MV FLYING FISH
MV FLYING FISH
||Make her look pretty again! To rejuvenate this tired old motor vessel that required stripping back to the gel coat, prepping, priming and respraying. To also fabricate new reinforced flooring sections in the wheelhouse area and design/draft new trim pintles for the outdrive unit ready for re-fabrication.
||Director of Operations | Project Manager | Restorer. I was responsible for all works from inception to completion. The deck areas had significantly deteriorated along with multiple layers of non slip peeling away and cracking. The works had to be scheduled in sequence with all spray works being completed prior to the non-slip being masked out and repainted. I was principally responsible for all preparation works including all masking and final finishing.
||With the previous coatings being unknown it was decided that all of the old paint was to be removed prior to applying a base primer to prevent any chemical reaction occurring. With multiple paint layers to deal with, curved surfaces, and areas that required intricate detail, preparation tools had to be “fabricated on-the-go” in order to access all areas, most of which had to be carried out by hand. Working in the confines of a hanger posed various challenges, one of which was moving around the vessel which required staging to be erected to allow an effortless flow of works to resume. Working with paints, sanding materials and powered machinery can all be hazardous without the correct understanding of the job in hand and of course, the appropriate PPE.
||Project completed. The owner was overwhelmed with the results