Here is the Starboard side showing the marine growth just 1 month after Matt cleaned the bottom.
This is after getting powered sprayed. You can see the paint was wearing and time for a bottom job.
The Endeavour 42 has a big keel, modified full keel with a cut away forefoot. The ballast is incapsulated in the keel. So the hull and the keel are all one piece. This is unlike a bolt on keel that is just a big piece of lead shaped into a keel and bolted on.
And there was this crack at the top of the rudder right at the rudder post.
Here you can see how the Prop is full of barnacles.
The prop has been scrapped and cleaned ready for painting.
This is a grounding plate on the bottom of the hull. A big copper cable runs from the top of the mast to this plate and supposedly if we got hit by lightening this grounding system would save our electronics.
Here we discovered the area sealife was having a bit of luch from this wood block spacer on the Garmin Sounding unit.
Here is the almost complete repair where Jimmy removed the wood and fiberglassed in a new spacer.
This is our Surveyor Mike Firestone inspecting the rudder damage. Jimmy drilled a couple of holes to expose the core to determine is there had been any water damage to the core.
This is a close up of the one of the 3/4" holes drilled into the rudder to inspect the core.
Here is the completed fiberglassed repair at the rudder post.
This is Jimmey's Son Enis putting on the finishing touches on the shaft and proeller.
The repair and bottom job is complete. ready to go back in the water.
Matt is the our goto guy for taking care of the below the waterline parts of Wand'rin Star. He cleans the bottom on a regular basis. The going rate for such work here in Corpus is $75 per cleaning. This is a bargain since it means I do not have to don a wet suit, get out my diving gear and spend a couple of hours doing this on my own in the murky water of the marina where we often have more than our share of jellyfish around. In the colder winter months you can go 3 to 4 months between cleaning but when the water warms up in the summer you need a cleaning every two months for sure. In the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest about every 6 months is normal. The paint on our bottom was due for a bottom job Matt told us just after cleaning the hull recently. I knew he was right and I purposely delayed hauling the boat out since we are near starting our cruise and I wanted to have the boat hauled out, re-surveyed, and bottom painted all at the same time. I went to almost every boat yard in the area checking prices and trying to guage the quality of work done in each yard. I asked several BYC members and got their recomendations. We finally setteled on have Jimmy Sanchez and his crew do the work at the Corpus Christi Mrina Yard. His estimated price of $1765 for the work was reasonable and many people in the area said they would only let Jimmy touch their boats. The only concern I had was their relatively small 15 Ton Travelift. Wand'rin Star weighs about 27,500 pounds loaded with water fuel and all our gear. That would leave a small margin for error on a well used rusty travel lift. We have been haul out 3 times before but with 40 ton or larger travel lifts so there was no concern. This time I emptied the water tanks to get 150 gallons of weight off and we hauled about 3 carloads of stuff off the boat since it would be in the high humidity and over 100 degree temperture for a week or longer.
The Rudder Damage
The Marine Survey