Originally Posted by Cheechako
Great post! Real world excperineces are good learning
tools for all of us... Assuming the rudder
is cored, all you need to do is cut a big "window " out of one side, scrape out to mush, let 'er dry, Then laminate the window back in....and fill it with a lightweight epoxy
slurry from a hole bored in the top.
Thanks. I always enjoy posts with pictures.
This week I did a lot more sourcing (shopping $$$) - Went to the Bosch store and picked up a 1/3 sheet orbital sander, pretty good jigsaw, a new Dremel tool with a flex shaft secondary tool for fine a crevice work (everyone should have a good dremel tool). Also got a new 50 meter power cord on a spool.
Picked up a few other bits and bobs and some bilge paint
Last night after work we stripped the deck hardware
and rub rail. Didn't get pictures as it was getting dark. Will snap a few today.
Just about ready to start sanding
. Gonna borrow a second sander so 2 guys can be working on the deck
prep. Should go pretty quick.
OK - Here's a few photos of the "workshop."
1 - 5hp 4-stroke in the living room - good to be a bachelor! Note the "guy" appropriate use of bath towel
2 - The laundry
alcove / battery
shop - note this area open to "outside" (well vented)
Photo 3 - The laundry
room / Second Volvo
Photo 4 - The hallway alcove / Engine
Photo 5 - The office / sail loft
It is amazing how much "crap" comes off even the smallest boats. The car is full of deck hardware
. I think the guest room is gonna have to become the chandlery
I'm afraid to show you the guest bathtub / cleaning
tank - LOL...