Friday, 18 November 2016

Working out how to best remove the broken and rotten deck beams ahead of the cabin front.

When down the boatyard to check on Mai-Star II and to work out how to best to remove the two damaged and rotten deck beams ahead of the cabin front and how best to sort out the deck mast collar that fits between the two deck beams. As the mast is no longer going to go down to the keel and is going to be deck stepped that deck collar will have to be replaced and a solid plate put in its place and fixed in place.

There are a number of bits of steel work to get unbolted in the area so it is going to be fun removing the old steel boats which have not seen the light of day for over 70 years. So there is going to be a cursing as it is going to be difficult to get some or not all the bolts apart.
  Especially on these steel deck knees that are bolted to the deck beams and the grown frames on the hull. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Now back to work on Mai-Star II after a summer doing other projects

Now back to work on Mai-Star II with an inspection of the hull to see what is needed to be done first


The hull is in reasonable condition  just will need a good sanding before the painting can continue over the next few months


The bottom looks in good condition apart from a few gaps where the planks have dried out over the summer months.


The gaps in the planks will swell up with the winter damp condition and a little help from a hose pipe spraying  water over the planks on the inside 


The new forehatch being glued together, then it will be ready for the next stage cutting the rebate around the top to fit the upper section of the hatch.


Now back to work on Mai-Star II after a summer doing other projects

Now back to work on Mai-Star II with an inspection of the hull to see what is needed to be done first


The hull is in reasonable condition  just will need a good sanding before the painting can continue over the next few months


The bottom looks in good condition apart from a few gaps where the planks have dried out over the summer months.


The gaps in the planks will swell up with the winter damp condition and a little help from a hose pipe spraying  water over the planks on the inside 


The new forehatch being glued together, then it will be ready for the next stage cutting the rebate around the top to fit the upper section of the hatch.


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Making a start to make the new forehatch for the Yacht

Marked out the mortise and tenon joints and made and start on cutting them  


Cut all the tenon joints and now setting out the base on the bench ready to mark out the mortises


Let the fun begin cutting the mortises by hand.


The first mortises cut out on the forehatch, now marking out the second two and once cut out and make to fit the tenons, the base part of the forehatch will be glued together.