The Ocean Wolf masts are in need of tender love and care. Thus they are on the yard for a paint job.
Here is one in the tent that protects it against rain and dust:
a look from the bottom:
A look from the top:
Here is where the main mast belongs.
The tape is in preparation for some paint work:
The ocean wolf without masts at the dock:
Here are the masts:
After fulltime revision the Mercedes diesel would not run smoothly while stationary.
Investigation led to a suspect valve in the Dracor fuel filter. It seemed to let some air into the fuelline towards the engine.
After replacing the O rings the engine started to run ok after 30 seconds.
Our not so clean Racor:
The inter cooler of the main engine was mostly clogged up with dirt. It was cleaned and a fine filter was installed to prevent dirt from entering the intercooler again. We can now easily spot dirt in the filter via the looking glass.
Although beter in the water the Ocean Wolf had to leave it for a while in order to perform some maintenance:
Before sailing some thin spots need fixing:
Once done anti fouling was applied.
It was thirty years ago that the Ocean Wolf left Medemblik where she was build. The time has come for a new leg in her life on the salty seas.