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

    The new year started with a call from a local boatyard after one of their clients yachts needed a bit of work doing on it.

    Cutting the rotten gunwales and a small repair to forward deck beam.



    Fitting the sub deck





    Fitting the gunwale grading pieces







    Gluing and screwing in sub deck






    Refitting the stemhead fitting after fitting a spacer panel to the back of the stem





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    After the foredeck was done it was time to turn to repairing the planking around the deck area and fitting a grading piece in a plank near the stem.


    Fitting a grading to the hood end







    Fitting grading piece to edge of deck







    Fitting the inter panel to protect the area of the toe rail under the fair leads







    The job on the foredeck completed





    A lot of work still ahead as there are a number of jobs still to do




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    Looking good!! Always fun to start the year off with work.

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    Before we made a start on the sanding of the deck the cabin area had to be sheeted up to stop any dust from going down below.



    Then the decks had to cleared of any loose items and then get out the orbital sander and finger motor sander to get where the other sander could not get in around any deck fittings







    The biggest job was sanding level the new repairs with the old deck covering and making level





    After the decks are sanded then we have to fit quadrant around the cabin sides and make fancy end pieces to join the different lengths of quadrant together.







    anf make an odd angled piece to go along the edge of the deck covering to the face of the transom to ensure the transom to deck covering joint is watertight.





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

    Nice to have a shed to work in!

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    It is nice, however, most of my work over the next few months is outside under boats with the wind and rain for company.So its good to be inside from time to time when you can.

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

    Nice, neat work. Two questions. What is the crescent shaped cutout in the sub deck? (2nd photo, post #1) It's covered up by the top deck layer and I can't figure out it's purpose. Also, what is the final deck finish? Fiberglass and epoxy?
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Nice, neat work. Two questions. What is the crescent shaped cutout in the sub deck? (2nd photo, post #1) It's covered up by the top deck layer and I can't figure out it's purpose. Also, what is the final deck finish? Fiberglass and epoxy?
    Hi Rich
    The piece was a direct replacement of the old piece that came of the old deck. As for the deck covering. It is epoxy with bi- directional matting..
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    Making new quadrant to go round the cabin side to deck joint,



    The main length cut in two to make the long e=runs for the cabin sides.







    The short lengths for the ends of the cockpit and top of the transom.






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    Ah, yes. The nitty-gritty, non-glamorous bits of boat repair. Thanks for sharing.
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    Clean bilge area ready to refit the steel keel braces


    The apprentice sanding down the underside of the fore deck







    Fitting veneers to the top of the transom to replace the old split veneers





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    The next project to get on with, it is in need of a bit of TLC with a bit of planking that needs replacing and a few ribs and paint job.










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    A area of wet rot on the top plank between the chainplates

    Hopefully not over a large area and just one it appears at the moment




    A worn out rudder bearing which will need replacing as well as the middle bearing





    The area of the rotten plank before the rubbing stake is removed





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    Starting to remove the paint the old fashion way with a blow torch and a scraper



    First bit of rot in the top plank next to the stem







    Almost there on the frst side







    Just got to do the other side and the transom and then the rudder







    First side sanded and ready to tackle the repairs to the top plank






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    Caused by leaky deck?

    What design is she?

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    Getting the inside stripped of all the berth cushions and berth tops and floor boards



    Now that all the loose fittings are removed it is easier to see what if any the damage there is to sort out.







    Get will a good clearing out with degreaser and a good drying out before the bilge and under bunk area get painted with bilge painth







    The cabin hull sides will need the same treatment and good wash down and a fresh coat of paint.





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    Hi,
    Partly a leaky deck and partly bad choice of wood for top plank and poor ventilation, As for the design I do not know of it however, the owner knows it design. I will have to find out and let you know.

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    A repeat for me. Several years ago I replaced the teak deck - and most of the starboard beam shelf and the gunn'les and part of the top plank. Now I have removed the bilge keels (retro fitted) I can now see they were poorly fitted and in the saloon area looks like above; six ribs to be steamed (starting next week weather permitting).

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    Now I have got the rudder fitting off the rudder blade, I can see the wear on the fitting, it could be resleeved or it may have to be remade on the end of the fitting.

    The worn out fitting prior to removing it from the rudder.





    Grinding back the bottom rudder fitting to expose the copper bar holding the fittting in place




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    This is a little spooky. Yesterday I prepared for removal of the rudder! I need to bush the heel socket! I guess this is the way of old wooden boats....

    I am wondering if I can get an Oilite bush to fit. Truth is the gudgeons are not 100% lined so wear is inevitable. As is the heel socket as the grease gets wash out and the Essex sediment is as efficient as grinding paste!

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    Hi,
    The Oillite brush is the way to go. However, you do need to try and make sure the rudder fittings line up.However putting brushes in place will help cut down the speed of wearing out.

    RegardsSimon J-Star

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    Once the rudder fitting was removed then the work in clearing up the rudder could begin




    Getting the loose antifouling off was not to hard, but getting rid of the base layer was a bit more difficult to remove


    Once it was removed it was the turn of the middle rudder fitting to get a clear up


    Also there and then turn it over and do the same again on the other side before giving it a coat of underwater primer to seal the surface.





    The rudder blade as now been sanded and primed and is just waiting for the repaired rudder fitting to returned when it is finished and the rudder can be refitted to the yacht. At the same time as the bottom rudder fitting was being repaired the other fittings were inspected and renewed as necessary.

    Last edited by jstarboats; 01-26-2017 at 05:05 PM.

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    The interior stripped out ready to work on bilges and ribs and chainplates



    A bit of amess at the moment, however, with a good clearing and afresh coat of grey bilge paint it will look a lot better and easier to see things







    Removing the old toilet and making better use of the space for other items







    a view looking back down the boat, still need to remove some more lead out of the bilges




    Starting to remove the old seacocks ready to make grating pieces to go over the oldholes





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    Removing the old antifouling and uncovering a few repairs







    Also a few different marked waterlines







    Some are as much as 4 inches different in position on the hull







    A body filler repair find out when removing the antifouling paint







    A bare hull for the first time in many years.





    Now the fun start being back to a good finish and getting rid of the rotten wood on the top plank on the port side and replacing the plank with the body filler in. Then filling the holes left by the removed toilet skin fittings

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    Having cleaned off all the paint it was found that there were a couple of split planks



    When we removed the rotten top plank it was found that the damage was as far as the gunwale which was split as well.







    The apprentice removing the fixing out of the deck and the gunwale







    The starboard side plank with the epoxy filler in it which when removed was found to be half through the plank thickness







    Plank area all cleaned out and nails removed and now ready to make dummy plank as pattern for new plank





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    Marking out the first of the two planks that replacing as they were either rotten or damaged




    The second plank being marked off and then taken to thew workshop to be cut out and planned down to thickness







    Masking off the true waterline as apposed to the three different scribed waterlines this yacht as had in the past





    At least when it goes back in the water the waterline will look that it is the correct position

    This shows the difference between the old waterline on it correct line and how over the years it as been risen over three inches



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    Sanding off the surplus deck covering below the rubbing stake



    The is is photo of it all done and getting ready to sand the old paint off the waterline back to bare wood


    The port side just before sanding it down to the correct position

    Now it is done the masking tape is positioned in the correct position


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    The first side to get painted down to the original waterline that was scribed on the yacht.

    The first side completed and its time to go round to the other side and do the same there


    Almost there just a few more feet to go



    All done just got to wait to paint to dry and start again

    Good bow spot






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    Cutting out new iroko top plank, just got to plane down to the marks and then down to thickness



    New mahogany plank planned down and thickness ready to fit in position





    The rudder getting its coats of above and below water primer


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    More work on the 1960's Ketch

    The empty bilge area ready to have the water tank re-instated after the steel frames are fitted



    The steel frames fitted and now ready to fit the water tank over the top of the newly fitted frames







    The water tank ready to go back in position





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

    Just "...A few odd jobs" indeed.
    Nice work there , jstarboats!

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

    Simon - that looks like a pretty efficient operation you've got there. I don't have anything helpful to contribute but I've been keeping an eye on your projects that you share. Thanks for posting. Keep up the good work. And how's your personal project going?

    Travis.

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    Hi Travis,
    I do my best to work a efficient operation, As for my personal projects they are on the back burner at the moment while I get these client's boats done and back in the water for the spring. Then I may have a bit of time to do my own projects. Now the longer days are getting here may be able to fit a few hours in the evenings.

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    The hole before the hull was painted and cleared up ready to fit the new plank



    Starting to fit the new plank and fitting into the hole a planing off a little at a time to ensure it fits correctly in the space between the planks







    Fixed in place with a mixture of copper nails and bronze screws







    Finished plank now painted with primer and ready to be caulked with caulking cotton and sealed with linseed oil putty







    The rudder getting its final coats of primer before it goes back on the transom of the yacht.





    Tomorrow job is to fit the planks on the port side

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    Making traditional copper fixings to fit rudder fitting to rudder.


    Fitting the first of copper fixings



    Half of the fixing made and ready to fix to the rudder fitting



    All of the fixing cliched up and rudder fitting fixed in position and now getting a coat of underwater primer before fixing the rudder back on the yacht


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