|Removing the rotting hand rails to reveal more rot below|
|The chimney collar has been removed, and plugs made to fill the chimney hole and bolt holes. The first side has had a layer of liquid rubber, the geo-textile tape applied and the liquid rubber on top.|
|Upstands and corners were also treated to rubber / geo-textile tape|
|Started using a roller but preferred to use a brush as I progressed.|
|The frame, runners and board around the rear hatch was all badly rotted, I used a piece of scrap mahogany (with the castle painting) the oak on the sides and for the tapered wedge-shaped runners.|
|The first light coat of liquid rubber was rollered on.|
|After the first thick coat of liquid rubber, we had to rush to beat the heavy rain which had been forecast.|
|The upstands on the workshop skylight.|
Now this is an expensive experiment, aimed at nipping in the bud, the incessant leaks in the hope of stopping the rot.
We are heading out, for three weeks, on the river with our neighbours John & Rita. When we return we'll give her another thick coat of rubber then leave it until spring to give it the final coat, which we'll cover with a membrane which we hope will be paintable.