Sunday, January 9, 2011

2006 Paint, New Engine, Windows and Launch

Work was progressing at a fast pace in 2006. More interior was torn out due to water damage and de-laminating teak plywood cabinets. 

A new used Westerbeke 72C was found at a local diesel shop and was purchased to replace the tired Perkins.  The cutlass bearing and a new drive shaft were installed. The exhaust system was completely replaced with new muffler and exhaust loop.

The replacement of the window was a big project. Custom aluminum framed windows were purchase and installed throughout the pilothouse. 10 windows in all were replaced.  The new windows did not fit the old radius exactly so there was a lot of glassing to fill these in before installation.

The boat yard was hired to do the painting. They spent about several months sanding and fairing and permanently glassing the rub rail along each side of the boat. At last it was painted and was starting to look like a yacht again.

Sanded and faired
Ready for paint

Ivory with dark green stripes
Wow she shines now

New fuel system down below

Newly painted engine room

Dropping new Engine in

She is in
New Pilothouse windows

New Name "Wildthing"
New Port side windows
Ready to splash

She Floats!

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