(Previous: BOAT RESCUE PART 2: THE MOVE.)
The rescue of a 1976 Albin Ballad 30' sailboat.
Next step was to see just what I'd bought home. This involved emptying the contents of the boat, and stripping out the interior and mechanical systems. It's really
fortunate the boat didn't fit in the shed, as I needed the covered space to store everything!
|Soaking wet moldy cushions.|
|And 42' of mast.|
After all the gear was removed interior removal was started, as all the inside wood was wet, moldy, and delaminating.
|First pieces coming out.|
After removing the quarter berth and the galley, the engine was now accessible. It's a Yanmar 2GMF with a moderate amount of time on it. The crankshaft still turns, and I hope to be able to revive it with a little TLC and some new parts.
Removal was accomplished with the help of a neighbor and his backhoe.
|Engine coming out the hatch.|
|.. and safely on the ground.|
|Engine awaiting a re-build.|
|The rest of the interior, tanks, plumbing, and some of the wiring came out next, almost filling the shed to capacity.|
|No room for a boat here!|
After spending a couple of days scraping off old glue, the interior is starting to show promise,
|... and aft.|
One bulkhead (starboard side) is too wide to fit through the hatch, so it'll have to be sawn in half. The new one will be in two pieces glued together when inside the boat.
The exterior is now clean and white, revealing a hull and deck in fairly good condition.
|Lean, clean, sailing machine.|
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