Now with deck!

IMG_1460The deck are moulded down in the construction with thickend polyester resin, when hardend the sanding awaits! The deck will become a floatation chamber together with the benches and the compartment up against the transom. The aft of the deck are formed down to a drain (not made yet) of PVC tube…

[Day#703]

PVC tube…

IMG_1436Before sealing all the compartments in the benches, the layout for the 12v system and fuel line are made. The simpel construction of PVC tube and fittings are set for the fuel line in port side and the 12v system in starboard side. This will clear out the cockpit for cables and hoses, with a clean and nice look…

(all fittings/connections are sealed with polyester resin)

[Day#697]

Room for battery!

IMG_1422To add modern navigation equipment the old fiberglass boat need a 12v battery bank. This box are placed near the bow to equal the weight aboard. The battery box are made from a simpel plywood construction but will be sealed with polyester resin and fiberglass.

[Day#692]

Benches…

IMG_1419To add safety in the old fiberglass boat i’m building to benches, reaching from the stern and all the way to the bow. These long benches are constructed with waterproof/airtight compartments, making the boat unable to sink!

The construction are made from plywood, sealed with polyester resin.

[Day#692]

Small foredeck

IMG_1414The small fiberglass boat are resting in my shipyard and the rebuilding has begun in it’s construction fase. To add something new i’m building a small foredeck on the bow with planning to mount a smooth cleat…

The blade on the circular saw are set leaving just a few milimeters in the plywood, making it posible to bend in a beautiful shape. Thickend polyester resin are filled in to fix the shape when hardend…

[Day#690]

First layer of fiberglass…

IMG_1405Grinded, sanded, washed and finally ready for the first layer of fiberglass! It’s a long proces to safe this small boat and if not it had history in the family, it should have been cut up and trashed. My grandfather bought this boat back in 1964, were it was a platform for lots of activity and fun on the water for my father and his friends. The boat ‘Tulle‘ had it’s first major rebuild in 1995, by my father and was brougth back to life again. Then it became the platform our family and now it will become the boat for my family after her rebuild…

By princip! She floats!

[Day#685]

Rebuilding the small boat

IMG_1397It’s a huge job restoring this old crashed small boat, several broken parts in the fiberglass and many holes! The boat was smashed on a rough stone beach in a strong storm, then forgotten for fifteen years in the reed…

Now the sanding and new construction (to add safety and comfort) has begun! With much fiberglass work to come…

[Day#683]

Arrival of a small boat!

IMG_1375Today a good friend and me drove to pick up the small boat, this was a journey not to forget! Long time forgot in a forrest of reed, the boat has been sleeping in fifteens years!? We took it down, just to drag it over a heavy stone beach and then climbing a very steep hill together with the fiberglass boat… this took more than four hours of heavy and exhausting work with lifting, pulling, pushing and maneuvering the manual chain lever block.

What a day!

Now the small boat is resting in it’s new home, in my workshop…

 

[Day#679]

Boat trailer…

IMG_1372A small boat in fiberglass has been given to me! The small boat isn’t ready for floating yet, but will once it’s landing in my workshop. To be ready for the transportation I searched the internet for used trailers, but with no results! However a brand new trailer cost almost the same as a brand new trailer in Denmark?!? So today I picked my new boat trailer up by the dealer and drove it back home, ready for transportation…

 

[Day#678]