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    08-16-2022, 03:21 AM
    Slacko replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    My gearbox is a Borg Warner velvet drive that you test warm, and immediately after shutting the engine off. The level drops away reasonably quickly.
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    08-10-2022, 02:43 AM
    Gloss for me, cleaning and mildew.
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    08-08-2022, 12:34 AM
    Slacko replied to a thread Skookum Maru in Building / Repair
    I would put tape over that to seal it until you have plenty of time to rectify. I've had something that looked like that become a hole I could stand...
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    08-06-2022, 02:25 AM
    So, I've got 4 coats of varnish on the trim. Today I cut, and planed down the plastic hinge as it was too wide for the location. I then...
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    07-27-2022, 04:06 AM
    Those 2 pulleys for the downhaul on the stringer are providing no mechanical advantage as they are both fixed. Wi-Tom's system is what you need. ...
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    07-27-2022, 03:47 AM
    So, I've got the second top coat on and sanded the cedar front panel. The photo shows the first coat of varnish. Both halves sitting side by...
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    07-18-2022, 01:16 AM
    Today I sanded the filler, and got a coat of epoxy undercoat on. There are still a few blemishes, but it should meet the "5 metre finish" standard....
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    07-17-2022, 02:44 AM
    After curing in front of the fire I sanded it all back and surveyed the outcome. It came up pretty well with some air bubbles in the filler causing...
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    07-17-2022, 02:35 AM
    I trimmed the ply and used a 6mm router round over bit to put curves on the edges. I wanted the glass to wrap around the routered edges, but I am...
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    07-17-2022, 12:18 AM
    I thought it was just the sides that were rotten, but the corner of one of the 2 sections had rot in it. I cut it back to the inside support and...
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    07-16-2022, 11:56 PM
    I managed to get caught by Covid since racing, so am stuck at home for a week isolating. Fortuitously, I had brought the cabin hatch home for...
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    07-16-2022, 11:43 PM
    We did a 3 day regatta over the Matariki long weekend a few weeks ago. We had good upwind performance, pointing high and fast enough to stay with...
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