Deck Repairs 4

The forward bulwarks now get the attention of the shipwright, it is decided that as we are doing a "Restoration" to repair the planks (and that Honduras Mahogony is like obtaining rocking horse ****) The bottom planking on the port side bulwark is in bad condition around the copper dump holes and so is removed and graving pieces fitted, and now we find the Stb'd side is just as bad! We also slowly continue on with the deck paint stripping and repairs.

  • plank removed and graving pieces fitted plank removed and graving pieces fitted
  • framing repaired, filled and ready for re-fitting bottom plank framing repaired, filled and ready for re-fitting bottom plank
  • stbd front bulwark steaming in 1st "capping" stbd front bulwark steaming in 1st "capping"
  • More deck repairs, stb'd diesel filler and deck fitting for tank bilge pump More deck repairs, stb'd diesel filler and deck fitting for tank bilge pump
  • second stage of repair second stage of repair
  • filled ready for calking and priming filled ready for calking and priming
  • start on toe boards that connect to bulwarks start on toe boards that connect to bulwarks
  • striped ready for repair striped ready for repair
  • a full days work!! a full days work!!
  • AND ANOTHER DAY (ABOUT 8') AND ANOTHER DAY (ABOUT 8')
  • pORT BULWARKS NEARLY THERE! pORT BULWARKS NEARLY THERE!
  • port bulwarks repaired, new capping fitted port bulwarks repaired, new capping fitted
  • port bulwarks repaired and primed port bulwarks repaired and primed
  • Not as bad as it looks!  first repair to original decking I have found. Not as bad as it looks! first repair to original decking I have found.
  • stb'd decks with stantions and toe boards removed stb'd decks with stantions and toe boards removed
  • stb'd midships to aft decks filled, re sanded and ready for primer. stb'd midships to aft decks filled, re sanded and ready for primer.
  • bottom plank removed for repairs, others to be repaired in situ. bottom plank removed for repairs, others to be repaired in situ.
  • copper "dump" over riveted from day one! copper "dump" over riveted from day one!
  • old paint and varnish off, ready for primer old paint and varnish off, ready for primer
  • and again and again
  • Stb'd primed, awaiting bottom plank. Stb'd primed, awaiting bottom plank.
  • Port primed ready for filling.... Port primed ready for filling....
  • Starting to look "wanted" Starting to look "wanted"
  • filled, fared, primed, ready for calking and stoping. filled, fared, primed, ready for calking and stoping.
     
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