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