External Hull Repairs 5

Now removed tank from Port side, All repairs to do as I did on Stb'd side! At least this time it will be quicker, learning curve last time!

Due to excessive "drying" around water intake scoops, (which had been previously repaired by adding a "donut" around them) and an obvious diesel leak, making me doubtful of the sealant "bonding" correctly. I have decided to fill seams with modern mastic and then plank over the area with a third layer of planking, applied over a 2nd layer of calico. This is not ideal, but will give a strong and safe repair.

  • Diesel overflow, timber rotten/denatured, to be cut out Diesel overflow, timber rotten/denatured, to be cut out
  • same area, with rotten wood cut out. same area, with rotten wood cut out.
  • all pipework with bits of hull patches still attached. all pipework with bits of hull patches still attached.
  • 1) What we found! 1) What we found!
  • 2) Cut back to decent timber 2) Cut back to decent timber
  • 3) Inner pads fitted, inner planks replaced. 3) Inner pads fitted, inner planks replaced.
  • 4) 2nd layer of planking fitted and "Sealed" 4) 2nd layer of planking fitted and "Sealed"
  • FILLED AND FAIRED FILLED AND FAIRED
  • PRIMED, READY FOR THRU HULL FITTINGS PRIMED, READY FOR THRU HULL FITTINGS
  • before cleaning before cleaning
  • Excessivly "dried" seams primed, ready for re-calking. Excessivly "dried" seams primed, ready for re-calking.
  • as stripped down, planking between pads rotted back about 3/4", (These pads are not original, but rather than major re-planking decided they can stay). exhaust fitting bedded on epoxy, not flexible enough, so cracked and let in water. as stripped down, planking between pads rotted back about 3/4", (These pads are not original, but rather than major re-planking decided they can stay). exhaust fitting bedded on epoxy, not flexible enough, so cracked and let in water.
  • planking "hardened" then filled with epoxy, all surfaces ground back to leave room for flexible mastic planking "hardened" then filled with epoxy, all surfaces ground back to leave room for flexible mastic
  • Sanded ready for repair Sanded ready for repair
  • excessive localised "drying" to be calked, then planked over excessive localised "drying" to be calked, then planked over
  • Wide seams now Mastic'd up. Wide seams now Mastic'd up.
  • 1) stb'd Aft water scoop, needs repairs, 1) stb'd Aft water scoop, needs repairs,
  • 2) rotten timber removed from Stb'd aft scoop area, ready for new planking. 2) rotten timber removed from Stb'd aft scoop area, ready for new planking.
  • 3) New graving piece fitted, ready for fairing off 3) New graving piece fitted, ready for fairing off
  • Freeing trunks being blocked off Freeing trunks being blocked off
  • planks dry fitted planks dry fitted
  • "dry" fitting of planking on stb'd side "dry" fitting of planking on stb'd side
  • first bit of rot that goes through both layers, previously been repaired but only with fibreglass filler, but needs doing again! (i am sure it was Quintons knife) first bit of rot that goes through both layers, previously been repaired but only with fibreglass filler, but needs doing again! (i am sure it was Quintons knife)
  • Told you so....proof!!! photo from 2006 survey. Told you so....proof!!! photo from 2006 survey.
  • GRAVING PIECE FITTED, FILLED AND FAIRED GRAVING PIECE FITTED, FILLED AND FAIRED
  • WHAT ROT?? WHAT ROT??
     
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