So we ripped it all out and found a lot of very flakey rust under it, ground that back, then Glenda treated it with Fertan rust converter, painted that with red oxide and then painted the gunnels with matt black.
At the same time we took the old bottom sheets off and will fit the new bottom sheets using waterseal-treated oak instead of the pine batten.
|The rotten deckboards have been removed, revealing the equally rotten support beams and the very rusty welldeck above the water tank|
|Just a little bit knackered!|
|A mess, where do you start?|
|The water tank, complete with leaking filter and pump|
|On the left is the filler pipe for the water tank!|
|Grinding away the rust and crap (photo by Glenda)|
|Hey! We've got a new (old) figurehead 'Usain Boat' (photo by Glenda)|
|After much dust and rust up my nostrils and a lot of work by Glenda, we even fixed the leaks, but then put my foot through the floor! HoHum ;o)|