RE: Concrete Ballast Issues
Oh yes,* Audition is on the hard,* looking good,* engine out, bilge under engine is free of concrete,* (it was a mess top to bottom,** but came out well and cleaned up nicely.** I also removed the foamed in stuff forward of the engine area,* will leave that void for storage,* spare engine fluids,* 45 pound SS plow anchor, etc.*** I made a 14 by 12 hatch in the vee-berth sole.
New Yanmar 3 cyl is at the dealership waiting for me,* but I am busy tugboating* at work and away a lot of the time.
Also just picked up free hobie cat with plan to cut down hulls as basis for roll-chocks.
I am having fun tweeking the boat.
Look at it this way,*** You are looking forward to two more great days in your life...
The day you sell your Nomad,* and the day you buy your new boat!
Of course the "new" boat will have its own issues,* they all do,* but that's part of the challenge,* isn't it.
Have a good holiday.* Dan Pease