The Fun Boat - Maddo Coley

If you can dream it, you can do it

Kategorie: Preparing

This sector is about the time of getting knowlege and the boat

Lilo is takeing us sailing

Lilo brought us out onto the baltic sea. She took 3 friends of mine and me out for some realy nice hours of sailing.

She was simply one of the best boats i have sailed. Still, it didn’t prevent my bestie of gettn a little sea sick. I loved this day of sailing so much, i didn’t even wanna turn around to go back home, but as it is with delivery yachts.

But after one fine weekend we had to give the yacht back to the owner and everything that was left was awsome memorys and a beer in the evening…

 

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Gaining knowledge – Renew the Keel plate and laminate Step three

Isn’t it weird, that you work for weeks without the feeling of gettn somewhere ? Well eventually you reach a point where things just fall into pieces and all of a sudden you’re almost done with the whole projekt.

Today i’d like to show you how far we got in the last couple of weeks. Of course we still need to work a little bit at it but we’re almost there.

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Gaining knowledge – Renew the Keel plate and laminate

Part Two:

After removing the old and brocken laminate, it was time to repower the floor-laminate and get the braket plates in. We used a real hard foam to shape them before we glued them in. It took a long time to get everything in shape but we finaly made it, so time for the next step

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Gaining knowledge – Renew the Keel-plate and laminate

Part one:

It turned out that just like humans, boats don’t like to get old and neither get run into the ground. We are working at the moment on two boats which either got old and need some up polishing, or did get run onto rocks. There is a big effort involved in fixing these kinds of incidents. What you need to know about removing GFK is

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Gaining knowlege – Teak Care

If you like to crawl on you knees, this will be your job 🙂

Teak care is maybe one of the jobs you would not imagine how much time you have to invest to get it done nicely. Also, you need to keep doing it. After the sailing season finished the work at the decks started. First you really need to clean them and give’em a good swab with a special sponge and a lot of water.

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Gaining knowlege – Polishing

 

Did you ever get up and looked at your boat a little bit more then normaly ? Well you should. It turns out that after a while it will look a little dull and dirty. There is just one thing you can do, give’em a good clean and polish it up. The last week i had the massive pleasure to polish a couple of boats. I just had the chance to take a picture of one but you will see what i am talking about 🙂

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The first boat – a disaster

I always loved the water and sailing, so I decided to buy my own sailing boat a few years ago. The problem with that: I had no idea what I was doing. Weiterlesen

Gaining knowlege – Antifoul

One important thing in sailing is of course…. The part of the boat beneath the waterline.

You may think it is pretty simple: A little bit of special paint on it and the boat will be happy. Well, it is a little harder than that.

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Looking for a job an getting it…

One thing is clear, in order to go sailing and give others the oppotunity of sailing, you need money and knowlege. What I needed was a job related to boats. Weiterlesen

How the Funbus became a Funboat

Sep. 2015

On my nice drive down south, i met my long term friends in Trollhätten / Sweden and Oskeström / Sweden.

I had such an amazing time, arriving in Trollhätten, seeing all my nice Friends from before. We went out for paintball, had awsome time in the Sauna and as always…. a lot of beer 🙂

ok, down to the Funboat:

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