tonyof971

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  1. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Thanks Robbie, No we didn't take care of the rig yet, Roughly, yes it's started in March, Th├ęta Volantis is in Guadeloupe since longer but the job really started when we get the official boat papers.
  2. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Hello, that's correct it will be cheaper if we are going in South America or in Trinidad and Tobago, however here the labor cost for us is 0 as we are able to do everything by ourselve.
  3. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Here we are, after 25 days, a lot of liters of beer, in the shipyard. Below some pictures of what has been done. We almost finished to remove all the wiring, there is still some in the engine room and now as we removed main engine and generator it will be much more simple to do it. I can say that now there is no more mud on board, blidges pump are working easier now. Our main goal was to take care of the hole in the hull and we finished the external skin in fiberglass, removed all the damage balsa core. Almost all the fiberglass job was done from inside. We used a pvc panel installed outside to keep the hull and deck shape shape, prepared. Localy it's difficult to find the balsa core in 25mm so I don't know yet what I'm gonna use, Airex foam or something like that. At least the boat is dry now and we can finish almost all the fiberglass job from inside. We still have to do a mold for the link deck/hull. Step by step we are going forward. Everything was done, as usual, by ourself the kids participated and learned a lot of things.
  4. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    So heavy too, it will be much more simple. The washing machine is already in the bin
  5. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Honey....I was looking for your hair dryer fuse but.... I think that we have a black out.
  6. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Thanks, yes she sank after IRMA in Sin Marteen and yes I'm in contact with Steve Dashew
  7. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    That's correct it will be expensive however the plan is to do some races, so we want a light and reliable boat, a minimum of head/hull liner. No more washing machine, AC. A warriors boat
  8. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    That's worse below...
  9. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Barnacles were covering almost the boom
  10. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    in parallel working on the broken mizzen mast The brand FORESPAR the tube is not anymore produce and 21 feet is missing, probably we'll replace the mast except if we are finding somewhere the tube.
  11. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Last week end job. Remove all the head liners and their frames, hull liners, and starting to remove all the wiring.
  12. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Itook this pictures when I saw her the first time I will post some more fresh ones soon
  13. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    When I met her...
  14. tonyof971

    Theta Volantis Salvage

    Good day, As suggested by some of you I create a thread for the salvage of our boat Theta Volantis. This adventure will be a long one, but we have time, we are patient and the most important we are tenacious. The "dead line" to achieve the refit is in three years The team is composed by my little familly, some friends, a local shipyard who support us. A lot of people critics our project, so many guys since the begining. I heard things like "You won't arrive in Guadeloupe with this boat, you'll sink before..." We are in Guadeloupe! " You won't have the boat papers, never..." We have an official certificate of registration now! Ok there's still a lot of time, efforts, and money to put in our Lady but "NEVER GIVE UP" is our motiv. So I would say, thank you, for following us. Sailors Regards.
  15. tonyof971

    The Zombie Fleet

    Make them learning, play with them and laugh with kids IMG_0212.MOV IMG_0225.MOV IMG_0215.MOV