Now the Starboard side 29th Nov.

Just to be safe I thought I’d remove the bottom 5cm of the port side cabin top, glad I did!


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This lump below is pure rust layer upon layer, and the wood against it was inevitably soft!!


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On this side it was clear to see that the rot and rust started by the rusting of the steel screw used to fix the cabin to the deck lip.

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Just bought a new tool here for removing the rust a needle scaler airtool, I was not happy that I had got into all the crevices, with my grinding wheels and hammer,  this is certainly the answer !

On the roof at the corners there was two unusual covering pieces, thought they weren’t original, so I carefully removed the port one, aah !! black and rot , caused by two large steel  screws rusted and rotted!!

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And Starboard?

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Note the two rusty screws extracted before I go any further!

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Heres the wedges cut, will have to do some treating with oxalic acid and bleach to get rid of the black before I saturate the whole area in epoxy.

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Forehatch upgrade

The origional hatch is hugely heavy teak and loose without hinges, in all honesty its a little clumsy looking, have now stripped the brown varnish away and I am adding a porthole, hinges are next, the type with spring clips so I can easily remove the hatch if desired. Also I’m going to cut down the height slightly and slope it forward.

Afbeelding 026

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