S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40

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Intrepid II is a Cape Dory Intrepid 40 sailboat, hull #2, designed by Chuck Paine and discovered by the Captain in Blue Hill Maine in 2006. The crew are Kelly (Captain) and Carol (Admiral and Blogger). In 2009 INTREPID II embarked on her West Coast journey from Victoria to San Francisco, the Baja Sur Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. In 2010/2011, we sailed ifrom Guaymas, south to Bahia Banderas and back. In 2011/2012 she left Guaymas, headed south to La Paz, spent three weeks at anchor on our northward journey and rested on the hard in San Carlos. Her 4th, 5th and 6th seasons were Boat Projects related. Season 7 - we are hoping to cruise again at long last.

July 3, 2010

Photos: Making Progess - looking fantastic!

INTREPID II is looking shiny and bright!  She now sports a darker blue cove stripe, trimmed in lighter blue.  Her hull looks much better than if we'd done the compounding and waxing ourselves.  We hadn't planned to have all this work done, but doing so should save us work later in the year before she goes back in the water.  After all this effort, Kelly completed his final preparations for leaving INTREPID II on the hard in the Singlar dry storage yard.  His journey back took him through northwestern Sonora, crossing the border at Soynita/Lukeville, on into western Arizona, California, northward to Port Angeles, WA and home!

Applying first coat
Incredible!  Get out your shades!
Stern view - we will need new lettering and reinstall the wind vane
The cabin top is gleaming too!
A carport for our trusty Subaru wagon in the heat

Photos: Boat projects - before pictures

Kelly uploaded pictures of all the preparation work that has gone into the TLC for INTREPID II while she is on the hard at the Singlar Marina in Guaymas.  Thanks to Francisco and his hard working crew for all their attention to detail.  Many hands accomplish much quickly.
Epoxy barrier coat on keel
Ready for primer
Primer coat on
Francisco applying new dark blue cove stripe
Light blue trim being applied
Decks had 'crazing' from initial very thick gelcoat