Now that the fractured bilge has been repaired, cleaned, and painted, Jeff is refabricating the support frames for the water tanks; Shawn is grinding back the area around the new keel and tabbing it in with 4-5 layers of epoxy resin; and the mechanical team is reinstalling the engine.
The boat is on track to launch on schedule this spring. Before hitting the water, however, a significant battery and electrical system upgrade is planned.
“I’ve decided to incorporate changes to the battery/electrical system for two reasons,” says the boat owner. “One, the boat was already torn apart for the grounding repair; and, two, perhaps more importantly, I am comfortable working with Steve (GIBY) on such a technically demanding project.”