She is more than one year ashore now. I am 16 years old now and do have my license to sail pleasure crafts as Sindbad. So it would be my dream now to not only borrow boats from friends for weekends. I want to have my own boat to sail anytime and everywhere the wind takes me. Therefore I decide to help René and we will try to get the boat fit together from now on.
The actual condition still looks frightening if we consider it has been one year in the shipyard now. There are things that happened and we do not have to worry about, just as the hull condition and the engine. The diesel is a Perkins 4.108 and it has been overhauled by the engineer of the shipyard. We only need to install it onboard again. Nevertheless the To-Do-List is still long and after finishing one step you find the next two to add to the list.
I am able to spend my christmas holidays to work on Sindbad. There are endless things to grind and paint, many things to repair and exchange. Especially the masts are subjected to a proper and precise work.
Rigged as a ketch Sindbad has two masts. The main mast measures about 13 meters and goes trough the deck to its mounting above the keel. The mizzen mast is much smaller and its sail serves primarily to stabilise the boat and keep it on course.