Now for the update most have been waiting for...
In my last post on the boat, I mentioned getting the floor peeled up on the port side.. Well I've also been slowly pecking away at a few small projects on the boat over the last few months..
Here's a few shots after getting the floor peeled up on the port side.. Also filled in the old lag bolt holes for the engine mounts with hardwood dowels epoxied into the stringers before remounting the rebuilt engine beds.. This will allow the engine mounting bolts to have fresh wood to bite into..
100_3025 by cc_john67, on Flickr
100_3024 by cc_john67, on Flickr
100_3023 by cc_john67, on Flickr
The rebuilt engine beds reinstalled..
100_3022 by cc_john67, on Flickr
Spent a weekend restoring the transom step and reinstalling it on the boat.. Used some 0000 brass wool with kerosene to polish out the chrome plated brass railing before a final buff with some Never Dull.. The teak step tread got cleaned, bleached and several coats of teak oil brushed on before being reinstalled with new matching stainless fasteners..
100_2958 by cc_john67, on Flickr
100_2959 by cc_john67, on Flickr
100_3016 by cc_john67, on Flickr
Had some nice weather one weekend and hauled the table saw out in the driveway to rip up some plywood for a set of new floor panels.. Brought the boat home this weekend to start fitting them before they get fiberglassed in for good..
Here's the new panels for the port side on their first trial fitting.. I still need to do a bit more grinder work in the boat for the rear panel to fit in place, but everything is looking good so far..
100_3021 by cc_john67, on Flickr
100_3020 by cc_john67, on Flickr
A few more nice weekends and I might have a new floor on the port side then I get to do the same thing on the starboard side before I can start reinstalling the engine and interior..