beautiful boat. She is badly in need of some TLC.|