Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Well I swore I was not going to put too much time or money into my new boat until I had a chance to really sail her.  Oppsssss I took her to the yard for what I though would be a new cutlass, a bottom job, minor keel repair, and wax and buff the sides...yeah right!!! A friend of mine says, "if you want to save money on your boat, sell it."  I just bought her I cannot sell her, so I saved no money.  While it was an expense, I should not have to worry much about the boat from the hull sides all the way to the keel for a long while other than routine maintenance, (knocks on wood)!
Here is what she got:
Bottom Job
New zincs
Keel joint, tightened, repaired, refaired
Rudder Repaired
New cutlass bearing, shaft, prop (wish they had asked I would have gotten a performance prop)
New anchor locker thru hull drain
Heat exchange remounted w/ custom brackets
Compound and wax hull sides, remove registration and previous boat name

Here are a few pics in the yard where the work was done.  We are working on her as often as possible and will have her pretty, and in bristol fashion, one day!!!
Fresh bottom

Starboard side before they washed her.
New shaft, uhh I said shaft!!

Almost done!!

Waiting patiently for us to sail her home!!