14 – 17 April 2017 – An update over the Easter break.
Terry came over again and gave me a hand with more internal scrapping – it was too wet over the weekend to get any lead paint on the inside.
I water blasted the interior of the forward two sections where the motor was removed and forward bunk area – the paint was more or less falling off in these areas.
Will need to remove the last of the floor boards and water blast those areas also – but will need to clean out the bucket loads of silt, mud, etc. before though – I will wait now for it to dry out.
There will be some more scrapping of the stubborn paint, but I will get the water blaster back and have another go and include the stern areas also.
I continued water blasting the forward top deck, while the covers were off, a few layers of paint came of – yellow, blue and white.
All the internal fittings have now been remove excluding the anchor chain, winch to the same and the hydraulic arm for the rudder, will try and get these removed this week and that will be the last of the demolition. Now for the cleaning and scrapping internal – this will let me finally confirm how many ribs need replacing.
Time to build a temporary cover over the entire boat.