Aft Cabin/hold repairs

For you that are more interested, details of the repairs & alterations that we have undertaken

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If you look at the drawing above, and below right you will see Red markings, this is where the localised softness/rot is in the timbers, this has been caused by Electrolisis, the hold area was full of rainwater because of the decks leaking and not being rectified earlier. The photos below show you the detail and what was done about it!

Basically all the soft timber had to be removed, hardened with Reselcoat, and then new timber spliced in. The original timber was Oak and Mahogony. All the replacement timber is now English Oak.

  • Propeller Scuttle Propeller Scuttle
  • stb'd Stern Tube "A" inside fixing as found, timber "blown" Port side not quite so bad! stb'd Stern Tube "A" inside fixing as found, timber "blown" Port side not quite so bad!
  • With bolts and plate removed With bolts and plate removed
  • mm with rot removed. bottom left is earthing connection, dont like it on studs, if bolt losens earthing is lost. mm with rot removed. bottom left is earthing connection, dont like it on studs, if bolt losens earthing is lost.
  • New timber shaped and epoxied in, to be faired off and then drilled. New timber shaped and epoxied in, to be faired off and then drilled.
  • Brass washer plate repaired (had fracture cracks from top 2 holes), and new earthing stud added. Brass washer plate repaired (had fracture cracks from top 2 holes), and new earthing stud added.
  • Port is as bad! Port is as bad!
  • Bolts on the way out.. Bolts on the way out..
  • First viewing...didn't look bad First viewing...didn't look bad
  • not looking so good now not looking so good now
  • Close up of same, approximately 6" x 3" x 4" hole! Inside planking rotted also. luckily the worst rot in the whole boat, so not to bad for a 52 yo lady! Close up of same, approximately 6" x 3" x 4" hole! Inside planking rotted also. luckily the worst rot in the whole boat, so not to bad for a 52 yo lady!
  • A little digging  !  !  ! A little digging ! ! !
  • and more and more
  • woops woops
  • there should be wood around these! there should be wood around these!
  • starboard side stern tube block rotten wood cut out for repair starboard side stern tube block rotten wood cut out for repair
  • Timber replaced with Iroko planking and Oak blocks Timber replaced with Iroko planking and Oak blocks
  • epoxied in, ready for drilling epoxied in, ready for drilling
  • nearly there, just bolts to trim and then paint nearly there, just bolts to trim and then paint
  • port side outboard prop tunnel cut out for repair port side outboard prop tunnel cut out for repair
  • port side inboard prop tunnel cut out ready for replacement timber port side inboard prop tunnel cut out ready for replacement timber
  • Timber in ready for fairing off and re drilling/bolting Timber in ready for fairing off and re drilling/bolting
  • Re-bolted ready for trimming off and painting Re-bolted ready for trimming off and painting
     

 

Once all these repairs have been done, the whole area has to be painted out, before any new alterations done.
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