S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom
As many of you know, I recently picked up a sailboat for almost free. That in it self is kind-a a oxymoron. I have learned a lot in this process and I will share as promised. Yesterday We drove the boat to the marina for a haul out. It was very slow in the water. I have a 2GM Yanmay in the belly. I was pushing her hard just to maintain 3 knots. This boat has a 2 blade folding prop. It doesn’t give good propulsion in the best of conditions. I had a very difficult time in close quarters not hitting anything. It’s been 30 years or so since the last time I had the helm of a boat this size. I have shared a few photos of the process and what a dirty bottom looks like after 4 1/5 years of no one taking care of it. Take a look at the before and after photos of the prop, “Amazing” I will continue to keep you updated. I would also invite you to see my blog. East Coast Lady
It has some great stuff. Thanks to all you guys that have helped me along the way. With out your support and advice this potential cruising sailor would have opted to charter with a captain for ever. Yesterday alone was a great adventure we had dolphins and sunshine. I love South Carolina in the spring. Here are some photos. Enjoy
Prop before cleaning:
Prop After Cleaning:
Thanks again for all the encouragements.
Last edited by ltgoshen; 03-10-2012 at 08:28 AM.