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    Default Jasmine back for some more repairs before going afloat

    Jasmine returned to the boatyard for a few jobs which include a new deck.Having removed the old deck the apprentices cut the new deck to shape and masked up the beams positions and varnished the under side of the deck to seal the plywood from underneath.



    A lot of varnishing was done so that the deck could go on as soon as possible









    While the deck was being varnished the new aft locker bulkheads were being fitted and then cut down to the correct height







    Starting to fit the aft deck







    Laying the foredeck panels down in place and getting ready to cut the joints to fit them together once the new king plank is fitted under the foredeck to fix the foredeck down too when the foredeck is cut to size.





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    Laying the foredeck panels down in place and getting ready to cut the joints to fit them together once the new king plank is fitted under the foredeck to fix the foredeck down too when the foredeck is cut to size.









    A couple of photos of the two planks that need replacing, the same plank on both sides and for the same length.







    Once these jobs are done then it will be fitting two new cockpit coamings and then all the seats and thwarts and the deck fittings and finally the rubbing strakes.

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    Default Re: Jasmine back for some more repairs before going afloat

    Nice looking boat, any class details or a one off?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Jasmine back for some more repairs before going afloat

    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Nice looking boat, any class details or a one off?
    Hi

    She is a Kenneth Gibb halcyon dinghy sail number 73
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    Very nice. Can the gunter rig drive her to the hulls potential?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Jasmine back for some more repairs before going afloat

    Hi
    I can not see why it should not get to its hull speed in the right condition and the right helmsman and crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstarboats View Post
    Hi
    I can not see why it should not get to its hull speed in the right condition and the right helmsman and crew.
    That form can go faster than hull speed, she is similar to Uffa Fox's planing designs.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Jasmine back for some more repairs before going afloat

    This coming week should see the decks back on and the planks back in place and the cockpit coaming being made. This in around my other clients work load I have to get done this week as well. So at the moment I am and my apprentices are busy.

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    Default Re: Jasmine back for some more repairs before going afloat

    I thought of Uffa Fox immediately. Lovely boat!
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    Default Re: Jasmine back for some more repairs before going afloat

    Putting in two new turn of bilge planks in this Halcyon dinghy



    It is now off its trailer and up at a good working height to fit the new planks in position







    Work is coming along on the Shetland Family four with new wiring in the cabin and cockpit and a new floor in the middle locker to place the fuel tank on and fitting a new battery compartment out and making up new battery leads to run from the battery locker to the cabin.







    A number of different boats of different sizes in the yard to have different amounts o work done on them from simple refits to full on restorations






    Marking out the planks for the Halcyon dinghy







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    Second plank forward scarf dry fitted



    Port side all nailed up ready to by cliched up over the weekend







    Going to be a long day









    Once the cliching is done then the new deck can get glued and screwed in position







    Another couple pf rows of nails to be cliched up next week the joys of clinker build boats





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    Weekly update on progress of Jasmine,
    The planking is now completed and two broken ribs have been removed and the area cleaned up ready to steam them back in place this coming week. the deck is now starting to go back on with the back deck screwed and glued down and and ready for sanding. just the two foredeck pieces to fit and fix in place and the sheaving the deck with epoxy matting and resin. Then the long process of sorting out the boxes of fittings the owner has given me to sort out and refit to the dinghy when all the other jobs on the deck are completed. So there are going to be a bit of brainstorming to see what fittings are there and which are missing and get the ones that are missing either purchased or in some cases re-manufacturered. Once the deck is completed then the thwarts and side benches can be refitted and then it will be off to the rigging people to have new rigging made for the mast.

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    Default Re: Jasmine back for some more repairs before going afloat

    How do you match the color of the planking to blend in with the original?
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Used the simply type of mahogany to the original.

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    Just sorting out the scarph on the forward end of the aft part of the side deck


    Dry fitting the port side panel and cutting the scarph on the aft end of the fore deck panel



    Dry fitting the scraph joint




    Both panels have their scraph joints dry fitted and just the central joint to sort out.


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    The deck finally fitting

    All glued and screwed down and now being trimmed back





    The last two ribs now steamed in position and cliched in position






    The deck all done and now to start to cover with epoxy and matting and then start to fit the deck fittings and rubbing strakes and the cockpit coamings





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    An empty shell at the beginning of the day

    The thwarts and side benches now getting screwed in position


    The jigsaw puzzle now coming together at last



    The decks now taking shape and soon be ready to get covered with epoxy and matting




    Good to see the boat coming together and looking more like its old self once more and getting ready to go sailing








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    Masking up the inside to stop any epoxy going on to the newly fitted thwarts and seats

    brown paper masking the hull to stop any epoxy going on the varnished hull




    Starting to put ther first coat of epoxy on the deck before laying the matting on top and then applying more epoxy resin to seal up the matting



    Foredeck all but finished applying the epoxy resin


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    The decks having their layer of matting



    Done the foredeck and down the side decks just the aft deck to finish it off




    All done just waiting for it to cure and then trim the edges


    The end of the deck and time for a cup of coffee

















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    The deck was sanded smooth and then given a coat of International InterProtect Primer to seal the epoxy covered deck and give it a base to paint the deck paint on to once it as cured



    One job done and once the deck paint is applied the Rubbing strakes and coamings can be made and fitted







    Then comes the days of refitting all the fittings both on deck and elsewhere on the dinghy. Then it will be off to the rigging people for its new standing and running rigging.



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    This coming week should see the deck finished off and then the coamings made and fitted, Also the rubbing strakes and the trim across the transom. Then the start of the fitting of the deck fittings from the assorted fittings the client as given me to refit on the dinghy. However, along the way it is possible there are going to be a few fittings that are going to be missing and will have to source or have manufactured anew as they are no longer made and were one offs in the first place, so let the jigsaw puzzle begin. It should be fun and taxing on the brain at times. Then when that is all done it will be time to take it to the riggers to get the new standing and running rigging made up. then the clinet can take the boat for its first sail.

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    Having removed the old plywood cockpit coamings, it was time to refit them with new mahogany coamings, as were fitted originally and that look far better


    Clamping the first of the new coamings into position



    Looking good and bending into position well with the aid of a few clamps, just having to mark the end to fit into position


    Finally in position and ready to screw in position




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    The coamings being fitted all round and setting the whole job off well


    The foredeck fittings being set out so they can be refitted later



    The apprentice sanding a round on to the top edge of the coamings to finish off the coamings and getting rid of the sharp edge



    Just needs a few coats of varnish to set it off and then fit the quadrant round the base of the coamings to finish it off.



    Just the forward end to finish off and refit the mast support



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    Jasmine back on her trailer and with most of her deck fittings back in position


    The first of the deck fittings going back on the deck



    The fairleads for the jib sheets and the aft deck fairleads back in position



    The rowlock blocks fixed back on the deck and coamings



    The foredeck fittings all now refitted




    The dinghy all ready to go outside to have the rubbing strakes fitted.


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    Today we finally started do the finishing touches to Jasmine to get her to return her to her owner


    The job now is to get her ready to go to the riggers to have rigging sorted out.


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    She is a bonny boat. You have done well by her.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Jasmine back for some more repairs before going afloat

    Hi Nick,
    Thanks for the complement. It as been a long path as the owner as wanted it done for so long, but as so happens with sort of project, time no money or no time and money to sort the project, This time it was possible to make the time and have the funds available to finish off the project and get the dinghy back afloat once more. I will in due course get some photos taken of her back afloat and sailing again, as soon as she gets to the owners sailing club, which will be over the summer.

    Regards

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    Jasmine now as her quadrant trim fited to her coamings and the final piece of trim fitted across the top of the transom.

    Now it is time for the owner to finish off the painting and varnishing and get the rigging made, so he can go for a trail sail.

    


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    An empty space where Jasmine was in the yard, now it is at the riggers getting new standing and running rigging so it can go sailing once more after a lot of years on thew owner drive and not on the water where it belongs.

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    Jasmine back from the riggers and now ready to go to its new home on a lake near London.



    Just need to get a secondhand set of sails for the dinghy as the sails the owner inherited from the last owner are not the sails for the dinghy. So if anyone knows where I could get a secondhand set of sails PM me on the forum

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