Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Getting down and dirty in the bilges and getting on with restorations and new builds

Getting the deadwood out of the yacht and now see why it was leaking.

All but one had rusted away to nothing and the onlt thing holding in position was the sterntube and it connection to the gearbox.

The hull that was in the mould refused to come out in one piece so it was decided cut it out so we can make a new dinghy to our own spec.

Mean while fitting the new seats to the old dinghy in for a general restoration/rebuild 

The edges are all sanded back to take the matting and seal the seat/ buoyancy tanks in position 

The 8ft dinghy mould all cleaned out and ready to be release waxed and then be able to start moulding a new dinghy.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Mai-Star II at J-Star Boat Services Yard and Workshop to continue its restoration and relaunch next year

The area in the yard cleared ready for her arrival at the yard

Peter Down's Boat Transport picked the yacht up this morning from Fox's Marina Ipswich and were at the yard in good time.

Peter and his son were soon on the case and unloaded in a quick time and the yacht was soon set upo in its new home and ready to be worked on over the next few months

All safe and sound and ready for a cradle to be made over the next week ready for the team to get on with her refit.