Saturday, 30 April 2011

Mystery Yacht - why the keel was removed

Mystery had her keel removed to check the keel bolts as the keel was visibly 'skewed'. Extraction showed every bolt was wasted to perhaps 50% of it's original size so would not have held Mystery's keel on reliably.
So much for 'a lick of paint is all she needs'

Mystery Yacht - without her keel

Where Mystery's keel should be fitted

Mystery's keel - 750 Lb of stubborn iron

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Meteor Mystery - delivered and dismantled

It took some shuffling but eventually a nice man with a big crane on a lorry picked Mystery up and delivered her to Newson Boatbuilders in Lowestoft.
Their 1st task, after propping the old lady up, is to remove, repair and refit her keel.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Meteor Mystery - paid for and waiting for a new home

Today I have paid for Mystery and taken a few photo's of her to show everyone she is real, tired and in need of some TLC.
I have also been in touch with a boatyard who are entirely comfortable working on wooden boats and have a couple of other yard options if this 1st one doesn't work out.
For my next trick I have asked the yard to go collect her and see what she needs.