Esper Refit 18 – osmosis treatment with biaxial fibreglass

Applying boaxial fibreglass to the hull

The hull’s osmosis treatment is almost complete as the double layer of biaxial is applied. Pong’s finishing up on the woodwork and the painters are covering Esper in a spider’s web in preparation for her top coat.

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More Splashes of Colour

The two carpenters had some fun with the coloured laminate this week.

Wilson Art purple laminate

Tui starts playing with the purple laminate

If you remember we’re putting it up in the heads, green on the back wall and purple on the forward one.

Wilson Art purple laminate in boat heads / toilet

Forward wall in the heads

For some reason, however, Ton decided to put some more orange laminate across the top of the galley. No one told him to do this but it looks good anyway so we’ve decided to keep it.

Wilson Art laminate in the boat galley

Ton’s work in the cabin is complete. Here you can see a detail of the curved wall with vertical-running veneer, a section underneath with horizontal veneer and the back wall, also with horizontal veneer.

Vertical and horizontal veneer

Tui was tasked with creating curved corners above the engine. This is in keeping with the original design and of course means that accidents are minimised in rough weather, should you catch yourself on the corner.

Section showing an unfinished corner and the masking tape for the electricians indicating the LED light locations

Section showing an unfinished corner and the masking tape for the electricians indicating the LED light locations

A completed corner, with vertically-running veneer

A completed corner, with vertically-running veneer

Companionway Ladder Completed

Pong has now completed the new companionway ladder and it looks good!

Stainless steel companionway ladder with teak steps

Stainless steel companionway ladder with teak steps

Almost Ready For Painting

The painters are twiddling their thumbs. This week they finished off preparing the top sides and have placed a network of string all around the boat, ready for the clingfilm ‘shed’.

A string network around the boat

Mounting The Pacific Plus Windpilot

Finally, we mounted the Pacific Plus Windpilot back onto the transom so the stainless guys can start measuring up the swimming platform.

Pacific Plus Windpilot and network of string around the boat

Pacific Plus Windpilot and network of string around the boat

What’s Next?

Top coat on the top sides!





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