Friday, August 3, 2018

Saildrive saga continued

So, we've spent the last week getting the saildrives ready to install.  They come from the factory with paint on the submerged part, but it's not really ready out of the box.  So, we scratched the paint up with sandpaper and got ready to apply some serious paint.

Started with 5 coats of epoxy primer.

And then 3 coats of non-copper containing anti-foul paint to keep the critters from growing on the drives.

Finally back to the boat after over a week.

Installed at last!!  (They weigh close to 100 lbs each!)

Getting there.  We'll have to wait for props to be shipped from Denmark....the new engines will be installed soon too by the engine shop.

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