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    Two top coats of semi gloss enamel. I used base white with two drops of brown and one of yellow added as a tint. I read somewhere that to pick up the tones of the space add a drop or two of those tones to the white so as the cabin sides and trim is wood i went with those tints. I was aiming to push the white towards a cream and I think it worked well.



    I used a different paint for the bilge



    All done except for under the engine and aft. That's for this year after the engine is removed in a week or two.

    Last edited by Hallam; 04-29-2021 at 07:55 PM.
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    Interesting bit of history...I found this paper clipping behind the lining above the bunk with a funeral notice from 1954. I was told the boat was built in 1956, maybe that was launch date, or the paper was a year old of the boat was built a year or two earlier. What it does indicate though is that it has never been cleaned or repainted behind the lining since it was built!






    Last edited by Hallam; 04-29-2021 at 07:43 PM.
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    Another detail I was given about Warana that was incorrect. is that she was planked with Tallowood. I had my doubts when I bought tallowood flooring to repair the deck. I am now convinced the planking is Iroko. I read that Jack Gutierrez used Iroko and as the Wooden Boat Shop uses Iroko, i bought some to do deck repairs.

    I sanded and painted the inside cabin top as well.

    There were a couple of holes to fill were the dunny had been plumbed so i filled them with bog!! Joking! I got someone who knew what they where doing to do that job.
    Wayne Parr cut some plugs from Iroko with a step in them.


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    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    The instrument panel and upright console in the center of the companionway is disconnected and removed and shaft etc decoupled ready to lift the engine out on Saturday morning.
    I wont put the console back as its removal have opened up the space. I think i will make an instrument panel on a sloping panel at the back of a remade engine box.

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    You may have already mentioned it but I can’t see where: what engine are you gong for?
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    I was lucky enough to be offered a replacement for my trusty and slightly rusty old Perkins 4108. The new 4108 has only done about 500 hours and was the pump engine on a fire fighting boat Crib Point Engineering built for the port at Hastings. Regularly serviced and when Crib point engineering bought the boat back I was told about the engine and offered it for a very good price by them. The owner, Ted Banks did the last trip to Hobart for the WBF on Jane Kerr when I was on Storm Bay and that’s how the engine found its new home, over a chat with Ted, Tim Phillips and I. So I have an exact replacement engine so no need to re engineer engine beds etc. And as there was nothing major wrong with the current 4108 except oil leaks and getting a bit tired, I now have a full kit of spare parts. I will be putting on the Walker air sep filter that gives negative pressure in the sump. So what I have saved in the re engine of the boat I have been able to put to other areas that need to be covered like standing rigging etc, new shaft bearings and drip less seal, and some new fuel tanks under the cockpit floor to increase the range. The existing tank is 40 litres and I’m thinking of adding two more 40 litre tanks for a total of 120.
    Last edited by Hallam; 05-05-2021 at 06:47 AM.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
    Bruce Cockburn

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    Engine removed with no problems encountered. The yards forklift made short work of it as it has an attachment that can be maneuvered into the boat through the companionway.

    We will clean the engine with degreaser and high pressure wash down then take it to my home garage where we will remove the gearbox, give it a clean and paint and put it on the replacement motor.


    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
    Bruce Cockburn

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