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Thursday, 26 November 2015

A good day out on the river

The first time in three years that this yacht as been under this bridge.
First of many times to come over the next few months

New horizons to come over the winter as yacht gets ready for being ready for next spring
Good view of a empty river 

Time to go back to home and back to work 


Thursday, 19 November 2015

Varnishing just keeps coming and making new oak cleats for a client's yacht

Finished varnish work put in to storage for the winter so that the varnish can get a chance to harden off over the winter before getting their final coats in the spring when they are refitted to their various boats. 

More varnishing to bits that are going to get refitted to various boats next spring

Two new storage items for equipment for a client's yacht so that it will make it easier to use the equipment at sea

New oak cleats made from a pattern of an old cleat that a client had on his yacht and that he needed replacement cleats made from to match the ones on the yacht.

The first of five cut out of seasoned oak 

Five new oak cleat blanks cut and now ready to shape to size.




Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Making new chart table.

The basic table and its leg set up.
 The basic table set up in position to check if any modifications needed to be made. 
 The fiddle rails made to stop the chart coming off when at sea

First thinned coat of varnish going on the new chart table.

The fiddle rails getting their first coat of varnish.


Work's dinghy update

The first coats of thinned varnish, just many more coats of varnish to go.

Now with a few coats of thinned varnish on the thwarts the rich mahogany colour is showing through the varnish.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Some small jobs and some not so small jobs got underway.

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.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The apprentice favour job during the winter month, varnishing bits of wood.

As with all classic yachts there is an amount of varnished wood trim to do and this yacht is no different.  

They come in all different shapes and sizes.

Stages of making a binocular box to store the bins in when not in use. 



Sunday, 8 November 2015

Work for the coming week

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. 

Sunday, 1 November 2015

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