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  • Esper Refit Week 23

Esper Refit Week 23

With the non-skid down the entire deck is now covered in 70s-pattered vinyl for protection. The remaining areas of Awlcraft have been buffed and polished, which means the painters have almost finished. Meanwhile, down below, three carpenters and two varnishers are cracking on with the cupboards, trim, floorboards and finally, the saloon table, which has a rather cool design feature. The swimming platform has to be sent to Hat Yai in order for it to be bent.

  • Esper Refit Week 22

Esper Refit Week 22

Sorry we're late. We said we were going to do something a little different this week... see the video clip for an update from both the UK and Thailand. Meanwhile, back in Turkey, guess who's back?

  • Esper Refit Week 21

Esper Refit Week 21

The osmosis treatment continues with West System 410 Microlight applied to the hull. Pong, head carpenter, begins the task of shaping the toe rail whilst trying to maintain the bend in the wood!

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