Monday, 27 April 2015

Finally got the green oak for the ribs, As arrived and can start putting in the last of the ribs

Finally got the green oak for the ribs, now I can get on with replacing the last remaining ribs. then I can get on with the painting of the hull. So over the next few days it will be spent in the workshop sawing the oak planks down to the size of the ribs, then putting them through the thicknesser/planner and then finally taking them to the boatyard to steam them in the boat. Once that is done can turn my attention to painting and varnishing the hull and cabin sides.

At the same time can get on with varnishing and painting the inside of the cabin especially the  varnish work on the cabin sides and the bare patches of white paint work which needs touching up and priming. then the whole of the inside needs a coat of fresh undercoat and white gloss and the trims need fitting and varnishing once they are in place.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Soon it will be time to turn our attention to the outside of the yacht.

Although the inside is coming along well it will be good to turn our attention to the outside of he yacht and bring it back up to scratch. 

She has graceful lines and will look good once all the painting and varnishing is done again and she will shine once more.

She has a beautiful wine glass stern which will make her glide through the water. 

All the team need is a few days of good weather and we will be able to transform this yacht back to a  sea going yacht once more.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

In a week it has gone from bare wood to first coat of gloss on roof and transforming the cockpit hull

The cabin roof before starting to paint 
After the first coat of  primer of which it had two coats
After two coats of undercoat 
 and finally to its first coat of white gloss 
 First of two coats of primer 
 Then after two coats of undercoat now ready for the gloss after the last three ribs are steamed in