Farnella repaint nears completion

The 40.2m stern trawler Farnella H 135 was returned to the water last week after being fully repainted inside the maintenance hall at Peterhead, reports David Linkie.

Above: The refurbished and renamed North Star on Macduff Slipway before being returned to the water.

Davidsons Shipspainters carried out an extensive work schedule of hydro-blasting and repainting in two weeks. The topsides of the vessel were treated with a four-coat, two-pack epoxy polyurethane system. A five-layer epoxy system with tie coating antifouling was applied to the hull below the waterline.

The trawler’s fish-handling deck was also treated with a four-coat, two-pack epoxy polyurethane paint system, at the same time as non-slip resin screeding was applied to the deck area.

North Star emerges at Macduff

The Scrabster-owned vivier-crabber North Star was refloated at Macduff last week with a new name and appearance after extensive refurbishment work carried out by Macduff Shipyards Ltd and Davidsons Shipspainters.

Now owned by Scrabster Seafoods Ltd, the 18.2m vivier-crabber was slipped last month as the orange-hulled Boy Shane, and returned to the water as the black-painted North Star.

After the hull was fully hydro-blasted back to bare steel, Davidsons applied a similar coating system to the one used on Farnella at Peterhead.

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