RESTORATION OF A GRAMPIAN 30 "RED BARON"
This is the story of how RJ acquired the Red Baron, the renovations he is making and those he plans to do plus the voyage he is planning. Rj has his own website where you can read many more of the details about his work and plans http://rjmega.com/ My thanks to RJ for permitting me to add this great posting to the Grampian website.
The Acquisition of Red Baron
What has Happened Since
There was a lot of sailing and then:
Replaced the compression post
Replaced all floor timbers
bought new sails
replaced the port main bulkhead
replacing both forward bulkheads (aft of the V berth) this weekend
re-fabricated a bowplate/stemhead fitting from TIG welded stainless steel
I plan to:
seal/rebed forward hatch
install ~100 gallons of water tankage
replace all running rigging
rebed thru hulls
coat keel-hull joint with G-flex
install solar pannels and batteries
repack the stuffing box
install new depth transducer
remove all carpet and replace with paint
etc, etc, etc
Honestly its been pretty overwhelming working on all of this alone and if you have any useful advice or words of encouragement, they would be appreciated. (Webmaster has my email)
I am planning to start my trip the beginning of August 2017, lol.