Now for a different story…….Sailing Vessel “Balandra”

Our very dear friend,Shendra, owns a small sail boat, her name is Balandra and she is out of the water right now, sitting just below Shendra’s house, near the waters edge.
This beautiful boat was built by Shendra’s late husband, Collin Hanney, from 1942 till 1945.
She is a Marconi rigged sloop, her hull was designed by William Hand ,Collin designed her mahogany cabin.
her beam is 6’2″,her draft is 4’0″, and she is 22′ long.
She is made from red cedar and has a white oak frame. her keel ballast is 1100 lbs.of cast iron.
The mast is laminated spruce.

She is a beauty, a lovely little boat, Bert has been working on her, as she has a small problem with the sleeve of her rudder, today we brought the rudder away to the welder.
To take the rudder off, everyone thought she would have to be lifted up, somehow….. but Bert had a look, dug a hole, (not easy!!!! big rocks!!!), and pulled the rudder out from the bottom.
Shendra did a dance out of pure joy, this had been so much easier then she had thought it would be!!

Several years ago we helped take her out of the water, before winter, and i have some photos of that event too.
Shendra has rails running from the water up to the shore , on which the boat rides. An electric motor pulls her up.

Shendra is on the boat, Keray Farrell helped out ,slowly aligning the boat to the rials.  These photos were taken with my old camera, which ended up in the ocean.....

Shendra is on the boat, Keray Farrell helped out ,slowly aligning the boat to the rials. These photos were taken with my old camera, which ended up in the ocean…..

A happy Shendra, its going well!!!!!

A happy Shendra, its going well!!!!!

Bert making sure the chain stays on the pulley.

Bert making sure the chain stays on the pulley.

looking good.....

looking good…..

On dry land.

On dry land.

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