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Bringing back the Beneteau
Beneteau Idylle 10.5
Beneteau France
08/01/2011, France

I found this on Ebay. If anyone has a better graphic, please, email me.

Specifications
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In the begining....
David
05/09/2011, Ft Pierce, FL

After locating to Titusville Florida our search for a sailboat started. After a year of larger boats and rejected offers, we decided that the 34' Beneteau got us in under the insurence increase, and reduced the dock fees. Also with the the ICW's mystery shoaling and generally shallow in our area, the 4'-8" draft was a bonus compared to the common 6' draft on the bluewater vessels that we had been trying to purchase.

This boat had been sitting in Ft. Pierce for the last two years without maintenance, and the owner was highly motivated to sell. There was a lot of work to do, but that is the basis of following pages. We have learned a lot with this project, and feel like sharing our experience with anyone contemplating a similar investment.

Hull Restoration
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The Origional Advertisment!
David
09/26/2010

Found this on Ebay!

Specifications
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Building the Table
David
08/10/2010, Titusville FL

Sapele & Wenge Table assembly!

The Captains a Wood Worker
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Bottom peal
David
08/09/2010, Westland Marine TSVL. FL.

It had multiple layers of bottom paint and ???? so we decided to peal it and be sure! Four coats of Interlux, Inter Protect and 4 or 5 coats of ablative bottom paint. I just kept rolling till it was gone. "CopperCoat" sent me a sample of mostly copper bottom paint. I preped the prop and applied two coats. I'm testing until I haul again. Hurricane season is here??????

Hull Restoration
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Reverse Gear leaks and rust
David
08/08/2010, Westland Marine TSVL. FL.

I kept notcing anti-freeze in the bilge/pan below the oil pan. After days of searching, I finally found the leaks coming from the fittings on the reverse gear cooling hoses. I replaced the packing box while I was here and as always,,, good intentions are not rewarded. I learned that all the stainless in this area had corroded and the shaft flange bolts had to be drilled out. Cutting oil, Carbide, and Cussing! This provoked me to check the zinks including an additional big donut-zink on the shaft a few inches in front of the packing box. If I loose the shaft while reversing, the zink will,,,,, stop it within a few inches. I hope I never find out.

Tech upgrades
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Our escape plan
Who: David & Phyllis
Port: Titusville FL ICW Statute Mile# 879
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