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Bringing ubulukutu back from her 2 year layup

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Topic: Bringing ubulukutu back from her 2 year layup
Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Subject: Bringing ubulukutu back from her 2 year layup
Date Posted: 04 November 2021 at 11:42

Hello everyone, we have been quiet for the past couple of years because of the C thing.  However, its time to prepare ubulukutu for the coming season, we are doing it now so that we can set off quickly in the spring, and yes I could have waited for spring, but then it would have taken three weeks instead of the one now planned when we get here in March.

Here she is with her winter covers on having waited almost 2 years for us to return.  She has a long garden on the bottom and lost of dust on top, but she is dry inside with no mould or smells so we are hopeful that there are not too many issues.


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine



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Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 04 November 2021 at 11:48
We decided to get a tow to the lift in case the raw water inlets were blocked or the propeller fouled.

https://www.messenger.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=173745512988431&attachment_id=414774886968597&message_id=mid.%24gAACeBUeVPw-DAuIb_F80ZXljyzg3%20" rel="nofollow - https://www.messenger.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=173745512988431&attachment_id=414774886968597&message_id=mid.%24gAACeBUeVPw-DAuIb_F80ZXljyzg3

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 04 November 2021 at 11:50
Then the big lift to see the extent of the underwater issues.  Maybe not quite as bad as we feared.

https://www.messenger.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=173745512988431&attachment_id=638540134183416&message_id=mid.%24gAACeBUeVPw-DAusGEl80ZXvmWe4o" rel="nofollow - https://www.messenger.com/messenger_media/?thread_id=173745512988431&attachment_id=638540134183416&message_id=mid.%24gAACeBUeVPw-DAusGEl80ZXvmWe4o

We will post the stages of reconditioning on this post as ubulukutu has the biggest service and maintenance of her 8 years, she deserves it.




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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: S&J
Date Posted: 04 November 2021 at 23:11
Welcome back!  Are you still in the Med?
Hope all goes well with the overhaul.
[Couldn't see the pics that you linked to]


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H458 #159 Primal Mediterranean cruising


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 06:27
Thanks,

Yes we are in Kusadasi on the Turkish coast.


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 06:57
Once out of the water a long jet wash removed all the long weeds and then she was moved to a stand.








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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Wild
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 10:06
Ready for the winter at Samos Marina Greece 🇬🇷 only a few miles away from Kusadasi Turkey 🇹🇷 

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Wild and Wet
Belgium
545e#268


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:15
strainge view up through the hole where the saildrive should be


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:17

and the engine is out on the sole 


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:19
red oxide on any exposed metal, and the seal between hull and keel is being replaced 


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:25

Primer going on


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:27

Saildrive back in


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:29

But the exhaust elbow needed some work ( a common issue on these engines I think) 


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:36

New gator in place


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:38

Clever way to make sure the cover sticks to the boat


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:41

Prop back on



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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:45



Engine back in


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 11:50



First coat of antifoul and sides polished



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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: CrocDundee
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 13:13
Great set of pics, good effort on the service. Reminds me to replace our exhaust elbow. This also a D1-30?

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Hanse 345 - Tenacious. Sailing on the Solent and now to the west coast of Scotland.


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 17:57
yes it's a D1-30

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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: CrocDundee
Date Posted: 05 November 2021 at 20:19
OK, should have also asked, and others will be interested, how was the condition of the Saildrive rubber seal after 8 (?) years?



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Hanse 345 - Tenacious. Sailing on the Solent and now to the west coast of Scotland.


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 06 November 2021 at 05:36
hello CrocDundee,

As far as I could tell there was nothing wrong with the seal on visual inspection.  I know others have said that that last a long time and if volvo say 7 years they will have used a pretty conservative measure.  I have been on the boat for every hour and every mile of its use so I know we have not damaged it either.  However, not sure I would like to have the conversation with my insurer if I hadn't changed it when specified and the boat went down.  


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 08 November 2021 at 12:11

Bow thruster antifouled and new anodes 



Saildrive leg completed 



Love these hull shapes


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 08 November 2021 at 12:13



Polished now


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 08 November 2021 at 12:14

Chain looks horrid, new chain on order




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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 10 November 2021 at 13:15

New chain installed , now i need to clean the rust from the old one off.




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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 10 November 2021 at 13:17

Amazing what you can get done in Turkey, my rear logos were a bit battered, so now I have new ones!

Boat goes back in the water tomorrow for engine tests.


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 14 November 2021 at 08:17







So we launched only to find we were running on only 2 cylinders due to a pooly seating exhaust valve, so the engine is back out and being rebuilt. 


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: 415 Singapore
Date Posted: 14 November 2021 at 09:22
Hi Mark and Catherine, sorry to hear that, not good news after all your hardwork. But at least you found out now rather than when it might have been a big problem.
We replaced our exhaust elbow with a stainless steel one a few years back when we too had to have the engine out, so far so good.
We re-launched yesterday after an anti foul and gaiter replacement, so looking forward to some good sailing soon
Good luck
Paul


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Paul - Night Train - 415 #136


Posted By: 415 Singapore
Date Posted: 14 November 2021 at 10:10
Same same just a different continent!




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Paul - Night Train - 415 #136


Posted By: Wild
Date Posted: 14 November 2021 at 10:58
thatís bad news.
Why they didnít a compression test before take out the engine the first time?
With a damaged mix elbow thereís a chance  of this problem ,I think 🤔
I will remember this when I have to take out our engine. 



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Wild and Wet
Belgium
545e#268


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 18 November 2021 at 06:23
Thanks Paul, and Wild and Wet I don't know, its a learning point for me, if I ever have an engine stood for a while i'll get a strip down before launching.  

Anyway the engine is coming back together well, just waiting for a head gasket that didn't exist in Turkey, a few more days then hopefully as good as new.


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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine


Posted By: Mark&Catherine
Date Posted: 21 November 2021 at 11:13

Engine is back together after a full rebuild and is on test on the bench and being tuned.  Back in the water on Monday.  Fingers crossed




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385 ubulukutu sail number GBR 3350L in Turkey and Greece with Mark and Catherine



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