Dismounted sailing ship goes to Lieblingsdaycruiser


on hull & deck

A new deck hatch - The round must be in the square ;-)

The sawed base is laminated with epoxy resin

The original hatch has been valiant for 46 years. But it is not up-to-date, does not close well and does not let any light into the ship. The new hatch is from LEWMAR and

she is round. I sawed a 24 cm thick boat plywood board to the dimensions 60 x 60 cm. … More next weekt. ...

The hatch base is already primed with 2K primer and will later be painted together with the deck. The installation can only be done when the deck has been reworked.


The dried primer can be very well filled and sanded.

Before the deck can be sanded in the coming weeks, everything has to be removed bit by bit, which does not hinder the grinding and painting work.

Preparatory work outdoors.

... look like this ;-)

Today I sanded the paint with my orbital sander to the test. There are a total of 5 layers of paint appeared.

Warm up and work dry soon

... The pulpit and the pushpit have to go down.



Since the hull and the deck will be sandblasted in the coming week, everything that disturbs must be dismantled.

The 50-year-old rub rail is ramshackle and I simply flexed off all the screw heads and just pulled off the old molding. There was a lot of dirt behind the bar.


Seit gestern wird die Leisure gesandstrahlt und die Aussenarbeiten am Schiff nehmen nun die meiste Zeit ein. Das Schiff wird dann auch äußerlich wieder ganz frisch aussehen.


So, the varnish is  blown off and in the next step I have to fill in the osmosis and other damage in the gel coat. I let the boat dry again for now.


Of course, the grate has to get off the keels before they can be painted with epoxy primer (VC-TAR2). I got cleaning discs (see photo) for the Flex to grind off. Then I roughened the surface with a scrubbing disc so that the primer holds better.

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Unfortunately, I am currently unable to enter the heated shipyard as planned to begin the "stern extension" project. Therefore, the project is delayed a bit. Instead, the interior work in the salon continues.