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    The first layer of marine plywood is on the deck beams and glued and screwed down and now has been trimmed with a router and finished off with a plane to square up the edges ready to fit the next layer of marine plywood



    Neatly trimmed round the fore hatch opening and after the second layer is fitted the hatch base philth can be made and dry fitted to take the new hatch and the upstands for the edges inside the opening can be made as well







    The edges of the plywood have now been cleaned up and are ready to be masked up and the cabin side covered again to keep any glue from going on the newly varnished cabin sides.









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    The transom as now come along from being bare wood to being well on its way, now it as four coats of thinned varnish

    Bare wood


    Two coats of varnish


    Now it has four coats of varnish, just another four to go The latest coat was put on by the owner partner

    Finally got a piece of marine plywood that is what it says it is and which is glued together through and through




    While he started to paint out the aft section of the cockpit so the new aft bulkhead can go back in position and start the rebuild of the cockpit floor bearers and cockpit lockers



    Another job that is coming along is the second layer of marine plywood for the fore cabin roof/deck




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    The new replacement marine plywood arrived this lunchtime so we can get on with doing the rest of the main cabin roof/deck after the deck beams are made and the cabin side is repaired where the top edge is rotten



    The first part of the fore cabin roof/deck is now glued down in position and making the larger part fitted to the forward edge and the fore hatch hole is cut out to help glue the edge round the hatch opening is glued down







    Marking out the screw holes for the forward part so it will make it easier when the plywood as the epoxy glue applied to it.





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    She is really getting a good going over! Disheartening that lot of plywood, I hope your supplier didn't give you any trouble.

    I'm a bit curious/concerned the way those sister ribs were installed in the cockpit area. The way they are sistered above and below where the bilge stringer lands, but not at the bilge stringer may create issues in the future. At lease there seems to be minimal bend in the ribs at that point, which is good.

    As always, Nice work! she will be like a new boat when you are done.

    Ohh, ..... curious, ....... that new/replacement plank on the starboard side at the tuck in the bilge, ... is it fastened with machine screws and washers & nuts?

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    Hi Ned,

    The plywood was a bit of a problem, however, it was resolved ASAP by my supplier, who got their supplier to come down and look at the state of the plywood, my supplier took their supplier to task about the poor quality of the marine and the lost of work on my behalf and problems it caused by not having the plywood on time to finish the yacht's decks. The ribs on the other hand were put in by a former owner and does ask the question why it was done in that manner. Yes the yacht is going to left my yard in a far better condition than when arrived although it will not be finished off by me as the owner wishes to do much of the final fitting out himself. The replacement plank is fitted in position in the same way it was fixed in the first place with copper nails and roves through the plank lands and then the bilge stringer will be glued together on the joint with the old piece and it will then be itself nailed in position with copper nails and roves and where the nails go through the rib and not through the land part of the hull will be fitted with a wedge to ensure the plank does spilt along it length.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Hi Ned,

    The plywood was a bit of a problem, however, it was resolved ASAP by my supplier, who got their supplier to come down and look at the state of the plywood, my supplier took their supplier to task about the poor quality of the marine and the lost of work on my behalf and problems it caused by not having the plywood on time to finish the yacht's decks. The ribs on the other hand were put in by a former owner and does ask the question why it was done in that manner. Yes the yacht is going to left my yard in a far better condition than when arrived although it will not be finished off by me as the owner wishes to do much of the final fitting out himself. The replacement plank is fitted in position in the same way it was fixed in the first place with copper nails and roves through the plank lands and then the bilge stringer will be glued together on the joint with the old piece and it will then be itself nailed in position with copper nails and roves and where the nails go through the rib and not through the land part of the hull will be fitted with a wedge to ensure the plank does spilt along it length.

    Regards

    Simon

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    The forward bulkhead will be sorted with new wood being put in place to fix the sole bearers to be fixed too.



    The old aft cockpit sole bearer being used as a datum marker to be able to reference the rest of the cockpit sole bearers







    Part of the old aft bulkhead, using this a reference marker as well







    All the pieces of wood planned up to the correct size to make into the new cockpit sole bearers









    The first piece back in position and now the jigsaw puzzle can start to go back together





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    Nice to sit and watch as a restoration takes place and not have to do the work! Well done. Just an aside. My restoration project still underway was built by JW Shuttlewood & Son of Paglesham in Essex. I believe their yard was destroyed by fire many years ago. Possibly heard of them? Kind regards, Dennis

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    Setting out the old cockpit sole bearers ready to piece together the jigsaw puzzle





    Making the first of the cockpit sole bearers and have been able to use one of the original bearers as it is good condition and able to be reused







    Dry fitting them together so it can be dismantled it need be once it is in the cockpit for final adjustments






    Already to put in the cockpit to fit in position and make any final adjustments.





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    All the hard work by the owner's partner with careful rubbing down between coats has started to make the transom look like it did when the yacht was first launched 45 years ago,



    The owner has been applying a number of coats of white undercoat and is building up the layers and the yacht's hull is now starting to look more like its original self and is going to look beautiful on the water when she goes afloat







    The hull is now starting to look every bit the beautiful yacht she is and in this ownership will enjoy many an enjoyable sailing miles







    Looking beautiful from any angle and something to be proud of with all the hard work put in by the owner and his family









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    The cockpit sole bearers are coming along well with them being fitted in position so the the area can be used to help rebuild the cabin roof/deckhead







    A lot of measuring to get it to fit in position







    Lots of angles to work out and cut to ensure it fit in the correct position







    The first side also in position with just a small amount of trimming to be done






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    In order to get the correct measurements the engine bed was bolted down into position to set up the position of the gearbox drive shaft coupling



    Once that was done the propeller shaft with the drive coupling fixed to the forward end of the propeller shaft was inserted until the coupling was in the correct position and the stern tube and the shaft were able to be marked off






    The engine is having a flexible coupling fitted to take out the shock loading of the gearbox going in and out of gear and making the transmission smoother







    Just sliding the cutlass outer bearing on to the shaft to gauge how much of the stern tube as to be removed and threaded







    All removed and marked up and ready to go back to the engineering workshop to be machined up so that the next time these parts are in the workshop they will be fitted back in the stern post.





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    First job is to cut a number of wedges to see which size fits between the back of the rib and the face of the plank


    The space under the rib where the nail goes through is where the wedge as to go in order for the plank not to spilt



    Here is a wedge in place ready for the nail to go through



    Full wedges that need to be cut down to length and thickness



    All the wedges in position and ready for the bilge stringer to go into position



    The bilge stringer now nailed down in position


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    Thank you for posting these pictures. It is fun to watch the restoration.

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    First job is to cut a number of wedges to see which size fits between the back of the rib and the face of the plank






    The space under the rib where the nail goes through is where the wedge as to go in order for the plank not to spilt








    Here is a wedge in place ready for the nail to go through








    Full wedges that need to be cut down to length and thickness








    All the wedges in position and ready for the bilge stringer to go into position








    The bilge stringer now nailed down in position





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    The last but one coat of varnish on the transom, which with every coat is looking more beautiful



    The hull now as had its final coat of undercoat and the bottom as had its final coat of underwater primer













    The keel as had a coat of Epoxy VC Tar primer to give protect to the keel.





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    Now the supports for the floor sole bears are in position the whole of the cockpit floor feels all together safer and the working height for doing the cabin roof repairs is at a height that can be worked at safely.



    Now just got to screw the temporary panels in position and will be able to get on with the repairs to the cabin roof beams





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    The first job in the reconstruction of the cabin roof is the cutting out of the rotten top section of the cabin side. This was done by use of a sonic saw and a batten fixed to the cabin side at the bottom edge of the rot and cut along the top edge of the batten cutting a straight line along from aft to forward.



    Having cut the rotten area out, patterned up a new piece of mahogany to fit in the space and clamped it down into position









    It also needed clamping side wards as well as the cabin side has a 9 mm bend in it from forward to aft, Once it was drilled and glued and screwed into position then it was time to sort out the rest of the parts that make up the cabin side and roof.



    The cabin roof beams that are in bits and a small jigsaw puzzle which will have to be remade to finish off the deck beams and so the plywood can be laid over the new deck beams once they are made and fitted





    The deck beams set out on the new bit of mahogany ready to be cut on Monday morning and when planed up fixed in position and when the other deck beams are made the plywood can be laid over the beams





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