Sunday, May 22
by Administrator on Sun 22 May 2011 05:52 PM BST
Antifouling is a disgusting job, not for the fashion conscious
April was one of the best months of weather we have had for years. May, traditionally one of the best, has been one of the worst, with gales, hail, rain and biting winds.
No matter, the refurbishment of Ensay Mist, the 1975 Westerly Centaur, has been continuing apace. Among the million-and-one tasks we've completed, she now has a completely new interior with all her cupboard doors having been stripped and varnished and new runners fitted. She has new seat cushions with new foam and covers and new matching curtains.
She also has a bespoke slide-away chart table for the first time and a matching bespoke dining table. Her new instrument panel, which holds the GPS, DSC radio and log, has seen the electrics also refurbished to ensure the instruments talk to each other properly.
She also has a new bespoke saloon table at which we hope to enjoy many a dram.
Outside, her hull has changed from red to blue. The hull was stripped and cleaned and after four undercoats, four topcoats of International Toplac have been applied. Her teak rubbing strakes have been stripped and repaired and coated in teak oil.
Last weekend the old antifoul was wet-sanded and a coat of new antifoul applied. Another coat will go on before she heads to her west-coast mooring in a fortnight.
There is much to do in the last few days. Come back soon for more updates.
Bespoke chart table and instrument panel