Here are a few photos of the restoration of a Fox & Son of Ipswich motor launch build in the 1960's.
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
The first photo shows the boat after the old planks were taken out and after the lands were cleaned up ready to fit the new planks in place
The second photo shows the starboard plank in place,but before the plank is nailed and clinched in place, also the port side plank starting to be fitted.
This photo is looking forward showing the plank in place ready to be nailed.
Looking aft on the starboard towards the transom
Fitting the port plank in place
Port plank in place ready to be nailed into place
Photo of the plank fitted to the stem
Port side looking forward towards the stem.
Once these planks are back in place then, work will continue on replacing other planks and then refitting the seats and seat stringers as well as the bilge stringers.
Sunday, 3 March 2013
Boat maintenance tip #1
Get refit list checked and order your antifoul this week in time for getting the boat in the water for Easter
Boat maintenance tip # 2
Check your sails are in good condition and if in need of repair get them to the sail maker this week before the rush for Easter startsBoat maintenance tip # 3
Remember to book your launch date now as time is running out to get your boat on the date you want to be afloatBoat Maintenance tip # 4
When the weather is gets better it is time to start getting the boat ready for the new season, so make sure you have all the necessary gear to do the jobs, if not order them now through our mail order serviceBoat Maintenance tip # 5
Get your charts send to the chart agents to be checked & corrected if needed, also next liferaft checked and or ordered from hirer for new seasonBoat Maintenance tip # 6
Check your standing & running rigging before the start of the season better to be sailing than sitting on the hard all season waiting for a new rigBoat Maintenance Tip # 7
Do not forget your tender & outboard they need TLC as well if they are to give you good service during the season. So take your outboard to the service agent to get it checked over and give yourself peace of mindBoat Maintenance Tip # 8
If you have a wooden boat start rubbing down the paint work where it is damaged & put primer on the bare woodBoat maintenance Tip #9
Get your ropes & ground Tackle check over to make sure their ready for the new Season & get rid of any damage rope. You do not want to end up on the local RNLI list.Boat maintenance Tip #10
Above all enjoy your refit period and the friends you find along the way.