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    09-23-2022, 03:49 AM
    The weather is not playing ball this weekend it seems. Yesterday and tonight was a bit too damp for dealing with the antifoul. Last night I managed...
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    09-20-2022, 07:49 PM
    Yes the figurehead does draw comments!
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    09-20-2022, 03:49 AM
    I then moved back to my favourite job, scraping antifoul. The boat had been moved to a different cradle that uses slings to support the hull, with...
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    09-20-2022, 03:42 AM
    The mast base got glued in place a few days ago, so I put a couple of screws in to back up the glue. I hadn't allowed for the curve of the cabin top,...
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    09-13-2022, 03:15 AM
    Antifoul is getting closer, just the blocking areas, the keel, bulb and the waterline which is much harder from being out of the water most of the...
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    09-10-2022, 02:40 AM
    Thanks, I think so. Today I fitted the solid timber into the bilge. First was the mast step. Pattern made and being transferred. Roughed down...
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    09-09-2022, 05:07 AM
    Yesterday I glued the plywood back into the centreline and coved it to the hull planking. Today I put a layer of 200gsm over the ply and half...
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    09-05-2022, 03:47 AM
    On Sundays I sanded the Stb side and cleaned up all the bumps of goo. I then added 3 layers of 200 gsm to the port side to bring it up to level with...
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    09-03-2022, 03:22 AM
    Today I dry fitted the plywood in the centreline. I then laminated the hull ply first with epoxy, glue powder and the chopped up offcuts of the 450...
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    08-30-2022, 03:23 PM
    Top speed so far is 12.5 Knots. We had a fractional spinnaker up last time out but the direction was swinging 20-30 degrees, so we struggled to get...
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    08-29-2022, 03:41 AM
    I got rid of all the soft wood in the centreline ply which was at either end, and was contemplating how to rebuild it. The best solution I think was...
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    08-28-2022, 07:01 AM
    I like to know what is the cause of the damage. Water had been sitting in the bilge for awhile, so was the major player. The hull ply going away...
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    08-28-2022, 06:51 AM
    So there was a bit of moisture getting under one end of the step, so better to get it out of there anyway. Looking ugly at this stage. The...
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    08-28-2022, 03:40 AM
    The other reason the mast needed to come down was that I needed to chase some rot in the bilge under the mast support post step. This stringer was...
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    08-28-2022, 03:19 AM
    The hatch is back on the boat and just needs some aluminium angle screwed to the back half to retain in in the track. I finally got a space in the...
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