And so it begins. My Santa Cruz 33, (currently Mondo) soon to be Anarchy 3, came out of the water today at Shelter Island Boatyard, not looking half bad! Of course, half of it actually does look bad, but surprisingly not all of it! Obviously we are putting a new bottom on the boat, blasting this hideous old paint off and using Pettit Vivid White. Stripes will be painted gray and hull will be brought back to life as well. We will repaint the inside and again, Pettit has just the stuff.
The cockpit and deck layout are going to need a ton of revamping, so Scott Dalin from SD1D Rigging will be stripping all the gear off the deck and cockpit bits, we’ll lay down some Kiwi Grip over the shot nonskid, and we’ll replace the old gear with an entire Selden arsenal. We are really impressed with the performance products they make – who knew?
The rig is currently in cruise mode, so we are ditching the Profurl, the strong man mainsail track, and replacing the standing rigging with original spec rod rigging.
Every single halyard and sheet is going to be from Marlow Ropes, and having used their lines exclusively on the Melges 32, we can tell you it is really nice stuff. Strong, long lasting and soft to the hands.
We are unsure about what we are doing about electronics/navigation (but we can tell you it won’t be race geek), and are open to suggestions….
We are getting ready to huddle with OneSails Australia to plan the sail inventory, and will let you know what we are going to build for the SoCal racing and day sailing we are going to do..
That about covers it for now, but as we get into the work we’ll get you pictures and reports about the progress… – ed.