Welding with a joy

It’s time to take Li out of the water and winterize. Before that I had to fix my oblivion with her docking rack. When the boat was hoisted first time I just welded supports only with tiny seams when the crane was holding the boat. They had been that way since then. Now it was time to weld them correctly before any accident happens. That was a good example of risk when doing things temporarily!

Welding with Kemppi Minarc 180 Evo

Welding boat's winter rack

Ode to aluminium as a boat building material

When we bought Li she had been badly neglected and had been on hard eight years. You can see in the pictures below the terrible mess inside of the hull when I first time took of the floor boards in 2011! After cleaning the hull looked fine. Only the areas where coins, pieces of electric wire, rust from old tools and other harmful trashes had been sitting for decades showed some surface corrosion. So the coin corroding trough aluminium hull is a myth.

Getting Li ready for the water

Spring and early summer have been full of work. We had lots of dive inspections of waterway bridges and after that I have been editing videos, images and scanner material for reports. The office work, which I don’t really enjoy. And in the middle of all that working also with the design project.

High hopes of sailing in August! Yesterday I painted the antifouling. The neighbor had a party and they played loud the Janis Joplin’s hit song released in 1968. Maybe the song has been listened also in first sailing season of the Li!

Aluminium yacht Li

Features of original aluminium yacht Li

Aluminium yacht at natural harbor in Baltic Sea