Converting the Girl Alison II Into MV Wild Skye
Once the boat was secured on the boat yard we took the decision to rip everything out and start again. That was hard decision but clearly the only one that would offer us a best long term solution to her maintenance. Also, sailing the boat up from Exmouth allowed me the opportunity to get to know her and i was frustrated with a long list of things.
Over the next couple of years we rebuilt her. She has been altered in many key areas to improve her responsiveness to the helm and basically make the skippers life easier sailing her. The wheelhouse was completely re-designed with much larger windows and the helm placed on the starboard side. A new engine was fitted giving me a complete knowledge of its maintenance history.
The Broadford boatyard owner Alan Edmunds and his sons, were a great source of information and assistance, and we owe our thanks to them, their knowledge and skill made a hard job much easier. Also we owe a huge debt of gratitude to Brian and Angela Green whose help was invaluable. Last but not least, we owe a great deal of thanks to john my father who has been there from the off.