strip it down

Part 2 on the rebirth of a 5ksb…
We have hauled my Santa Cruz 33 out of the water at Shelter Island Boatyard where they soda blasted all the old paint off. The bare bottom is in amazingly good shape and very little fairing was needed before the barrier, primer and three coats of Pettit Vivid white (with a little graphite mixed in for a harder finish) get put on. It will look beautiful, no doubt.
Scott Dalin from SD1D Rigging is coordinating the re-rigging of the boat and he is stripping the ancient deck gear before we KiwiGrip the old nonskid, and lay down total Selden winch, block, vang and track systems.
We have discovered that the Strong Man external mainsail track is not attached to the mast via the mainsail groove – because there isn’t one! This is a replacement mast (and rigging) that was not built for racing and we are reviewing our options here…
This week we are painting the interior, having new interior cushions made, putting major effort into revitalizing the topsides, putting the name on and should be ready to splash.
Once we determine rig direction, figure out what instrument package to use, and get our new OneSails Australia sail inventory, we will be ready to sail, tune and join fellow 4 and 5ksb’s on our great quest for white trash supremacy!