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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.