2023.01.09 - Boat in the Workshop

Despite the damp weather and cold working conditions, tasks have been ticked off slowly. After sorting out the majority of the larger offcuts I gave up on sorting out the huge pile of remaining offcuts and just built a large bonfire keeping those that were immediately obvious as keepers and ditching the rest. Some of the wood was very wet having been left outside for a couple of weeks but I made a base on the ground of these and then built the bonfire on top. Burnt well and by the afternoon, some 8 hours later only a small pile of embers and ash remained.

Here are the keepers on the new shelves...

...and some stacked against the wall. We'll see how long it remains nice and tidy like this. With the wood sorted and staacked or burnt, the work table could be pushed right to the back of the workshop and the boat wheeled in.

And here she is, chocked up at the rear of the trailer so that she is level athwartships and I'll level here up fore and aft later.

For now, she is finally in the workshop and the exterior tasks may now be started or completed as required.

So this completes the mini-tasks list I had to get to this stage, now I can begin on the other tasks. So far it looks like this:

  • Remove the trailer guides
  • Fit the eyebolt in the stem.
  • Cut the chain locker down.
  • Remove the fairleads on the bow.
  • Fit the new fairleads.
  • Drill a number of small holes in the area around the leak.
  • Flood the leaks and the holes with penetrating epoxy.
  • Fill the leak and holes with thickened epoxy.
  • Make the metal backing pads for the chainplates.
  • Remove all the loose items from the inside of the boat.
  • Invert the hull.
  • Scrape the dead growth off the bottom.
  • Sand the starboard side.
  • Cut and layout the glass mat.
  • Coat over the repair with epoxy.
  • Lay on the glass mat and cover with epoxy.
  • Lay on peel ply and cover with epoxy.
  • Remove the peel ply once the epoxy has cured.
  • Make and fit the keel band to the keel and bilge keels.
  • Over the area of the transom leak with epoxy, glass mat & peel ply.
  • Remove peel ply once the epoxy has cured.
  • Fill the holes left after removing the gudgeon & pintle from the transom.
  • Make copper protection pieces to fit under the gudgeon & pintle.
  • Refit the gudgeon & pintle a little higher to clear the broken screws.
  • Sand the entire hull.
  • Copper epoxy the hull under the waterline.
  • Paint the topsides.
  • Paint the boot top.
  • Invert the hull.
  • Refit the tabernacle.
  • Fit the new chainplates.
  • Refit the chain locker.
  • Refit the sampson post.
  • Sand the brightwork.
  • Varnish the brightwork.
  • Repaint the deck and coachroof if necessary.
  • Move the boat out of the workshop back into the Hay Barn.
  • Move the spars in to the workshop.
  • Sand and varnish the spars.
  • Dress the spars.
  • Move the boat onto the hard standing.
  • Dress and fit the mast and spars.
  • Add two cringles to the mainsail where the clew was cut off.
  • Bend on the sails.
  • Lower the mast and prepare Naiad for transport.

As you can see, there is a lot of work to be carried out but now that the boat is in the workshop, there should not be many days when work can be carried out, although the epoxy work may need to wait if the temperature is too low.

Still, we'll see how it goes.

Time for a cuppa.