Top of the Mast to Finish in the Bilges
Nov 11 2011
Dateline – Ensenada – Baja California – Mexico – November
So here we are in the Baja Naval yard in Ensenada,Mexico.
We’ve been working hard the last couple of months.Outbound Yacht Services installing new Furuno instruments,Air-con(lovely),freezer as well as sorting out lots of electrical bugs.Old crew Jordy Orwig and Jeffrey Ernst have been on hand stripping out broken and old parts to be refurbished,they also helped me move the boat down from San Diego to Mexico in a lovely motor sail surrounded by dolphins on a crisp autumn morning.
Check this: even the forward bilges are spot clean!
So it’s all go here,today SeaDragon is getting her first coat of primer,we have a surprise in store with the all new look of our flagship vessel.
You’ll just have to wait to see the results,(maybe a sneak preview sometime)
The job list is endless and always growing.We are working with North Sails to fit a brand new set of Sails.The trademark yellow will be gone to be made into expedition bags,more on that later as well. – Check out the size of the old sail relative to the boat (the cutout will be kept). These sails have close to 60,000 miles of sea behind them including one circumnavigation and rounding the Horn!
Time always seems to be running out but we’ll get the job done.The Mexicans are amazing,they can do anything,if the water tanks need cleaning they get a little guy and put him in the tank. Need more hands ,they’re there.
We have another few weeks here then back up to San Diego to refurbish the Perkins Motor,Install a New generator and rebuild the aft area which is going to be a revelation.
So as I said a lot of work ahead but it’s all part of the fun of being part of Pangaea Explorations.
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