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    Default Re: Being called into a boatyard to do a few odd jobs

    I can't say exactly for the loose lead - that was back in 1991 when I removed the loose lead. I think it must have been 150 - 200 lbs. Trim in 1991 was much better then after the loose lead. Then of course in 1994 I re-engined and I think I shed close to 200 lbs comparing a Volvo 2030 versus the old 1500 BMC + clutch assembly + gearbox + reduction box. The bilge keels are estimated at 390 lbs total (must get the yard to dig out the scales). That seems like a lot shed; close to 600lbs. But since I am now convinced that the bilge keels were a complete after-thought in 1988 and the loose lead was added in 1988 at the same time, the weight may only have lost 200 lbs max against her original design. I can add standard lead ingots easily at 100 kg and another 50 kg if I re-route my fuel line, possibly 100 kg if re-routed. So 220 lbs easily + another 220 lbs.

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    Got the most difficult quadrant sorted and sealed down



    It as been a long job and at time difficult however the end result is worth the time








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    Got the most difficult quadrant sorted and sealed down


    It as been a long job and at time difficult however the end result is worth the time






    The next project to restore this old Enterprise to its former glory



    Find a spot and start there



    One job well on its way the decks with a fresh coat of varnish.


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    The deck on the Enterprise dinghy are coming along well with the last of the very thinned down coats of varnish being applied.


    The grain of the plywood is now filled and now the surface can be sanded to a flat finish and the varnish depth can now be build up.



    The inside and the bottom panels of the dinghy have been given a good cleaning so the bottom can be primed with yacht primer before the bottom panels are re-painted with anti slip paint



    Now it as been cleaned both the bottom and the side panels the varnish work can be sanded down to bare wood where necessary




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    The yacht started the day with fairing filler on the hull then came the long job of sanding the filler back and flattening the paint back to a smooth finish



    it took a while, however it was worth the time to get it faibr />






    Then came the coat of primer to seal the surface and highlight any areas that were missed









    After it was painted grey primer it was left for several hours to dry off and then it was painted with white undercoat again.

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    The change from grey primer to white is almost complete with several coats of undercoat going on.



    Now it is ready for the final fine filling and the last couple of coats of undercoat before the ivory top coat goes on







    Just got to do a small deck repair on the port side and the toe rail and rubbing stake can go back on and painting on the hull can be finished off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jstarboats View Post
    The yacht started the day with fairing filler on the hull then came the long job of sanding the filler back and flattening the paint back to a smooth finish



    it took a while, however it was worth the time to get it faibr />






    Then came the coat of primer to seal the surface and highlight any areas that were missed









    After it was painted grey primer it was left for several hours to dry off and then it was painted with white undercoat again.
    Please could you let us know what filler you used for fairing and whether you sanded manually or used a sander ?
    Thanks !
    Nick

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    Default Re: Being called into a boatyard to do a few odd jobs

    It is a two pack filler which I have used for years and it can be sanded by hand or a machine sander and board sanded as well to give a fair surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstarboats View Post
    It is a two pack filler which I have used for years and it can be sanded by hand or a machine sander and board sanded as well to give a fair surface.
    Many thanks. Which filler is it ? I ask because I've got a complete hull to do as well in the next couple of months - a scale of job I've not done before, being pretty new into the trade.
    Nick

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    The final coat of ivory gloss and the first coat of read antifouling



    Looking good all round and getting ready to go back afloat for a new season and its new ownebr />









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    The cockpit quadrants are now finished and the owner is now coating them with varnish



    This job took a lot of patience and shaping of quadrants to make them fit correctly and look the part.













    This area of the galley the owner wants to make into usable space for plates and other cooking essentials







    Now comes the brain storming part to make a mock up of the finished lockers then make up the real thing once the owner signs off on the design.





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    Neat work. What do you bed the quadrants with?
    thanks

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    Hi
    they were bedded on with a non Harding sealant.

    Regards
    Simon J-Star

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    Then there is an empty hole where she as been sitting since Novembebr />


    On route to the water's edge







    The slings going round the yacht ready for it to be lifted into the watebr />




    Ready to lift






    Lowering into the water for the first time since Novembebr />





    Back in the water engine running and the ballast re-fitted, just got to get the mast refitted next week. Then off for a trail sail with the new owner.








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    Blimey, where did you find blue skies on the East Coast? I saw the sun this afternoon for the first time in a month - bit of an exageration but not much!

    Dare I show mine?





    Not quite set up ready yet but not long.

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    Hi,
    Tillergirl is looking good and ready for a season's sailing adventures. My client's yacht will be ready shortly and it will be out exploring the creeks and rivers of Essex and Suffolk as well.
    Now on to other projects and get them on the water shortly too.

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    Hi, JS. I just found this thread, and am finding it very enjoyable. I did appreciate the switch, in your recent update, to full width photos. It's nice to be able to see the detail without having to click through and then back for each image. Thanks. Nice to meet you.

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    Default Re: Being called into a boatyard to do a few odd jobs

    Another one of these odd jobs that I get called to do when I have a few spare moments

    A quick job for a change a set of teak hand rails for motor boat




    These old hand rails have serve the owners over the last thirty years and now are at the the end of their useful life


    Just got to put a radius on the edges and they will be off back to the owner to last another thirty years.



    the hand rails now finished ready for shipping back to the owner











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    It has been a while since I have worked on the Picnic boat, it is now time to set out the planks for the laid deck on the front and aft decks for the picnic boat





    These thin planks of Mahogany will make up the major part of these deck with a thin strip of light wood going between the planks to look like a traditional laid deck




    Setting out the planks to get an idea of the amount oplanks that will be needed on both decks




    The first few weighted down with lead weights to keep their position while the forward ends are cut and shaped to fit the deck capping




    The starboard side planks cut and fitted




    Making a start on the port side




    Once these are all cut and fitted the insert will be cut and fitted between the mahogany planks


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