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Old 04-27-2016, 06:58 PM   #20
Bob Cofer
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City: Caimanera
Country: Cuba
Vessel Name: Seafarer
Vessel Model: 1926 56 Winslow RDMY
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,191

Welcome to the woody club! A couple of things to watch for are:

Take a golf ball and tap around all of the through hull fittings, you should hear a sharp knock and not a thud.

Do the same thing along the bottom and sides of the chines the full length of the hull.

Do the same thing where the transom and hull join under the swim step.

Pull the brass grate off of the raw water intake for the engine and clean out any debris you find.

Grab the propeller and see if you can move it up and down, side to side and in and out. May move a bit but not much.

Do the same thing with the rudder.

Most if not all yards will not let you sand below the waterline. Unless your bottom paint is peeling off in sheets just clean and re-paint with good quality bottom paint.

Replace all the zincs including the 3 heat exchanger pencil zincs.

Stripping the transom is much easier to do on the hard. I would stay away from a propane torch and use a heat gun. 1100 degrees is what works the best for us.

Last year we hauled out for 6 days and were able to clean and paint the bottom, sand the hull to the rail and repaint it, strip the swim step and clean and coat the propeller with a zinc compound.

If you have any questions shoot me a PM.

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What kind of boat is that?
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