External Hull Repairs 4

At last things are starting to go back together! Well on Stb'd side!

The exhaust outlet (stb'd side) had been leaking, and so I removed it, repaired the "thickening" pad on the inside, made it fit better and then re fitted exhaust, hopefully with using flexible mastic it will not leak this time.

I have also "T'd" into the original Bilge outlet, for the new Fwd cabin Electric Bilge pumps.

The Dunlop "Bow Pudding" is in good order but the fixings and packing timbers need some attention.

  • wave subduer and aft heat exchanger breather, now all replaced into "New" planking! wave subduer and aft heat exchanger breather, now all replaced into "New" planking!
  • All stb'd hull fittings re-fitted All stb'd hull fittings re-fitted
  • exhaust hull fitting removed, quite a job had been epoxied over original fitting! exhaust hull fitting removed, quite a job had been epoxied over original fitting!
  • Exhaust removed showing inner and outer thickening plate (TIMBER) & original epoxied "seal" Exhaust removed showing inner and outer thickening plate (TIMBER) & original epoxied "seal"
  • Exhaust fitting removed ready for cleaning up Exhaust fitting removed ready for cleaning up
  • Hole trimmed up and primed ready for re-fitting exhaust skin fitting Hole trimmed up and primed ready for re-fitting exhaust skin fitting
  • Exhaust skin fitting replaced, also showing fwd heat exchanger breather & stb'd bilge outlet Exhaust skin fitting replaced, also showing fwd heat exchanger breather & stb'd bilge outlet
  • Inside view of tank space, showing breather pipe in foreground Inside view of tank space, showing breather pipe in foreground
  • old bilge fitting and "bodged" hull, that's what we had to repair. old bilge fitting and "bodged" hull, that's what we had to repair.
  • New bilge outlet pipework, with added non-return valve and new feed from Fwd cabin bilge, electric pump. 4" hole is new tank space ventilation fan. New bilge outlet pipework, with added non-return valve and new feed from Fwd cabin bilge, electric pump. 4" hole is new tank space ventilation fan.
  • view from above, 1" pipework converted to 28mm. Dont know where to find 1" these days! view from above, 1" pipework converted to 28mm. Dont know where to find 1" these days!
  • all back in place, ready to "close" Stb'd tank space. all back in place, ready to "close" Stb'd tank space.
  • Bow pudding removed, "cover" board needing new timber grafting in Bow pudding removed, "cover" board needing new timber grafting in
  • same on Stbd side, and bow pudding timber blocks/wedges need repair/replacing same on Stbd side, and bow pudding timber blocks/wedges need repair/replacing
  • bow pudding wedges removed and screw holes in gunwale plugged and cut for graving pieces. bow pudding wedges removed and screw holes in gunwale plugged and cut for graving pieces.
  • REPAIRED AND PRIMED REPAIRED AND PRIMED
  • REPAIRED & RE-FITTED WEDGES/BLOCKS REPAIRED & RE-FITTED WEDGES/BLOCKS
  • Bow pudding, fixing straps & pudding protector, only used on boats that laid at anchor Bow pudding, fixing straps & pudding protector, only used on boats that laid at anchor
  • looks "naked" with bow pudding removed looks "naked" with bow pudding removed
  • close up of work to be done PORT side (behind bow pudding) close up of work to be done PORT side (behind bow pudding)
  • not officially hull (but they fit to it) cooling water intakes, removed and cleaned. not officially hull (but they fit to it) cooling water intakes, removed and cleaned.
  • port tank on its way out for cleaning and repairs port tank on its way out for cleaning and repairs
  • Port pipework to strip out, and more repairs! looking forward, showing water jacketed exhaust, breather pipe for heat exchanger, bilge pump outlet pipe. Port pipework to strip out, and more repairs! looking forward, showing water jacketed exhaust, breather pipe for heat exchanger, bilge pump outlet pipe.
  • Box is air ducting to aft section, pipe is aft breather. Box is air ducting to aft section, pipe is aft breather.
  • and yes more covered up holes, to repair! and yes more covered up holes, to repair!
     
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