Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

An Enterpise Dinghy in the Workshop for some TLC

March 5, 2017

An Enterprise in need of a good bit of restoration and a good drying out before it can get re-varnishing on the decks and inside before it can get refitted

The decks need a good rubbing down and re-varnishing

The port front spray rail needs to befitted and the deck fittings will be complete

Now that it is in the workshop and out of the weather then work can re-start on the Enterprise

Sorting out the decks

January 7, 2017

Before we made a start on the sanding of the deck the cabin area had to be sheeted up to stop any dust from going down below.

Then the decks had to cleared of any loose items and then get out the orbital sander and finger motor sander to get where the other sander could not get in around any deck fittings

The biggest job was sanding level the new repairs with the old deck covering and making level

After the decks are sanded then we have to fit quadrant around the cabin sides and make fancy end pieces to join the different lengths of quadrant together.

anf make an odd angled piece to go along the edge of the deck covering to the face of the transom to ensure the transom to deck covering joint is watertight.

Getting back to refitting Mai-Star II

November 26, 2016

Working on the new fore hatch so that the forecabin stays dry when beating to windward as the old fore hatch leaked badly.

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A view forward in an empty area which will be filled with a berth to port and the toilet to starboard with storage until the berth.

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A lot of varnishing and painting to be done over the next few months

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One little job that need attention a broken rib that replacing

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A deck beam that needed the same attention.and also the mast step support block

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The aft deck and top of the transom are in need of some rework to seal the deck to transom joint

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The cockpit coamings to be finished off and a new gas bottle locker to be made

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The manual bilge pump pipe work to be clipped up into place

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The main jobs for the coming weeks will be to sort out the foredeck and their deck beams and get the foredeck re-laid and sealed.

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.