Appy Overhaul - Installment #4

Appy afloat in Orr’s Cove at Great Island Boat Yard, at the head of Quahog Bay, Harpswell, Maine, April 24, 2014 (one day after “ice-out” was declared on Lake Winnipesaukee).


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Rec Hall Update

Thanks to all who contributed to the Rec Hall renovation! Thanks to you, we were able to begin work last fall. We started by replacing the old roof, and were able to finish that part of the work before winter weather interrupted.

After the new, high-tech roof had been snowed on all winter, Off-Season Manager Dinty Child noticed smoke coming off the structure. Investigating, he discovered that the melting snow had caused a short-circuit in a complex radio device that had been hidden in the roof.

It seems that TMI's location, and our off-the-grid radio silence, make it an ideal place from which to monitor communications all around Lake Winnipesaukee. We believe that the NSA bribed the roofing contractor to install the device in order to surveil wealthy property owners and tourists.

For photos of the new Rec Hall roof and its surprise package, see this album in our recently redesigned photo gallery.

Appy Overhaul - Installment #3

The original keel has now been removed, and the bottom of the hull is being prepared for installation of a new keel.  The old keel was made of fir in mostly one piece; the new keel will be made of laminated mahogany.

Here’s a photo of the old keel after it was removed on March 14th.  The removal process went very smoothly and was easier than expected.

The boat yard received four large pieces of mahogany, each approximately 4” x 10” and about 14 feet long, from which to fabricate the new keel.

Appy Overhaul Update

Appy V in GIBY's Refit Bay


Since our initial report, Appy has been moved to Great Island Boat Yard’s “refit” bay, and work above the waterline has begun in earnest.  In the cabin, the engine has been removed so that the keel bolts can be accessed, and all the glass has been removed.  The engine beds have been inspected and are in good shape.



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