Part 4

Posted: June 2, 2005

1. We had payed seam compound in the seams below the water line before we realized that the “bridges” showed in previous installments of this story needed to be installed. So what you don’t see here is that in this yard without running water Keith has been lugging 10 gallons of sea water to the hull every day to keep the inside of the hull from drying out. He has sprays the interior of the hull, below the water line, with a garden sprayer. Here he is applying Interlux seam compound for above the water line use.
2. Lots of blue tape gets used to mask the seams before the compound is applied.

3. Here’s DYAD II after her seams have been payed and enamel primer applied. Three coats of primer were applied with a good sanding and filling of divots and low spots between coats.

4. K-38 owners are bringing back that ‘50s look. Rick O’Connell has painted MIST with an aqua blue. DYAD II is aqua green (seen here). When she’s finished, BANANAS will of course be an appropriate yellow.
5. MOGER YACHT TRANSPORT has loaded DYAD II on their semi trailer for transport to her appointment for a splashing.

6. EDDIE”S MARINE in Wilmington lifted DYAD II from the trailer and placed her in a cradle. While she was there they replaced the cutlass bearing, removed the prop shaft coupling, had the shaft polished and straightened, and replaced the packing gland housing.

7.Here she is in her slip awaiting some new varnish on her house, the re-construction of her interior, and the stepping of her mast. The renovation of the mast is next and will be outlined in subsequent stories in the “boatyard”.