Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Anchor locker

The small bulkhead to store the anchor chain was rotten at the bottom no doubt through moisture sitting there for so long. After unscrewing the sampson post and pulling it through the deck I carefully cut down each side and removed the bulkhead.

This picture shows the delamination of the plywood and it was very soft. Lots of dried mud and sand fell out as I removed the bulkhead...

The new ply bulkhead shaped and sat in place prior to glassing in. I painted the chain locker with grey bitumastic.

The bulkhead fitted and now primed with all other wood and a trim of teak has been fitted across the top. I made an infill piece for the top and will allow it to be removed easily but it will hide the chain.

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