Monday, 23 April 2018

Nearly finished...!

Most of the list of Winter maintenance jobs are nearly finished and we're now looking to be back in the water around the 1st of May.

Latest work includes:

Sunday 15th April
Pressure wash the Wye Invader hull, refresh with Keel Black and remove weed hatch top to gain access and remove all the rust and old bitumen not removed last year. 

Friday 20th April
10.00am - Repaint hull with Keel Black, first coat time taken about 1hr 30 mins.
14.00pm - 2nd coat applied
16.00pm - Checked all the  coolant hoses and refilled the engine and swim tanks with anti-freeze, then started the engine and then run the engine up to temp, cleared the air locks out of the system and checked for leaks.
Saturday 21st April
10.00am - 3rd coat Keel Black applied.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The engine goes back in!

It's been a busy couple of weeks in between the good and the bad weather!

Friday 23rd March. Clean Engine Bay floor areas after grinding and sanding. Paint with Fertan Rust Converter to leave the surface ready for paint.

Saturday 31st March. ‘Wet’ flat all painted areas and wipe with panel wipe to remove the grease and damp because of low outside temperatures, paint with grey bilge paint then cover and leave to dry for a few days.

Friday 6th April. Repack Stern tube with fresh gland packing.

Saturday 7th April. Refit engine, replace the 2 forward engine mountings, 2 water (coolant hoses) from the engine to water expansion pressure tank and 2 water pump (coolant hoses ) to hot water tank for domestic use.

Sunday 8th April. Refit gear selector cable and throttle control cable, then start the engine and bleed fuel system and check for fuel leaks. Job not yet finished, waiting for antifreeze and some water hoses.