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Final paint details

posted Jan 19, 2017, 12:27 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 12:28 PM ]

Graham Wright writes: 

'Peter Hill has been on a roll the last couple of weeks as it was he who suggested navy blue on the gunwale and bump strip and a white stripe between for the Montagu Whaler
The result is brilliant and a good compromise with the traditional Atlantic Gray, just look at the photos.  In my time this is first joint project with the LBT and WBC and many friendships have been made and Monty is the result.'

 Pics from Graham Wright

Battleship grey

posted Jan 12, 2017, 2:51 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 12:24 PM ]

The team are hard at work (well, you can tell from the picture) getting the last coats of paint on, and 'Monty' will have an unofficial launch in the next fortnight to give time for the timbers to take up and be ready for the Raid.  As far as the colour scheme is concerned, plan is to go with traditional grey, but with white and blue highlights around the rubbing strip and gunnel.

 Pics from Graham Wright

The turning

posted Dec 29, 2016, 2:01 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Dec 29, 2016, 2:04 PM ]

Work on the outside of the hull is largely complete and 'Monty' has been turned over.  Now for the interior.

New centre plate

posted Dec 17, 2016, 6:21 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Dec 17, 2016, 6:21 PM ]

The old centre plate had almost rusted away, but this new one, fashioned from steel donated by Apco Engineering, should do the job nicely. 

The waterline, then the vinyl primer, then the antifoul

posted Dec 15, 2016, 8:04 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Dec 15, 2016, 8:04 PM ]

All going like clockwork (with Johnno busily winding the spring).

Next coat of paint

posted Dec 13, 2016, 5:24 AM by Posts Editor

Looks like we are going to have a white boat.

Some strengthening

posted Dec 13, 2016, 5:21 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 5:21 AM ]

Johnno gets some reinforcement in around the centre plate.

The Shoe

posted Dec 7, 2016, 2:17 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Dec 10, 2016, 2:12 PM ]

Johnno gets a sacrificial shoe attached to the keel.

Undercoat goes on the 'Monty'

posted Dec 6, 2016, 10:28 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Dec 6, 2016, 10:28 PM ]

After weeks of patching and filling and sanding by the team lead by Johnno, an exciting day yesterday: first outside undercoat went on.  There is still debate about what colour it should end up:  one school says stick to some variation of traditional battleship grey.

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