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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Thanks Rumars. I will try it on the weekend .
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Thank you Brian and Rumars. Yes the repair is to enable conventional caulking. I believe it is called a "gump wedge" I found a description of how to do it in The Wooden Boat magazine no 180. Lays it...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Thanks for your reply re red lead, much appreciated. Yes I do use my iPhone for taking pics. I thought everyone did! Ha Ha.That said what do I use? Very frustrating with upside down pics and playing...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Thanks for your advice. have been doing as you suggest re the iron floors. Seems the floors were removed and re galvanized some good years ago. Noticed the old rectangular nuts are mostly gone and...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Hi All,
    Been awhile but getting along. Putting in the hours now after realizing age waits for no man. Previous post re nail sickness solicited no response or advice so went ahead repairing with...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Thanks Mark, have just done so and just love it .The Ingrid is such a beautiful design. This is what I signed up for a number of years ago. My own resto has been slow and sometimes disheartening but...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Just stumbled across this thread. Certainly signing up! It's through couples like yourselves we can follow and dream too.
    Not to waste your time but would love to find out about the good ketch...
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    Re: Chasing Fico stanchion bases

    Hi. If you are stuck and cannot find the stepped type a possible solution is to place a teak block same height as the step?
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    Re: Restoring a 1947 Vertue yacht

    Wonderful. So nice to see another "old carvel" being restored.Never ceases to amaze me how this method of construction lends itself to being disassembled and then reassembled rather than destroyed...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Advise needed re nail sickness please. LadyC has iron floors and mahogany planking. The through bolts are galvanised iron and over the years this has caused the surrounding wood to turn black and in...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Hi All. Well time goes by and what a year this has been for us all. Here's to a better year for us all.
    Making progress with smaller projects within the big project ( eating the elephant one bite at...
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    Re: Garage find Dory sloop

    Oh my goodness. What a find! What you have is an adventure. Follow your heart and read,read and glean the knowledge to do your little ship justice and along the way you yourself will become enriched...
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    Re: Overkill on a Mirror Dingy?

    Hi Gernot. Not to hijack this thread but please look under Building/Repair and "Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32". Should come up. It is the last few posts made this Dec. History of Mirror is there...
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    Re: Overkill on a Mirror Dingy?

    Hi all,
    so glad to see you restoring rather than "blinging " the Mirror. Have a look at "Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32 " the last few posts for the resto of my Mirror 48674. Really great family...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Ha ha. Thanks Paul I knew you would comment!.Happy New Year to you too. Like juggling with too many projects but at least one more is out of the way! Catch up soon.
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Here are some more pics5108151082No idea why some pics are upside down or otherwise. Some advise appreciated. Have tried to rotate pics to counter but still random.
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Hi Everyone!. Happy New Year (again). Hard to believe another year has gone by! Well our home is now completed except for some finishing in the kitchen and a little new decking on the back porch. Mum...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Hi Phil,you are right of course. House Reno coming along nicely so mum reasonably happy so scoring brownie points. Happy New Year too.
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Apologies. Some pics upside down! Will try to rectify.
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Hi All, While renovating the house ie keeping mummy happy I read somewhere that a REAL yacht had to have a skylight. So thoroughly convicted I decided to build one. Challenge was to make it look like...
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    Re: Teak on Mahogany ply on teak deck beams.

    Great advice from George. Older wooden boats always need work but if the initial construction was good and the design as well then it will be well worthwhile. Remember by working on the boat one...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    As Ratty said to Badger: Believe me, my young friend,there is NOTHING- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
    Wind In The Willows.
    Could'nt agree more!!...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Hi Jim, after selling one of the home based businesses and keeping the other which is a import and distribution business and easily managed one I was hoping to do just that. Had some spare cash too...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Thanks George. I also like the idea of the Iroko, pity I don't have more of it. Used it on the transom with good effect.
    Dennis
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Hi All.
    Would like some advice please. Cape Velvet is Honduran Mahogany planked (1964) and looking at the hood ends of the boards just above the cast iron keel they are black ( as in rotten) and I...
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    Nice to sit and watch as a restoration takes place and not have to do the work! Well done. Just an aside. My restoration project still underway was built by JW Shuttlewood & Son of Paglesham in...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Thanks to all for your support and encouragement. Even had a local from Tauranga call and pop in too. There must be heaps of men out there plugging away so wouldn't it be great to keep an eye out and...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    As mentioned in previous thread here are some pics of the completed coachroof and random pics of inside of hull. Also need some advice on the hull of which I am starting to reef. Summary as follows:...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Hi All. I have withdrawn Lady Camelot from Trademe and I will endeavour to finish her. Every now and again it seems the project becomes too much to bear and that happened a while back. Turned 67 and...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Hi Jim,thank you. I saturated as best I could with Smith's CPES and then applied the epoxy by brush. Had to tack the strips to keep in place until the epoxy went off. Once that happened and at the...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    And to you Phil. I am hoping the tunnel will do the trick. It will trap sludge if blocked but hopefully by making it one of those things to check often it won't be a problem. The gap is 5ml x 12ml so...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    On a roll at the moment so please bear with me! The stanchion bases as well as most other deck hardware were all just bolted onto the deck. I read somewhere it was good practice to place a bearer...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Lady Camelot has a teak deck with ply underlay. The ply extends right to the edge of the actual hull and is thus prone to rot. Needless to say I did find a little here and there but given 1.5...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    To create a venturie effect I placed wings on the forward hatch. Idea being to also stop rain and also a means to hold the hatch up. ( Seen too many odd bits of plank etc used as a...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Well another year plus has gone by and I need to post a few more progress pics. In my defense I have not been totally idle. Working at two small businesses from home and other maintenance issues have...
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    Re: 1966 Lloyd's Register of Yachts

    Thank you so much Rick. Great to get more history. Now all I need is the intervening years from 1964 to 1999 !!? Also means I will have to change my post heading to "Restoring a 1964 Alan Buchanan...
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    Re: 1966 Lloyd's Register of Yachts

    Hi Rick,
    Please could you check if my Buchanan 32 sloop " Lady Camelot" is in the 1966 Register.
    I looked by chance at the Harrison Butler Association website under "Invited Friends" and found what...
  38. Re: I have a forty year old teak over ply deck. It's not bad. But, seriously...

    Hi, please have a look at my thread "Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32ft sloop" I have done the same agonising re my teak deck and have replaced and restored a large part of the foredeck. Happy with...
  39. Re: Advice on Storage of our Carvel Plank Boat - ashore for long term

    Agree wholeheartedly, more support the better. Also fresh water is great enemy of anything in storage, especially wooden boats!
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    Hi Darren,
    Please contact me as I live in Tauranga and have had my Buchanan 32 at home for the last 7 years doing a restoration. There are ways and means|;)Dennis
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    Re: Epoxy over Everdure

    I use CPES now called Multiprime on my restoration here in Tauranga. Be great to touch base with you. Dennis
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    Re: What happened to Reaper?

    Hi Reaper. If I may put in my 2 cents worth and as a fellow kiwi ( Look at Buch32) I have to say they are all bluff. I am presently in Seattle visiting my daughter and also spent the weekend at the...
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    Re: Kettle for wood bending steam box

    Take a look at my post "Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32" I used an old pressure cooker, a length of reinforced plastic pipe, and a length of plastic water downpipe. Plastic did sag but it did the...
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    Re: 1953 38' Monk Tricabin

    Does something to a mans soul restoring a work of art. Lovely lines. Like the name!!
    Dennis
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Further to my last thread here are a few pics of the foredeck now completed. I have included a pic of how we downunder steam bend teak. The teak is 56mm x 8mm. Steam bending teak has its own problems...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Wow, almost a full year since my last contribution and update on progress. It is not for lack of trying but working, along with all sorts of other things do get in the way. Maybe thats why 7+ years...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Thanks Rick, horizontal blocks is the right way, don,t know what I was thinking at the time. Would look better too.I will go for the ss rods I think as I also like the idea of everything bolted to...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    While I am at it. I did not like the old winch supports as they looked too spartan so I built wooden blocks instead. Hmmmm, still have to work out the attaching of the winches so exciting times...
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

    Just as a meander here are a few pics of a backrest ( 2 of) I made some time ago. I was sitting and dreaming of "one day when we are sailing" and became aware of an uncomfortable crick in my back....
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    Re: Restoring a 1965 Alan Buchanan 32

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