Aldebaran ready to sail again

Somehow we got it done… Aldebaran repaired and repainted, ready for launch.

Stats:
– 15 days on dry dock
– Major repair 60 sq ft of fiberglass
– Minor repairs totaling 30 sq ft of fiberglass
– 2.5 gallons of epoxy
– Plenty of sanding discs and face masks
– 1 gallon of primer
– 2 gallons of white topside paint
– 5 gallons of red bottom paint
– Rudder repaired with new bushings
– $1200 in boatyard fees
– $1800 in materials
– 10 bottles of rum gifted

Photo of Crew, from left to right:
– Judy (from San Diego)
– Adam and 9yr old Asher (from Santa Cruz, returning to Aldebaran with mom Kendra) – Matt (Judy’s partner)
– Captain K
– Mu (our kind host in Hiva Oa)
– Vincent (boatyard owner)
– Chris and Willie (helping to launch)
– Freddie (runs the transport boat to Fatu Hiva and Tahuata) – Sabrina and Kendra

July 15, 2017.
Hiva Oa, Marquesas

6 thoughts on “Aldebaran ready to sail again

  1. WOW! Aldebaran looks brand new! Another Incredible endeavor added to your utility belts! Bravo.
    And of course
    The power of rum…

  2. To my adventuresome, intrepid, fearless niece who probably sanded off her fingerprints and can now be anonymous…A very Happy Birthday to you. You are incredible. Love Aunt Flora

  3. THIS EPISODE IS FANTASTIC, ALDEBARAN IS A NEW BOAT AND LOOK READY FOR MORE GREAT ADVENTURES,
    A PERFECT 33rd BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR FIRST MATE: SABRINA.. WHAT AN AWESOME CREW!!!!
    LOVE YOU ALL. Jean-Claude.

  4. An amazing feat by an amazing couple! So proud of u both. I love the new color. The boat looks brand new. Miss u both and sending BD wishes to my daughter Sabrina!

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