Friday, 21 May 2021

20th May 2021

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Something completely different as far as maintenance today. We had an idea to make sitting or viewing while underway a bit easier for our passengers by installing a new deck piece on the same level as the engine cover height. To do this required fitting two new supports either side of the aft cabin door, against the engine cover side panel, strong enough to take the weight of a person sitting or standing on the new deck cover in it raised position. The new supports were made, stained, drilled and installed.

Parts and/or Items Used: Wood, Other

Original deck level 

New side supports made and fitted.

New deck insert manufactured, covered and installed. 

Monday, 17 May 2021

17th May 2021

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
For a long time I have looked at the throttle control area and planned to improve the area. We stated in the previous entry how we sorted out the morse control and now have continued the work by massively improving the area.

The old plastic leather effect covering which was glued completely around the morse control was cut across the joint of the unit, it came away from the origin wood backing easily. The re-exposed wood was stripped of old glue, sanded back and several coats of wood stain applied. A new wood strip was cut, also stained and fixed to cover the area where the covering was cut.

General tiding of the area carried out, step back and admire the job.

Parts and/or Items Used: Wood, Wood Preserver

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

4th May 2021

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Have at long last tackled the issue of a pitted and unsightly morse throttle control. Thoroughly rubbed down and cleaned it before masking up and applying a generous coat of black hammerite paint. Decided on hammered finish as the control was badly pitted. More than happy with the finish, should have done it years ago.

Parts and/or Items Used: Other Paint

Monday, 26 April 2021

22nd April 2021

Category: Hull, Deck Work

Maintenance/Repair Details:
During the week we carried out a full scrub down and polish of upper structure, chrome work and fittings. Repaired, rubbed down and re-painted after cabin and wheelhouse edging, also saloon window surrounds.

Cleaned depth transducer housing and re-filled with clean oil.

Parts and/or Items Used: Deck Paint, Gloss Paint, Oil

Thursday, 4 March 2021

28th February 2021

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Mast & weather strip restoration. Continuing the work on the wheelhouse both the mast and roof weather strip were seen to be in need of restoration or repair. The mast was removed and found to have suffered wood rot down the spine which was treated and filled to restore strength and appearance. Re-stained and re-varnished before reinstalling. The roof weather strip was found to be beyond repair with a new one fashioned, stained, varnished and refitted.

3rd March 20121 - Due to the stern light mounting being originally mounted on the weather strip I took the opportunity of making a new mount so that the stern light is mounted independently on the wheelhouse roof. Light cleaned and serviced while off the boat.

Parts and/or Items Used: Wood, Wood Preserver

New weather strip installed

Restored Mast

Saturday, 31 October 2020

17th October 2020

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Refurbishment of Wheelhouse commenced today by removing all nav instruments, handrail, fittings and covering around the helm. Wooden trimming removed and taken home for reconditioning & re-varnishing.

New battery installed in starboard bank.

31st October - Finished the revamp of the wheelhouse, recovered the helm window area with leatherette covering, rubbed down & revarnished all woodwork around the helm area, cut & varnished new edging which is fitted along the window egdes to hold the new covering firmly in place and reconnected all instrumentation.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Battery, Other, Replacement Parts, Wood, Wood Preserver

Work in progress

Covering fitted

New edging & re-varnished woodwork

Job completed


Thursday, 1 October 2020

1st October 2020

Category: Fuel

Maintenance/Repair Details:
To comply with recent Boat Safety Inspection I was required to remove the glass sediment bowls from each engine fuel filter and replace with all metal ones. Changed the fuel filters while I was at it.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Fuel Filters, Replacement Parts