Thursday, January 15, 2015

Survey and bottom preparation

Awake and up at the crack of dawn for the boat survey. (OK you have to understand that crack of dawn when you are retired means 7.30 am.) Captain Steve Danzig came for 2 hours, charged me $416 and did a great job. He said and I quote.

The vessel is in Above Average condition given she is 41 years old. All systems, electrical, fuel, etc. if tested operated without hesitation. The care and maintenance of this vessel has been above the average usually seen in the industry. 

The one thing that I have to do, is replace the electrical receptacle in the head with one that is GFIC Ground Fault Interrupted. So now i should be able to get liability insurance from Boat US.

The rest of the day, I scraped the bottom with a scraper and then a drywall screen using the hose.
It is pouring with rain here in north east Florida but tomorrow is meant to be sunny so it will be perfect for painting the bottom with an ablative paint.
Saturday is splash day!

1 comment:

  1. Looking good Peter! I know you must be getting awful excited to be back in the water. I am hoping to be back in the water myself by the end of March (as long as the mast gets painted in time...).
    When you get the new GFCI buy an "outdoor" rated one, the connections inside are tinned and will help protect the circuitry from the harsh marine environment.