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  • Spring works down at the boatyard.

    Having cleaned down the wheelhouse sides and roof and then compounded the sides and roof it highlighted the areas where it needs repairs doing to it before it can be refitted to the boat.

    Some of the repairs are where fittings have been moved and have been repaired in the past.

    Some of the areas are where gazing as been caused from fitting and other from bolting down too hard in the wrong place

    A few repairs are where the edges have got chipped

    Here is a large stargaze caused by a foreign body not being removed before the roof was bolted down on to the wheelhouse sides

    A drill hole for no reason

  • #2
    Re: Spring works down at the boatyard.

    After hanging round and sorting out the correct length it was taken apart so that the inner parts was able to be steamed to the shape of the hull.

    Once that was done then the holes were drilled through the inner section was counter bored to take a penny washer and a nyloc nut to the fix the inner part in position and then the outer part will be fixed on after.

    Then the rest of the holes were counterbored ready to fix the inner section once all the work is done on the forward end of the rubbing strake

    Another job which as been underway while the fender was being done was the polishing of the blue stripe.

    A close up of how the rubbing strake is going to fixed in position once the rest of the work is done on the rubbing strake

    The shie is coming back to the blue stripe just a bit more compounding and polishing to come before it is ready.


    • #3
      Re: Spring works down at the boatyard.

      Having dry fitted the starboard inner rubbing strake, it was time to then glue the scarph joint and then put the sealant on the back face of the rubbing strake to seal the fixing holes where the bolts which hold the inner section of the rubbing strake in position.

      With the aid of a couple of sash clamps which ensured the rubbing strake was fitted under the blue stripe and along the hull.

      This time the rubbing strake is fitted with a good sized machine screw and penny washers to spread the weight larger area and ensure the rubbing strake sit on the hull along it length of the new rubbing strake.

      The port side now dry fitted and all the holes drilled to take the penny washers and machine screws when it is fitted in the same manner as the starboard side

      The sash clamps in position to ensure the rubbing strake are in the correct position.


      • #4
        Re: Spring works down at the boatyard.

        The original height of the winches were governed by the height of the cockpit coamings and now that the coamings are going to be shorter and lower then the height of th winch bases can be reduced to a more easily used height and the winch handle will not get in the way of the guard wires as they did before.

        The angle to the genoa car will be maintained just that the height of the hardwood base blocks will be half the height as before and so make winching easier.

        The new hardwood bases being glued together with epoxy glue and once they are cured then the shaping will start with getting the angle correct withe genoa car

        The old brackets will be kept to take the angles off the tops so that we can maintain the correct angle with the genoa cars when they are in the different position as the genoa cars are moved depending on the sail set on the boat.


        • #5
          Re: Spring works down at the boatyard.

          First job was to angle the bases so that they were the correct angle to be inline with the genoa cars

          Cut curves on the ends to ensure no hard corners to caught sheets and other lines. The bases are longer to ensure there is a large footprint to spread the load.

          The temporary line run through the genoa car shows the angle is correct to load up the winch.

          This photo shows the winch handle can be used through its full sweep

          This photo shows that a person with full foul weather gear can use the winch

          Just got to get the bolts ordered and epoxy the bases and these can get fitted to the boat.


          • #6
            Now that the Rubbing Strakes are finished as far as profiling and plugging the screw holes and shaping the aft ends to the original shape in was time to start applying the colour stain to make the rubbing strakes look as similar as possible to the original colour as they were when they were originally fitted.

            The colour as given the rubbing strakes a uniforn colour along their whole length.

            This shows how much the colour as changed over the years and even with a good amount of sanding the base colour was still a lot lighter than the new sections fitted aft on both sides.

            A before photo

            An after photo as the colour starts to change the more stain that is applied,before the first of six coats of varnish to be applied to these rubbing strakes.


            • #7
              The Hardy Bosun new wheelhouse windows now fitted

              The Hardy Bosun new wheelhouse windows fitted just a few other small jobs to do on the wheelhouse and it can be refitted to the boat once more.

              Just got to clean off the excess sealant off the frames and remove the black protective tape and the window job will be finished

              Looking good with a new set of windows and now for the cabin to get her windows fitted.


              • #8
                Cabin windows back in place, however, these needed a bit of adjustment to fit as were a bit different in design and shape.

                Using the overhead gantry was able to fit the wheelhouse back in position .

                Protecting the roof skylight

                Lowering the wheelhouse back into position after the area had fresh sealant applied to the to the joint


                • #9
                  Almost two years ago we were putting in the the first of the main bulkheads back into this Morgan Giles 30 after stripping out the interior and unbolting the deck from the hull to remake the flange joint which has failed and leaked.

                  Fitting the main parts of the bulkhead it was time to fibreglass the top and bottom and then fill in the piece against the hull.

                  At the time is felt like a large area, however, that changed as more bulkheads and panels were glassed in place.

                  Over the past 18 months the owner as been building a new custom interior which will suit the cruising he and his partner will be undertaking in the future.

                  The interior is now almost finished with just few more items to be fitted before the inside will be insulted as the yacht will be going to the northern latitudes


                  • #10
                    Using plasters tools it was able to fill larger areas and get a better finish so that we just have to give the decks a light sanding to get them flat and fair.

                    Just a few areas on the side decks

                    A couple aras in the front and aft ends of the cockpit


                    • #11
                      The Hardy Bosun, got finished over the weekend and is now back with its owners in North Yorkshire and enjoying a new life as a river cruiser exploring the rivers in North Yorkshire. Now it is time to start again on another project which has been on hold for sometime and as just come back into the workshop to have its deck re-veneered and have its BMW 2.0 ltr engine reinstalled and so it can once more get used by its owners .

                      The speed boat is back in the workshop, this time to have the deck re-veneered with new mahogany veneer

                      Getting girt of the old varnish with a heat gun on the old varnish which is still on the side decks

                      Half the port side deck varnish removed

                      The whole of the port side old varnish removed and now the time for the sander to get girt of the last of the varnish on the surface of the deck

                      The port side sanded back to the bare wood, just a bit of filling to fair up the deck areas where bits of veneer is missing before relaying a fresh veneer over the top of the old deck.


                      • #12
                        Busy busy. Good, it seems.


                        • #13
                          Starting the long job of filling and long boarding the old decks to make them flat enough to re-veneer the decks

                          The first job was to fill the low areas of the deck with epoxy and low-density filler to repair the damaged area of the original veneer.

                          There are a fair number of areas around the decks and the edges.

                          Starting to long board the sloping deck on the front of the boat.

                          Yjen tackle the large area of the flat foredeck

                          The start to long board the side decks


                          • #14
                            The speedboat's decks now long boarded flat ready for re-veneering with a fresh layer of mahogany veneer.

                            The longboarding showed up the high spots on the original deck by going through the surface veneer of the original deck in places.

                            Some of the areas were larger than others as in this photo.

                            The long side decks were fairly flat and just the edge needing a bit of light sanding to return the sharp edge to the edge of the deck.

                            There may be a few small areas that need a bit of final filling and sanding, however, the man part of the decks are now ready.

                            The boat under the light blue cover is in need of a bit of TLC and then will be put up for sale as the owner can no longer sail the boat and wishes it to go to a good home and be used once more.


                            • #15
                              The old weathered teak cockpit getting a good sanding back to get rid of the old varnished and faded wood.

                              Giving the same treatment to the underside of the same table.

                              After a bit of light sanding got the original colour of the teak veneer coming through and will need a few coats of varnish to look like new again.

                              sanded down and now ready for the first coat of teak stain.

                              The first coat applied and the rich colour coming through once again.

                              Making a start on the steering cable and wiring box and giving it the same treatment as the table.