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    A coarse buffing wheel with a bit of cutting compound could work. Good to see you back on the job mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Finally!! I've been able to get back into some paint stripping inside the hull. When you're up nice and close it looks like I've made good progress after a pretty solid day of contorting myself up in the bow (not quite as difficult as when stripping that first set of frames right up forward but difficult enough):




    But when I step back a bit I see just how much more there is to do, quite disheartening really:



    Going on my current pace, I estimate another 60 to 80 hours of work to strip the interior. But don't worry, I won't post a continuous series of mind numbing paint stripping progress photos, this was just because I was quite happy to be able to get back to it.

    I'm not real sure what to do about the rove heads, I may have to go back to them with a wire wheel or one of those plastic scouring wheels. The wire wheel is likely to leave hidden bits of loose wire to rust in the bilges.
    A brass wheel Greg ?

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    I know how you feel Greg. What I did to break it up was to strip back, recoat with epoxy and fitout that section. It kept it interesting for me and I saw real progress.
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    hey Greg,how about a pressure washer on a light setting, what does not come off maybe strong enough to stay, dry with a hot air gun, light sanding,then it should be a good base,

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    A brass wheel Greg ?
    That would make more sense, thanks Peter.

    Gary, I might do just as you suggest and maybe go right through the bilge area next and red lead it and fill the voids at the turn of the bilge with bees wax as suggested by Jay. It'll also make it easier to keep it clean when stripping the rest of the sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter radclyffe View Post
    hey Greg,how about a pressure washer on a light setting, what does not come off maybe strong enough to stay, dry with a hot air gun, light sanding,then it should be a good base,
    I wondered about that Peter and am quite pleased to hear you suggest it. There is quite a mix of paint throughout and a lot of it flaking up in the bow area, some of the frames, in the bilges and the floors.

    I did try that on my Hartley and found that it wasn't as effective as I'd hoped, but most of it was quite cramped and hard to get to. I'll give it a go next weekend and see how it looks.
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    I reckon Peter R's suggestion is a good one except that it'll leave ridges of paint that then have to be faired in by sanding, and this can take as much time and energy as stripping the whole lot with the heatgun. I'd use PR's suggestion and blast it all out with the pressure washer but then take the rest off with the heatgun anyway as it's then a simple job to sand it all smooth and get a good smooth finish on it. You've already done the bow, which is the worst bit from a discomfort point of view! Rick

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    maybe paraffin or a degreaser in any areas that need it first

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    I tried the pressure wash and a bit of a scrub but it didn't have much of an impact at all really, so it's been a case of persist with the scraper after work for an hour here and there and a couple of hours this weekend.

    Slow work... but gratifying I guess - almost half way:

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    Amazing how big a small boat can be isn't it ! Good work Greg
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    Thanks Peter, also amazing how many sins a bit of paint can hide. Fortunately nothing mortal, just a few repair short cuts that I'd like to put right - but the purpose of stripping the paint was mostly to find these sins now rather than later ayway.
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    Little by little, it can be amazing how much gets done. Cheers.

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    also amazing how many sins a bit of paint can hide
    That's why you'll never be sorry you took the trouble to get that old paint off. Looking like good progress to me Greg! Rick

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    Had a bit of a break from paint scraping this weekend to set up a semblance of an irrigation system for my deadwood.

    I'd previously lifted the hull slightly bit by bit to drag some plastic sheeting underneath it. ' just jacked it up enough to be able to slide out the blocks, creep the plastic through and slide the blocks back in then do the same again up front:













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    I've used some drip irrigation line with a few sprinkler heads run off of a reasonably cheap pond pump that I bought on ebay, plus some tape and a few sets of plastic clamps from Super cheap autos to hold the plastic up:














    And it seems to work just fine, a few refinementes possibly needed but otherwise OK in the test run:







    So the plan is to add some salt and run another line down through the inside of the hull, possibly with a tap system so that I can switch between the inside and outside if I want to.
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    Terrific system Greg! Is the water getting re-reticulated all the time?
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    VERY interesting Greg , please keep us post as to the take up of the big bits .I assume you have measurements of the current gaps ?
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    Greg, I might mention that I have used burlap that was stapled to the planking in conjunction with a drip system and also plastic over all. The burlap does retain moisture. Have you checked your keel bolts for condition and possible take up?
    I do admire your tenacity!
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    The water does get recirculated, the pump sits in a bit of a sump formed by the plastic and a couple of bricks, which I hadn't shown here. And I have measured the gaps, photographed the tape measure, I didn't bother adding that photo.

    You'd mentioned the burlap/hessian before Jay and I'll add some as well so that I get a better coverage of the timber. I haven't tried to tighten any of the keel bolts as yet, I figure that I'd like to see just how well the timber might take up after a decent period of soaking before I start worrying about the next step, I don't want to go overtightening anything just yet.
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    Just by what I see, one might suspect that the keel bolts may not be holding but rather, corroded through. Pulling one would give you an indication.
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    I hope not Jay, I've been watching this timber dry up and shrink over the last two years or so while I've been working away in Darwin, but will have a closer look and see if any can be drawn out easily. They do "sound" OK and those that are visible between the deadwood appear solid and don't show any signs of waste. I posted some pics of them on another thread a while back:
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?t=109980

    Keel bolts "seem" to be a mix of copper and stainless or monel. Those that only run into the deadwood appear to be copper but any forward that also run into the lead appear to be stainless or monel.
    On this copper one I've scraped off some of the verdigris to get a better look at the condition of it and there didn’t seem to be any wastage of the visible area:



    the one below is forward of that and also beds into the lead:



    those two as they line up:







    and here's an old photo and the thread from when I first started to worry about the shrinkage: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?t=82015

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    Ahh, I am relieved to see that your bolts are not the galvanized that so many of the modified H28's were built with. Certainly then, shrinkage, albiet drastic, is to blame for the multipull gapposyies.
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    I was going to wait until I was finished with the paint stripping but Kate took a few pics today so 'thought I may as well post them. I still have a couple of hours to do tomorrow to finish the stern area and then I'll tent it up and set up a fan and extractor and sand her throughout the weekend after next. There's an area you can see covering about three ribs amidships that I haven't tried to heat strip, unlike the layers and layers elsewhere it's very thin paint so it'll sand off very easily when I'm doing the whole hull.

    I estimate that I've put in about 100 to 110 hours into scraping paint so far:








    Believe it or not, despite a very crook back from it, I've actually been enjoying this......

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    Terrible admission isn't it but I enjoy scraping paint too! I hate sanding though .... Looks great Greg - you've got to be glad you've done it. Rick

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    Well done Greg .BTW , that is definitely a case of applied mascochism !
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    It's definately something you need to keep going with while you're in the swing of it. I've been on it pretty well every spare hour, @2 to 3 hours Wednesday evenings, @4 to 5 Friday arvo's (2.00pm finish day) and every Sunday afternoon for about 6 - 8 hours. It's a bit like picking a scab really, then there's the motivation of looking forward to seeing how it looks finished. I also now need to get my back fixed but figure it's a waste of money until I've finished the job.

    The problem now though,... I'd been wanting a classic white finish and some mahogany details, but am now wondering about a varnish finish, the huon pine is just so nice. So the plan is to sand and varnish it anyway and if I want to paint it white later I still can.
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    This is a pic of one of the "openings" in the strip planking of the hull that I'll have to deal with. This particular one, and the one in the adjoining strip to the right, I plan to spline, it looks like it's been there for a while and been filled with sika or something at some stage. There are a couple of other much finer ones that I may just end up back filling with epoxy.



    As a result of the paint stripping I've pretty much contorted myself into every corner and angle of the boat and as such have seen much that I suspect the builder never expected to be seen again. There are a couple of ribs that appear to be cracked, but they appear to have been cracked during the build, which makes me suspect that the builder felt that the strip planking construction and second layer of rib would perhaps suffice to not bother replacing the cracked one. The boat has lasted fine for 46 years or so so it seems he may have been right. I'll get a couple of pics of them tomorrow.

    However, whatever I do now, I hope (intend) to do it in a way so that someone doesn't bust their back in years to come, only to grumble or swear at me for how I've done it.
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    Glad to see that there's a respirator hanging there.
    You look a bit too clean and relaxed so it must have been at the beginning of the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allison View Post
    Glad to see that there's a respirator hanging there.
    You look a bit too clean and relaxed so it must have been at the beginning of the day
    certainly was, I was just about to set up to get started up in the stern area when my missus snapped it. I've no idea what the old paint is so use the respirator religiously, also the head light hanging with it is one of the handiest things I've bought recently for this job.
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    FWIW if I had to do it and considering she's been out of the water for some years I'd think abt stripping the hull exterior first and laying on a thick coat of red lead/ white lead and then metallic primer. BUT do this in the most humid part of the year to minimise shrinkage of exposed timber surfaces. Then move to the interior, strip by sections and do all but the final coat in portions while replacing hanging and lodging knees where necessary, preferably with paperbark.

    If the deadwood and keel fasteners are OK but the gaps too severe for cotton caulking use oakum with an overlay of "shanam" (chiu naam) that is guano mixed with linseed oil. It sets up really quick! You may have thought of in the interim saturating the keel, keelson and deadwood in a mix of turpy and raw linseed and linseed oil.

    As you have chocked the hull very carefully to minimise distortion then check stringers, beams and other structural timbers very carefully as these can again distort the hull form real quick if not fastened soundly.

    As for the engine beds then again turpy is a good choice but steer clear of metal esp the greater if the variation in the galvanic series the greater the rate of corrosion of all metals.

    Apart from that as she'll be used in a mild climate I'd recommend a bridge deck to improve engine access and lengthen the cockpit space to abt 7 foot (can sleep outside) while trimming the coach house abt 2 foot at the front and run a full through deck mast. Jest my trey bit's worth.

    After a minimalist fitout of white painted ply with varnished solid timber cap mouldings then I'd recommend a cutter rig with a taller stick and Robert's yer father's brother!
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    Looking good Greg! I should go for an "extended site visit" to Riverstone and pop up for a cuppa and a sticky one arvo. Be interested in seeing how your irrigation system is working on those gaps in the backbone.
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    Hey Greg you weren't at the Coomera Service Station today were you? I was waiting for a coffee and someone that looked like you walked past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Hey Greg you weren't at the Coomera Service Station today were you? I was waiting for a coffee and someone that looked like you walked past.
    Not today Gary. At work for a couple of hours this morning then home all day.
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    I heard Brad Pitt was at Coomera today - was probably him. Easy mistake to make. Rick

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    Well, the positive way to look at stripping as you are doing it is, that you will never have to do it again. That is one of the rewards of doing a job right. Dremmel makes brass wheels for their grinder. I should think that would be an answer for your delema.
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    yeah good on yer Greg

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    I'm glad I didn't call out to him then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Looking good Greg! I should go for an "extended site visit" to Riverstone and pop up for a cuppa and a sticky one arvo. Be interested in seeing how your irrigation system is working on those gaps in the backbone.
    You know you're welcome any time Duncan, though I've stopped the irrigation while paint stripping. I had too much paint and dust falling through the garboard gap and into the reservoir so decided to leave it until I've finished with the scraping and sanding. I'll then give it a bit of a go with either the salt water or ethylene glycol.

    Meanwhile though, a bit of another milestone having today actually finished all of the paint scraping with just the area amidships left to do that I'll sand out in two weeks when I sand the whole hull and the frames:



    The cracked ribs that seem to have been there since build. Starboard side:



    The other side of that rib:




    A little further aft:



    and the other side of that one:

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    Amazing tenacity Greg and an inspiration for all!! Good job you've got done so far and I agree totally with your getting into the zone when doing this sort of work.Mind-numbing, back-wrecking,arm wrenching work that just feels so darned good when it's over that you almost want to keep doing it....almost!

    Continued success!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    As for the engine beds then again turpy is a good choice but steer clear of metal esp the greater if the variation in the galvanic series the greater the rate of corrosion of all metals.

    Apart from that as she'll be used in a mild climate I'd recommend a bridge deck to improve engine access and lengthen the cockpit space to abt 7 foot (can sleep outside) while trimming the coach house abt 2 foot at the front and run a full through deck mast. Jest my trey bit's worth.
    Thanks for the input Purri, most of what you've said I've had quite a bit of time to consider options and opinions before moving ahead so think I'm on the right track. We're thinking much along he same lines regarding the set up for use in mild weather though, I am certainly aiming to set her up for more "outside" living more than inside and that is one of the reasons for taking her back to the lower original single level coachroof.

    I'd also wanted to "stretch" the cockpit but had been hesitant to do so whilst the framing seemed all quite solid. However having now found some bogged up rot in the aft corners of were the coachroof sat I'll need to replace that cross beam and as such have the opportunity to "modify" my cockpit a bit and go back to what I had originally hoped to do.

    So the plan will be to remove that cross beam with the rot, sneak the front end of the cockpit bridgedeck / aft end of the coachroof forward approx 300mm with the new cross beam, likewise the aft end of the bridgedeck with another new beam, and replace the longitudinal side frames of the cockpit and at the same time widen the cockpit by @100mm, each side.

    This will not only give me a modestly larger cockpit but will allow me to fit the engine through the cockpit well rather than through the companionway.

    Here's a rough pic of the plan, if you can make it out, showing the areas of rot in the frames (circled) the beams to removed and roughly where the new ones will be:

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.L.Lenihan View Post
    Amazing tenacity Greg and an inspiration for all!! Good job you've got done so far and I agree totally with your getting into the zone when doing this sort of work.Mind-numbing, back-wrecking,arm wrenching work that just feels so darned good when it's over that you almost want to keep doing it....almost!

    Continued success!!!



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    Thanks Peter.
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    In the case of streatching the cockpit, there would be no harm in building it to the original plan. More than that might be risky.
    We can jamb nearly ten friendly people in "Bright Stars" copit during cocktail hour.
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    Greg, I can walk you through the maze of mast building when the time comes. I am planning to rig "Bright Star" with the sloop mast that LFH designed for the H28. However, I will keep the mizzen in place. This puts the proportions similar to what he designed for "Araminta" and in my humble opinion is an all round better choice for the H28 if you don'e mind reefing more often. It will give more power in light airs which is where the H28 needs more power under sail anyway. Oddly enough the boat performs better with the working jib than it does with that big "Rule Cheating" genoa that requires an extra "Gigolo Yacht Jockey" to handle it.
    Fair Winds, and more input on your progress if, you have time.
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    Thanks Jay, 'not sure if I mentioned it before but I bought her with quite a new aluminium mast and rig so the plan is to put that back in, for the time being at least. I don't have a particularly handsome budget at the moment so any new timber spars will be off in the future a bit. Once I've finished sanding the interior I'll get some paint into her and then start on replacing those deck beams, as well as another cracked one further forward, after which I'm looking forward to working on some of the interior fitout before I put a deck on.
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    Nice work Larks. BTW the composite ribs shown may be of CTP (celery top) as the growth rings appear a bit wider than what Huon usually has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    Nice work Larks. BTW the composite ribs shown may be of CTP (celery top) as the growth rings appear a bit wider than what Huon usually has.
    I reckon you're right Purri. Though I was a bit surprised to find some huon pine in some of the deck framing and, foolishly, I ran the sabre saw down the middle of the old cabin top sides before realizing that it was also huon pine that had been glassed over. I didn't pick up the smell because I had a mask on for the glass, a shame because despite the large window cutouts I could have saved a couple of nice long lengths. As it is I still have some good pieces but will have to strip the glass off them before I can use them.
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    Nothing particularly special to report, I still need to get back in and sand the hull back however our dust extractors are in use on a project at work so I've left that alone until next weekend. But I have found something else to occupy a pleasant winters Sunday afternoon here.

    I'd found this length of hardwood in a shed at work, Queensland blue gum I think, which is just the right length to make a new timber compression post from:




    It was only just the right length so I didn't want to loose too much in cleaning it up, so a very small slice to square the end up:





    And it weighs a heck of a lot for its size, approx 40-50kg(ish) and is bloody hard, however my el-cheapo GMC thicknesser didn't seem to have too much trouble with it, just took it slow and steady:



    and what a nice colour this timber is!!:



    I know I could probably do a better job on a bigger and better planer and with a decent feed bed either side, but I have to say that I'm quite pleased with the result with the GMC and a bit of care using this dodgy set up:

    Last edited by Larks; 08-01-2010 at 06:19 AM.
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    Still quite a bit of work to do, but this is what I got out of that length:




    The plan is to laminate it as a box with a bit of hollow to run the masthead wiring up from below rather than along the cabin top, and although I may still thin the middle lengths down a bit so that it doesn't look quite so square, this is roughly the idea:




    I think it will be quite an improvement over the aluminium one.

    It will also be quite a bit heavier than the aluminium one, however I pulled out a few lead ingots and length of chain up forward that was obviously there to trim the hull, so I'm doing a bit of a weights on/weights off exercise as I rebuild this boat with the aim of building in a little more weight forward, a little less aft and moving a little more from aft to the midships area (water and fuel tanks from under the cockpit to under the saloon area):



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    Larks, you are making great progress! I am interested to watch how your deadwood and keel take up. We are in the same...boat..so to speak.

    Black Spirit Dead Wood Thread

    Looking good!

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    Hi,
    good to see that you could find something to keep yourself busy with

    That Blue Gum post looks so much better than the piece of Aluminium junk next to it, way better!

    keep up the good work!

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