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Old 31-05-2013, 19:32   #1
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Repair of cyclone damage.

Figured this thread would be more suited to here.

Our friends' boat was blown off it's mooring by TC Oswald, and driven into a mangrove forest by 70kt winds and 20 foot seas.

The insurance co declared it a write off. Like me, he built his boat himself, around the same time I did. I couldn't stand to just let the boat be scrapped, and since the owner's health isn't as good as it was when he built the boat, I offered to help with the rebuild.

So, with the insurance payout, he's bought the boat back, and hired me and another friend to rebuild the boat.

Some pics of the damage:







Amazingly, the rig tension was still pretty much normal! Amazing stuff Duflex.

The boat was towed to a local marina hardstand, and with a few hundred hours work we've got it structurally complete again. It was relaunched, and motored downriver, and trailered out to a shed where we can complete the work. Getting the boat in a shed will help a lot, the weather has slowed progress a fair bit.



There's still probably about 3 - 4 months work to be done, interior rebuilding and refinishing, also an engine install similar to my own, and a complete respray of the boat, but the owners are going "land cruising" for a while, and don't need the boat until around this time next year.
So we still get to do our winter cruise north, then we'll come back and finish the boat next year[/QUOTE]
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Old 31-05-2013, 19:33   #2
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Re: Repair of cyclone damage.

Some more progress photo's:
First thing done was to partition the damaged area off from the rest of the boat, to try to contain the dust a bit.



With the hull and deck reinstated, the boat was temporarily launched, moved down river, then trailered into a shed.





Side decks, daggerboard case, and cabin side repairs:





You can see the new hull, repairs to bulkheads, chamfer panel, new daggerboard case, one new step in the stairs,(more to come) and floor installed:



We'll do another week or so of work, then cruise north for a few months. Get back to work around November. Still plenty to go!
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Re: Repair of cyclone damage.

Some more pics.
A view of the desk and roof repairs, also the daggerboard case fitted.

Some internal shelving and cabin soles fitted.


An outboard motor mount started.

They'll be pretty well tucked in.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:17   #4
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Re: Repair of cyclone damage.

Thatís a mammoth job youíve taken on there, but it certainly looks like your on top of it.....

Kudos to you for helping out a mate like that.....
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