This summer, I tackled the chainplate knees on the opposite side of our Bristol 26. There were two knees on this side–one for the upper shroud, and one for the aft lower shroud. The forward knee is in the locker across from the head. It looks like it’s in much better shape, so I can […]
This spring, I removed relocated, and resealed a lot of the deck hardware using butyl rubber. While I had the hardware off, I also took the opportunity to seal up the balsa core around each hole. I was surprised that most of the holes in the deck weren’t sealed with epoxy–even the ones that were drilled at the factory. Luckily, I didn’t find too many spots where the core was damp.
In Part 2, I finish rebuilding the shelf and Chainplate knee, and make a new chainplate for our Bristol 26 sailboat.
We found some hidden surprises (i.e. lots of work) when we removed the carpet from the cabin walls of our Bristol 26.
The first thing I did to our boat was replace the original seacocks which were all frozen open.