Monday, July 07, 2014

July 5 Restoration Pictures

New Accomplishments:

  1. All portlights removed, polished, and reseated.
  2. New Rudder Skeg
  3. Drainholes installed near aft port and starboard sides, plus seat over passthrough designed to remove standing water
  4. Deck has been sanded in preparation of new paint and non-skid applications
  5. New swim platform is attached.  New ladder has arrived, but not installed yet.
  6. Stainless deck hatches on order -- will replace all 5








Monday, June 02, 2014

Pelican Restoration Pictures



 
 


Monday, May 26, 2014

Sides are complete

Don Jetter did a fantastic job on the sides.  We chose Snow White Revisited for the sides and flag blue for the stripes.  It looks better than brand new, with perfectly straight lines and a really reflective hull.  We could not be happier with how it has turned out.

Next up is a new deck, new through hulls, and finally the barrier coat goes on.




Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Whiteout



Pelican is all white, with 3 coats of Awl-Grip primer on the sides.  The new boot stripe will be Flag Blue to match the canvas, and the sides will be a white that matches the deck paint.

Engine and Genset are in the boat

We have a long way to go, but the Beta 60 and the Northern Lights Genset are in the boat.  The Genset has a new pan and mounts and has been tested and tuned up.  The Beta now awaits a new shaft.  The J-Prop is in and its beautiful.  Can't wait for it all to come together and get back out on the water.


The new J-Prop has arrived, but right now there is a wooden shaft sticking out of Pelican.  I dropped by Yacht Power and had a look at it.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Shiny Red Engine

Visited the project today.  The genset is all cleaned up, with a new lower pan built and a soft cover nearly complete.  Both the genset and Beta should have been installed later in the afternoon.

We did finally get to see the engine up close and personal.

Upon inspection, our shaft may need to be replaced.  Installed in 2009 it has two big pits in it.  It is being inspected, and likely to be replaced.  kaching.  It keeps adding up.



Ah, what the heck.  We stopped at Advanced Sails on the way out of the yard and got a quote for a new main sail...

Friday, March 07, 2014

Imagine the Swim Platform

Very preliminary mock-up of the swim platform.

J-Prop on order...

I went ahead and ordered a 19" feathering J-Prop today for the new engine install.

The exhaust hose also had signs of delamination at several points, so that has been completely replaced.

When they pulled the engine and genset they noticed that the through hull for the air conditioner seawater pump was in awful shape, so they snapped it off to make sure we replaced it.

The good news is we keep meeting people who rave about the Beta Marine engine, or have other compliments on working with Kubota diesel engines in non-marine applications.  All claim they are quiet, more efficient, and long lasting.  We shall see.

Just for extra fun, the Coast Guard called to inform us our EPIRB is reporting the boat sunk.  After assuring them the boat is hard aground we retrieved the EPIRB and pulled the plug on its battery.  It is several years past due for a battery replacement.  That is $250, a brand new one with GPS technology is $500.  Add it to the list...

Meanwhile, the exterior preparation continues.  The engine is scheduled to go in Monday or Tuesday next week, then the 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of Awlgrip begin to be applied.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cleaned Up Engine Room

The engine room repairs are complete with new fiberglass on the tested and approved engine stringers.  All the wood rot has been cleaned out, a new marine plywood deck for the genset installed, and copious amounts of bilgecoat painted on.





Bottom Peel

The old coats of hard paint were no longer sticking to the gel coat / barrier coat.  We determined it was time to remove all the old paint and start over.  There was a debate between sand blasting or peeling.  Sand blasting works, but is indiscriminate.  So we chose the 25% more expensive peeling.  The results look promising.

Now the boat sits on the hard and dries out.  There are no actual blisters on the boat, but a dozen or so beginnings of blistering where the resin is delaminating.  The boat will probably sit for six to eight weeks before getting a new barrier coat then a paint job.

In addition, the sides, boot stripe, and water line are being restored with Awl-Grip.  Work is moving ahead there.  We are also resealing most of our portlights.





Monday, February 10, 2014

Bottom Job

Pelican had a barrier coat about 14 years ago, and the hull seems to be holding up great.  There are little or no blisters.  However, the paint is pretty much falling off the hull and will all have to be removed.

So we are going to peel the paint off to the gelcoat or below, fill and fair it, add 3 new coats to the barrier coating, then a bottom job.  About triple the price we expected, but it was about time.






30 Years of Bilge Gunk

The old Perkins is pulled out.  And the Northern Lights Genset as well, off to get a new paintjob and inspection.  The good news on the genset is they did a precautionary compression test and it passed with flying colors.

The bad news is the exhaust hose id delaminated and should be replaced.  That will be costly.

The metal pan under the genset is toast.  Full of rusted out holes.  The mounts are badly rusted as well.  Yacht Power Products is getting a new pan built, and will install new mounts as well.

While the engine room is empy I crawled in and thought I would clean it up.  Ha!  It's a huge job.  Too much grease, wood rot, and trash.  I spent four+ hours and it looks like it is now ready for cleaning.  The engine mount stringers are suspect with fiberglass delamination.  The marine plywood under the genset is soft and the support below the platform is rotted.

You can't paint on top of rot.  So we are contracting to have someone come in and repair the stringers and platform, then paint.  Hopefully my afternoon of shoveling the filth out of the engine room will save me a few bucks.