Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Getting back to work on the hull of Mai-Star II, starting to build up the coats of undercoat, The first of four coats of undercoat.
Now the first coat of undercoat is on, now the filling and fairing can being with sanding and filling until we get a fair hull again.
Starting to look more like her old self with a beautiful white hull.
Friday, 19 August 2016
Sanding down the plugs surface to make it rough enough to take the first coat of epoxy to seal the surface before sanding it down later to have a smooth surface.
First coat of epoxy applied just got to wait for it to go off and harden ready to apply the next coat and keep building up the surface until happy with the surface finish before going on to the next stage.
Getting the aft seat ready to go through the same treatment as the front seat.
Aft seat sanded down and first coat of epoxy applied
Thursday, 18 August 2016
Marking out fore hatch ready to cut joints
Starting to make new toe rails to replace the old damaged toe rails on Mai-Star II
Here is one of the old toe rails using it as a pattern for the o
new toe rails
Getting on with the varnishing of the rubbing skates and new toe rails and painting chain locker bulkhead and the step locker lid
All the cabin floorboards painted now ready to go back in the yacht when the rest of the work in the cabin is finished
Rubbing skates and toe rails get more coats of thinned varnish building up the layers slowly
The step locker getting ready to be painted
Step locker now painted with a fresh coat of undercoat
Friday, 12 August 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.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Putting the old hatch on to a jig to set it up to make the new hatch fit within the size of the old hatch
The new fore hatch will still have many of the old features, however, a few may be modify to fit into the new design of the new fore hatch
Getting the new fore hatch pieces planned and thickness-ed up ready to set them up to make the corner joints
Which will be unlike the last joints which were just screw together as butt joints.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
The second apprentice checking out the standing rigging
While the second apprentice is hard at work giving the topsides a second coat of Yacht Primer before doing some spot filling of the other side of the topsides
Starting to do the spot filling of te topsides
There is a far bit to do this time
Finally got to the end of the starboard side
The rudder getting a bit of TLC as well
The top as well as the bottom
Starting to make a jig to make the new fore hatch around
Planned up and thicknesses one bit of mahogany to make the new fore hatch, just a few more bits to go