Monday, 1 September 2014

Work on the inside and cockpit of Mai-Star II

The first major job on the port side will be to get the ribs back in place and ensure that the planks all fit up to the ribs and ensure that the outside of the hull becomes fair again. There will also be a fair amount of refastening of the frames as a few of the nails in these have weak.

 The roof now back in place and ready to paint and the cabin side are ready to be sanded and varnished.

While doing any refit, you need a kettle and some form of cooker to keep your energy levels up during the long winter refit period. 

The bare cockpit ready for the rest of the ribs to be fitted and the coaming and seats and floor can be made to make it a useable cockpit once more.

 The problem will be to fit all the necessary equipment in the cockpit and make it all work effectively  
  At the other end a task to make this end work and fit a pipe cot for the son to sleep on.