17 April 2019

Project 'DNF' - No.5 Refit

An exhausting time today - in fact all the bits acquired yesterday, meant that we could build the pipework for the exhaust!.  Various bits had to be made, like a support bracket for the silencer and retention of the pipe stack at the top of the cab.  Then a lower support, hull affixed, to take the weight of the vertical pipe.  There is some debate as to whether the top of the exhaust is too high for  the bridges, but it is easier to shorten things, then extend them!
lsewhere and later in the day, with the metalwork in a warm state due to prolonged sunshine, we were able to apply the second coat of deck paint.  This tends to touch dry quite quickly, although can take a few days to fully harden.  
We don't plan to be working on the boat until next Wednesday, but do plan to be injecting bodily fluids into the engine, radiator and hydraulics.  Getting very close now to turning the key.  Exciting times for the team.