BAR HARBOR, ME — May 23, 2019 the Mission christened their new boat Moonbeam, an interim wood boat to be used while the Sunbeam V was out of the water having its routine major refit.
Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson is overseeing the Sunbeam refit. Sunbeam Engineer Storey King, a licensed boat captain, switched hats and served as Moonbeam Captain.
Now, Moonbeam is also out of the water for the winter months. Storey King is getting the boat ready for next season.
Here is Storey’s Moonbeam update with photos:
Moonbeam was hauled out of the water just before the new year. She is safe and sound undercover and undergoing typical maintenance for a wood boat.
Upon inspection, Moonbeam has a few issues to deal with, but nothing unexpected. There is a significant cavitation (pitting) on the propeller surface. We know the cause and it will be corrected.
Also a leaking rudder stuffing box has been removed, and will be repaired.
Sand and paint, and Moonbeam will be ready for spring.