S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom - SailNet Community
 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 51 Old 03-10-2012 Thread Starter
First String
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South carolina
Posts: 861
Thanks: 45
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

Good morning,
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


Photobucket



Nasty right?

Photobucket

Prop before cleaning:

Photobucket



Prop After Cleaning:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...-9-12002-1.jpg

Thanks again for all the encouragements.
Photobucket

Last edited by ltgoshen; 03-10-2012 at 08:28 AM.
ltgoshen is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 51 Old 03-10-2012
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,099
Thanks: 30
Thanked 58 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

suprised you could go 3 knots,,,Join the c&c owners site for ideas about the boat also.
Good luck with her

Dave


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 51 Old 03-10-2012
Remember you're a womble
 
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 2,141
Thanks: 11
Thanked 55 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

Great to see someone taking care of her, she's a good boat and deserves it

Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PaulinVictoria is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 51 Old 03-10-2012
Senior Moment Member
 
SloopJonB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 11,615
Thanks: 60
Thanked 72 Times in 69 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

Pressure washers are your friend.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
SloopJonB is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 51 Old 03-10-2012
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,577
Thanks: 110
Thanked 321 Times in 306 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

Thanks for the update.. she definitely looks salvageable! (in a good way, that is )

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 51 Old 03-10-2012
Courtney the Dancer
 
jrd22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,885
Thanks: 4
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

It'll be a different boat when you get it back in the water. That was NASTY.

John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

jrd22 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 51 Old 03-11-2012 Thread Starter
First String
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South carolina
Posts: 861
Thanks: 45
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

I went back to the boat yard today. Somthing had just not set right with me. Wasent sure what it was. But I think i noticed the prop-shaft off center? All the other boats in the yard have a shaft that centers there rudder and keel? The C&C 30 it is off set to the starboard side? Does anybody know why the keel is not like the rest of the boats?
Photobucket
Is this not ODD??

Photobucket
ltgoshen is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 51 Old 03-11-2012
Mermaid Hunter
 
SVAuspicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
Posts: 3,984
Thanks: 0
Thanked 158 Times in 141 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

Some builders didn't want to have to deal with structural issues running the prop through the keel.

sail fast and eat well, dave
S/V Auspicious
AuspiciousWorks.com
beware "cut and paste" sailors.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SVAuspicious is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 51 Old 03-11-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

I believe it's for the really excellent reason that if you need to pull the prop shaft you don't have to A: remove the rudder or B: disengage the shaft from the transmission and remove the engine. I wish my builder had done it this way.
Rich
mananamon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 51 Old 03-11-2012
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,577
Thanks: 110
Thanked 321 Times in 306 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

Actually it's offset to PORT, (that's the other starboard )

It's not that unusual.. it has it's advantages, pulling the shaft is one - on many boats the rudder has to be removed. On a previous boat of ours the rudder stock was off plumb my 2 or 3 degrees and it drove me nuts to look at it until I realized that that way the propshaft slid by the rudder cleanly.

It may also avoid excessive propwash torque on the rudder under power, which can be tiring on well balanced rudders.

Bob Perry did the same on his Mirage 33.. mayhaps he'll drop in here and explain the whys of it for us. C&C did it on the Ontario 32 as well.. so not uncommon. Lots of old wooden boats avoided drilling through the deadwood in a similar fashion.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Running Aground West coast vs East coast glassdad General Discussion (sailing related) 38 08-23-2012 07:11 AM
The East Coast Lady No longer Abandoned ltgoshen General Discussion (sailing related) 23 02-21-2012 07:28 AM
Sailing East Coast to West Coast olli SailNet FAQ 18 12-06-2011 09:20 AM
1988 Cal 33 for sale. Cost to transport Boat East coast to west coast chuck711 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 08-07-2006 11:37 AM
wanted lady sailor west coast captjosep Crew Wanted/Available 1 06-08-2002 11:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome