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Refit of my WB 120
« on: July 28, 2015, 06:36:03 PM »
Hello,

I have started to refit the WB 120. After a detailed evaluation of structural condition I had to ascertain a lot of more optic defects, but also some serious ones.

The tabernacle is too small for the housing and maladaptive. Overcoming  and sharp edges on the top and the front generates risk of injury. I will built a new one made of stainless steel.

Because of rotten plywood I  dismantled the bulwark. Behind the bulwark I found significant osmose beside the cabin outer walls.

Bullseyes are installed careless with lots of silicone and halved flange plates.

Lots of holes have been made for fitting installations and afterwards have been filled with acrylic polymer.

Between the centre-boards the hull had contact to a stone or something else, varnish and GRP shows typical damages.

The first step now was to  dismantle all parts from the hull and start to renew  surface and varnish of the hull. That means to sand, fill in, sand, prime, sand, coat and polish... a lot of entertaining!

I will comment on.
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Actual state Refit of my WB 120
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2015, 07:38:37 AM »
Good morning,

with the end of the summer I find time to go on with the refit of WB 120 "VROUW KIRSTEN". I have started with the hull, lots of hours grinding the old anti-fouling. After that I have applied a primer, then started to putty a lot of holes in the resin.
I found a lot of places where the old anti fouling was painted directly on the resin, not very useful. Especially within the  motor shaft it looked pitiful.
Please find some photos below to show the steps of my work:

Kind regards

Gerold
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Ongoing refit of my WB 120
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 01:36:26 PM »
Hello,

just have seen, WB 114 "BASTA" is still for sale in Netherlands.

Now, I go on with my WB 120 to renew her. After finishing the regeneratioon of the fuselage I go on with the top deck. Grinding the whole surface and looking for damages or weak Points. My first impression is, the GRP is in very good condition.

Lots of smaller an bigger holes from earlier installations have to be closed and some installations will be modified.
Below the baseboard I found rotten Wood and a lot of silicone.
A log has been installed, but will be replaced by a depth finder, as I see more useful for this small ship.

I will go on and will Report.

Gerold


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Thoughts about the bulwark
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 07:28:25 PM »
As I wrote the bulwark of my WB was rotten and useless. Now I am thinking about the new one. As I see there have been three different designs used at the WBs: Some have been made of solid Teak, very nice but difficult to assemble and to install. Some others have been made of marine ply in combination with a solid Teak chair rail. On my WB a two layer system, back side marine ply, front side GRP cover, was installed.
My question is: Does anyone have a dimensional drawing or sketch of the bulwark? Does anyone have experience with an alternative construction or solution?
One of my ideas is to reduce the length of the bulwark to the edges of the cabin, another one is to replace the width from one part to a combination of two smaller ledges superimposed upon each other.

What do you think about that?

Any ideas are very welcomed!

Greetings

Gerold
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Re: Refit of my WB 120
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 11:26:36 PM »
Hi Gerold

I don't have any immediate answer to your last question but I couldn't see any responses to any of your posts. Maybe there are some replies and I've not yet figured how this site works  as I've only used it a bit but I thought I'd say "hi" anyway  :)

Hope you keep posting progress reports and pics so I can learn more about the boat I acquired 12 months ago. I did pull off some of the worst-state woodwork  last winter and applied numerous layers of varnish but , as the bulwarks were in reasonable condition (and the sun came out) , I put it back together and spent the rest of year sailing it  :D

I'll be bringing it home soon and will probably attack the bulwarks, among other things, this winter.

Look forward to watching WB120s  restoration.

Regards
Ken



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Tabernacle and some news
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 09:22:31 AM »
Hello Ken,

thank you for your comment, I have seen some people reading my posts and I am glad about it.
Actual I am still working at the hull, refurbish the painting and the baseboard.
Last week I have ordered additional parts for the nautical equipment: the new ICOM VHF M423G, LED navigation lights a.s.o. For the hull new brass bulleyes and a brass exhauster.
Additional a new tabernacle is in construction. I still have the original drawing from Eric, made of teak. Dscussing it with some friends an alternative combination of stainless steel covered with teak seems to be better, but then I decided to make a complete new construction basing to 6 mm brass ( CuSn6) as a corrosion resistant material which is much more compatible to the character of the WB and as strong as stainless steel. I use a Autocad system to create the construction and will cut the parts first from wood to check the design dimensions direct at the hull.
I hope to finish the work at the GRP until end of november and could start working at the interior and reinstall all hang on parts.
By the way, the call sign of VROUW KIRSTEN is DH6377, just got the official certificate.

If I have new photos I will go on with reporting.

« Last Edit: November 22, 2015, 07:26:14 PM by VROUW KIRSTEN »
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 05:53:23 PM »
Hi there,

WB 120 is going on! Actual I am at the last steps of repainting the deck. First I thought "easy doing!" but I had to learn nothing is as easy as it looks at the beginning. Large amounts of silicon residues required sand off the hull again an again, cleaning the surface with solvent and apply a thin epoxy layer. At least 7 times of this heats have to be done.

I do not like silicone, not at all on a boat. But the pre-owners seem to have a close link to this hellish stuff.  :o

Looking on other Winklebrigs I found the round bulleyes in the front side fit and proper. But at least my minister of finance denied any support  8)

Next week I will make some new photos.

Bye

Gerold
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The story still goes on - WB 120
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 03:34:10 PM »
Hello to you,

although I didnt post a lot in the past, the work on my Winklebrig goes forward. Two weeks ago the trailer got his type approval from the german technical bcontrol board (TV) and his license plate TE - WB 120. TE stands for my hometown, the rest - I think you know ;D ;D ;D ;D

This weekend the stern stowages will be separated from the cabin, one for the bilge pump and one optimized for the fuel tank, including ventilation and draining outlet.

The hull itself is nearly completely new repainted, at the end of the next week I will start to craft the new tabernacle, made of bronze and tailored for the Winklebrig.  ::) ;D

I hope to present some new pictures within the next weeks. Very kind regards from here

Gerold
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Next Steps refit of my WB 120
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2016, 04:29:13 PM »
Since a couple of weekends the WB is my 5:2 relationship  8)

Yesterday some of the wooden parts have been scraped off, sanded and the first coat have been done.

Regarding the technical equipment I have installed a new depth finder. To avoid any more holes in the hull I have installed the transducer inboard. For this I have mounted a screw-cap in the cabin, please see the photos below.

The next days I have to add the second, third and fourth coating on the wooden parts, on Thursday I get the bronze plates and I will craft the new tabernacle.

Regards

Gerold (ready for a hot shower)


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Re: Refit of my WB 120
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2016, 08:47:32 PM »
Hello Gerold,

Thank you for your continuous stories about the refit off  Vrouw Kirsten.
I am reading them with admiring because of the enormous amount of work you are doing.

Keep on doing that.

Greetings
Barend

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News of refit of my WB 120
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2016, 03:26:09 PM »
Hello Barend,

thanks a lot, I am glad to hear this!

Please find enclosed some more photos of the small steps I do, including the goodies for my soul  ;D (my wife says)

Gerold
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2016, 05:02:42 PM »
THis weekend I had only some hours. But, the next steps are done.

The gliding rails opf the cabin roof were made of GRP and broken. Because I am not a specialist for GRP I decided to make them of Bronze. I think it looks nice.

The chair rail at the stern had to be renewed. I have used 10 mm strip of Teak to extend and compensate the radius of the top deck and a second one to cover both and create a border.

Welding job at the tabernacle is difficult, I hope I find a way next week. I have added a photo of the left front plate of my construction.

Kind regards

Gerold


« Last Edit: March 06, 2016, 05:09:54 PM by VROUW KIRSTEN »
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Re: Refit of my WB 120
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2016, 09:44:07 PM »
In the last picture...at the bottom of the transom, is that a folding step? For getting back on board ? Rgds Phil.

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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2016, 05:12:13 AM »
Yes, it is.  :)
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2016, 05:09:31 PM »
Hi and hello,

today we have started with the Tabernacle. Supported by Karsten (in real he was supported by me  8) ) the first parts of the new tabernacle were hard soldered. Now we have to wait until it is cooled down to check the fit on deck, then finish with the side and front plates.

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Gerold
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