Tagged: Engine Wells

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3366Hrs – Another Point Of View

A (mostly) fun work session today, I decided I’d done enough messing about with all the engine box components on trestles, chairs and work benches, so I decided to get everything reassembled back onto the boat....

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3359Hrs – Transforming Bits of Plywood

  I continued with epoxy coating and painting today despite it being a cold damp murky day. The primer I’m using is OK to use in these conditions but I’ll not be applying any top coat...

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3356Hrs – Battleship Grey Day

In between looking at scary timber quotes and wondering wether I should start thinking about Christmas at some point, I spent a few hours at the barn wielding a paint brush. It’s been very much a...

3353Hrs – Sanding, Routing, Coating,Priming 1

3353Hrs – Sanding, Routing, Coating,Priming

A mix of jobs done today. A couple of hours spent sanding the engine boxes and engine wells then a first coat of primer on the engine wells and the side deck supports up on the...

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3343Hrs – Washed Out And Weary

I confess to feeling absolutely washed out tonight. The last two days have seen me complete some hard physical work and my body doth protest. There’s no doubting that building a Tiki 38 solo frequently makes...

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3306Hrs – Engine Box No2 Underway

I took advantage a slight temperature rise today and now have the port engine box and well are all assembled, filleted, and ready for a final sand and paint. Today I’ve made a start of the...

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3288Hrs – Moving Forward Again

Back to work today, a cold one though, first ice of the Winter this morning. I got my fresh epoxy supply decanted into my big keg and tucked away safe in the epoxy warmer then warmed...

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3106Hrs – Full Ahead Both Engines

Once again the magic of doing things twice came into play today and I breezed through assembling engine box #2. I won’t say it went into the right place on the first time of asking but...

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3100Hrs – Half Ahead Port Engine

It’s amazing what a difference a nights sleep can make, within a few minutes of arriving at the barn this morning I’d got clear on where the engine box needed to sit and what I needed...