BLUE ZONE - no chicks !
Finally sorting out the pile at the pointy end, filled with useful stuff, it all needed sorting out, hence useful stuff can be located without using a crystal ball or a forked stick.
So Sammy and myself, went in heavy, armed to the teeth with crow bars and chisels, we laboured for hours , hacking out mangy old wood, there was no rust or rot, it was just OLD and paint just wouldn't make it right any more.
I opted to panel it with strips rather than solid boards, so we fitted some wooden ribs and then started glueing and nailing the timber strips to the back bones, it was fiddly work in the confines of the smallest room on the boat, but we did a good job.
Also had a visit from Simon for the weekend - As it was his Birthday we had a small celebration and a visit to the Spinnaker tower for a mug of tea - rude not too !
With all the panelling in, we painted the timbers with some high quality primer which was watered down with paint thinners to ensure it soaked well into the wood, then a few coats of top coat left to bake with the heater blowing on it over night.
Then we set about making the racks and shelves for the tools and ancillary equipment to sit on , the socket rails we bought in for my numerous socket sets, snap on would wince but it does the job
We added in a couple of LED lamps on the ceiling to make it a bit brighter in there and some eye bolts to lash things down like the spare timber and larger objects, I also robbed the elasticated netting off my motor bike.
Its all on shelves and clips , now i can find ANYTHING ...go on ask me where the 12 mm socket is, or a philips screw driver ... I dare you !