Coming out of the water on the lift! Out for maintenance. Post with more details will follow.
Finally received our new poly-laminate headsail!
Robert ordered a headsail from Precision Sails (do not purchase from them) at the beginning of 2017. They promised to deliver it by May, in time for the 2017 racing season. They missed it, by months. It just arrive a couple days ago (Jan 2018). It is shorter than it should be and the foot
Motor parts degreasing day
While I have the Yanmar 3GMD motor out of the boat I want to knock off the rust that is slowly creeping in. The paint on the motor is starting to fail, which makes sense after 34+ years of service. Today I spent a few hours and 10 canisters of brake cleaner getting the build
Motor disassembly and issue finding
Harold, a retired diesel mechanic who has generously donated his shop and knowledge, and I ripped into the motor today. What we found was both better and worse than anticipated. The Good: All the major internals seem to be in fine condition. The issues seem to be limited to the piston. The Bad… We initially