While I've been painting the bottom, the Captain has been touching up some damage on the starboard side.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Captain has polished one side of the hull today, and I will finish waxing it. Not bad for a couple of senior citizens in 99 degree heat.
Tomorrow we hope to polish the other side while the yard sands the bottom.
We arrived at the yard this morning at high tide, and by 10:00 we were set up in the cradle. The specs say our boat should weigh 24,500 lbs, but the travelift operator said she weighs 31,000 lbs! We have taken lots of weight out (two air conditioners and the 220 converter), and the masts is out, so how can that be?
Then we can put her back together and finally go sailing again!
Saturday, July 26, 2014
We removed our mast on June 3rd and it seems like it's taking forever to make the changes, sand and paint it, get the new rods, tangs, and track, and put it all back together.
Here's a picture of one of our old tangs next to one of the new tangs. See that little crack? We didn't want to be beating to weather and thinking about that crack, so we had new ones made at Svendson's in Alameda.