Olympic Dolphin 23
My buddy just bought a 1973 Olympic Dolphin 23. Break Wind will be sailed in Lake Erie from Cleveland.
We took about 2 hundred pictures the other day but now that I'm looking at them we don't have any that really show the boat. We took close ups for future reference but no real general pics. It's supposed to be nice this week so we can get some nice shots (without snow).
She's going to be a labor of love.
Priority #1: Get on the lake
The keel's going to have to be ground down and sealed with epoxy
The swing keel might need a little coaxing into position but once it's down it's down for the season
Fresh bottom paint
New running rigging
Window gaskets are shot and we'll have to figure something out to replace them.
Standing rigging is in good shape
Maybe a block here and there will have to be replaced but deck hardware seems in good condition. We pulled apart what seemed to be the worst winch and it doesn't look like it'll need more than a good cleaning and lube job.
Sand down rudder and encase in fiberglass
Probably more to come
New electrical as it's all shot
See you on the lake...
Scary Port Side Keel
Not So Scary Starboard Side Keel
Notice the shelving support (starboard side fell while we were taking pictures.
Just remember, on winches, the bearings get the grease, the pawls and springs only get OILED.
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