Friday, April 13, 2007

Straight rails

Straight railsThe newly straightened rails, both port and starboard, have now been welded back in.

Here you see the rails after the benefit of a lick of primer.

There is some way to go in completing the painting of the rails, but the back of the job has been broken.

That top rail still needs sorting, but I'll do that separately once I can lay my hands on a pipe bender.

I suppose I could also sort out the top rail on the back deck at the same time.

9 comments:

  1. mjhardwick2:34 PM

    get the paint all round the old girl and i will take you out for a little jog to blow away the cobwebs again.but clean those wheelhouse windows or buy a radar,i am on duty 15th and 16th april,will drop alongside if i get chance.regards john

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  2. Wanderbird Expedition Cruises9:15 PM

    Hey Tim...Boy those captains can be a bit picky eh? .....Just kidding John! All the best , Rick and Karen M/S Wanderbird www.wanderbirdcruises.com

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  3. I better get cleaning then!

    Cheers.

    Tim

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  4. Hi there captains Rick & Karen

    Thinking of you guys - when are you coming over to visit?

    Cheers

    Tim

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  5. Wow doesn`t it make a difference! thanks for doing that Tim I can sleep easy now :o))Oh I reckon you should do the others while you are in the mood! the crack detector is great stuff I used one that was similar but you sprayed the seeking agent onto the suspect area and then sprayed the "developer " on after. Its amazing what cracks it showed up on my "coasters" they were always at the maximum height and the most difficult to weld! ho hum!

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  6. Hi Rob

    You can also spray the developer on the same side, after cleaning the red dye off, it's just that I was interested in getting the cracks all the way through.

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  7. I have never bought it myself, was it expensive, and is it easily atainable.

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  8. The set of 3 (cleaner/dye/developer) was eighteen quid.

    I believe you should be able to get the stuff at any good welding supplier.

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  9. Great job, looks really nice now

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