Tuesday, 7 November 2017

7th November 2017

Category: Engines, Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Fitted a 120w tube heater in each engine bay to protect the engines during the winter.

Parts and/or Items Used: 2 x 120w Tube Heater

Saturday, 14 October 2017

14th October 2017

Category: Hull, Deck Work

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Covered fenders with brown fender sock to reduce wear on the hull and match the renovated woodwork.

Parts and/or Items Used: Other

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

10th October 2017

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Made new pulpit rail flag staff holder from scratch wood and installed.

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

Monday, 2 October 2017

2nd October 2017

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Rubbed down woodwork in the wheelhouse, restained and applied yacht varnish.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Wood Preserver

Monday, 11 September 2017

11th September 2017

Category: Hull

Maintenance/Repair Details:
First day of annual hull service. Boat lifted and power washed off, amazed to find after a year in the salt water environment nothing in residence on the bottom. This was following a tip from a friend to add extra hot chilli powder to the anti-foul.
Hull washed over completely ready for first coat.
Day 2: Polished props, renewed anodes and applied first coat of antifoul.
Day 3: Sanded off old rubbing strake stain and reapplied new coat.
Day 4: Cut out and replaced rotton straking section by starboard midships cleat.
Day 5: Applied first coat of yatch varnish to rubbing strake. Fitted anodes to prop shafts.
Day 6: Applied second coat of antifoul and second coat of yatch varnish.
Day 7: Washed, polished and cleaned boat.
Day 8: 18th September - Lifted back into the water.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Anti-fouled Paint, Other, Wood Preserver

Saturday, 2 September 2017

2nd September 2017

Category: Fixtures & Fittings

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Removed mast as showing signs of wood rot once again. Completly removed previous replacement mast spine and treated the inner wood with wet wood rot presevative. Made a new spine using sapelee wooden blocks and glued in place with Gorilla filler glue. Once set and hard sanded down and reshaped the mast spine.

While doing the above the top of the mast, above the cross tree broke off. This was screwed and glued back into place using the former glue.

Stripped mast back to bare wood, applied two coats of wood stain varnish, rubbed down and applied two coats of marine yacht varnish.

Mast re-rigged and refitted.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Wood, Wood Preserver

Friday, 14 April 2017

14th April 2017

Category: Electrics

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Replaced both ignition switches due to wear & tear on the old ones (2 x ign6 four point key switch).

Parts and/or Items Used:
Replacement Parts, Ignition Switch (IGN6)

Monday, 13 March 2017

13th March 2017

Category: Engines

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Pre-season engine service. Changed engine oil in both engines, replaced raw water impellers and filled stern gland greasers. General check all over with test run out.

Parts and/or Items Used:
Grease, Oil, Replacement Parts

Friday, 17 February 2017

17th February 2017

Category: Engines, Electrics, Deck Work

Maintenance/Repair Details:
Engines run up in preparation for spring servicing, all electrical systems tested and in order, diesel heating tested, radar tested and calibrated.

Boat washed down and cleaned.