Rogue Wave is finally back in the water following damage control repairs caused by the runaway floating footpath. Whilst on the hard I managed to smash through a lot of other jobs in the great weather however failed to make a dent on many others! Here are some pics to fill you in on progress.
The bearings 'grow' slightly as they can absorb water.
|Same bearing machined for clearance and fitted, waxed and then installed in a wet epoxy mix. Additional marine ply rings make up the bearing carrier and the bearing secured by two set screws to prevent any rotation.|
|Bow repairs look good. I did not expect a perfect match for 30 year old gelcoat so it will do until I get the urge to paint her during retirement.|
|Step 1 remove all the bits. Old laminex was in good condition so a few repairs and a good sand was all that was required|
|Burmese teak fiddles and Tasmanian Oak trim. New bi-fold cooker cover works a treat and just need to make a heat cover to protect it when raised.|
|One coat of gloss varnish to make cleaning a tad easier. A second coat will go one when I do the rest of the cabin....one day!|
|Just about done and ready to fire up the cooker for a christening dinner with Relle.|