Posts Tagged ‘fairing’

A boat builder’s holiday job working on his own yacht.

May 30, 2016

Rubbing down the starboard side of the hull ready for a fresh coat of primer


Then the port side of the hull a bit heavy going, but got it flat in the end


Rubbed down the main damaged paint work amidships where it was rubbed off in the winter


The first side getting its first coat of yacht primer and when dried start the spot filling of the hull



The colour change is like chalk and cheese


Finally all one colour and the spot filling can begin once the primer is dry.


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,

Starting work on getting the hull ready to re-paint and work on the seams above and below the waterline.

June 25, 2015

The starboard side seams have been opening up with the dry weather and the length of time the boat as been out of the water.

The port side forward showing the seams starting to get refilled putty ready for the get coat of undercoat to go over the putty to stop it from drying out before the boat goes back in the water and the boat has a can to take up.

A forward facing shot of the port side with the puttying finished off with the seams between the rubbing skrate and the waterline being done.

The side on view showing the size of the job. Just got to sort out the underwater seams and get them ready to re-caulk and re-filled with putty once more.

Finally finished the cabin roof and just got to cover it now.

March 19, 2015

Finally got the inner layer of the roof fixed and now just got to get the outer layer screwed down.

Now both layers are on it is now time to trim the edges of the roof with a router and put a radius on the edge so that the matting will go over the edge and lay down without air pockets developing over the edge.


So hopefully tomorrow back to the cabin sides and get them in.

April 21, 2014

Hopefully tomorrow the cabin sides will be in place and the re-contstruction of the cabin can begin and the boat restoration can get on a pace and the boat can start to look more like a boat than a restoration project that is going know where fast. Once the cabin sides are in and glued and sealed then the other jobs can get underway.

Mainly the last plank in the port side and the 12 or so ribs that need steaming and fixing in place and the caulking and puttying of the seams.

Then the long job of varnishing and painting the boat inside and outside, the hull and the new cabin sides and also the rubbing stakes and toe rails.

Then job I am not looking forward too is the fairing of the hull as this job is going to take a fair amount of time as it as not been done for a fair number of years if at all.