2007

De-Featuring and first Projects

For Frank and me 2007 was the (true) kick-off for the restoration of Rolling Stone. However, as we would learn very quickly, we started with too many projects simultaneously without finishing them in the planned schedule. As a consequence the boat spent far too many years ashore. First step was de-featuring. Rolling Stone was quite overloaded with stuff we won’t really need in the future or things, which were simply useless or not working properly. Also we started with the replacement of the aluminium deck beams, the deck islands, and reconditioning of the foredeck at this areas together with the deck underneath the inner genoa track on port side. In this year we managed to grind the whole area and coat it with a mixture of high performance sealant (PROTECTA), glass fibre mat and epoxy resin. Of course we made some experimental bondings to see, if PROTECTA was compatible with our epoxy system and the test results were really impressive…