Wednesday, January 23, 2008
It's Helyn week here at nbWarrior
As we bring you another exciting instalment in the adventures of a little GRP cruiser. Today Jim decided that we might as well go the whole hog and took the floor up. There was a little water underneath (we think rain that came in through a poorly sealed deck fitting) but considering no one had looked under there for probably thirty seven years, not bad at all. The GRP has been finished on the inside, and doesn't appear to have suffered any damage, and cleaned up a treat.
The ply floor also will be fine to go back after a bit of an airing - there's no damage to it so presumably the wetness was of very recent origin.
You can see how nice and rigid the hull is*. We put this down to it having been made in the days before the existence of computer programmes that can tell you the very minimum thickness you can get away with.
*Well, perhaps you can't actually see it, but it is.