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Sanding the Hull

11 February 2017

A bit of a catch up post today – have now finished removing the paint from the hull, most of the caulking  has been removed, need to clean the gaps though. Have now started sanding the hull with the idea to get the primer on before the weather changes so it will be ok over winter.


A lot of work went into removing the paint from the stern, had to sand scrap and pick the paint off. Opened up a section of bog and expanded foam I found the other week, found the extend of the damage will have to spend some time on this.




Hull – Paint Removal (Con)

8 February 2017

Almost completed the paint removal from the hull. Will finish cleaning out the caulking and apply some primer soon- we will be able to turn our full attention to the interior hull cleaning and rib replacement. (Motor and fuel tank to come out first – will book Rob in for this shortly).

Have unearthed two deep gouges on the starboard side – see pictures below.





Damage uncovered when paint removed.






Sunday 29 January 2017

Today I sketched up a plan for a new work bench – though not going into ANZAC I need this for my Christmas present to myself – the “Emcostar” – a multi tool bench mounted power tool – band saw, belt sander, orbital sander, table saw, grinder, drill, lath, router, etc…. good old Austrians!


Have made it so I can wheel it outside to keep the dust out of the garage. Picked up a desk from the local mower shop (free), it had no top and was going to recycle the draws on ANZAC but I felt they did not quite fit the bill. I removed the legs and center section just leaving me the draws – had to play with the timber slides as the bottom of the draws had “sanded” grooves in them (Simply pulled them out and put them back in upside down).

Two draws were unusable so will make an open shelf on one side, as well as a shelf in the middle. The idea is draws will hold all the components, and spare belts, blades etc for the Emcostar, and maybe a few other bits and bobs.

Just the shelves to go then its completed – sanded the draws as Grace decorated some of them with her “Street Art”.


Prep for Engine Removal

Saturday 28 January 2017

After mowing the lawns and cleaning out the garage I had some free time so jumped on ANZAC and started to disconnect the motor and fuel tank. I removed the batteries, battery stand, bulge pumps, disconnected the fuel lines, removed the redundant wiring, and pulled out the exhaust (full of water).

The last of the wheelhouse floor came out easily, but disconnecting the shaft looks as though it may take some persuasion from the angle grinder.

I located the motor hold down bolts and managed to loosen two of the four, the last two are in difficult to reach locations, but will have a better go at these later this week.

Port Side Paint Removed

Sunday 15 January 2017

The last of the paint on the exterior port side hull has been removed, now just the chalking and some oyster remnants below the water line. Have found a number of areas with some over chalking – inside edges of some boards have been “chiseled” down in the enthusiasm to get too much cotton/string in.

Stripping the Hull

Xmas 2016 – Its been a while since the last post – busy with work. Over this Christmas break I have been stripping down the hull, removing the layers of paint and cleaning out the caulking. Had some help from my daughter – she still managed to stay in contact with her friends!

More Trailer Stripping

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23rd October 2016

Continued stripping down the trailer – disassembled all parts, will need to replace the suspension, having trouble with one tire, noticed that one side of wheel nuts are a different size to the other side.

Winding gear OK just needs a new spring.

Have put on a coat of rust killer – only surface rust in some parts. Primer and top coats to come – that will be the next post.




Tender Trailer Stripping

October 17, 2016

While organizing the extraction of the motor from ANZAC I am working on the tender – currently not named. The trailer it comes on needs a re-paint so have started to clean and strip it down. Have loaded the grinder with a new disc and on with the cleaning.