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Thursday, 22 February 2018

The Hardy Navigator almost finished and will be heading outside to be with the Shetland

The Hardy Navigator almost finished apart from a few jobs and the Enterprise is now in the workshop to get finished off.


The canopy now repair and set up correctly just it will do its job 


The Shetland Family Four now out in the yard waiting for its new owner to pick it up



Spoiling the new plank for the Classic yacht the team are working on, once marked off and fitted the shaft log can be fitted and then the shaft log can be bored out to take the stern tube.


All change in the workshop and out and about

The Mai-Class dinghy and the Enterprise in the workshop to get them finished off and out on the water


The Enterprise just needs a few more control lines and the toe straps fitting and the hull just needs a quick few coats of paint and it will be ready to go sailing again.


Starting to make the patterns for the new planks for the Bottom of  the classic yacht the team are working on at present.



Tuesday, 20 February 2018

finally got the brakes finished off and back together

 The brake adjusters were completely seized and had to be dismanlted to be able to be made serviceable

A lack of maintenace over a lot of years



Even the fixed part on the brake base needed clean up and lightly greased to ensure the parts moved before removing the grease from the unit so that the brake shoes worked correctly


The adjuster back in position and able to move freely


Drum back on after all the hard work on getting the brakes sorted 


Finally the last of the wheels back on and the trailer on ready to do its job of transporting the boat back to the river where the boat is moored during the season


Monday, 19 February 2018

The continuing saga of the trailer brakes that have been neglected

My client bought this trailer as a braked trailer, it does not look like this as seen any maintenance in a long time. 

These brake shoes have no brake material left on the shoes.

It was laying in the bottom of the drum



Completely sized brake adjusters   



Complete strip down and rebuild, 


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Trailer maintenance long over due, a tale of client not looking after his trailer.

Bit of a frustrating morning at work replacing this boat trailer's brake shoes on this client's trailer. When I got down to the removing the drum on the front right hand wheel, there was no brake material on the shoes just brake dust and rust. So it was a matter of stripping down what there was left and cleaning up parts and lightly oiling up the moving parts the needed freeing up to work correctly. Then putting the whole brake system back together. a job that should have take a couple of hours took four hours instead. Happy days not!!!!!!!! One brake drum down just three mopre to go. then the trailer will be road legal again and will brake correctly. It will be time to let the owner know that he should take better care of his trailer in future and not leave it so long before getting sorted. 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Making stern tube spacers to fit in deadwood

Making stern tube spacers so that the extend drill bit will run true through the new shaft log when it is fitted in yacht


Drilling the ends in the spacers, so it is ready to drill the new shaft log with the extended drill bit and the hole saw cutter 


Chisel rack and cutting out the rib notches in the bottom side of the shaft log

Finally got round to making a chisel rack in the workshop at the back of one of the work benches in the workshop 

Getting out my old gent saw to making the clear edges of the rib notches 


One side of the shaft log rib notches also finished



Taking measurements off the old shaft log and marking off on the new shaft log

Having cleared up the old shaft log, now time to take the measurements off the bottom of the old shaft log and transfer the measurements to the new shaft log

Transferring the measurements to the new shaft log 


                                       
                
Now time cut the rib positions out of the new shaft log, so the next time I get on the yacht can start to fit the shaft log to the hog/keel  

                                      


Friday, 2 February 2018

Boat movement Friday

The Shetland family four is now been moved to the other side of the workshop ready for the brokerage photos then off to the Yacht Brokers to be put on their yard  

Looking a lot better than when it came into the yard and is now ready for its new owners this spring


The Hardy Navigator now in the place where the Shetland Family Four was, Now it is time for this to get its refit ready for the new season and for its work as a family cruising boat.