Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Fitting new engine feet after three out of four old feet broke apart from old age

Fitting the new engine feet to this Yanmar 1GM10 the old feet had completely broken down 

The new fett had to have new bolts fixing them down as the old studs were too short and new bolts had to be sourced to replace them

Finally got them all done and the engine lined up with the propeller shaft coupling and now ogt to re fit a new cutlass bearing

Monday, 18 March 2019

Jobs on the Hardy 25 and the Morgan Giles 30 fuel tank

The panelling from the Hardy 25 cockpit which make aft end lockers and cover up the steering ram and pipe work

The old locker fronts which are nor fitting well and which are not made out of Teak faced plywood which the owner wishes to have there when the cockpit is rebuild

The cabin diesel heater locker now going back together 

The fuel tank from the Morgan Giles which had old contaminated diesel and diesel bug, which is now getting a good clean out and de-greasing  of any foreign material 

The lid was cleaned at the same time  and will be getting a new rudder gasket before it is re-stalled in the yacht later on in the refit.

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Chain plates out of the Morgan Giles 30

These chain plate have seen better days nd in some places rusted away completely 

One of the few that have come out in good condition, it appears to be the only one that is as good as the day it was glassed in position 30 plus years ago.

The other chain plates are in fair to very poor condition 

Out with the old and in with the new locker

The old heater locker as it was made up out of whatever plywood was around 

The new locker is being made out of the same Teak faced plywood as the rest of the new locker panels so that it blends in with the rest of the teak faced plywood bulkheads when they are re-varnished 

Just the irremovable lid to make and then the whole locker can be varnished and the inside lined out   

Thursday, 14 March 2019

More cockpit work on the Hardy 25

Making the new diesel heater box so that it looks more like the rest of the fitted lockers in the cockpit

The battery locker all finished off now ready to be varnished when the rest of the cockpit get re-varnished towards the end of its long refit

The old heater front which is being used as a pattern for the new panel.

The next major job in the cockpit refitting the head lining panels with new vinyl covering to match the side linings 

Then it will be the turn of the carpet linings for the lower level coverings, which will be the colour of the later Hardy 25's which was dark blue and not the brown linings this boat was original covered in which the present owner wishes to be changed to the Blue that later Hardy 25's were covered in as standard.