Posts Tagged ‘cabin sides.’

Removing the fore deck to renew the broken deck beams and carlins

August 14, 2016

Marking out the areas between the deck beams so not to cut them while removing the deck

More marking out

One major bit to remove from the fore deck,so to gain access to the two damaged deck beams below

Steel knee put in sometime in the past to connect the deck beams to the grown frames

This is the port side deck to hull steel knee before the deck is removed

Most of the foredeck is off now, just a small area beside the forehatch area to the cabin front left to remove.


Bench work on making new equipment boxes and making a start on the cockpit coamings.

November 16, 2015

The finished binocular box, now ready to get varnished before its fitted to the yacht when it is finished

The first part of the cockpit coamings to be dry fitted to the cockpit carlins, just two more sides to go.

The second cockpit coaming started to be fitted.

The second cockpit coaming fitted, now just needs to be cramped and screwed in place after the back coaming has its joints made and the front blocks are made to connect it to the cabin sides.

Busy week ahead for the boat building crew

November 9, 2015

Now with a what is looking like a settled weather week ahead, we should be able to get some of the outside jobs done.One job especially on Mai-Star II, its cockpit coamings are ready to make to fit.

Also the cooker area needed to be sorted, so that over the winter months, we will be able to cook up some hot meals while working on the yacht. As you can see the cooker is there, it needed to be connected up to a gas bottle and tested.

Here is the mast before the rigging was put back on earlier on in the year, All that has to be done now is put the last of the running rigging and it can go back up on the yacht.

The mast will get the rest of its running rigging fitted this week, so that it can be fitted shortly and the standing rigging can be set up.

Another job will be to sort the electrics for the engine charging and also to fit the second GPS station wiring so that the GPS can be used in two positions while on passage.

If it is possible finish off painting the decks and sorting the corners of the cabin sides to be able to finish them off.

A few odd jobs at the workshop

October 21, 2015

Varnishing the short winter mast to use for going out on the river and to support the winter cover

The cockpit coamings being made and planed down and shaped

The cockpit coaming now varnished up with a few coats of varnish ready to be cut and fitted in place in the cockpit to finish off the edges of the cockpit

The crosstrees getting their final few coats of varnish before being refitted to the mast and the mast being re-stepped in the yacht in the spring.

Good to be back on the restoration of Mai- Star II

August 1, 2015

After a bit of a lay off due to a bad leg injury, it is good to be back working on the Yacht Mai-Star II and getting the work done on her to get her back in the water. Much of the major work is now done so it is a matter of getting the smaller ticker jobs done that take so much time to get done. These jobs are exciting as they are challenging and are rewarding when they are done. So next week will see the start of a number of these jobs.

The restoration of Mai-Star II is coming along well. with many of the major jobs out of the way.

July 10, 2015

Finally got the front of the boat emptied of the bits that have been needed while the main part of the refit has been going on. Now that the main part is do or almost done the front of the boat can have the repainting it needs without anything being in the way.

 Cleaning out the bilge area so that it can get a fresh coat of bilge paint and the last of the copper nails can be clinched up and the rib job can be finally tick off the refit list.

 A great of bilge paint needed here to cover up the bare patch and give it at least three coats of bilge paint before the new ballast is fitted later after the boat is re-launched to being it down to its lines.

Another job that needed doing was to paint the floorboards with bilge paint on the bottoms of the boards and then anti-slip paint on the top.

The cabin floorboards after three coats of anti-slip paint ready for them going back into the boat when the painting of the cabin is complete.

A start as been made on painting the bilge area of the cockpit so that the new cockpit sole can be made and fitted so that the new cockpit seats can be made and the cockpit coamings can be made and fitted.

A bit of painting to be done in the cockpit, but once done it will be lighter in the cockpit and the lockers that will build into the areas under the seats and the decks for storage of items needed in the cockpit and on deck.

The cabin/cockpit bulkheads getting a fresh coat of undercoat ready for its final two coats of white gloss.

Aft looking view of the cockpit sides showing in a better shape after a fresh coat of paint as been applied.

First coat of Mediterranean White gloss on the hull just two more to go before this is finished and the toe rails and rubbing strakes can be varnished and the cabin sides are varnished and the cabin roof is sealed under a layer of epoxy resin and matting and a coat of anti-slip paint.

In the back ground is the boat’s mast getting its second coat of varnish, so that job is coming along well along side the work in the boat.

A busy week ahead on the restoration of Mai-Star II

June 26, 2015

Now that the major jobs are do, apart from the odd nail or two in a few places. It is now time to get on with some of the smaller jobs which have been on the back burner fro a while. One being the painting of the inside of the boat from deckhead to keel and every place in between.

One of the last big jobs to do is the rebuilding of the cockpit, but after the other major jobs on the boat it is a much smaller job to do. However, no less a challenge to do as to make the best use of the space available it which to put all the equipment needed in the cockpit and make the storage work well.

Next week it will time to continue to fill the topside hull seams and repaint the hull with more primer to go over the newly filled seams before painting the hull with its undercoat and fill and fair the hull before glossing it.

Then it will be time to make a start on caulking and filling the seams in the bottom also fitting the rest of the hardwood plugs in the old nail holes from the sister ribs that were taken out when the new ribs were fitted to replace the original broken ribs and there was no need to have the sister ribs there anymore.

At the same time the apprentice will be varnishing the toe rails and cabin sides  and helping me with some of the two man jobs that I need a extra pair of hands to do. So all in all a busy week ahead,

Turning our attention to the outside and getting the hull painted and the cabin sides varnished once more

April 5, 2015

Although the inside is coming along well it will be good to turn our attention to the outside of he yacht and bring it back up to scratch.

She has graceful lines and will look good once all the painting and varnishing is done again and she will shine once more.

She has a beautiful wine glass stern which will make her glide through the water.

All the team need is a few days of good weather and we will be able to transform this yacht back to a  sea going yacht once more.

Getting to grips with painting the inside of the cabin roof and sorting out the cockpit with a few coats of paint

April 3, 2015

The cabin roof before starting to paint

After the first coat of  primer of which it had two coats

After two coats of undercoat

 and finally to its first coat of white gloss

 First of two coats of primer

 Then after two coats of undercoat now ready for the gloss after the last three ribs are steamed in

Now it is the turn of the inside to get some work done on it

March 24, 2015

After doing some work on the outside over the past few days and the weather being a little changeable, it was time to do some work on the inside.

Cleaning down the inside of the hull and deck head in the forward part of the yacht. Then rubbing down the cabin sides and giving them their first coat of thinned varnish.