Monday, August 09, 2010

No going back

No going backThe great 'replace the deck' project is now finally underway.

Seb, from Wendy Ann, dropped by to say hello and got roped into helping. Some six hours later he was still at it. Thanks Seb.

The ripped up section you see is the result of our combined efforts after a few hours.

I opted to start cutting where I was most concerned about the state of the underlying steel.

With the technique a bit better refined, our work rate soon accelerated and we had the wood removed all the way to just the other side of the stern section by the end of a long, and physically hard, day.

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that without the chainsaw, which you can just see in the picture at the back there, we would never have got as far as we did.

The underlying steel, so far, looks in better shape than I had dared hope. I'll only really know once all the rust busting and painting has been done.


  1. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Wow , so you did go and do it!

    Good news to hear about the steel. A lovelly new deck will just look so good. Of course there will have to be a ban on working upon anything but a protected deck... No angle grinding. :-)


  2. Seb sure has good timing doesn't he Tim ? LOL

    What a friend you have.

    Bill K

  3. Hi Andrew

    I feel so much better for having done it.

    The condition of that underlying steel has been nagging me for the longest time.



  4. Hi Bill

    I suspect Seb had no idea what he was letting himself in for.

    To his credit, he also helped on the Sunday.



  5. Anonymous7:36 PM

    re-filing a chain or two is a relaxing thing to do in front of the telly on a Tuesday evening. Lucky thing you have a set of files and a chain sharpening jig.