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