Yan and Jack our engineers who did the work. The Gardner purrs like a kitten.
Good job we put wheels on the engine trolley.
Yan and PSS manager planning the lift. Attention to detail.
In she goes.
Sitting nicely on the engine beds. Didn’t even scratch the paint.
Kohler Genset next.
Then the 4 x fuel tanks.
Ready for the 4 fuel tanks.
Thailand - affordable attention to detail.
Using a smaller crane, we button up the shed. Score: 1 x Gardner, 1 x genset, 4 x fuel tanks and 1 x anchor winch. Job done for the day.
PAINT - BULWARKS
Awlcraft 545 undercoat.
RUDDER READY FOR ANTIFOULING PAINT.
Copper sheathing in critical areas to stop Toredo worms. When Cariad was returned to us the rudder was riddled with Toredo.
NEW MAIN BOOM
Fibreglassed bolt hole so no water can ever penetrate. *Note the plugs following the wood grain. Juha our mast builder doesn’t miss a trick
GRAY WATER TANKS AND MUFFLER
Our new gray water tanks.
Custom building the new muffler. In progress.
New Nickel Alumimium Bronze planking bolts custom made in the U.
127-year old fitting from mainmast “horse”
LAST CAULKING AND SEAM FILLING.
Des Kearns sailed on Bluenose (launched in 1963) in 1967-68 in the West Indies then up the center Atlantic to Nova Scotia. Check out the cost of the refit. Now refer back to our rudder photo. Mike Howett is having a chuckle about his million-dollar rudder. $24 M Ouch! We are doing Cariad for 10% of that cost.