Hull – During

There was  only one small area suspected of having worm damage so planks were removed one by one until no further damage was seen.

Shipwright cutting new Celery Top planks
Shipwright cutting new Celery Top planks

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New Celery Top slabs were cut by a local saw miller and then shaped into planks by the shipwright. The new planks were fitted, jointed, caulked and sealed. All joints and butts were caulked and sealed. Oakum was used for all caulking.Hull00182

The false keel was removed at the bow but the rest was not accessible so temporary sacrificial planks were installed along both sides of the keel.

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The shipwright closed off all redundant sea cocks, transducer holes and overboard holes in the hull.
New over-boards were installed in the engine room and the focsal. All bilge pump over-boards were refurbished with new non-return valves, hoses and connections.

Areas of ‘rot’ on the superstructure and upper hull were exposed and either permanently repaired with new timber of temporarily covered and sealed pending further work.

The shipwright closed off all redundant sea cocks, transducer holes and overboard holes in the hull.
New over-boards were installed in the engine room and the focsal. All bilge pump over-boards were refurbished with new non-return valves, hoses and connections.

Further upper hull and superstructure work was undertaken in Launceston to make the ship properly water tight and sound.Hull00214
Both sides of the rear saloon area were rebuilt using new timer joists and noggins. The walls were covered with double sheets of 19 mm marine ply which was treated with several coats of epoxy.

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Then the whole surface including the top and bottom edges were sealed with fibreglass , then sanded & painted. The new areas were  painted with 2 pack epoxy, Jotun Penguard HB and finished with Jotun Pilot II. See Chain Plates section for more detail.

Hull00107The existing anchor hawse pipes were removed and refurbished. New steel backing plates were made and new timber supports made to reposition the pipes as they were remounted. New fastenings were used in the repair.

All the bulwarks were stripped of paint, all holes and any areas of rot were cleaned out. Hull00293New edge timbers were installed to ensure the area was fully waterproof. Once sanded all the timbers were treated with wood preserver, epoxy coated, primed and sealed.

 

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