Maintenance 2015 ( Dec 2015 - May 2016)

Main projects included complete refurbishment of the Hyland windless, pump and control valves, Gularis was used as a test bed for products of Charles Hyland and retains a number of his patented products so great care was required during the removal refurbishment and reistallation, I don't think this had been in working order since the early 70s so we were delighted to restore this full working order.

All external paint & varnish work prepared and repainted.antifouling removed and a coat of Primacon applied before new antifouling, further wiring modifications, new section fitted to top of stem post (after long overdue removal of stemhead fitting.)

Internal work included galley roof repainting as saloon & wheelhouse - a very time consuming job! and guaranteed to give you a stiff neck.. Some handrail stanchions removed and re-fastened, engines serviced, main fuel tanks cleaned, most lighting now converted to LED (P.S. an exellent product available from 'Targa Lighiting' basicly a small section of extruded aluminium profile that you can cut to the required length, fit 12V LED tape inside cut to length (warm white) and slide in a neat frosted cover so that you don't see the dots of light from the tape, works well in engine room, galley under shelving, and awning etc)

Bilges cleaned and repainted, a few topside splines repaired, awning replaced.

 
Maintenance 2013 ( Dec 2013 - May 2014)

Work completed winter 13/14 included all external paint work, saloon roof (inside) was repainted and as with the wheelhouse roof considerable time was required in preparation of the match board roof, other saloon paintwork was the deck undersides and an area that had been painted at some point, was restored to its original varnished finish.

The topside splines repaired in 2011/12 remained in excellent condition so a number of additional sections received more of the same attention.

The Isotherm cold box unfortunately had to be replaced and the old bait locker that accommodated it modified, also electrically - alarm strobe lights replaced with units as used in unmarked police car grills these are very bright, durable and a lot more noticeable than a basic bell box strobe. + Lighting in engine room improved.+ New mast head antenna fitted + mast completely rewired & wiring back to wheelhouse panel replaced (using Bulgin connectors including 50 ohm coax on deck connections)

Gularis's 9' tender also soaked up quite a bit of time with repairs & repaint.

All winter covers replaced with a better (fire retardent) fabric.

A new arrangement for the fresh water tank breather was fitted, engines serviced, fuel tanks drained.

 

Maintenance 2013 (Afloat - ashore maintenance planned Dec 2013 - May 2014)

Work done afloat since May 2012 has included fitting a alarm system, after a fair amount of research into the various systems available a British made 'Monitor' (Nautilarm) unit was chosen. The system as well as its alarm functions is able to provide information by text such as position, bilge levels, battery bank monitoring, shore power status, and the ability to switch a number of circuits remotely, a hands free phone is also included. Fitting took quite a while mostly due to the difficulties of discreet installation in a 1930s boat, however the system has performed perfectly and the back up telephone support from the dealer (Myerchin UK 01305 251971 ) was first class.

.. Maintenance 2011 (December 2011 - May 2012)

This winters work included replacement of galvanized rubbing strips (loss of galvanizing was making it very difficult to keep rust at bay!) with brass convex, refurbishment of the Francis Searchlights and other re-chroming, all exterior paint & varnish work, internal work included wheelhouse match board roof refurbishment and the heads had a complete re paint. Galley taps replaced as was the water heater. External work also included the replacement of a number of topside splines (using west system products to reset splines) Final section of rewiring completed.

 
Topside spline repairs
Galvanised Rubbing Strip Replacement
 
 
Hull work finally completed
Refurbishment of the Francis Searchlights
Wheelhouse roof refurbishment
 
.. Maintenance 2009 (January 09 - May 10)
Winter 2009 / 2010 maintenance included all external paintwork / extended winter cover made / deadwood keel all old paint removed / Re-chromed parts / lighting & electrical work / aft deck refurbished / Both keelcoolers had to be refurbished as they were leaking, unfortunately a number of gland nuts had broken and the tubes could not be removed,it was decided to remove the complete units including the manifolds and fairings,this allowed the hull behind the units to be accessed and this area was taken back to the wood and repainted. Finding replacement parts for the newage keelcoolers (tube / gland nuts / and seals) proved impossible, and apart from the admiralty brass tube, the gland nuts & seals had to be made.
     
.. Maintenance 2007 (January 07 - May 08)
2007 / 2008 maintenance continued in Leicester with repairs to the hydraulic pipe work and new drive coupling for the hydraulic pump on the port engine, The 240V shore power installation was completely replaced and the fresh water tank was removed and re furbished. A winter cover was made that could be supported by an aluminium beam; this beam has a kader track to accept the covers and is fixed by using the existing cat davit and mast tabernacle. All external paintwork completed, Baby Blake toilet re built. / Cooker replaced as all burner taps leaked, 75% gas pipes replaced and tested, gas alarm installed.
       
....Maintenance 2006 (December 06 - April 07)
Winter 2006 / 2007 maintenance included all external brightwork taken back to wood & re varnished /all paint work renewed, water line and boot topping reset with laser level / all fittings removed and re finished as required / window glass replaced / seating, flooring, drapes, replaced and one berth aranged to converted to a double