Greetings web fans and those interest in the Snapdragon 27 Yacht.
I spent Sunday in the shed taking measurements and stripping of more deck items; rails, pushpits, pulpit, and some of the items in the locker.
I found a rather dangerous bodged bilge pump pipe. It had a Y splitter in it and one of the inputs had just been blocked with a rag held by a jubilee clip!!! Imagine if I was taking on water and tried to empty the bilges with the incoming water just going in circles!
I also removed the existing side loading gas locker. The drain for the gas was not all downhill. The pipe had a slight loop in it as you can see in the photo which would hold gas! I am going to build a new gas locker to current regulations.
If you are following with interest regarding Antifoul stripping methods I have received a tin from International last week kindly donated by them to help with my studies. I hope to do the test in two weekends time when i have both the Saturday and Sunday free.
I'm trying to integrate this blog with my one on the main project site at www.goodtarp.com so that I have to write the blog once and not have to cut and paste it between the two
|Sat in the starboard locker unbolting the Pushpit|
|RATHER DANGEROUS! The bilge pump had a Y connection in it and this is how one hose had been filled!|
|Old Diesel Tank and Side loading gas locker.|
|Exhaust Output to Stern|
|Deck Stripping Underway|