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    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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    Most of today was spent wiring up old systems and checking wiring circuits to see which systems were working and which were not and checking the reasons why and re-running new wire through parts of the boat which needed doing where the old wiring had past it being able to run correctly.

    The rest of the day was spent running new wiring through the boat for new equipment which is being fitted to the boat, such as wind speed and direction system and forward viewing sonar/ fish finder and a new VHF radio with builtin GPS. Then on top of that a TV for the owner children to watch when they are moored up for the night. A other new addition to the boat is a large solar panel to keep the batteries topped up and finally a shower in the toilet compartment which will be heated by both the engine when away from the shore power and can be heated by shore power when in marinas.
    So tomorrow it is going to be another day of sorting and fitting new and old systems and getting the systems to talk to each other where the systems are set up too.

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    The owner is getting the coats of varnish on the cabin sides and coamings and is building up the coats so that Simon can get on with laying the new fore cabin roof and make repairs to the main cabin roof and the deck beams.



    The last time these cabin sides possibly looked as good was when she was originally build forty five years ago






    With a good sander and time the cabin sides and coamings have come up well









    Other work done today was getting the Hardy 25 navigation light and radar reflector mast base fitted back on the deck and sorting out the wiring for the light and ordering a new anchor light to go on the mast and then sorting out how and where to fit the TV Ariel to the mast as well as the wind speed and direction mast unit as well.
    While this was going on the company apprentice was put to work on the work's classic yacht to start on the major repairs that need done to get this yacht basck in the water for next spring.

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    Now it is the turn of the head unit for the windspeed head unit to be fitted to the wheelhouse roof next to the navigation light mast, the other Ariel's to fit on top of the wheelhouse roof are the VHF ariel and the TV ariel.



    Soon the instruments will be all wired up and it will be time to have a systems check and calibrate the instrument the boat is recommissioned.







    This space is now getting filled up with the batteries for the engine starting and the domestic systems on the boat and the battery charger and the shore power control box.





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    The cabin front beam end of the port side spilt as the iron knee connecting to the gunwale was trying to be removed. It is not a major problem as the whole area needs rebuilding and the cabin side and front need raising up about 2 inches to line up with the rest of the deck camber and the water to flow off the decks and not to pool as it does at the moment.


    Some major reconstruction needed in this area of the yacht where the chain plates and deck beams come together and the major loading comes together.
    Need to lengthen the rib to the deck as this one was put in short of the deck the top plank is un-supported

    A clean up needed in the bow and in the general area of the bow so that it can be seen what is needed to be removed and replaced


    One of the bunk front bulkheads that need to come out so that the work on the deck beams can continue


    Finally the battery locker is looking more like it should do, a little bit compact, however more like it was when it left Hardy Marine in the early 1980's when she was build. Although the battery charger was not standard when the boat was build it was where they were position if it was in there as standard. The only bit of equipment left to put in the locker is the 240 volt fuse box for the shore power. Once that is in position then the shore power circuit can be installed.

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    The nerve centre of the business the small office space, just need a couple of plywood walls and a couple windows to make a better place for the office staff to work in ordering materials and doing the necessary paperwork to keep the business running



    One of the woodworking workbenches as well as a woodwork lathe and a second

    bench with the thicknesser and overhead saw.



    One of the three boats we have in the yard at the moment under going different levels of refit and restoration on them for their different owners.

    The first Boat is a 35 year old Hardy 25 in for a major refit with a complete electrical equipment upgrade and general interior and exterior refit and up dating.



    The second boat is a 45 year old Finesse 24 in for a major refit which includes have new main decks and coachroof deck and some other smaller jobs done



    The third boat is a 1930's classic gaff cutter which is in for a major restoration and is a project boat for the apprentices to work on to gain knowledge of older types of construction of older craft that are still sailed by owners in this part of the country and well as other parts of the country which this company does work for when asked to travel to do this type of work.



    Final a dinghy which the company is building when it is not working on the bigger boats and is a good boat to help apprentices learn the skills of building clinker boats


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    This week I got another deck job for a smaller Finesse, this time it is a Finesse 21 with much the same problems as the Finesse 24, in that it as rotten decks. This time the decks were plywood as were the finesse 24, however the Finesse 21 decks were plywood that was not marine grade and the yacht itself did not have enough ventilation and the yacht was closed up without a through air flow to keep the damp air moving and instead it was held up in the areas of the yacht which made it damp and able to get wet rot. Also the decks were painted underneath and sheathed on top so any moisture in the plywood could not get away and the plywood rotted from the centre outward. So at the end of the month the smaller Finesse comes into the workshop to have its deck removed by the owner and the boat will be able to dry out and then the work to put the new decks on can start. So fun filled days ahead for my son and me over the next few months.

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    Once we got the stern tube out of the yacht the first job was to clean up the propeller shaft and see how worn it was to see if it could be build up or a new shaft making.





    The outboard end of the Stern tube where it broke off in the outboard end fitting







    The inner end of the stern tube still in good condition







    The outboard end of the stern tube, aka the cutlass bearing showing the broken bits of stern tube in position, however one major problem with this fittings is the waterways to cool the bearing are filled and blocked so the job they are there for is not able to do its job







    A quick clean up and new packing and bearing for the outboard fitting and they will be good for many years ahead.





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    The old cockpit as it is at the moment



    Stern tube and propeller shaft out of the yacht so one less part in the way.







    The main bulkhead which will need rebuilding while doing the cockpit work







    The seat bulkhead one minute its there the next it is gone







    The cockpit floorboards which will be repaired or replaced depending on their condition





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    The seat bulkhead one minute its there the next it is gone

    Now even the framework as gone as well

    Let the jigsaw puzzle rebuilding begin, now I have some of the bits the rest will fall into place

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    The aft bulkhead in place before removing it to install a new marine plywood bulkhead in its place



    The bottom rail which was the back support for the cockpit floor which be beefed up to make it stronger to support the area of the cockpit floor




    The bulkhead now all removed and the reconstruction can begin


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    The owner has done a very good job of cleaning out the cockpit hull and as removed all the loose paint and the dirt and grease from the hull, so it is now ready to paint out and once this is done the cockpit framework can go back in and the cockpit will then be better than before,



    As normal the worse of the loose paint was in the under water sections of the hull and where the engine was seating and where it was not normally possible to paint on a yearly basis







    Because the bilge stringer is not in place it will be possible to paint under this area easily and make sure the area in painted







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    Setting out the plywood to get the new deck measured up



    Making sure the deck beams are clean of any old bits of deck plywood and ready to fit the new plywood to the deck beams









    The first piece marked out on the outside edges and ready to cut down to size







    The first piece dry clamped to the deck beams ready to mark out the deck beams to will know where to drill the fixing holes for the screws to fix it down when it is glued in place.





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    The first coat on the transom, there are many more to come before it gets its final full coat of varnish.


    Final marking of the deck beams before finally fixing down





    Once this piece is on then the front half in per on then the second panel will go on and then the fore hatch philth can be made and the new fore hatch can be fitted and the fore cabin will be weather tight after the deck is sheathed.





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    First panel fixed with glue and screws and the forward edge cleaned ready to fit the second panel



    The second panel being fitted up against the first panel







    The second panel fitted and fixed down with glue and screws and ready to get trimmed back with a trimming router over the next few days, then it will be ready to have the second layer of plywood fitted and once the hatchway is trimmed the plywood can be sheathed.






    The front panel for the main cabin getting marked ready for this to be fixed down in the same way as the front panel. Before the next panel can be fitted the repairs to the cabin side and main bulkhead, then then main cabin roof/deck can be finished off.





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    BEWARE OF SUB STANDARD MARINE PLYWOOD


    Just taken delivery of this marine plywood a couple of weeks ago to do a decking job on a yacht.



    It was all stamped up that it was the real deal







    So when I cut through the plywood to cut it down to the correct size for the job this is what happened









    Cut a section off the plywood and pulled it apart and this is what I find, areas of little glue and in places no glue at all. The suppliers have contacted their suppliers and are looking into their stock and are changing their supplier and shipping out a new batch of marine over the weekend.





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