Thursday, July 14, 2005

Bulkhead project started


Work on sorting out the bulkhead between the fish hold and the engine room has now started.

Cutting the fuel tank openI cleaned out and jet washed the port side fuel tank, ready for working on it safely. As I expected, it was a laborious, dirty job.

As always, things did not go quite according to plan. My old jetwash died the evening before, so I had to rush out and buy a new one to get the job done.

A section of rusty metal from where the fuel leak had occurred has now been cut out, ready to have new plate welded back in.

The picture shows sparks flying about inside the fuel tank as Robin cuts with the Oxy-Acetalene torch from the other side.

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4 comments:

  1. that is such a cool picture... been out of the net world for a while but you have been the first that i have read... i am truly happy that the gas sleak and all that stuff is getting repair and its looking sorta ok.... hee... that pic of wed is amazing! hopefully the yellow cute boat will be saved by its owner if not hey, cutie for u... heee.... take care...

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  2. Very nice picture.

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  3. A lot of work. And here I'm daunted by the prospect of reviving a tiny sailboat. Good luck and happy trawling.

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  4. Thanks for all the comments:

    Welcome back Maizzy and thanks.

    Thanks for the compliment car gal.

    Good luck with your boat Billy, let me know how you get on with it from time to time.

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