Red Sky is back for her regular pre-Caribbean prep. After a great summer cruising Maine with family and friends. Capt Bob is readying the 100’ custom Nautor Swan for winter in the Caribbean.
The foam in the overhead panels failed meaning that all the overhead panels were starting to bubble. We have removed the UltraLeather and degraded foam. Donnie Ritchie realized that the foam really served no purpose so we were able to recycle the leather and rewrapped the overheads restoring the interior to its original gorgeousness.
This fall’s work also included a haul out to receive a fresh coat of Interlux Ultra Black bottom paint. Her prop and shaft will be aggressively scrubbed down to the shiny stainless finish. Old zincs were replaced and her brilliant red hull will be waxed to a brilliant shine.
She will head south to Virgin Gorda and we wish her only red skies at night!
January 23, 2012
Work is well underway as we've settled into the long winter months in the shed. Since our last update, the crew at LM has tackled a significant amount of work:
· New teak around hatches
· Sanding deck
· Interior varnish
· Installation of new generation with new PTO brackets
· Just finished all deck paint
· Jet tender refurbishment: paint job; engine rebuild and paint job
· 24 2 volt batteries removed and new ones installed and wired
· All standing rigging sent to Navtec for die penetrant testing and some re-heading.
· New helm station panels designed and built
· All new rope lighting inside
· New sails are in process of being made.
· Hundested serviced
· Removed shaft, replace cutlass bearings
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RED SKY, a 100' Nautor Swan will be here at the yard this winter in for a variety of projects. We're looking forward to getting started and RED SKY's crew, Bob, Kathy and Will, are looking forward to spending some more time kiteboarding out on the St. George River, just off the our docks!
November 16, 2011
We welcomed Red Sky and her crew back to Thomaston this fall. Red Sky now has the distinction of holding the record for the longest mast pulled by the LYS crew – 140 feet! The mast and the 100’ Swan are now snugged in Building 11 and Scott Layton and his team are all over the following list of projects:
- Painting hull, deck, mast and boom, garage
- Replacing generator
- Replacing all batteries
- Varnishing all soles, most interior, wheels, cockpit table, flag poles
- Installing new teak around most deck hatches
- Replacing running rigging
- Re-heading, die testing and inspection all rod rigging
- Full maintenance on Hundested
- Major electronic wiring
- New Main and jib
- New rope lighting in cockpit, salon, helm station