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    Default Re: Summer work down at the boatyard and in the workshop

    You are really going over her top to bottom! ........ A new coach roof too? She is looking great and will be good as new.

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    The first part of the job is to take out the sections between the beams



    Then take out the pieces over the beams






    Starting to remove the old plywood off the top of the cabin sides and the deck beams, it is a bit heavy going as the plywood is held down with 2" wire nails, so they are difficult to extract.












    Halfway along the job, now on the way up the port side and then take the fore hatch and its base off and the mast tabernacle as well







    The major bit of rot in the cabin side and the short deck beams and the main deck beam at the front of the sliding hatch Which will need replacing






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    The worse area of rot is in the starboard aft corner of the cabin where the cockpit front bulkhead and cabin side and the deck beam all come together with so many joints it is difficult to seal them all. However with modern materials it should be possible for a good joint to be achieved


    After forty five years something as to fail, good that it is is just in one small area in the bigger picture of the refit of the yacht.







    This is one major part that did not get find until the sliding-hatch surround was removed to do the deck




    A attack of the boat rats, much

    get a ship's cat




    Also there then it is the turn of the fore hatch and its surround and the mast step to remove.



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    The fore cabin roof/ deck head plywood is now gone and as no surprises that were not already none about before the plywood was removed



    This sliding hatch runner is being left in place while the other work around the hatch beams is done so there is a reference point to work to when building the rest back in place







    These beams have patch rot in them so these will be coming out during the course of the refit







    The upstand forward end main cabin is in sound condition and just needs a good sanding and clearing up to make in good







    The fore cabin deck beams are in good condition apart from getting a good clean up with a sander and some course sandpaper to get rid of the old glue on the top of the beams before being able to glue down the new deck plywood







    The other deck beams that have to come out before the new plywood deck can get laid





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    The aft deck just fell out in a pile of dust



    The deck beam end on the cabin side was in a bad way as there was not a lot of sound wood to support it







    The same is true of the front end of the fore and aft running deck beam







    The old fore cabin deck hatch and its surround







    The only bit of rot in the fore cabin area which in the toilet compartment where there is not a lot of ventilation and the area is always damp







    The major area of rot in the cabin side at the starboard aft end of the main cabin





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    Now that the deck beams out of the way it is time to sort out the beam shelf and the landing areas of the ends of the beams





    The beams were not holding much apart from a a piece of plywood that holding them together





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    Refitting the fuel tank as the first stage of starting the rebuilding process



    Re connecting the feed and return fuel pipes and the deck filler pipe.




    That's one space refilled with its part, now it is time to rebuild the locker round the fuel tank and then re-site the diesel space heater in a locker better designed for heater away from the area it was sited before.



    The shower tray now cut down to its correct height to fit into the space for it in the toilet compartment.


    The space where this shower tray is going to fit

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    The old dashboard was a patch work of different instruments that had been added on over the years and now is it going to be a dashboard that is easier to use.


    Now the dashboard is more simply laid out it will be easier to read the instrument and be more able to be used by the helmsman.

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    The old cockpit roof panels have been taken out because they are warped and are covered with the wrong material for the panels.



    Because of the extra weight of the carpet lining which is used to line out the boat hull it should not be used to cover overhead panels. Simply too much weight on thin plywood panels







    The underside of the carpets







    The panel under the toilet compartment sink is the correct material and weights about 1/3 of the weight of the other material







    The owner of the Finesse 24 was over at the workshop and he as done a great job of getting the colour back into the cabin sides and will look a lot better with a few coats of varnish on them.







    Just got to remove the varnish off the cabin front and the small upstand on the cabin roof and then the whole of the cabin sides will be done and the owner can get on a varnish the cabin sides and build up the coats of varnish before the yacht goes out of the workshop.





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    The owner of the Finesse 24 was down at the workshop today and he finished off the last of the scraping of the old varnish off the cockpit coamings and the transom.



    The other bit that needed doing was the cabin front which is now scraped ready to be sanded tomorrow







    All three sides of the cockpit coaming, so there is a lot of sanding to be done tomorrow.









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    While the owner of the Finesse 24 was doing his work Simon the Shipwright was making a mock-up of the second console for the Hardy 25 for the extra instrument the owner wishes to have on his boat.



    A fish finder/solar and a VHF radio







    Here they are in the front panel of the mock-up of second console






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    The Transom of the Finesse 24 after the varnish was removed by the owner



    The transom now sanded back to bare wood and having got rid of the oxidised wood and back now to its beautiful reddy brown colour it was when she was build 45 years ago







    The coamings are coming up and back to their original colour as well, one down two more coamings to go







    Making a start on this coaming after a short while should be like the other coaming







    All the plywood is now delivered, so now can make a start on covering the forecabin roof and when the repaired are done to the main cabin deck beams this will be








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    A small repair to the gas locker lid





    A new cleat to hold the lid down in place







    All sorted and the lock side needs a new barrel for the lock







    Another job underway is the cockpit lids and the framework holding the lids and the fixed parts of the locker tops in place, the old parts were either broken or not up to the job and needed renewing with hardwood and glued together.





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    After a lot of hard work by the owner the cabin sides are now ready to be varnished



    It now looked a lot better than a little while ago when these cabin side were looking very neglected







    After a fair amount of patience and hard work with a sander these cabin sides are looking a lot better and more like they were when the boat was first build 45 years ago







    The cockpit coaming have come up well after a lot of hard work









    The transom is now ready to varnish after the rudder fittings were removed and the areas round and behind the rudder fittings was carefully planed down so that the surface was flat once more like the rest of the transom and the colour restored to its original colour.





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    The new marine plywood locker lids have now been made and fitted



    both port and starboard locker lids have been made and cut so that there will be a fixed part closest to the hull side and the part closest to the engine box will be a hinged part to gain access to these locker to store loose items in and also the diesel heater in the port side locker and the battery charger in the starboard locker behind build in lockers of their own









    New hardwood rails have been made and fixed with bolts to the grp framework of the cockpit moulding and the other rails have been glued and screwed to the marine plywood fixed part of the cockpit locker lids







    Before any of the lids can be fixed in position the cockpit carpet linings will have to be renewed with new carpet linings to match the new linings going in the cabin and the rest of the boat







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    The owner after he had finished sanding the whole of the cabin sides and the cockpit coamings cleaned the decks down and the masked up the areas which are going to be epoxied when the all the decks sheathed.


    A long job, but that is necessary to keep the surface for the epoxy to adhere to clear of any varnish



    Just one final wipe down with a tack rag to get rid of any bits of dust and then on with the thinned coats of varnish which be about four coats of varnish









    Then a good sanding down to flatten
    back the surface before getting on with the less thinned down coats of varnish until you have a good build up of coats of varnish


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    Amazing what one coat of varnish can do to cabin sides and looking a lot better now it as a thinned coat of varnish all over the cabin sides and cockpit coamings













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    Having made the upper instrument console it is time to fit it in position and set about fitting the instruments to the console and running the wires through boat to the different areas.



    The main power supply for the instruments







    The buss bar and bit more robust than the old buss bar that was there before







    A clean and tidy set up and not a lot of redundant wiring clouding the area

    from equipment that as long since gone





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    The new upper console in position without the new instruments in position, it is however fixed in position




    The new instruments in position just need wiring up to the switch panel and the circuit testing to ensure the system is working correctly.




    The lower console temporarily in position while the rest of the wiring is re-connected and then the console will be permanently fitted back in position, then the steering system will be re-made and connected up.



    A lot of the work today as been behind the two consoles, so although it looks like very little as been done there as been a lot of wires re-routed through the boat and new wires run through the boat for new equipment to be fitted next week.

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    It's always nice to see what's going on in this thread. Nicely done work!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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