And that's the last of the painting on the deck done and she looks awesome with the non skid and all the rails back on and fitted! It is quite amazing to look around on the deck with all the shiny paint wherever we look. Incredible to think what a mess the deck was just a few months ago...
With the deck finished painting we are now ready to fit all the tracks back on. Over the last week Peter prepped all the backing pads. Today we fitted the first track back on. We opted for the main track as this is the shortest one and a good one to figure out the best and easiest way to do it. I must say it went a lot easier than anticipated and feels even better to just see the boat put back together more and more!
So it's all about fitting the tracks and finishing touches on the deck and then the next big project shall begin...watch this space xx
After emptying the anchor locker and forward section two weeks ago, we've jumped into action once again. For a few days Pete locked himself in there armed with his grinder to prep for painting, see the area prepped below:
And after a few repairs on the deck, it was time once again to get some paint on. It's always amazing to transform an area within a week or two and this time we haven't even made any major changes but it looks much better! This will be our 'toy' locker so all the more exciting :-)
With the fumes keeping Peter outside, he prepped all the remaining toe rails, did some more prep on the deck and cut another hatch above my stove. Over the weekend we've been fitting all of the toe rails as well as the anchor assembly/bow roller. It's awesome to put her together again - slowly but surely!
A bit more prep and we will be able to non skid the last area on the deck. This is very exciting for us!!! I'll be updating the Facebook page and blog - so watch this space xx
After our latest order of hatches and materials arrived it was time to fit these. Pete is still busy with the hatch for our forward cockpit entrance along with making a washboard as well. Here are a few pics.
It's pretty rewarding standing back and looking back at her admiring all her new paint, hatches and portholes. A very different look to the boat we bought not that long ago! Our focus now is on getting the rest of the deck ready to finish the deck paint job. The chainplates had to be removed, space had to be made below deck to start bringing all the tools inside again and any other fittings and repairs need to be addressed over the next few weeks as part of the prep. Removing the chainplates wasn't a quick job and the sheer weight and length of them didn't make it an easy job either! Lucky for us the chainplates and deck are in great condition and just require the general maintenance and service, the bolts on the other hand definitely need replacing. Check it out:
As you can see plenty of work ahead to keep us busy. We have also got conduits, lights and other bits and pieces ready to be fitted and keep us busy in the evenings. We are less than 5 months away from our launch date with no time to waste, so keep your eyes peeled for updates :-)