A31/8 Trio of Playford
Tim Arnold writes:
Trio required quite a bit of work after being neglected under some trees in South Texas, accumulated leaves had allowed rain water to rot areas around aft cabin top and port cockpit seat, toe rails etc. She has been and is currently stored inside. Scroll down to see photos below.
Engine and interior trim and fixtures were removed for complete access.
Aft coach roof and cockpit areas were rebuilt as original with marine plywood and West System epoxy.
All interior surfaces including engine room, cleaned and coated with epoxy and two part paint.
New stainless steel water and fuel tanks replaced original rusted tanks.
Keels removed and hydraulic cylinders rebuilt. Keels treated and painted with rust inhibitor & anti-foul, re-installed with rubber gaskets at case bottom.
New worm shoe and skeg fitted and shaft bored, bottom faired and epoxy with anti-foul coating.
New mahogany toe rails fitted as original profile steam bent at bow. Deck faired and coated with two part lp primer paint.
Hull side repaired around starboard chain plate by vacuum bagged veneer and epoxy resin.
The engine is the Perkins 4-107 with controllable pitch gear. Not sure about this system, considered replacing with modern Hurth transmission. Engine reworked at a Perkins shop in Houston, occasionally turned over, needs some minor work to fuel lines to run correctly.
The rig is alloy mast and boom and had been finished with white Awlgrip coating, in good shape, stainless rigging, has jib and mainsail that would serve as pattern for new.
The interior cushions have been carefully stored and appear to be original with dark brown vinyl covers.
The boat comes with a manually operated anchor windlass, new Edson pedestal wheel steering equipment and other miscellaneous items.
Rudder is two piece alloy swing type.
The boat is on a 3 axle steel trailer built for the boat, needs some tires but adequate for transport.