I’ve started this log for the Boat Project, as a place to discuss ideas, ask questions and document the whole process.
To begin with here are the boat’s specs:
1975 Van der Vries - Cumulant III
Length: 10 m
Height (not including mast): 3m
Engine: Inboard deisel. 22KW. Arona - number 4323575
Can sleep 3- 6 people.
History: Bought by two 18 year olds in last year of high school and sailed from Holland to Australia in 2012.
You can see more photos of the boat on their blog: http://sailing-barracuda.blogspot.com.au
(The boat under sail last week as we moved her to Caboolture)
(The boat as she currently is, on the hardstand in Caboolture)
Although it looks bad, the patchy paint on the hull, is just that, paint… not rust. But above the waterline (yellow paint) you can see the rust spots that will be a major part of the job.
Apologies for such a blurry photo, but it does give you an idea of the interior. To the left is a drop down table/double bed, forward is a bathroom and V berth and to the right is a quarter berth.
I hope this helps give an idea of the boat, the state she is in and what is possible.
Please feel free to ask for more information and to post ideas.
Cheers and fair winds,