Friday, 20 September 2019

Removing rust from the well deck

A number of historic boats arrived at Tipton today, among them Bittel ...

… and Trent.

I started to tackle a job I had been putting off for too long: the rusty well deck. The main culprit was the hard rubbery matting with small feet. These had quickly worn through the paint and caused the deck to rust. I removed as much of the flaky rust as I could, finding that an old knife was the best tool for this.

At Crick a couple of years ago I bought a Tercoo Roatating Blaster attachment for an electric drill. I tried this, but it couldn't cope with the severity of the layers of rust.

When I had had enough of scraping I Fertanned the whole area. We'll see what it's like in the morning.

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