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    Now in the finishing jobs on this Hardy 25 which should be leaving the boatyard early next month for its new home in the River Severn

    Then there will be a change in the boatyard and the workshop as boats goon to different stages of their refits,


    Now that the carpets in the cabin are now finished being glued in position it is time to fit the bunk boards jig saw puzzle to being to be fitted



    The last of the removable bulkheads now back in position and the head linings can start to be fitted back in position







    The blocks to fit on the bulkhead at each end and the shelf can go back in position





    Just got to make and fit the blocks to fit each end of the shelf







    The main bunk top boards back in position and just need to be fixed the back set in position







    Come a long way in getting the interior back the way it was when the boat left Hardy Marine 35 years ago





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    The first of the shelves going back into position



    The bunk Tops back in position now it just needs the cushions to finish this part off







    Apart from putting thestarboard board back in position after the locker is painted out the only bit missing is the cushions for the front berths







    A fresh coat of paint in the rest of the lockers to finish off the inside of the lockers




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    The cockpit boards get set out ready to make a new set to match the rest of the cockpit panelling



    The forward end of the cabin now finished off apart from putting back the cushions and back rests on the shelves







    The two cockpit locker panels now all varnished ready for their final coat of satin varnish to go on in the last week before it goes back to its ownebr />








    The cockpit bulkheads have been rubbed down and given several coats of varnish to bring them back to life as best as they can be and they have come up well






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    The fore cabin infill to make the front berths into a double berth and also so it can be used as a cockpit table as well



    The main cabin table now with a fresh coat of varnish to make it look like the rest of the newly varnished wood work in the cabin







    The cabin step back in position







    The floor carpet relaid in the cabin to show the new blue hull and berth carpets and make it look like it should be all blue carpeted





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    The first of the creature comforts to have when cruising with young children who wish to watch TV or play a video game.





    Always needed when cruising a place to cook dinner or a light snack







    Looking more homely just got to get the solar panel fitted on the cabin roof and the head lining panels can go back up and it will begetting there





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    Lovely work. I enjoy following the jobs you do.

    This has probably been asked and answered, but is there any chance for larger photos?

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your work!

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    The new side and aft panelling being made and fitted to enclose the aft end of the cockpit,



    The aft panelling is made into lockers while the side panelling covers the blocks and fixings for the aft cleats which are fitted to the cockpit sides















    The locker doors in position and just needing edge trimming and the hinges fitted to the fold down doors which are the aft cockpit lockers





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    The cockjpit locker panels have now been varnished and are ready to have their satin coats of varnish before they go back in position



    It is amazing how a few coats of varnish can transform the finish on the teak faced panels and how they will bring the cockpit to life







    The windows have arrived and are just going to get the covering removed from round the edges where they sit in the rudder trim and get sealed in with new sealant





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    The first of the new cabin windows to go in place in a lot of years and the last set were only sealed part of the way round


    The port side in place



    Just the front and the starboard side windows to go in place




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    The windows and rubber surrounds that were removed leaked was because they were only sealed along the top edge. As seen in the first three photos. This is not the way they came out of Hardy Marine as the colour of the sealant is wrong, as it was black sealant that was put in the windows.






    The last three windows fitted and now needs the sealant and insert fitted to finish the job off and ensure the windows are sealed.




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    The first thing you have o do is run lengths of 4 mm light line to 2 ft lengths and put them through the lacing eyes on the hull



    Then put them through the centre of the rope fender and tie them off



    The tension up the rope fender around the transom



    Then tie off the ends with more light line and the job is finished apart of cutting off the ends of the lines and sealing them off


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    nice work as usual!

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    The next Finesse 24 in for a new deck just being off loaded to start on the deck removal



    This deck as not been off since it was build as seen by the old sealant left on the rubbing strakes and the top of the hull planking







    First area of rot, now after doing a couple of Finesses's it appears to be an area which is to rot







    The extent of the rot appears to be the deck the plank and the back face of the gunwale









    An old Westerly 25 in for a few general repairs before going back on the water for the season





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    Starting to roller and brush on the first coat of Green Gelshield



    The starboard side coated up apart from the areas which need re-glassing the old skin fittings which are going to be drilled in different place when the interior is re-designed







    The port side painted half way







    The last part to be painted







    The bottom now coated up and now as to cured and then the epoxy filler can be applied and the its then time to sand the filler flat and give the bottom a smooth finish once again.







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    The cockpit lockers / seats now finished with all the edges trimmed and covered with teak edging tape and ready to varnish



    The first of the lockers/ seats varnished with its first coat of thinned varnish, just five more to go







    The fridge locker all varnished with its first coat of thinned varnish,just has to have the top and bottom vent holes to cut so when the fridge is working there is a flow of air over the cooling plates on the back of the fridge unit







    The port side locker being varnished before cutting out the doorway







    The tops being varnished before fitting them down when the lockers are fitted in the boat cockpit







    Starting to fit the new chainplates into the new position on the hull of the boat and through the deck of the boat.





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    The windows are now sealed and the inserts fitted

    The port sides done



    Then the front and finally the







    Starboard side









    All done and the boat can now be washed down





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    nice job!

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    Having cut the slots in the deck to fit the tops of the chain plates through the deck it is now time to bolt the plates to the side of the hull before glassing them in position once the tops are finished off and the toe rails are finally fitted down



    All bolted through and down and now time to fit the toe rails over the chain plates coming out through the deck









    The first coat of Gelshield applied and now the filler being applied to the starboard side







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    The first of the headlining panels going back into position



    Then the next headlining panel at the cockpit end







    The large centre panel






    The one over the galley area. Now they are up in position the lights can be re-connected







    One half of the cockpit headlining panel going back up into position and once all the wiring is sorted in the roofspace the second panel can go up position





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    Fitting stainless steel angle brackets to the bottom of the cockpit locker /seats so they are fixed to the cockpit sole with heavy duty brackets so they do not move when out at sea on a rough day



    Re0fitting the new toilet in the toilet compartment to see how it is going to fit in the newly designed compartment





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    The patch work starting to appear under the deck sheathing



    Some parts are glued down and screwed and other areas are nailed down and glued and others are just nail gunned down







    Most of it soon far is reasonably sound







    Other parts nor so much with extensive rot in the gunwale and deck beam and the plank





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    The same problem as come to light, the edge are rotten from lack of sealant on deck furniture and the water as found itself getting under the sheathing



    The aft deck is a different plywood to the rest of the plywood on the and as been renewed at some timein the past which the rest of the deck as not been as the aft deck is screwed down







    I clean cut between the two deck plywood on a deck beam, a good idea if the gap between the side of hull and the gunwale was filled in to keep the joint watertight.







    The side deck is nailed down and no sealant in evidence.





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    Making a start on putting the toilet compartment back together again


    The builder plate with the boat number on it, this one is 1216 which makes her an early Hardy 25 with a deep keel used for inland and coastal short runs unlike her sister ships with a little short keel and large stern drives.





    One of the custom locker / seats which had to be made to fit the area left after the boat had a change of fuel tank sometime in the past. The same is true of the Helmsman seat / locker which itself a custom made seat /locker to fit as the the area was not the same as a standard Hardy 25 cockpit layout

    The home for the hotwater heater to run the shower and the sinks in the toilet compartment and the galley



    The engine number to be able to get the bits for the engine conversion to run the hot water heater while underway or away from shore power.




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    The TV is now installed so that owners children can watch the TV or watch videos as it is a multi player TV



    The toilet / shower compartment coming along with just the needs splash panels for the bulkheads and a shower curtain and the discharge pump for the shower tray.







    The cabin lights now all going back up and testing the system to ensure they are all working









    Now that the lights are back up the curtain rails are going up







    One of the last jobs on the boat is to plumb up the hot water tank to the rest of the water system so when the engine is running there will be plenty of hot water for a shower.





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    Using a spare sheet of 6 mm plywood made the general shape of the bulkhead, then transferred he measurements off the hull at several positions and then marked them on to the Marine plywood.



    Then having transferred the marks on to the marine plywood put a spline round fixed in position by small nails to give a fair curve







    All marked off and ready to cut out







    Then cut out with a jigsaw close to the line the get to finish off with a hand plane







    In the bench vice getting its final trimming







    Lloyd's Register-Marine Plywood being used through out this refit.





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    The small area of rotten top plank and gunwale and deck beam



    All the rot cut out and the new grating piece being glued in position







    The piece of gunwale being glued in position at the same time







    All clamped up and glued together







    After a quick sanding back and now ready to get this top plank varnished







    The gunwale planed back to match the rest of the deck beams and gunwale and the deck beam socket cut out ready to fit the new deck beam.





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    The aft cockpit bulkhead now back in position and the two fore and aft running bulkheads now glassed back in position






    The first of the main bulkheads glassed in position, now it is time to fit the starboard bulkhead into position and then cut the doorway out of the bulkheads once they are both in position and glassed in









    Another job that was done while fitting the bulkheads was to make a custom ice box locker fro the cockpit. Now it as to have the outside surfaces covered with insulation before fitting in to its new home in the starboard cockpit locker







    Finally finished the repairs to the rudder blade which had some loose matting around the leading and trailing edges which were removed and reinstated and the whole rudder epoxied like the hull and ready to have fitter pull on the areas which need fairing.





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    The second bulkhead now fitted in position and ready to Glass in position after the second bulkhead was trimmed in the centre to fit the first bulkhead that was glassed in position last week



    Clamped in position in the centre and braced against the hull with a clamp that was reversed to push apart the centre and force the bulkhead against the hull to make a good fit









    The first of 8 layers of glass fibre matting to be pull on both sides of the bulkheads







    Tomorrow the area under the side deck to the deck head will be glass in and then the other side can be done and then the doorway can cut in the bulkhead.

    Once that is done the second set of bulkheads can be fitted and glassed in position






    Also today the Finesse 24 aft and side deck panel were dry fitted to the deck beams and the under sides were epoxied as request by the yachts owner before they are screwed and glued down into position

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    Marking out the area to be repaired



    A second section further aft where a piece of the plank is missing







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    The second layer of marine plywood now glued and screwed down and now the second layers are getting glued down the side decks



    The port side now as two layers as far as the fore deck area







    As does the starboard side as well









    Starting to trim the outside edge and then plan the correct angle on to the router the rounded edge on to put the sheathing over and down the side to go behind the rubbing strakes







    The front part is fitted and now just the piece between the forecabin and the Samson post to fit and then the second layer can be glued down on the foredeck and then the deck can be sheathed





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    The first layer is now glued down and screwed in place



    The second layer is now also glued down apart for the fore deck section which will be made and glued and screwed down







    All the edges along the top plank are now trimmed and planed to the correct bevel along the top plank to get a radius router bit to put a radius along the edge so that the sheathing will roll over the edge and glue down on to the top part of the top plank to seal the outside edge of the sheathing while the inside edge will have a clean edge for the sheathing to go up the cabin side











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    Looking good, Simon !
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    The last panels fitted to the foredeck and just needs the screw holes filling and fairing and then put a radius on the edge of the deck and then can start sheathing the deck





    The top plank now getting its firat coat of thinned varnish, the first of six going on over the next few days







    After a good sanding after removing all the old varnish it as got back its original colour







    The colour is a lot better than the faded varnish the boat came to the yard at the start of the refit







    The next big job is to sheath the deck and then refit all the deck fitting back on to the deck over the next few days





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    The big sanding off job has begun with the first of the big sanding to get the most of the filler flat and then the fine sanding to finish off this stage



    It is good job it is at working height and not a motorboat which would be on the ground a lot lower









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    It is now finished the big sand and the painting can start over the next six days, one coat a day and then it final coat of epoxy primer







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