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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Major progress on the Shetland Family Four

The cabin and hull sides now  re-lined and looking a lot better .

Now the cockpit is now re-lined the last jobs in the cockpit can be finished off 




The cabin bunk fronts now fixed in position and ready to have the bunk cushions fitted 


The old bunk cushions put in position to check the size and position of the cushions before making new bunk cushions.


Monday, 20 November 2017

Working on the Shetland Family Four cabin lockers and bunk fronts

The berth fronts are now being looked at and found to be in a poor condition, so it is decided to renew the berth fronts with new plywood and carpets,  

The galley locker is now back in position and is ready to have its edge trim renewed 


The sink locker back in position and the bulkhead panel is now back in position 


One of the angle brackets holding the berth fronts in position, in need of cleaning and reusing 


The condition of the berth fronts is poor and in need of replacing 


Saturday, 18 November 2017

End of another busy week at the Workshop

It is now the end of another busy week down at the workshop with a number of jobs done on the Family Four cruiser. The cabin is now lined out ready for the cabin lockers and bunk fronts ready to go back in as soon as they are retrimmed and reapairerd as necessary. All the wiring apart from the steaming light are done and have been tested and the new automatic bilge pump and float switch are fitted, only the pipe work to fit and the skin fitting to be fitted in the aft end of the boat to finish hat job off.  There as been a few boat movements around the yard to make room for the other boats coming to the yard for work to be done of the winter and for storage. During this time the team will make a start on Mai Star II and get her refit underway and get her work booked in around the other boats we have in to work on over the coming months. So it is going to be busy time in the run up to Christmas and into the new year.   

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Monday, 13 November 2017

Start of another busy week

Get on with the Shetland Family 4 cruiser with its cabin linings going back in this week


The Enterprise to finish off its refit



The 8 ft dinghy mould to start to laying up a new hull


The new bit of oak for the Yacht Norma new deadwood to come out of this 


The last 8 ft dinghy ready to go its new owner


The Mai-Star Class dinghy just out of the workshop while the Enterprise dinghy is worked on and it will be back in to be finished.


Mai-Star II just waiting to get started on over the next few days


work in progress to sort out the wood storage area


The Yacht Norma new stern tube ready to fit in the new deadwood when it is back in the yacht. 


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Roll coaster ride of a week.

This last week as been a rollcoaster ride with delivery trip down from my yard to the Thames on Sunday into Monday. Then back to the workshop to do a number of jobs round the yard including boat movements to get the best use of the space in the workshop and around the yard.

One job on the list is to sort out the brakes on my large flat bed trailer and and maintenace on the other trailers around the yard, so they are already for the winter. As there is going to be a lot of jobs that are going to need one or other of the trailers at some time during the winter.

One of my major jobs is going to make a good sized wood store to put all the plywood and timber in a place where it is out of the workshop, but at the same time under cover.

One of my less fun jobs to do is put my yacht's mast in the roof of workshop out of the weather until it is ready to go back on the yacht in the spring. Also another job is to make a over winter cover over the yacht so I can work on it.

So over next few weeks it going to be mixture of  workshop and yard maintenace and boat repairs so that the yard is going into the end of the year in good shape and ready for the new year.