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christian.hess 01-07-2014 09:23 PM

Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!
Thought some of you might enjoy hellish projects in beautiful scenery and weather

since up north it seems the next ice age is coming! jajaja

some of the stuff we have been doing over the last few months including ditching an engine, bulkheads, chainplates, rigging...blah blah blah

in pics:

more to come!


christian.hess 01-07-2014 09:37 PM

Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!
new forward stbd bulkhead and first layer of tabbing...

christian.hess 01-07-2014 09:44 PM

Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!
bare cabintop ready for some new vynil

yes I torqued all the backing plates, checked for leaks and tightened up some nuts and bolts...Ill be using white fake leather vyinil with 178th inch closed cell upholestery foam

Ill be using ash battens to tap into exisiting plywood crossbeams...

christian.hess 01-07-2014 09:51 PM

Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!
this is what 5 years so so of neglect does to wood in humid tropics...that anddeck leaks during rainy season:

thats whats left of my head closet and cabinet and main port bulkhead...

all is being replaced with soaked plywood and major tabbing....notice stainless arm for forward lower stay

after this bulkhead is installed its installing beefed up chainplates and new rigging stays with norsemans

then aft lower backing plates with new jumper stays to the hull!

christian.hess 01-08-2014 08:25 AM

Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!
basic deck view

what a mess, jajaja

christian.hess 01-08-2014 08:38 AM

Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!
last one for now

a pic of one of the chainplate holes Im filing away and beveling in order for the sealant and or butyl tape do a better job...Im enlarging them slightly so no sharp corners or bumps hit the chain plate and create stress cracks and Im also sealing them with epoxy first then beveling and filing again to shape...with my dremel and rat tail files.

notice that the deck is dry(yay) the wood itself, and if you have a good eye you can see the closed cell foam we used as a spacer between the top of the sealed bulkhead AND the cabin roof or top

tabbing will be added on both sides of chainplate, to the hull on the sides and the bottom has been reinforced too with glass and later on screws into the tabbing and bulkhead....

this HOPEFULLY will be much much stronger than original...tabbing was very very minimal on this pafrticular bulkhead this bulkead had a broken chainplate as it stretched beyond its limit due to water logged and damaged bulkhead


christian.hess 01-08-2014 08:46 AM

Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!
example of chain plate hole from above:

you can see the nice dry wood(this is key....if it were wet Id be in trouble)


Group9 01-08-2014 09:05 AM

Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!
Doing all of that on the hook? Not bad. :)

christian.hess 01-08-2014 09:10 AM

Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

MOORING but yeah a pain in the ass...but we have a friend with a nice honda genny...with all power tools needed like drills and sanders and even a shop vac

the tedious part is taking stuff to and from the boat

we just had a small volcano eruption in the east of the country and we had just rolled on the non skid gelcoat soooooooooooo ash is not a nice non skid ingredient soooooooooooooooooooooooo we will have to put on more gelcoat!

tis life

regarding that Im open to suggestions on what cheap non skid item like filtered sand I can paint on top of the gelcoat...basically the gelcoat is just a bottom primer...I need to add non skid as its VERY rubbed off at this point



christian.hess 01-08-2014 09:11 AM

Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Originally Posted by Group9 (Post 1285889)
Doing all of that on the hook? Not bad. :)

we did the toe rails on the hook too! jajajaja

now that was a massive job...but I left that to the workers...I wanted none of it! jajajajaa:D:D:D:D:D

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