Fixing Maxim's shortcomings and installing the new motor
This winter is allotted for the complete replacement of the motor and the elimination of defects made by Maxim's carpenter, which I wrote about in the first articles on the restructuring of the sailboat.
Even in the first year of perestroika, it was discovered that the keel beam was rotten and needed to be replaced . They did this then by knocking it out and a new keel was installed through the outside. As Maxim told me then, it is completely oak, but in fact it turned out that only part of it was oak, and part was soft pine.
In addition, the big problem was that the keel was not set properly - Maxim simply squeezed two sausages of sealant between the keel and the hull in the hope that this would eliminate all the bumps. According to the correct one, it is necessary to make a "bed" under the keel from resin and fiberglass. The keel-hull connection must be rigid, the sealant will not give this rigidity. In addition, there were large cavities in the sealant, through which, in the end, water began to flow into the body. This was discovered last fall and then I decided to seek help with a boatand to another person who had just started making a shipyard for the repair and construction of sailboats in Kherson. Now he already has about half a gin of sailboats to repair and build. His name is Roma, who needs it - write through the feedback or in the comments - I will recommend.
Keel in place:
Another problem: the anchor box was made well, but the hole for draining water from it was a couple of centimeters above the "floor" of the box, and when water got there in the winter and froze, it tore the box.
We will repair.
Maxim can make furniture well, it is true, but he does not have enough experience to build a hull and he does not really want to spend his time studying this issue. For example, things like deck hatches - he made 3 hatches for my sailboat and they all leaked. Despite the fact that each time before the manufacture of the hatch, Maxim said that the hatch would not leak. As a result, a plastic branded sunroof solved the issue with a leak, it was necessary to do so right away and not spend money on Maxim's attempts. Naturally, the replacement of a leaking hatch at my expense)
Making a new firewall
Installed and started a new motor