In this episode of Sailing Nandji, we need to head to the hospital for a baby check up. With Nandji on the hard stand and the hospital in Penang a three hour drive away, we need to drive across Malaysia for our check up. To make things more challenging, Malaysia has implemented strict travel restrictions and is on a level of lockdown... With road blocks and police check points to navigate, this is a pregnancy we wont forget!
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, it is time to paint our interior. We want to brighten up the interior and bring a more modern feel to the space. We tried to keep the traditional building style by planking up areas of the boat, but adding a modern touch by painting areas white. We had sanded back all the other woodwork which will be varnished in the future. It is important to do a really good job on the bulk head as we have changed this from wood to now be white. Since this is the first thing you see when you enter down the companion way, it must be perfect with no imperfections. This takes a WHOLE lot of time. Hours of sanding and priming then repeat. With a great foundation the first coats of the top coat area applied and what a transformation!
In this weeks episode of Sailing Nandji, we have been busy making the interior look new and fancy with replacing the old carpet walls and installing woodwork slats to be painted. Our boats standing rigging is attached by through bolts of the ull and attached to thick stainless chain plates. These chainplates need to be removed so I can finish the wood interior. What a better time to do a rig inspection as we have never removed these bolts! Bonita gets in on the action too, even though she is 7 months pregnant, it is hard to keep that woman down! After all these years of sailing and fixing up Nandji as we go, we have nearly changed or replaced everything on Nandji, but yet Bonita still asks the question. Do you know what your doing???
In this episode of Sailing Nandji, I have been busy renovating the downstairs interior and came across some rot in the rear back bulk head. The best thing to do is rip it out and start again! Things always get worse before they get better and bashing in this rotted wood and removing the fibreglass was a dirty job, lucky Bonita never saw me do it! Replacing the old with fresh wood and fibreglassing it in, I decorated the inside with the strip planks to match the rest of the boat and when we paint it all next week, it will look amazing.
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