Small Steps to Continue
With my new eyes beginning to take small steps to continue with the restoration of Excalibur. Time working with the hatch. To obtained the acrylic one it in http://www.professionalplastics.com, good services and marine acrylic and to stick silicone Dow 795.
GULFPORT MS 2010
Adventure 2010 Gulfport MS
Antes de la operacion de las cataratas un viaje a Gulfport MS para trabajar en Excalibur. Como prioridad sellar las clarabollas de tal forma que no entre agua de lluvia. Sacar el hatch para enviarlo a hatchmasters para que lo reconstruya si tener que alterar el hueco. Trabajo en las piezas de madera del piso, iniciar el alambrado de 12 voltios y el de 110. Before cataract surgery.Works in 110 electricity and 12 volt , cosmetic beginning repair of the keel and the wood floors.
Cataracts and AcrySof Toric
New challenge in my sailboat project
During my last visit to the ophthalmologist he explained to me that my current vision problems are due to having developed cataracts in both eyes. This in addition to the high myopia, glaucoma, and history of retinal detachment leaves me with very poor vision.
Initially I refused to accept this new challenge and only remember leaving the doctor's office in a hurry. After some time I realized this wasn't a solution, that I needed to return to my doctor. I was hindered in my efforts to carry out my work especially when writing notes in the computer.
Accepting the new challenge, I've scheduled the operation of the waterfall in the trust that it can improve my vision and allow me to continue my project. During cataract surgery the clouded lenses will be replaced with AcrySof Toric lenses
THIS IT IS MY SAILBOAT,IT COMES
10/30/2009, D&H Marine 10220 Three River Rd Gulfport MS
The New Image of EXCALIBUR is coming.
IF I DID WHY DIDINT YOU DREEM
Cuando salgo a navegar siento que la vida avanza en el surcar del mar. No tengo forma de ver mas haya del alcance de mi vista. En la noche, la visión se limita a lo que la luna y estrellas me permiten ver.
A pesar de esto continuo navegando sin mas finalidad que disfrutar lo que la próxima ola traerá, no hay control del porvenir, no tengo control del viento, no tengo control del mar y a pesar de esto disfruto en navegar como la aventura de vivir.
Si me preguntas, cual es mi hacer, te contestó se limita a ajustar las velas frente a los caprichos del viento y dirigir mi velero hacia el rumbo establecido en mi plan. Me mantengo pendiente a la dirección de la brújula la cual marca mi sendero, de igual forma que mis principios y mi fe. Navegar es ver y entender la vida tan sencilla como es.
View From Inside
view from inside
The task is grind the edge of the hole into a 12 to 1 bevel. The idea is accommodate a layer of cloth to the top. The lay up four plies at a time unitil the repar is flush with the extirios surface.
12 inches x 12 inches breach
The task of greater importance of this trip repairs the hull on port side .
Hull has one area of approx. 12 inches x 12 inches breach at the very top edge of hull on port side .
For this repairs use the book SAILBOAT HULL & DECK REPAIR form Don Casey. In the page 111, No inside access.Using epoxy resin and 2 layers of 10 ounce cloth lay. Is verry easy to carry out the task following the istruciones of Don Casey.
Cleaning on water precion
Mud in the Excalibur, the task removing.
Night of rain thunders and lightning
The night of the 10/15.09 was of rain, thunders and lightning. The night I have the opportunity to see of rain in Excalibur.
Windom and Hatch.
In the Crane
When visiting boatyard Excalibur is in the crane and placed in its new place.
Thanks to the personnel of D&H MARINE by the good coordination.
The next step is going to West Marine to by a supplies to the job, Is in 2406 Pass Rd and the personal in the stores is very friendly and help by give support and recommendation for the job.
It time to travels to GULFPORT MS
It time to travels to GULFPORT MS form El Paso Tx.
In this in ocacion travels by Continental Air. The only Airline has trip with a single scale towards Gulfport from El Paso Tx. The fight start at 6:30 and hit Gulfport at 12:00 . Is a sunyday this Thursday day.
Headmate Marine Toilette
Wilcox Headmate 1460 Marine Toilet. The kit incuded all the necessary parts for rebuiding a toilet. The diagram is very eases to understand.
Cotton Rigging Wire TEST
The Test of the Cotton in the rigging is a good test to in order to watch if it is time to change the rigging. The test is simple passes a speck of cotton in rigginf. That the cotton of romps it is time of the change.
07/31/2009, Puerto Rico Vieques Island
Is Time for vacation for the crew, before hard work in Excalibur I need a balance from my 80 hrs. job and the Excalibur. The place is Vieques Island .
Is a liter Island in the Caribbean part of Puerto Rico . The idea is ahead for future travel in Excalibur.
The island is located between Puerto Rico and St. Thomas (USVI), and is separated from the southeast coast of Puerto Rico by approximately 8 miles of sea, although if you are taking a ferry from Fajardo the distance will be 18 miles. Numerous other small cays (islets) lie offshore of Vieques.
Isabel Segunda port, holds the distinction of being the last fort built by the Spaniards in the New World.
JONHSON 5.5 1964
I have a outboard Jonhson 5.5 hp of the 1964 for my dinghies.
Is time to work.
Not big chagen from 1961 to 1964 in the outboard. This motor has a great recognition for its durability and good quality.
The cost was of $100.00 on ebay.
kit of the carburetor
New design in the helmet.
The mechanics in the Johnson 5.5 hp is very simple. The cost for 5 hp is around 1200.
Nail without end
05/24/2009, Gulfport MS
Nail without end to push the Bearing . I use this the because the strut is out.
STRUT,STUFFING BOX & SHAFT
05/24/2009, Gulfport MS
STRUT, STUFFING BOX & SHAFT all it would change.
We must know to work in these parts, especially in the strut.
05/23/2009, El Paso
First we must look for information of contrucion of rudders. The books is Sailboat Hull & Deck Repair from Don Casey and Osmosis En Embarcaciones de Fibra por by Tony Staton Bevan.
Fiberglass rudders are almost always built in two halves and glued together.
It is time to learn.
11/26/2008, Gulfport MS
The Mast can de regarded as the life force of a saiking boat. In order to learn use the book RIGGOING by Enroco Room and the VCR Inspecting Your Rig by Brion Toss.
This book and vhf gave an idea of the work.
After The First Cleaning
11/25/2008, Gulfport MS
With the correct product. It is important to understand the nature of the dirty to achieve these results. This is the first cleaning.
11/22/2008, Gulfport MS
Time to work:
Firsf take out of the mast.
04/22/2007, Gulfport MS
Lirlist of repairs:
Wire and Connectors
01/07/2007, Gulfport MS
The engine this mud plenty was necessary open l and to replace its parts. First task of removing it for transfer to El Paso Texas.
El Paso Texas is a desert not easy task.. Mechanics marine is not in common in the desert.
" I DID IT MYSELF "
The new reconditioned yellow engine.
New internal parts by in bluewatershipsstore.com. Barbara l it helps me by electronic mai.
The first visit after the purchase in ebay
01/06/2007, D&H Marine, Gulfport MS
After travel from the El Paso Texas to Gulfport MS to 10220 Three Rivers Road D&H Marine.
THIS IT IS MY SAILBOAT
09/11/2006, D&H Marine 10220 Three River Rd Gulfport MS
This side is for people it likes to say I did it by myself.
BEGIN THE SEARCH
That the dream is made reality we begin with the search in example ebay and another salvage side. The sailboat of my expectations should have the size required for Ocean Blue Water.
Damage Includes: Hull has one area of approx. 12 inches x 12 inches breach at the very top edge of hull on port side (see photos). This is the only hull damage as indicated by marine surveyor. Boat was surveyed by an experienced licensed marine surveyor, and his report indicated no structural damage. Hull, keel and bottom were in apparently in good shape other than small upward breach already mentioned and a crack in the keel surface that can be easily repaired(see photos). He did note that the motor does not turn.
The vessel does seem to have sunk but was pinned below a dock as indicated by waterline mark on side of hull. Hatches were left open while vessel was in storage thus causing an inch or two of rain water to accumulate. Vessel needs some minor fiberglass repair at area of 12 inch breach at the very top of the hull on the port side. Systems need to be gone over such as wiring, clean up. Interior walls , counter tops, and such need cleaning and detailing such as cushion cleaning or replacement to restore to her former appearance. Interior cushions , life jackets and such are in disarray in main salon area (see photos). Deck appears to be in good condition. Mast/boom appear to be in fair condition and have been removed for transport. Engine /trans/components do not turn and appear to be in poor condition. Unable to confirm current engine condition. Driveshaft/rudder/prop/components appear to be in fair condition. Meters/gauges/electronics/components appear to be in poor condition.
Seats/upholstery/cushions appear to be in poor condition. Please note that a C&C is a unique vessel and one of this year often bring in the high $40,000 price range as can be verified by an internet search. This C&C vessel is waiting to be restored to her former racing cruiser status. We recommend you thoroughly research on the internet the value of a C&C vessel of this year and length and bid accordingly. Remember these fine boats retain their value very well. Pressure washing the boat will remove most if not all of the residue on the hull of the vessel. The black circular spot on the side of the hull is not a hole or breach but merely a painted on marking to categorize the vessel and can be removed by compounding and wax. Some stanchions are bent or missing and will need to be replaced along with stern railing. Also a pice of port side rub rail will have to be reattach. Possible Additional Hurricane / Flood Related Damage
For select the typical vessel I 'm use the book Best Boats to build or buy by Ferenc Mate . This book use for obtain information and characteristic about different vessel.
The book This old boat by Don Casey help myself to understand the use of fiberglass in the boats.
THIS IT IS MY SAILBOAT