Now It’s Getting DUSTY!

Everything that can be removed from the decks and coachroof has been removed except for the stanchions and guardrails so that we are less likely to fall off the boat! We are two and a bit metres off the ground and some of it is concrete!

The weather has changed for the worse so that it gets quite dark inside our shed, so I’ve rigged up a light to help see; it’s made a huge difference. I’ve also got a flood light ready but have not used it yet. Watch this space.

The Shed now has PROPER lighting!

The Shed now has PROPER lighting!

All the gunk/stuff that held the ply in the cockpit has been removed:

Cockpit seat with the ply removed

Cockpit seat with the ply removed

To look like this:

Cockpit part way through the renovation

Cockpit part way through the renovation

It did look like this:

Cockpit before anything was started

Cockpit before anything was started

I’ve been using an orbital sander to get all the old muck and pint off; the paint had been applied to unsanded gelcoat, applied over blemishes, dirt and clearly had no care. Unfortunately, an orbital sander is not enough to strip off the old gelcoat non-slip surface, so I’m buying a belt sander this week.

One thought on “Now It’s Getting DUSTY!

  1. Duncan

    Have to admit admiration for your tenacity.
    When you have finished bring it up here and float it on our pond – NO, sorry the liner has come up again so I need to go and try and unsilt the drainage pipe.
    Actually I wanted to know what you are going to do when it is finished – I now sail in her – but when complete you will not have a project. (Unless she is the Forth Road Bridge and will never be finished)(NO, cannot use that now – they’ve put a coat of something clever on it so it is done, for now.)

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