Matilda spent the entire month of February on the hardstand at Pangkor Island Marina being spruced up. She had her hull completely sanded back to mostly fiberglass. She then had 2 coats of epoxy barrier coat painted on. Followed by 2 coats of epoxy primer: Safe Guard and then 3 coats of anti foul. Plus an extra coat on her points, being her bow, front of the keel and on the front facing of the rudder. Her topsides have been polished so they shine like glass and her water line green stripe has been given a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint. Once being splashed back in the water and tied up to the 'fuel dock', she was washed and polished all over. All back to beautiful and ready for her trip up to Penang, Malaysia.
|From that to this.|
|Head quarters for the yard boys - always a hive of activity.|
|Marina Island Jetty complex. Loads of shops here to shop and eat.|
|The under cover area.|
|Not sure what the purpose of the tanks on pillars are for, but they are very colorful. Pangkor Island is in the back ground.|
|Our bus for 5 hours from the airport. Huge comfortable seats that fully reclined!|
|The yard dog: Diana. She was always coming over for a pat and checking on everyone.|
|Some tasty treats from Aeon - yes they were delicious.|
|Newly polished prop, new rope cutter, new shaft anode all on the newly straightened prop shaft.|
AJ Harware. AJ is your contact: +60123229868. We bought all our anti fouling and most supplies off AJ.
Bulat for stainless steel and other works: 0182752834. Bulat did our anchor bash plate.
Mr Chan - Straits Marine Engineering Sdn. Bhd.: 0125162989. Mr Chan straightened our prop shaft and did various other repairs for us.
Islam at Islam Yacht Services: 0142141913. Islam's team removed most of our old anti foul (a rotten job for them in the heat and humidity, but did a sensational job).
Prestige Marine Services: Contact Jimmy or his wife Audrey +60195741308. We went to Jimmy to buy hard to get epoxy's, buffing pads, incredible polish and waxing products. Jimmy and his wife are extremely knowledgeable. Jimmy and his team amongst other jobs paint hulls, and one day when we have the money, he is our man. The job they do is simply incredible. Their paint jobs look like glass.
Lee Electrical: 0125231927. For every thing electrical!
Koay Brothers Hardware: 056851212. for bits and pieces.
Finnscrew for our prop. Contact is Pekka: 0195701737.
2 ringgit shop - (near the 4 ways before you turn left to go to Jimmy's). for cheap brushes, buckets and cloths.
|AJ & his Uncle with Bruce outside their family business.|
|One of Bulat's workers putting on our stainless steel bash plate for the anchor.|
|Jimmy, his wife Audrey with their boys and Bruce out the front of the their family owned shop: Prestige Marine Services.|
|Bruce & Pekka looking at a newly made propeller ready to be shipped out.|
|Bruce reattaching the prop shaft. Working in tight spaces is never easy.|
|Bruce enjoying his Tiger Beer. He is dog tired and wasn't to impressed with me taking this photo.|
All our running around was made easier in the first couple of weeks by securing a hire car. This time we had a Cube car and it was very reliable.
Here is a sequence of photos from haul out to splash in....in total 4.5 months on the hard stand. Hull work took 28 days. Bruce went through 3 pairs of work boots (thongs haha) and 5 sets of work clothes which we just threw out once the job was done.
|Out of the water.|
|Islam's boys working hard.|
|A bare hull, ready for work.|
|Mixing the epoxy resign to fill in some gouges made by the removal of the anti foul with the scraper or grinder.|
|Mixing the epoxy fairing resin for the water line.|
|Water line being being tied into the hull line.|
|We had 10 supports in total, we could only release 2 at a time. This is the first coat under 2 supports of the epoxy barrier coat.|
|First of many coats. This is the epoxy barrier coat going on.|
|2 coats of epoxy barrier coat.|
|2 coats of grey epoxy tie coat done!|
|The final coat of anti fouling.|
|The happy crew ready to pick up Matilda.|
|Yard boys getting Matilda ready to be picked up by the Sea Lift.|
|The boss 'James Khoo' minutes after one of the boys noticed a hydraulic hose had blown out.|
|The team inspecting the blown hydraulic hose.|
|And the polishing begins.|
|One very polished hull.|
|Final coat of the waterline.|
|Pulling the tape off the water line - a happy man.|
If your reading this James, Ruz & co - we really do thank you for everything.
|Ruz, Miss Wong and Akina in side the Pangkor Marina Office.|
|Bruce with James beside the Sea Lift.|
|A very happy man!|