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Friday, 15 September 2017

filling and fairing the works dinghy and getting Mai-Star II ready to transport toyard and start work on her in the workshop.

Filling and fairing the hull ready to put on the second coat of epoxy primer an the the first coat of  yacht primer


A bit more filling and fairing needed on the port side of the hull, however, nothing that the team at J-Star Boat Services can not take in their stride. 


Mai-Star II with its cover off and the spars removed ready to get transported to the boatyard so that the work on the deck can get underway before the winter sets in.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The Works dinghy now turned over and the work on the hull painting can begin

Masking up the hull and then sanding the shiney surface so it is keyed up ready to paint the hull with epoxy primer


The hull all sanded ready for the primer to be applied



TRhe getting its first coat of primer



The underwater surfaces getting their underwater primer coat 


The aft seat getting its last ubt one coat of varnish



The foredeck trims getting their last few coats of varnish


The bottom getting a fresh coat of antifouling paint 



Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Late season sterngear removal and rebuilding of shaft log and painting the new dinghy painting.

The prop shaft removed ready to start removing the stern gear


The rudder removed to keep the area clear 


The outside gland which need removing to help get the stern tube out of the shaft log that is as it is screwed on to the end of the sterntube log pipe


Final coat of primer before starting to do the work on the keel. That is cutting the centreboard slot 


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Busy Thursday with getting the Mai-Star Class dinghy off its building stocks

Got the rubbing strakes and seat stringers planned down to size ready to finish off the edges before fixing them on the dinghy top strake when the hull as been finish being painted and varnished.


The hull finally turned over and ready paint and fix the bilge keels and cut the centreboard case slot.


Giving the Hull a quick sanding and cleaning up ready to paint its first coat of primer




First coat of yacht primer on the hull now it is time to cut the centreboard slot and fit the bilge keels and then continue the painting of the hull 




Fitting the quarter knees on the Works dinghy and giving the Mai Star Class its second coat of yacht primer  




Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Transformation in a matter of days, Now the turn of the outside to get sorted and off to a new home.

Transom pad all glassed in and ready to be flowcoated


All the new fibreglass coated with flowcoat 


All looking a lot better than a few weeks ago


Then it was painted with interprotect primer


Just marking out the position for the aft seat


The hull sanded down ready to paint out the inside of the hull


All done when it is dried then the floor area can be painted with non slip paint


The foredeck painted with primer and then grey non slip deck paint


The rubbing strakes getting their first coat of varnish




Friday, 1 September 2017

Busy Friday in the workshop

Getting on with work on the Shetland  family four cruiser

Both the dinghies coming along well with in their different ways, one getting its bulkheads glassed in and the other getting painted. 


The old dinghy getting its old seats removed and the areas cleaned up ready to get the new seat moulded. 


Aft seat came out easily enough and found the reason for the leak and then locker was filled with polystyrene foam to keep leak at bay 


Blank area to work with so the seats can go in the correct position and be able to be used as buoyancy areas 





The foredeck all finished, just needs epoxy primer coated and the deck paint and the trims fitted


The bulkhead and transom pad all flowcoated ready to be painted over with grey paint





Once this is all painted on the inside the outside can be painted and the varnishing can be done and the boat will be delivered to its new owner.