Let down by DHL so my hatches are still in transit. That said have now completely scraped, ground, sanded and scrubbed the cockpit, thwarts, deck and bow tank. All this work revealed many repairs of CSM and polyester, probably more resin than would be optimal. No real worries though and feel the repairs will have been effective. Lots of effort in removing as many ‘sharps’ to allow for bare foot sailing.
Based on the inside I nervously examined the underside.
The Skeg area, last two inches of the brass protection broke off, plenty of gel coat damage but nothing major and no signs that the wooden core (I presume there’s a wood core) has been compromised.
About six inches of the first port chine has been damaged but the repairs done have protected the underlying structure. The starboard side has similar repairs to the bilge runner.
There is a lot of crazing to the hull but nothing of concern.
I will, depending on time, do minimal repairs to the outside of the hull.
So the inside is read to repair once I’ve given it time to dry.
Interesting project, and a labour of love I guess.
Never thought of it as a labour of love. Want a good strong cruising boat, can’t afford a newish one, building still adds up. This cost £360 and by completely stripping her down and building up I know everything is strong and get exactly what I want.