Quixotic is officially seaworthy again! We are almost done fairing, sanding, and preparing the hulls for paint this coming week. The interior is completely painted and looks incredible. The crossbeam is back on and the rig tuned, the baby stay chainplate area has been reinforced and re-installed. The stanchions and pulpits have been straightened, welded and reinstalled. We are also putting 5-6 layers of glass on the bottom of her keels so when we beach her she has some extra protection from small rocks damaging her newly glassed keels. So that means that Quixotic is now structurally returned to her former glory and is in many ways stronger than before the storm. Now all that remains is reinstalling the rebuilt saildrive and rebuilt engine and dolling her up with new flowcoat polyester topside paint and then applying her epoxy barrier coats and anti fouling paint. Then it’s coconut log rolling time for the big splash!! I’ll let the pictures below provide a more detailed update…
In other news, Ellie has been officially transferred to Kurt and Dan, her new owners. We have been spending long days with Kurt going over all of her systems and spares and making sure we do a proper hand-over. We will miss Ellie. She is a beautiful, strong boat that has seen us safely across oceans and taken care of us in seas both rough and calm. Take care of her Kurt and Dan and she will always return the same to you.
We also want to thank our friends Chris and Monica on sv SeaGlub for enabling our boat transition to happen. Thanks again guys! Can’t wait to be anchored next to you when SeaGlub finds her way to Fiji!
Here are some pictures of the progress and of Ellie. Cheers!