Final few jobs before Mai-Star II re-launch

A quick update on the on going restoration of Mai-Star II, it is hopefully into the last week ashore for the yacht, it should be going back in the water next Friday as long as the weather stays fine. Just a few odd jobs to do, one of them being a repair to the bottom where an old sea cock was removed as it was surplus to our needs. and a split edge to a plank. Then the last twenty or so nails to be clinched up and the puttying to be done on the seams, now that the seams are filled with caulking cotton, they were the ones that needed cleaning out so that the planks could fit correctly and back in place when the new ribs were fitted in over the summer.

Over the next few months other jobs will be done on the boat, getting the roof finished off and the varnishing done on the toe rails and the cabin sides both outside and inside and the fore hatch renewed as well. But at least the boat will be back in the water and afloat.

Other jobs to do will be to sort out the mast and get that re-stepped so the boom cover can be made and the cockpit can stay dry.

Once the yacht is afloat and settled down then the hard work of getting up to sailing condition will start with sorting out all the control lines for the sails and rigging and getting new cleats made to fit on the deck to control the jib and staysail and main sheets. 

While all this is going on the new cockpit coamings will be made and fitted along with the stern Samson posts which are part of the corner the cockpit coamings. Also in the cockpit there is going to be new cockpit seats made and a new cockpit sole made as well. 

So next week is going to be a busy one with the dead line of Friday not far away and the day will be long going to this launch date. 

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