(Work Began Fall 2007)
(Posted 4/6/08 and revised 1/5/09)
Visits since 1/5/09
Kip and Linda have
considerable experience refurbisbing/repairing boats
in general, having owned numerous sailboats and powerboats, and have worked in
the boat repair industry for years. They also have
considerable cruising experience having cruised for years in the
The boat is in sound condition (hull and deck wise), but is in need of systems upgrade, cosmetic work on hull, topsides and deck, refurbishing the interior, etc. etc. The boat came with new sails, a life raft along with numerous items which will be refurbished and placed back into commission.
Work so far includes removal of unwanted/unneeded deck hardware, filling of hardware mounting holes, and general preparation for refurbishing of the deck and cabintop. The topsides have been repaired, sanded (removal of several coats of paint down to the original gel coat) and generally prepared for eventual repainting later this spring. An inoperable engine (Perkins Perama) has been removed and a substitute engine, a used Yanmar is in the process of being installed.
Below are a few photos of MISCHIEF in the early stages of work – we expect to see further accounts of this restoration/refurbishing as work progresses.
MISCHIEF Begins Restoration
Spring, Summer and Early Fall 2008
MISCHIEF Receives A New Paint Job
MISCHIEF Receives A New Toe Rail
MISCHIEF Receives A New (Used) Engine
Kip and Linda's House Reflection In The Freshly Painted Topsides
Kip And Linda Installing New Toerail
More Toe Rail
Kip In Process Of Trial Fitting Toe Rail
In November and December,2008, Kip and Linda finished work on MISCHIEF's topsides, toe-rail, and bottom in preparation for launch, and rigging the boat. Kip and Linda were REALLY anxious to get the boat in the water!
11 NOVEMBER 2008
MISCHIEF In The Travel Lift On Launch Day At Coles Pt Marina (VA) 11/21/2008
Kip At The Controls!
Proud Owners Kip and Linda.
It Was A COLD November Launch Day!
Taking a 'Trial Run' Back To Kinsale Harbor Marina (VA)
STEPPING THE MAST
15 DECEMBER 2008
MISCHIEF Arrives At Krentz Marina
To Have Her Mast Stepped
Just About Ready To Step The Mast
Down The Hole!
Setting Up The Rig
Kip Removing The Hoisting Bridle
Back At Kinsale Harbor Marina
(The Mizzen Will Be Stepped Later)
MISCHIEF With Mizzen, Mizzen Boom, and Main Boom
Installed And Partially Rigged
(To Be Continued)