Diva 35, "Unique", Sailno. D 29 - All new or restored 2001...

Originally the cockpit table is an integrated part of the Diva 35. We did however find that the one legged table called "Lagun" is even smarter.

"Lagun" in sideview

"Lagun" stored

In the cockpit we have mounted what is called a "rectangular object holder". Find it @ Nuova Rade

You can easily refresh the white finish on the inner roof of the cabin. Simply demount it while you paint it. I use Hempel Farvolin for that. Clock and barometer was replaced in 2001.

In 2001 I kicked out the manual foot pumps and mounted pressure water. Since the quality of the stainless steel wash is not the best you can get, this was replaced too. The table was painted, refreshed with white colour. Note the "V" cut. It makes cleaning of the table easier.

We have GPS repeater, speed, depth & wind instruments. These are all changed to Silva during 2000 and 2001. As you can see they are mounted on spray painted plates made from fibreglass, this way they can easily be demounted during winter.

On a Diva 35 it is no problem to mount the drum of the furling below deck. As furling system we use Harken Unit 1, MK2

A picture from aft. This room is somewhat "under construction" - We only use this room for storing all our "stuff"

In the wardrobes a reconstruction using shelves is going on....

Rebuilding the table in the cabin this way makes it possible to remove the table while mounting and demounting the mast. This enhancement does not cost much.... 

A detail from the back.

In mid 90'th we hit some stones with our Diva. I don't know why. For years we have been sailing International 806 and Banner 30 Racer/Cruiser without these kind of "trouble". In 2001 it was time to fix the damage. "Experts" told me how much to remove to satisfy the rebuild.

Starting to build up with fibreglass.

Inside the boat the aft most 25mm nut holding the keel was never mounted. I figured out that it was time to fix that too.

Almost done outside rebuilding up the fibreglass.

Almost done inside. The nut, which was special build (see below), was placed inside a plastic pipe, just in case someone one day would find the "need" to demount the keel.

I needed heavy tools. From left to right you see the stainless steel pipe with a 25mm nut in each end. A bar to tighten the nut.  A pipe made of plastic, and rightmost 2 x 25mm keys to tighten the nut.

Finished inside.

Will it work ?

It did work!

Finally out sailing!!