Category Archives: Ariel Refit
Evening sail with Alan Leddy
A beautiful evening sail with Alan who is great company and a handy photographer. Great conversation, lovely sunset and an enjoyable sail, oh and great pictures.
2016 Season Opened
Boat launched and taken in a shakedown sail.
Donal and Geariod cruise the Mulditch Bank.
On a Sunny September the two young men cruised the Mulditch Bank. While the sun was out we had 14 knots of breeze form the south, along with a south running tide this made for a grand wind against tide … Continue reading
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Ariel of Greystones finally launched
The rudder was stripped down. I also stripped the tiller fitting and had it hot dipped. The rudder was made from layers of marine ply and is still in good shape. I stripped back to clean wood and sealed with … Continue reading
Mast Step and Forward Bulkhead
The mast step was sealed in polyester and glass matting, and while looked OK it had a hollow sound when tapped. I opted to replace the mast step too. As the forward bulkhead was bonded to the mast step this … Continue reading
Cockpit Sole and Floor Boards
The original sole was marine ply sitting on what I think was Douglas floor boards. Both were showing plenty of signs of decay. As I had committed to replacing the keel band the floors need to be removed to assist … Continue reading
Keel Band Replacement
The new keel band is fabricated out of 4mm 316 stainless steel. I made a new bobstay fitting too. The band will be fixed with new 8mm CSK machine screws backed with a length of 50mm x 4mm 316 stainless … Continue reading
As the keel band was heavily rusted, it needs to be replaced at sometime so why not now as i have the ballast out. It was bedded in with denso tape and as horrible as it is to work with … Continue reading