Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Friday, 18 May 2018
Now it was time to make a start on dismantling the toilet and removing it from the compartment so can start to make the shower module to go in the front part of the compartment.
Now with the toilet out of the way it is better to see how
best to make the module to fit in the base of the compartment
Now even the galley sink comes out to get access to the water system pipe work
Even removed the boxes put over the old pipes to hide them away
These pipes were once clear pipes, now they have turned black and have bacteria growing on the inside of the pipes
Not a pretty sight and one to cause a few upset stomachs
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
The hole is now re-laminated and now is being filled and faired before starting to lay on the high build primer over the repair
First coat of high build primer and the areas that need more filling
The front of the engine bay now removed as it was rotten
A job that is going to need a lot of patience getting a
starter motor out of a small area.
The new engine box front and side ready primed and when the rest is sorted these will be fitted n position.
Now the finished repair on the outside of the hull, just got to flowcoat the inside and the job will be finished off. The turn my attention to refitting the inside of the boat with new side panels for the cockpit sides and sorting out the engine starter motor and then get it up and running again and back on the water.
Saturday, 12 May 2018
Although the firsat two photos are of one Hardy 25 the rest are of the one I refitted the other day by myself. It took me 2 hours to fit on the boat, it did take me about an hour when I did it 30+years ago, so I am a bit slower these days
Rope fender off the boat and now it is time to refit the new rope fender to the boat
There it is, the new Rope Fender on the boat the same way it was fitted in the Hardy Marine yard 31 years ago
As when it was fitted originally you can not see the lacing eyes or the lacings that hold it in position
Posted by J-Star Boat Services Builders of fine craft since 1981 at Saturday, May 12, 2018
Thursday, 10 May 2018
The rope fender in place
Now on the ground
The boat is in good condition behind the rope fender
That is apart from areas where the wooden supporting rail as rotted and broken under the rope fender
Here is the piece of hardwood that I have put aside for just this sort of job and this job is normal given the boat's age after 30 + years it is going to need replacing.
Posted by J-Star Boat Services Builders of fine craft since 1981 at Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
A small repair caused by a forklift fork while in another yard, not a boatyard
Grinding back the inside of the repair to get ready to re-gelcoat and and build up the matting back to the original spec
The engine in need of a good overhauling before getting it up and running up again before it goes back to its owner, so he can go fishing
A bit of TLC needed in the cockpit and the cabin
A rebuilding of the engine box is also needed as it as seen better days
Starting to do the gelcoat repair by fitting a piece of waxed Formica on the outside and gelcoat the inside of the Formica before putting matting over the gelcoat back up to the original specification.
Posted by J-Star Boat Services Builders of fine craft since 1981 at Wednesday, May 09, 2018