Sunday, 9 March 2014

The first of jobs are underway on the boat.

Last week was a bit of a hit and miss affair, got some jobs done and other got partly done as the oak spilt along the grain and would not bend into the correct shape, so that job was a bit problematic. However, the first part of the cabin sides was first fitted into position and was marked to be trimmed later and then machined at the ends ready to have the other cabin sides fitted to it. So at least some work got done on the boat before I got a bad cold that knocked me for six and laid me up for the rest of the week. Over the next few days I should be able to get back on with sorting out the jobs on the boat and first to make in roads into getting some of the jobs sorted on the refit list namely the cabin sides and the two planks in the bottom on the port side and also getting rid of the corner that appeared on the port side amidships with the broken ribs. So it is going to be a bit of pushing the boat back into position with blocks of wood and jacks and wedges and then refitting the new ribs back in the boat and so the boat takes up its correct shape once more.   

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Now that cabin side boards are made its time to fit them.

Now that the cabin sides are all sanded and ready to that put into position on the boat, it is time to get the edge of the deck sorted so that the new cabin sides can fit correctly on to the carlins and the cabin sides will stand upright. The main difference this time with the cabin sides is that they will be bolted through the carlins and not just standing on top of the deck. This should make fro a more watertight job, as before the cabin sides where just sitting on the deck without being fixed to the deck or the carlins apart from a covering board which was fixed to the cabin sides and to the carlin by a series of screws and when you walked on the deck the cabin side joint would move, not a good job and a way of doing the job which is not going to be repeated.