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    Poll: Re: Deckhead paint - Gloss, satin or matte..???

    Gloss for me, cleaning and mildew.
  2. Thread: Skookum Maru

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    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 in.
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52266776489_054f1b35dd_c.jpg
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    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.
    If you swap the two blocks shown so the cleat is at...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    So, I've got the second top coat on and sanded the cedar front panel.
    The photo shows the first coat of varnish.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52244486488_6d001845be_c.jpg

    Both halves...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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.
    A couple of hours in the drying shed and I...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 pimples on the surface....
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 not set up to vacuum bag and don't want to use...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 found a slightly rough piece of 6mm ply to replace...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 repair.
    I've been working on that once I got over the...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 the fleet.
    Previously, we were struggling for...
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    Re: Guillemot Lo Kids Kayak build

    I started drawing out the Ganymede in the family room floor on paper, and it is a big kayak for an 11 year old.
    We decided some thing smaller was in order.
    I have ordered a set of plan and manual...
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    Re: Guillemot Lo Kids Kayak build

    This has be outgrown, so is listed for sale.
    The proceeds of which will go into a full size Ganymede build.
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    Re: This one could be fun

    Photo's from last weekend.
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    Shiny black sail, mmmm!
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    Re: This one could be fun

    It's been awhile.
    The outboard bracket has been successful. The outboard on the other hand has been playing up.
    It has only run on one cylinder since the dunking (probably related).
    There was no...
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    Re: 5.5 metre project

    I like that plane too.
    I stopped myself from pursuing old hand planes a few years ago, just before it got out of hand.
    Loving this thread and these metre boats generally.
    One I was watching sank...
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    Re: Autolite Generator pulley nut

    I just used an air impact gun to get the flywheel nut off and back onto my 15hp Mercury.
    Simple operation!
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    Looking "right" beats following the drawings every time in my mind.
    From what you are finding, I'm thinking the sheer or deck camber are not built to plan like you say.
    Going slow at this stage is...
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    Re: Wooden boat insurance

    I checked Composite on mine 15 years ago too.
    It is wood, glass covered, with steel keel and floors at the time (the steel floors got replaced with wood).
    Sounds like composite to me.
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    Re: Installing a drain tube

    I would use the epoxy as needing compound, then the hole is exactly the right size.
    If you need to remove the tube for any reason, a bit of heat will release it.
    I would put it right at the bottom...
  21. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    My "new" race boat cockpit has similar strips of teak, but nowhere near as well executed.
    The grip is awesome when heeled, with anti skid paint between them to stop skidding along them.
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    Re: How much does a free boat cost?

    SOLD!
    I got $3800 for it, so happy days.
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    Re: This one could be fun

    I replaced the spark plugs in the outboard and it started 3rd pull. Long may that continue!

    I cut some plywood spacers for the transom, so the outboard can clear the scoop.
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    Mount...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    I've been tinkering away in the evenings and weekends.
    She still looks the same, needing a water blast and scrub, original name on the side.
    I've been concentrating on things that make her sail...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    I'm trying not to go down that path, she's never going to be a looker!
    The outboard mount is going to be a bit flash though with a chunk of 200 x 50 White Oak I dug out of my offcuts shelves to...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    I've been working away on all the little things to get the ready for more serious racing.
    Mounting fire extinguishers, installing the battery isolator and bilge pump wiring.
    The sole boards are now...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    I've done some smaller lead casting into steel moulds, and zinc casting into a plaster of Paris mould (only about 500g).
    Spout good.
    Mine is a 6kg gas bottle sitting inside a 9kg over the burner to...
  28. Re: The believed abstraction of a 12 foot clinker dinghy.

    That would have caused some new blue language combo's, ouch!
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    Re: This one could be fun

    Before the race I met the sailing secretary who had this conundrum. I suggested that traditionally when a new boatentered it's first rum race the handicap was what it took to win. Things have changed...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    A few shots of the interior, showing the generally ok condition.

    The quarter berths - generous due to the wide beam at this point.
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    I spotted in this one a battery isolator hanging down....
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    Re: This one could be fun

    I spent a couple of hours after dinner each night during the week sorting out the running rigging.
    I needed to change worn out blocks and lines, luckily I have an assortment of bits and bobs that...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    We were doing 8 knots GPS at 1/2 throttle with a 15 hp, so pretty slippery!
    There was water sitting under the sole boards, which need replacing as they were rotten under the battery.
    There is a...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    I got home in one piece, taking it easy
    This morning I took everything off and checked what I had.
    There was a broken turnbuckle on the mast rigging diamond that I a spare for and replaced.
    I...
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    Re: This one could be fun

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    Ready to leave Napier
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    Re: This one could be fun

    If by "flotation in the stern" you mean 20 litre plastic drums under the deck, then yes I saw some lashed under there.
    The tiller is about 2 metres long, so the crew obviously need to stay in the...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    Garrett, we can hold our breath on that thought, probably about as long as it will last.

    It does look like a mishmash of sails, with the etchells mainsail number being adopted onto the hull.
    I'm...
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    This one could be fun

    Buying boats online from a few random shots of something that looks fast and wet is fine, right?

    Anyway, I'm going on a 9 hour round trip roadie to Napier this weekend to pick up a one of kind 8...
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    Re: Building Arabella (An Atkin Ingrid)

    I wouldn't run lines aft either.
    My yacht (45 foot) has winches on the mast and boom for halyards, reefing and mainsail shape control.
    If you are solo, all tasks can be achieved at the mast.
    If...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    There is a couple of spots where you can walk to Pelorus sound over the Ridgeline in about an hour.
    This is the view from the saddle,...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    On Tuesday I was sitting on a club mooring in a cove in Tory Channel having grilled cheese on toast and fresh coffee for lunch.
    Contemplating a swim, the full reality of the fact that I had to be at...
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    Re: H28 "Larrikin" rebuild

    My problem is that I've lost weight after changing the engine, so the stern is sitting about 40 mm high and bow down about 30.
    My next project is rebuilding the stern lockers, so I'm thinking heavy...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Today;
    I finished the fridge install and ran it for the day to see how much power it was going to use, seems OK at this stage,
    did some more carpet laying, one piece to go,
    all the contents of...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Today, I sanded the glass (which I also filled over the top yesterday while still wet with the medium weight fairing compound. It is stronger, so can take traffic better than the lightweight stuff.)...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Thanks for the encouragement.
    I've had a Fein branded multitool for a long time now.
    It was still under patent, so no competition was available.
    The battery operated Bosch one is awesome, you can...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Today I sanded the towel nook and got a coat of varnish on it.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51787339269_91483164e8_z.jpg

    I then started on a unexpected job to repair some rot in the ply of...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Today I got the sliding towel rack mounted and glued the Kauri trim around the box in place.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51784319501_1100f6e11f_z.jpg

    I also;
    got the chain and anchor...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Entry steps complete and the engine box painted/varnished.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51782092069_52594d5602_z.jpg

    There is still a piece to fill in over the raw water filter that is...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    The framing timber was purchased along with a sheet of Meranti 12mm.
    7 cores of equal thickness, none of this 0.5 mm A grade veneer on the outer surfaces.

    Yesterday I sat down and wrote a list...
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    That top layer of the ply looks pretty thin.
    Is it the same thickness as the inner cores?
    I'd be pretty pissed off with that after the work that has gone in.
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Yep, I'm thinking if it's twisted after cutting it will keep doing it.
    Harder to see much when rough sawn too.
    The grain is all over the place too, so hard to use edge tools with any decent...
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