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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.
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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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    Re: This one could be fun

    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.
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52316170126_5a07e8f402_c.jpg...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    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 yard for maintenance, so got lifted out on...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Stugeron does appear to be available in US.
    https://www.northwestpharmacy.com/product/stugeron-regular
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    I use Stugeron for motion sickness.
    No side effects that I've noticed.
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    Re: Skookum Maru

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

    Gloss for me, cleaning and mildew.
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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...
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    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...
  46. 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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