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Weather outside is against me, so to the workshop to do some work there.

February 25, 2015

Getting her to the start of the sailing Challenge 2017

The weather is a bit changeable and there are a number of job that can be done in the workshop the day will be spent doing work out there in the workshop. There a number of little jobs on parts of the mast and spars that need doing so these are what I am going to be doing today. Although they are not major items in the refit, they are ones that need to be done.The first of these are the reefing outer brackets that are fitted to the outboard end of the boom so that the reefing lines stay in the correct position when setting a reef at sea.

I have also got to make some wooden cleats to fit the inboard end of the reefing lines to when reefing as well. I have to make up some small boxes to hold some of the smaller items onboard, such…

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Reasons for doing the challenge and beyond.

February 24, 2015

Getting her to the start of the sailing Challenge 2017

The reasons behind me doing the charity sailing challenge are that I have a son with ASD and Epilepsy and a wife with Epilepsy. Both are disabilities that can be can be managed with help of trained people and medication. The people who have these disabilities are able to do many of the leisure sports that other normal people can do.

Both my son and wife enjoy sailing and together we came up with this charity sailing challenge to highlight that their disabilities were not going to stop them from doing a sport they enjoy doing.  Also that these disabilities are not to be feared or scared of has they do not stop you from leading a normal life and have relationships, get married and have a family.

So when we do this Charity Sailing Challenge this year, we will be highlighting the case that people like my wife and…

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Time to get on with Mai-Star II refit once again.

February 22, 2015

It as been a while since I have been able to get down to the boatyard and do some work on her, however now I have a bit of time between projects I will be able to get on and do some Work on getting the planks in the bow finished off and caulked and sealed, also get the ribs nailed in place and finished off and get some more oak for doing the rest which need replacing. Another job is to sort out the cockpit area and its layout and the cockpit coamings which are going to be re-designed to make better use of the area and to be able to mount small winches on the outside of the coamings to make sail adjustments easier when short handed.

One job that needs to be finished off quickly is the cabin roof so that the roof can be covered and sealed and so the sliding hatch can be re-fitted along with the roof vent and hand rails and edging trim around the top of the cabin roof.  Once these jobs are done then work in the cabin can start and the boat can start to look more like her self again.

Been a while since done any blogging on the site, so this is a run down of what’s been going on in the world of Mai -Star II restoration world.

January 9, 2015

J-Star Boat Services

It has been a long while since I have been able to find the time to put pen to paper so to speak.

Here goes, it has been a busy time down at the boatyards around the country where I have been working as well as finding time to work on my own yacht.

The work on Mai-Star II as been a little slow, however progress as been made in sorting out the leaking problem in the bow. It was found that the ends of the planks were more holey than godly and that these needed to be replaced with new lengths of plank and the surrounding planks needed refixing where possible. Once this was done than the attention was back on getting the new ribs steamed into position and nailed up ready fro cliching up later.

Another that has been sorted is the cabin roof that is well on…

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Been a while since done any blogging on the site, so this is a run down of what’s been going on in the world of Mai -Star II restoration world.

January 9, 2015

It has been a long while since I have been able to find the time to put pen to paper so to speak.

Here goes, it has been a busy time down at the boatyards around the country where I have been working as well as finding time to work on my own yacht.

The work on Mai-Star II as been a little slow, however progress as been made in sorting out the leaking problem in the bow. It was found that the ends of the planks were more holey than godly and that these needed to be replaced with new lengths of plank and the surrounding planks needed refixing where possible. Once this was done than the attention was back on getting the new ribs steamed into position and nailed up ready fro cliching up later.

Another that has been sorted is the cabin roof that is well on the way to be getting finished and then covered and sealed before the hatch sliders and hand rails are re-fixed and the edging trims made and fixed in place.

Now just got to wait for some more oak to make the remaining ribs and then get them steamed in place before tackling the lose fixing in the frames and recaulking the hull and starting to repaint it when the weather gets better.

In the meantime there is plenty of jobs to get on with inside the boat while the weather is against us on the outside. Plenty of little jobs like making and fitting trims, sanding the new cabin sides painting and varnishing other woodwork in the boat. Making new chain locker bulkheads and lockers, so all in all plenty to get on with in the near future.

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October 1, 2014

Getting the hull of the Enterprise sorted and ready to repaint.

August 19, 2014

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Fitting new decks to my Enterprise dinghy

July 15, 2014

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June 20, 2014

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Another busy day ahead on Mai-Star II

April 18, 2014

Another busy day ahead on Mai-Star II

Another busy day ahead with work to be done on the planking, namely the refastening of a number of nails on a few old ribs and a few fixing on a few of the grown frames where the planks have moved off the frames. These have made steps in the planking so it looks more like a clinker than a carvel planked hull. So with a bit of careful jacking up back into place and re-fastening it should be a lot better.

With the help from my wife, she will be doing some burning off of the old paint on the starboard side and then some sanding on the inside. The list of jobs will soon be got through.

Another job to be done today will be moving the filler cap for the water tank and the making of some locker bases for the cabin lockers so that more of them can be used for storage, as on any small boat this is of a short supply at the best of times and Mai-Star II is no different to any other boat.