Mason Bay

The rebirth and conversion of a New Zealand fishing boat-and maybe her further adventures. Other boats and observations will happen from time to time.....

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mason Bay 20

While ribbing work progresses in the engineroom, I replaced the badly fitted floor up forward with a completely new one,kept the original copper keelbolt and rethreaded. New butt block fitted on starboard (the planking there was butted on the floor!) Used long bronze screws and a couple of bronze dumps. Also started removing deck beams forward to refurbish-much easier in the bench! One neede 2 new ends scarffed one as the steel bolts had scunged up the ends.The white filler on the top of the beams is vynalester filler in the old steel nail holes-I got about 50% out the rest broke off and are now punched down-sorry but have to be pragmatic sometimes---forgive me!.......Also featured is A small wiorkboat 105 years old former Auckland harbour board workboat-A friend has bought it.....

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