External Hull Repairs 8

 

All the rest of the hull now gets the raking out, repair, sealing up and then filling, final primer etc.

Inside the hull (stern tube "A" Suport Pads) now finally get the treatment! As do the Blocks around the stern tubes

Now found a small hole, but large repair to be done! Under the engine room Stb'd, roughly under tail end of gearbox. (section 5 "midships")

  • going old name off going old name off
  • going (only been a year since i last looked at this bit!) going (only been a year since i last looked at this bit!)
  • gone! Sanded and stopping raked out (above the water line) gone! Sanded and stopping raked out (above the water line)
  • Primed, ready for stopping (above water line) Primed, ready for stopping (above water line)
  • Just a little reminder of what we started with! Just a little reminder of what we started with!
  • Stopping (white lead putty) raked out. Ready for "seam primer" Stopping (white lead putty) raked out. Ready for "seam primer"
  • seams primed, Masked ready for Re-stopping with Simson underwater sealer seams primed, Masked ready for Re-stopping with Simson underwater sealer
  • re-stopped with sealer, after 48 hours ready for sanding. re-stopped with sealer, after 48 hours ready for sanding.
  • Port aft finished! Port aft finished!
  • Port bow, stoped, ready for screw filling. Port bow, stoped, ready for screw filling.
  • Port bow now filled and faired, ready for 2 coats of primer. Port bow now filled and faired, ready for 2 coats of primer.
  • Port bow finished Port bow finished
  • All portside below water line finished! All portside below water line finished!
  • small graving piece in Stbd tunnel, only bit of rot on stb'd side I can find that needed doing! small graving piece in Stbd tunnel, only bit of rot on stb'd side I can find that needed doing!
  • MM think I spoke to soon MM think I spoke to soon
  • 1st layer off 1st layer off
  • 2nd layer off 2nd layer off
  • Wedge/Packing piece removed Wedge/Packing piece removed
  • Bit more digging and found another board rotten. Damp timber, copper, Bronze and SS fixings fitted to aluminium = trouble! Bit more digging and found another board rotten. Damp timber, copper, Bronze and SS fixings fitted to aluminium = trouble!
  • new wedge/packing piece shaped and fitted (oak as I hadn't got any mahogony as original) new wedge/packing piece shaped and fitted (oak as I hadn't got any mahogony as original)
  • aREA (IN rED) THAT HAS TO BE REPLACED, EVEN THOU THE EXTERNAL HOLE LOOKED SMALL aREA (IN rED) THAT HAS TO BE REPLACED, EVEN THOU THE EXTERNAL HOLE LOOKED SMALL
  • Inner plank replaced and "Backing" pieces fitted ready for inner planking pieces. Inner plank replaced and "Backing" pieces fitted ready for inner planking pieces.
  • Inner planking pieces fitted and faired, seams calked and sealed. (masking tape over to save getting stuck up whilst dry fitting outer planking) Inner planking pieces fitted and faired, seams calked and sealed. (masking tape over to save getting stuck up whilst dry fitting outer planking)
  • Outer planking now replaced, ready for calking and stopping. Outer planking now replaced, ready for calking and stopping.
  • Under stb'd side engine room calked and sealed (looking aft) Under stb'd side engine room calked and sealed (looking aft)
     
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