Yacht

I have a sailling boat which I have called “The Graduate”. It is a Lysander design by Percy Blandford. It is a work-in-progress and probably always will be, since the marine enviroment just corrodes stuff at a fantastic rate. Here is a small list of stuff that has been done:

  • Remove muck from bilge and dry out.
  • Make secure connection to bilge pump hose, re-install through cabin wall hole and test.
  • Fill water bottles under stove with fresh water.
  • Wash up dishes and pots and pans.
  • Remove corrosion from coffee pot / frying pan and cutlery
  • Build new shelf to fit above the central tunnel opening (the old one fell down – mounting insecure).
  • Cut the sharp points of wood screws which were protruding through cabin sides and cupboard surfaces.
  • Painted cabin top ¬†and hatch grey.
  • Painted deck yellow.
  • Painted rails, companion way hatch and instrument area brown.
  • Touched up the interface line between white sides and red underwater areas.
  • Repainted white areas of sides where paint was in poor condition.
  • Painted forward hatch cover white.
  • Tried out the clock radio – not working, presumably corroded internally somehow.
  • Outboard – removed tiller arm (too much play in bearing) packed out with shims, refitted.
  • Removed carburettor float chamber pot, full of white crystal deposits. Cleaned out, re-fitted.
  • Cleaned and gapped spark plug.
  • Ran up engine – starts easily.
  • Emptied out fuel / ropes locker at stern. Bought 2 5 litre fuel cans. Filled with fuel and added 2-stroke oil.

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    My boat when I bought it.

    My boat being launched on Bucherstausee

    My boat being launched on Bucherstausee

 


My boat five years later.

My boat with car.


My brother cleaning the hull after our sailing trip. I forgot to paint the hull with anti-fouling that year.

My brother (Henry) cleaning the hull after our sailing trip. I forgot to paint the hull with anti-fouling that year.

A party on my boat.

A party on my boat.

The graduate a bit smaller.

“The Graduate” a bit smaller.