Thursday, 13 June 2019

The cockpit seat / lockers now having the vent for the fridge fitted and the door catch and finger pull fitting fitted and given its last but one coat of satin varnish.

Door catch and finger pull fitted and glued in position 

The fridge vent fitted to finish this lockeroff 

The lockers rubbed down and given a coat of satin varnish to finish off the varnish work and when fitted in the cockpit of the Hardy 25 will be given their final coat of stain varnish.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Fitting the chain plates into the hull of the Morgan Giles and starting to Gelshield the bottom

Having cut the slots in the deck to fit the tops of the chain plates through the deck it is now time to bolt the plates to the side of the hull before glassing them in position once the tops are finished off and the toe rails are finally fitted down 

All bolted through and down and now time to fit the toe rails over the chain plates coming out through the deck

The first coat of Gelshield applied and now the filler being applied  to the starboard side 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Hardy 25 windows now sealed and trimmed

The windows are now sealed and the inserts fitted 

The port sides done 

Then the front and finally the 

Starboard side

All done and the boat can now be washed down 

The cockpit locker/ seats now made and trimmed and the start of the chain plates being dry fitted

The cockpit lockers / seats now finished with all the edges trimmed and covered with teak edging tape and ready to varnish

The first of the lockers/ seats varnished with its first coat of thinned varnish, just five more to go 

The fridge locker all varnished with its first coat of thinned varnish,just has to have the top and bottom vent holes to cut so when the fridge is working there is a flow of air over the cooling plates on the back of the fridge unit 

The port side locker being varnished before cutting out the doorway

The tops being varnished before fitting them down when the lockers are fitted in the boat cockpit

Starting to fit the new chainplates into the new position on the hull of the boat and through the deck of the boat.

Monday, 10 June 2019

The Hardy 25 cockpit seats being glued together and then edged trimmed

The fridge locker /helmsman seat being glued together and then it will be edged trimmed and then the fridge will be fitted once they are installed in the cockpit and wired up to the 12 volt and shore power on the hardy 25

The co-pilot seat being glued together as well and then the door will be cut in it and then a shelf will be fitted in it