Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Speed boat hull sides sanded ready to be painted in Letterbox Red

The bottom is now finished  and masked up to protect the bottom while we paint the hull sides in red primer and then full gloss Letterbox Red

The hull is reasonably flat, however, this will be seen once the high build primer is applied to the hull and sanded back to show if there are any high points which will need filling and fairing before the hull is finally painted with two pack Letterbox Red gloss

Carefully masked up so it is ready to go as soon as I get the paint to get the paint on the hull sides.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

The bottom of the speed boat is now finished so it is the hull sides to get filled and faired and painted in Letterbox Red

The bottom now is finished and it is time to leave it to harden off and it is time to fill and fair the hull sides 

The hull sides now have to be filled and faired before they will be painted in two pack Letterbox Red paint so that it looks like it did before it was brought into the workshop to be repaired and restored back to a fully ready speed boat 

Once the hull is finished painted both the bottom and the sides the boat will be turned over to get on with the work on the cockpit and the decks and the engine re-installation. The work on the topsides will be done after Christmas giving the paint the chance to harden off. When it is turned there will be a lot of protection on the slings to protect the paintwork after all the hard work to get it to this point. 

Sunday, 24 November 2019

First coat of White Gloss, just three more to go

After what seems a long time, the final stage of painting the bottom all the repairs has got here with the final coats of White Gloss being applied to the bottom section of the hull.  

Once this is done the side panels of the hull will be prepared and filled and faired before the hull is painted in a letterbox red colour. 

Once that is done the hull will turned over so that the deck and cockpit can be repaired and the 2 litre inboard engine can be reinstalled 

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The final two coats of undercoat now applied to the speedboat and now ready to get glossed over the next week

The bottom part of the hull is now at the stage where it is ready to be get its first of two coats of Med White gloss which will be put on next week when the undercoat as cured off.

Looking a lot better than a few weeks ago when the boat had holes in the bottom and rotten parts in the aft end of the bottom, Now they are all repaired and after the bottom is glossed then it will b the turn of the side of the hull to be faired up and painted.

Soon be time to turn her over so the rest can be repaired and the boat can go out on its sea trials 

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The first coat of four coats of undercoat and then it will be getting a coat of Med White marine gloss

The first coat of white undercoat going on, it is making the boat look a lot better with every coat 

The transom looking good now it as been filled and faired 

Th bottom now looks a lot bigger now that the white undercoat as been applied 

The beautiful lines are now showing up now the colour is now more like its finished white colour, just a lot of painting to go yet. 

Speed boat repairs coming along since it came to the yard with holes in the bottom

The rotten sections were cut out of the bottom

New framework was fitted and glassed in with epoxy resin and inter-roving matt  

This was repeated on both sides before the new hull skins were made and glued and fixed in position

New section of transom were made and glued and fixed into position to strengthen up the whole of the aft section of the hull

Once the framework was glued and fixed into position the skin was cut back to give the new sections of marine plywood some place to get fixed and glued into position

The first of the new sections of hull panelling going into position 

Then the second part being dry fitted before final fixing and gluing into position 

The second layer of plywood going into position and then getting glued into position

Then repeated on the other side

Once in position epoxy resin over the whole section before sanding and filling and fairing 

Then the first coat of underwater primer and then filling and fairing between each coat

Masking off the upper part of the hull which will be filled and faired and spray after the bottom is finished and the boast is turned back over on to its trailer

Now that is all done it is the turn of the undercoat layers before the hull is finished with several coats of Med White Marine Gloss 

Monday, 18 November 2019

Filling and then fairing up the foredeck repair

Having filled the foredeck repair it is time to sand and fair up the foredeck repair 

The first layer of filler now sanded back to a fairly flat profile it is time to spot fill any lower areas until the area is the correct profile

The areas that needed filling are not too many so it is just needs to cured over night before sanding down the area after to get the profile correct

Friday, 15 November 2019

The painting of the speed boat is now underway with masking up the sides of the hull as these will be done in a different colour

The bottom is now all faired up and masked off ready to be have its first coat of  Primicom  

The first coat of primer is now applied just three more coats to go over the next few day