Leisure 22 Sailing Yacht Gaia


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Leisure 22 Sailing Yacht 'Gaia' - Initial refit

Outboard bracket and ladder

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The existing outboard bracket was damaged and the boarding ladder was badly corroded so we decided to fit new ones after the repainting was completed rather than refit the old ones.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:07

Skin fittings

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An important part of making the boat water tight again was refitting and sealing all the skin fittings under the water line we removed as part of the cleaning up the hull for repainting.

As all the original skin fittings were in quite a mess and the cockpit drains did not have valves to allow them to be turned off in the event of a burst pipe we decided to replace most of the skin fittings with new ones for both safety and cosmetic reasons.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:11

Sea cocks

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Originally not all the skin fittings below the water line had valves, and as such fitting new sea cocks with valves seemed like a very good idea. The existing gate valves (similar to the household twist round type) did not allow you to see at a glance whether they are in the on or off position so replacing them was a priority for safety reasons.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:09

Repaint hull, work in progress and finished job

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Repainting the boat after stripping off all the red paint involved more than just starting painting it the new colour, first all the small and not so small dents in the surface of the hull needed to be filled. so the finished paint job would look as good as possible. 

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:20

Cleanup the keels

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When the boat was hauled out of the water and washed down it was quite apparent that there was quite a lot of surface rust on the keels and as such it would be a good idea to clean them up and seal them against further corrosion before putting the boat back in the water.

Picture of the boat sitting in yard

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:12
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