Time for the weekly update on Lady J. The Port side of the hull
free the old fashioned way, heat gun and scraper followed by long-boarding with 220 grit.
With her in the shop, it's impossible to get a side shot.
90% of the seams below the waterline are reefed and clean.
I did find freshly cracked ribs from the transport.
The other bilges are full of broken but sistered ribs. I haven't decided whether to fix these or leave them as they are. It's up to the customer.
Now that the engine
is out, I can see a couple in there too. Two have a strange fix already. Somebody took a SS band, bent it to fit on the broken rib
and bolted/screwed it in place. The only issue I have with that is that they mixed SS and Bronze in the same piece and the floor bolt only a few inches away is galvanized.
My wife Fredia came by to help this week. She was on the mast
The rest of the motley crew was on the hull
I think this needs replacing...
And this needs something other than Bondo in it.
Plenty of work still to do. More next week.