Been busy with other things but when possible done as much as I can with boat. Full set of printable window frames
, windscreen and portholes
printed or ready to be printed. Re bushed rudder
fixing which worked out pretty well. Made new floors on bottom of boat. Repaired all holes and depression in bottom of hull. Got roofs to fit properly, in process of making new roof parts
for fixed part of front cab. Fitted beading around edge of deck, made adjustable motor mount
so hopefully when experimenting with various type and sizes any will fit.
By far the most difficult work has been to try and get a nice surface to spray
on. Holes not a problem, dents not a problem but all the scratches
small dents and blemished in the wood has been a real pain. Too shallow to fill I ended up paint
ing thick layers, filling highlighted areas sanding
back practically to wood, paint
ing again and repeating several times whilst allowing paint
to dry for 10 days in between. Time consuming but its almost there now with the hull anyway. Top needs more work but that's relatively small areas to work with.
Tryed to keep cost down using what I have available etc but another boat that size in that condition I think another method such as fibreglass
will be seriously considered.