T&T: LeeZe's maintenance period ashore has started

Tim rtimmorris at aol.com
Wed Jul 10 14:30:30 EDT 2019


If it’s any consolation, that LED has a price tag of £200 or $250 plus shipping around here.....

https://www.shipsupplyholland.com/home/dhr40-led-360-degree-navigation-light-green-base-mounting.html

Still a pile of cash for a light.

Kind regards

Tim Morris

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> On 6 Jul 2019, at 17:11, Lee A Licata <lazilicata at gmail.com> wrote:
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> LeeZe ’s maintenance period ashore prep started 26 June, when the radar cable was disconnected from the radar unit and gently lowered  with a tattletale string into the pilothouse. 
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> The work is nearly a month behind. Why? 
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> There is a saying here in country “ishte.” 
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> When invoked, all just nod their heads and walk away. 
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> What happened here? “Ishte."
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> The plan is to pull LeeZe ashore and paint her. Also included is to pull the shaft and check shaft bearing runout, pull the prop for cleaning and balancing, and pull the rudder to check its bearings’ runout. 
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> So, on 27 Jun, a crane shows up and off come LeeZe’s mast, boom, tender and sails. Then that afternoon, she is pulled ashore to her designated maintenance spot. Intend to correct any and all deficiencies on the mast and boom and sails, paint, then after launch, crane them on board.
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> Upon pullout, noticed a few things that were different from the last haul out. The hull was exceptionally clean. What sea growth remained attached could be removed by hand. Jotun’s Sea Force 90 paint did job quite well. A diver did clean the hull in 2018 and back then, reported that the sea growth was only loosely attached. 
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> As for the prop, it was a mess. Will bag it next winter period along with the rudder.
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> All 22 zincs had done their job, unlike the last time when only 12 did. I think that the welding of the zincs to the hull in 2016 was done better than in 2013.
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> On 28 July, LeeZe is draped. Intend to blast the hull down to the steel plant’s primer coat that was electro-statically applied. That work is delayed until the morning of the 4th of July because of heavy winds.
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> Once started, the job took a full day. The “sand” blast material is really very uniform pebbles about ½ of a mm in diameter. Read sand is not used as it will take days to remove the paint. High pressure water is not used because it is $$$$. Baking Soda material has only made it to Istanbul, in yards that clean mega yachts that are not steel. 
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> Since it is dry, hot, and low humidity, the next day LeeZe  is pressured washed, allowed to dry, and the first coat of primer is applied using an airless paint gun. It takes 20 minutes to do the first coat so coats 2 and 3 will be done today. 
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> On a slightly different note: I wanted to replaced LeeZe’s anchor light with a well engineered LED light. I settled on a DHR40 lamp because the others available here look like the manufactured just swapped out a LED bulb and raised the price.
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> I decided to stay with the “old fashion” bulb.
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> Why? Because the price for the DHR40 LED was north of $500.00.  (NOT A TYPO). 
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> I could not justify the unit. 
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> Stay tuned, for sure more to follow.
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> Lee
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> Levent Marina, Izmir Turkey 
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