Thursday, 29 May 2014

Main Beam support, bedrooms and hallway update

The inner skin has now been removed in all the rooms, the main beam support has been sanded back, just the kitchen to do and we have exposed the beam in every room, the old bath room is now a thing of the past and is starting to evolve, Tino is starting to look more as she did as a working boat, shape wise, now we have uncovered previous owners attempts to readjust Tino's distinctive shape.



Main bedroom

Finley's Bedroom

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Bespoke Furniture

Now we have the interior under control it is time to start thinking about the rest of the furniture for the boat, the hallway floor has been taken up, Teak which will be resized and made into beds, the fitted wardrobes will be made from various parts of the boat, they are being painted white as there is alot of wood in the bedrooms to break it up the inner skin behind the beds will be painted a colour probably a lead colour, the beds will be modelled on the captain's bed in the wheel house a king size in the main bedroom and a single in Finley's room.

Bed side cabinet idea.

The wine boxes bought at the farmers auction are going to be drawers in two bed side cabinets, the carcass will be made from 3/4 "  ply.

First one made, look good just need to age the plyboard carcass.

Beds modelled on the Wheel house bed

Bespoke furniture by Messenger Bespoke Joinery and Furniture makers.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Rust treatment, wire brush and an angle grinder

Now all the pine planks covering the inner skin have been removed we set about removing the inner in order to damp proof and let her breath get rid of any trapped moisture, as previously stated we are damp proofing the whole boat, having seen first hand the damage caused by the rain fall from above it was a no brainer.

Where the planks are damp the nails are fixed rock solid, it is easier to using a saw with the blade cut down, precautionery measure we are working near the outer skin, so we don't want any mishaps, easily done, and remove in small sections, bag up as we go and in no time we have removed the rest of the inner skin, we have also done an exploratory on the engine room wall and the damage seems to be to the left of the engie room door as you look at it, we will still be removing the left hand side.

Both bedrooms clear.

The above photo is the exposed wall, you can just see what looks like a scaffold pole which runs the telecoms cables from the engine room to the kitchen and the bolts holding her together. While charging the batteries I ordered a few bits we needed one being a rust treatment called Vactan, a product recommended to me by a few people on the marina the plan being angle grind of the old paint and bolts and then treat the bolts and pole, if the pole is too far gone we will treat it and cover it up.

sanded not treated

Wood wire brushed, to get rid of any rot, and rust treated, could not be more pleased.

Dividing wall view, big difference going to look good, highly recommended Vactan, best prices on 5ltr bottles on Ebay.

While we have the inner skin it has been a perfect opportunity to get rid of any build up from 1971 until now between the beams and the inner skin, once ageain Screwfix and a Titan 40 ltr wet and dry vac, I didn't take pictures as I went along, as you can imagine it was not the cleanest of jobs, get a box of latex gloves if you are ever in this position is my advice, not nice but a good feeling when you know it is done, the vacum has a blow function when it gets blocked take the hose out and put in the blower and push the blockage out into a rubble sack hold the bag to the nozzle tight, the outside is being caulked and painted starting tomorrow so when the damp proof and new inner skin go on she should be more than good for a number of years to come, the electrical cables you can see will run along the beam in round metal conduit and boxes.

A good few days.

We attempted to take out the welded door but it is pinned from underneath so we are are going to clear a bit more and take it out when we have a few more hands, heavy is not the word.

After a clear up, wood treated all main beams cleared, we are back to some resemblance of order.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The Kitchen update june 2014

We finally have the resemblance of a ships kitchen, the backs, draws and runners need doing, this will all be done after the first fix plumbing is in place, which should be this weekend.

From this.

To this.

To this

To this

Allwoodwork by Messenger bespoke Joinery and furniture makers.

What a day...........................

The floors have now been raised, more photos as is of today in future posts, the bathroom will be a wet room with a sliding door.

As per previous post the hallway and bathroom joists are rotten, teak but rotten, probably unsalvagable, the floor joists all had a white fur growing up and around them, there was no option but to rip it all out, simple.......

No, probably one of the most testing days for both Danny and myself, not a pretty sight and not a nice job, filthy rotten wood, got it all out, cleaned the bilge which stunk, having said that sitting here now with the fan on and the dehumidifier doing their thing it is done, tomorrow is another day, learnt more about what not to do, so all in all, one of those days. we eventuallysucked the water out of the bath using a pump and a wet vac 40lt from Screwfix, very handy tool, I was hoping to have revived the 24v system in time, the room has now been cleaned and cleared all the 24v lights and switches have been taken of the wall, a blank canvas for a wet room and new staircase.

Airflow and extraction, moisture couldn't escape.

Leave it to dry out, start getting the welded door for the bedroom of the wall and start putting pen to paper, drawings for the wet room.

One very big positive one of the batteries is fully charged the second is on charge so looks like we will have a fully functional 24v system back on very soon.