Monday, 5 December 2016

5th December 2016

Category: Fuel, Hull

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Finally installed the port side new fuel tank after having it manufactured at Adweld of Rainham, Kent. They produced a complete copy of the old tank with regards to fittings location and size. Tank is slightly heavier being made of 3mm mild steel rather than the original 2mm steel.

Fitted straight in and coupled up.

11th December 2016 - Starboard fuel tank contents transferred via electrical diesel pump to new port side tank. Starboard tank then uncoupled and removed, taken to Adweld as pattern for new tank.

22nd December 2016 - Finally installed new starboard tank and returned the aft cabin to it's former glory. It was a long road having to have two new fuel tanks made and installing them but well worth it as Kevayling remains 'as built'.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Replacement Parts

Monday, 28 November 2016

28th November 2016

Category: Hull

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Repainted locker interior and port fuel tank compartment in readiness for new fuel tank.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Bilge Paint, Gloss Paint

Thursday, 20 October 2016

20th October 2016

Category: Fuel

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Found port fuel tank had ruptured and dumped 135 Ltrs of diesel into the bilge. Luckily the bilge was designed to capture any fuel lose so water not contaminated.

Fuel pumped out and area cleaned and then fuel tank removed and taken to specialist for examination as to extent of corrosion inside. With the tank removed opportunity to scrub the area and remove all traces of diesel and smell.

Section on the tank cut out which clearly showed that corrosion was extensive. The tank will be replaced with a new one.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

6th September 2016

Category: Engines, Hull, Deck Work

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Commenced major renovation of hull and decks, also an opportunity to do some engine maintenance. Projected time for the work is four weeks. Started by pressure washing the hull and inspection, all appeared to be in good condition with a few minor repairs noted on the fibreglass keel covering.

Week 1: Lifted out and pressure washed off old anti-foul, placed to trolley and moved to work location. Commenced work on preparing hull for first coat of anti-fouling paint, also cleaned and primed stainless steel trim tabs ready to apply anti-foul in order to deter seaweed growth. Prepared and masked off deck in readiness for rubber deck paint covering. Completed other minor jobs noted since lift out.

First coat of anti-foul applied, deck painted with new rubberised paint to prevent flaking and lifting. All running gear cleaned.

Week 2: Commenced sanding down of hull in readiness for repaint. Made new anchor chain guard for bow and fitted. Replaced section of wooden rubbing band that was rotten. Rubbed down and resealed entire rubbing band with 5 year protection. Removed stern quarter fenders for cleaning and to allow uninhibited painting of hull. Removed all names and icons from hull. Removed canopy for cleaning and recolouring, refitted when completed.

Week 3: Compounded down entire hull above waterline and filled in the many tiny craters found in the gel coat to make a perfectly smooth base for the new hard paint finish. Applied three coats of two pack harden paint and finished off by using rubbing compound. Re-applied names to hull and polished with wax polish. Cleaned and polished deck fittings.

Week 4: Applied second coat of anti-foul. Main hull work now complete. Replaced anodes, greased all drive couplings and renewed fender ropes. Touched up deck toe rail paintwork.

General vessel check before lift-in. Lifted back in on 4th October.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Anti-fouled Paint, Deck Paint, Gloss Paint, Wood, Wood Preserver, Fiberglass

Saturday, 14 May 2016

14th May 2016

Category: Deck Work

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Stripped off old deck paint on the after cabin roof/sun deck and applied 2 coats of rubberised ProtectorKote UVR paint. Hopefully this will stop the deck paint cracking as the deck flexes with use.

Parts and/or Items Used: Deck Paint

Friday, 13 May 2016

13th May 2016

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Built and installed port side engine bay storage box to match the one already in place on the starboard side, thus increasing storage area.

Parts and/or Items Used: Wood

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

3rd May 2016

Category: Deck Work, Cooling System

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Refilled stern gland greasers and replaced cork washers on sea cock valves. Drilled and filled forward deck on soft areas which were found on removing the large anchor (replaced with a smaller anchor which sits on the stem plate in the stored position). Made good ceiling in saloon where the deck was drilled and repainted.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Foam Filler, Gloss Paint, Grease

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

15th March 2016

Caterogy: Hull, Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Fitted new zinc anodes to hull and replaced fresh water filter. Cleaned and repainted paint work, decks and toe rails where required in readiness for our relocation to Chatham.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Anodes, Water filter

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

8th March 2016

Category: Electrics

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Replaced No.1 battery, port side as it had completely failed. Not bad for 8 years work.

Parts and/or Items Used: Battery

Monday, 29 February 2016

29th February 2016

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Mast removed, fixtures & fittings taken off, woodwork stripped of old vanish and repaired where required. New wood stain and wood preservative applied. Mast re-rigged and refitted.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Wood Preserver

Sunday, 28 February 2016

28th February 2016

Category: Fuel, Engines, Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Started engines after winter lay up, brought to running temperature and added oil additives. Bled fuel system to remove any air after filter replacement.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Oil additives

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

10th February 2016

Category: Fuel, Engines

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Replaced both Port & Starboard fuel filters.
Filter part numbers: Baldwin BF825 / Fram FT4788

Parts and/or Items Used: Fuel Filters