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    Re: Epoxy primer over solid wood

    I use International brand 2 pot primer, which is the same as Interlux.
    Also don't have a problem with orange peel that requires heavy sanding.
    I do sand with 120 or something as prep for next coat.
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    Re: Epoxy primer over solid wood

    I use epoxy primer under everything.
    My thinking is that it penetrates as well as anything else as I've never had topcoat paint fail, either 2 pot or oil based.
    It dries quick as well, so you can...
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    Re: Bending Stainless Tubing

    I've bent a few Km's of 316L stainless small tube, 1/2" being the largest.
    This was heavy wall for high pressure, no sand fill or heat, just Swagelok branded benders.
    As said above, you must have...
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    Re: Caulking Problems

    A skilsaw or multitool could clean out and widen the joint so that epoxy could be goodged in there, but a butt block behind as well would make it a much more secure joint.
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    The hatches have 2 coats of paint on the inside now and look great.
    The side that got repaired was sanded back,
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52644238958_2941a431e5_c.jpg
    and undercoated...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I paid a deposit on the only Volvo D1-30 in NZ yesterday, there wasn't much to choose from really if I wanted something installed any time soon.
    Yes, the importers of Beta and Yanmar had no stock,...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    That is worth some thought Rumars.
    I had a marine mechanic visit the boat today.
    He thinks a Volvo D1-30 would do the job. It is much smaller Hp than what I'm using at present (complete overkill),...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    We had a nice couple of days at the beach at Castlepoint, trying not to think about what to do next.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52630787435_6b5fd82685_c.jpg

    This was the last manned...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    When I first entertained using this engine I was trying to avoid throwing a heap of money at it.
    I failed in that bid, as it spaced out the failures enough that I stuck at it spending another $1-2K...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I've had a bit more of a look at the engine.
    Filling the cooling water reservoir results in a trickling sound and emptying into the sump with the level rising.
    I'm thinking that is more than a...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I use Resene deck and path anti skid.
    There is a range of colour, this one is "off piste" which is appropriate I thought as a skier.
    $150 for a 10 litre bucket.
    I was looking at an early 90's...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I got dropped back in the water this morning.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52616502246_bedb4cc6b6_c.jpg

    On the motor sail back to the mooring the temperature gauge spiked up, so I shut...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    The next day I sanded the extra fill layer and got a coat of 2 pot epoxy primer onto it.
    After it had cured a bit I got the first coat of antifoul on the hull.
    I marked out and temporarily fitted...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Thanks for the up's, trying to go sailing is a great way to create focus!
    A question, and one I can answer too!
    The glue powder that I use is West 406, which is colloidal silica based.
    West make a...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Today was removing staples and screws, grinding back the strips, then coating the wood with neat epoxy to prime it for glassing.
    The cloth wouldn't stick as the timber soaked all the resin up (not a...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Today I got the hull buttoned up, with the second layer of timber glued in.
    It was a big day, but moves the job along nicely.
    There is some rain in the forecast in a couple of days, so things may...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Yesterday, I cut the scarfs on the boat and made the strips for the first layer. It took all day!
    This morning, I got them all glued in place in a couple of hours. The time taken the day before paid...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    On New Years Eve, I had replaced the ribbands and one strip with the timber that I had.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52602030860_aee2bee743_c.jpg

    Another boatie walking past asked if I...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I got hauled on the 29th of December in the end.
    Prior to haulout I got the new hatches, covers and the gas locker sanded and a couple of coats of Epoxy primer applied.
    After removing that chunk...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Yep, there's nothing like a deadline to focus the efforts.
    Trying to negotiate a haul out around Christmas holidays is my challenge at present
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I then impregnated the cloth around the corners and down the sides of the timber, laid the peel ply over and stapled it to the inside of the lids to hold the cloth on around the corners.
    This...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I had a busy day today.
    I took the lazarette lids into the boat for a trial fit. They fitted great, which was a huge relief!

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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Not sure about tree either. Puriri is a good guess, I'm no expert.

    The box is constructed, sanded and a bit of coving put into the corners....
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I've started construction of the gas locker from 12mm meranti.
    The first job was to remove the exhaust valve which was in the way.
    I was cutting the rubber hose off the valve with a sabre saw and...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    A final shot of the skin fittings and spaghetti connections. Hose clamps still to come on the bilge pump connections, although they all required hot water to get them on and are very secure....
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Progress has been made!
    The hatch deck penetrations have now been done.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52562203164_b8def7f861_z.jpg
    Sanding the coving was a fun job. I used epoxy and glue...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    This is the old school NZ way, reputed to have been brought from Scotland by Robert Logan when he came to NZ.
    I'm happy to be corrected on my understanding of construction, but no frames, no glue...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I'm getting a couple of hours an evening to work on these hatches, so I've been installing the edges around the deck.
    It's not happening very fast at the moment, but I am getting there.
    One side is...
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    Re: Tripled planked yacht repair.

    My understanding of one method if repairing this is that each plank is scarfed with epoxy, so that it is not glued to the adjacent planks.
    There is some tool sharpening in your future to achieve...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I've changed tack with my cover to work under.
    The rain has been regular as clockwork for the last week or so, every night usually for a few hours.
    Perfect for growing grass and stuff. Not so much...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I reinstated the diagonal support that went to the front of the liferaft locker.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52512726882_1087689f23_z.jpg

    I'm going to put a ply bulkhead in to separate...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    All gone now bar some tidying up.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52513468524_d4a63908d8_z.jpg

    The demo only took about an hour!

    This locker was sized to take the liferaft, which was last...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    I've picked up the rear deck project that I deferred this time last year.
    Looking at the stuff I did get done, I was correct to not start this job as well.

    I removed the hatch that gave access to...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Yeah that rear platform may be the first thing to go.
    I would have hacked it off in Tauranga if it was my boat. she won't be stern mooring in the Med for a while again!

    It was in Opua for a...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    It's coming into summer now, so the maintenance plan for leaving for the sounds is to get the rear deck ripped out and hatches fitted.

    As a warm-up I got the opportunity to help move one of my...
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    I put rope around the gunwales of my dinghy.
    It mostly works, but they still manage to clash if not tied together appropriately.
    That dinghy looks awesome, and rows great.
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    Re: Another Hartley TS16 restore.

    I was going to mention the gungy water in the recesses of those hatches as well.
    They also break if stood on, so vertical is the best use of them.
    I know this from using them on Haumuri.
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    Re: This one could be fun

    I spent 5 hours doing the final finish sand of the hull on Saturday last week, then put on a coat of linking primer and 2 coats of Jotun semi ablative antifoul.
    I was left with 2 strips of old...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 to change some strops that had been holding the...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    Yes the figurehead does draw comments!
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 the keel sitting on the cradle.
    This allowed me to...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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, so the glue was thick enough to make a plinth.
    ...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 time.
    Tonight after work I sanded a repair to the...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    Thanks, I think so.
    Today I fitted the solid timber into the bilge.
    First was the mast step.
    Pattern made and being transferred.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52345895892_df041111be_c.jpg
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    Re: This one could be fun

    Yesterday I glued the plywood back into the centreline and coved it to the hull planking.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52345121618_5cb6740e63_c.jpg

    Today I put a layer of 200gsm over the...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 the surrounding plywood.
    The stb side got 2 or 3...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 gsm biaxial cloth mixed into a slurry.
    Then 3...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 really settled into a groove.
    I got some nice...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 to remove the "good" wood between them and scarf...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 from the centreline has patches of rot that I'm...
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