Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Recent work

Another haul out.

Work completed:

1.  New head fitted.
2.  Cabin side ports fitted.
3.  Antifoul and topsides paint.
4.  New scuppers added towards stern.
5.  Fuel tank cleaned out.
6.  Butt blocks added and seams re-caulked to fix leak.

Out she comes.

Hempels antifoul not working terribly well.  This has grown since September last year, so that's less than six months.

Routered out the rebates for the ports.

Butyl rubber at the ready.

Butyl wrapped around safety glass, and glass pressed into rebate.

 Four ports fitted.

Leaky seams towards the transom repaired by adding some butt blocks to reduce flexing.

And back in she goes.

A local cormorant on my neighbour's boat.

Launch of Fair Maid in 1951

Recently supplied by John Gaunt from his collection.

This is in Freshwater Bay, not far from where she was built.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Fair Maid in the 'fifties

From John Gaunt's collection of personal photos, kindly scanned for me.

Friday, 27 July 2018


Fair Maid is back in the water where she belongs.

All fixed up.  Antifoul was tidied up prior to launch.

In she goes...

And doesn't she fly at half throttle with a clean bottom!

Resting at her mooring.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Haul-out Update

Prop shaft drilled and tapped for zinc, engine started - had an issue with the starter motor, so had to pull it out, test it, grease the solenoid shaft, and re-fit it. Also got some topcoat paint on the transom repair, between rain showers...

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Top sides painted

And planks at transom screwed in and caulked, with some epoxy filler for fairing.