- 19/03/2021 at 11:58 am #33214David VellaParticipant
So, as promised, here we start with questions….
My Boat (Mk2 composite) is currently undergoing restoration: Main thing is the wooden decks which are being taken care of very well.
I am also awaiting pricing for GRP repairs: scuff(s) on the hull, and some osmosis on top of the hatch. The GRP repairs is something I can actually do myself to an extend, perhaps with a bit of swearing, but if the quote is reasonable I’ll happily pay someone else to do it and save myself time and nerves.
Moving on I am wondering what other, perhaps safety-critical aspects to look into? Gaskets perhaps? How many? Where and how?
I am aware of the hatch gasket, which will likely be replaced with some weather strip. I suspect the self-bailer gaskets might need looking at… they seem reasonably priced. I seem to remember the bailers are Andersens but I will need to have a better look next time I’m with the boat.
Any other safety-critical things I should be checking before she goes in the water for the first time in 20 years?19/03/2021 at 8:37 pm #33230john1162Participant
Hatch seals are vital. Take your centreboard out and refurbish it after checking for cracks. Rudders and their fixings are a weak point so check the pintles are firmly fastened on. The inside wood support for the pintles next to the keel can go soft so again check.01/07/2021 at 11:04 pm #34326Jerome FR – W447Participant
Thank you, John, for sharing these checkpoints!
It helps me as well!
Did she finally go on the water?
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