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    Define chilly

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    Shed work. Cleaning up Samson posts, cleats, lazarette and sheet tracks ready to go back on. The underside of the sheet tracks is fairly ghastly. Although they look a bit better without all the grotty sealant. I don't think I can afford to replace them. Any ideas to prevent/slow corrosion where the anodising is compromised? Yeah I know I should tidy up my shed and finish those dinghys in time for the Haul of Mirrors. I'm busy OK. And inherently messy.

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    Oh and another thing. What paint for under the deck? I'll leave the beams varnished, but I want the underside of the ply white. There's marine single part polyurethane. Or there's Bunnings. Water based paint lacks gloss and is too soft. I think. Has someone mentioned Berger floor paint? Oil based, glossy and tough? That's kind of the way I'm leaning at the moment. It's already epoxied, and in places where I left the bottom layer of the original deck it's painted or varnished.

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    Aluminium corrosion usually occurs where you have SS fastenings. There are a few solutions. One is to use monel fastenings but they can be hard to find. I have some so if you only need a few and I have the right size, I can send you some. Another way is to isolate the SS fastenings from the aluminium by making or buying little dish-shaped washers. Ronstan supply these with their track. Another way is to set the screws through the aluminium with Tefgel or Duralac. If you use bigger screws and Duralac, the track should be okay for a few more years at least. Don't use bronze screws - they're worse than SS with aluminium.

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    I used garage floor paint in the engine bay.

    I have some Toplac that's nice to use and good for interiors. I think any quality enamel or poly should be fine. I wouldn't use anything water-based under the deck.

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    You got enough dinghies there Phil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Define chilly

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    Not by any stretch was it THAT cold! Didn't even have a light frost.

    Waaaay back in the 80s I bought a double cassette recording of Blue Water- Seagoing Australians by Peter Fry. It's the only cassettes I've kept. Well I bought a little cassette recorder that converts cassettes to MP3 files...it arrived today and I've started recording them. Sadly it looks like one side is corrupted, which doesn't bode well for the other 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I was just about to post this myself. Very sad.
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    The boat looks a lot like the cat standing next to us when we were last out at Oyster Cove. I'm hoping it's not that one but I'm worried it might be. The owner's a really nice guy and I know the shipwright who'd been working on it for a very long time.

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    That's a thing that worries me about cats. Sad indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post

    You got enough dinghies there Phil?
    I keep a couple outside as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Aluminium corrosion usually occurs where you have SS fastenings. There are a few solutions. One is to use monel fastenings but they can be hard to find. I have some so if you only need a few and I have the right size, I can send you some. Another way is to isolate the SS fastenings from the aluminium by making or buying little dish-shaped washers. Ronstan supply these with their track. Another way is to set the screws through the aluminium with Tefgel or Duralac. If you use bigger screws and Duralac, the track should be okay for a few more years at least. Don't use bronze screws - they're worse than SS with aluminium.

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    Thanks Rick. They were and will again be bolted through the deck beams. Stainless bolts until now. I'll probably reuse them because they have specially made flat heads.

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    I'd be making up some little fibre washers and using plenty of the goop, as above. I reckon they'll be okay. If not, make some bigger washers from tufnol or fibreglass to span corroded areas.

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    Phil, on my mainsheet traveller track I cleaned the corroded areas around each bolt hole with one of those scotchbrite disks that fit on an angle grinder, then a thin coat of 2 part Altex etch primer on each bolt hole. A few wraps of plumbers teflon thread tape under the head of each bolt , some lanacoat or tefgel for good measure and then plenty of Sika SBN butyl sealant on the bolt and under the track. Try not to turn the bolt once its through the deck.

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    Thanks, the bolts have square heads so they won't be turning. So that's good. Got some Rustoleum gloss white enamel while I was looking at Jeff's new boat at Paint Supplies SA. Painting the underside of the deck starts tomorrow.

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    Spectacular day for all aboard Wee Barkie, surrounded by whales.

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    Jeff, I wouldn't buy it, but I'm not you. Several cracked ribs and planks. Transom has been replaced sometime with ply and is not wholly intimate with the planks. Boat has sat on its keel for 50 years or so, and the bilges have quietly settled down to ground level. It doesn't show so well in the photos but the centre thwart is actually bowed up an inch or two in the centre. It's maybe not complete wreck but it's a significant rebuild.

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    And more

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    And even more

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Spectacular day for all aboard Wee Barkie, surrounded by whales.

    [IMG][/IMG]
    Cool.

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    Great Tom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I keep a couple outside as well.

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    The little one on top would look good on Redwing, what is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Not by any stretch was it THAT cold! Didn't even have a light frost.

    Waaaay back in the 80s I bought a double cassette recording of Blue Water- Seagoing Australians by Peter Fry. It's the only cassettes I've kept. Well I bought a little cassette recorder that converts cassettes to MP3 files...it arrived today and I've started recording them. Sadly it looks like one side is corrupted, which doesn't bode well for the other 3.
    Some time back I borrowed that recording from the local library, actually come to think of it that was maybe 25 years ago and it was pretty ancient then, but nevertheless, see what you can dig up in your library to regain the stories not working on your cassettes.

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    A bit of damage at Robe......and a H28 dragged its mooring and met with a couta boat's bow sprit in Sorrento. Damage to the bow sprit and H28 transom. I decided thismorning it was time to get my boat out of the water and into the yard at WBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    The little one on top would look good on Redwing, what is it?
    Nutshell pram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Nutshell pram.

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    Thought it might be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    A bit of damage at Robe......and a H28 dragged its mooring and met with a couta boat's bow sprit in Sorrento. Damage to the bow sprit and H28 transom. I decided thismorning it was time to get my boat out of the water and into the yard at WBS.

    Better wait a few days for the weather to settle. We are sending more over.

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    PS, Jeff I'm not sure of the practicalities of collecting that boat. It's heavy, not on a trailer and quite fragile. I wouldn't want to turn up at your place with a bundle sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Better wait a few days for the weather to settle. We are sending more over.

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    The wind went west for an hour or so yesterday morning and that provided the shelter i needed to take her out. I'll post the rest up on my thread in Building and Repair : Warana 11 Blairgowrie Victoria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    PS, Jeff I'm not sure of the practicalities of collecting that boat. It's heavy, not on a trailer and quite fragile. I wouldn't want to turn up at your place with a bundle sticks.

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    I have bailed, If I could have gone to get it myself I have a suitably fitted trailer, a few blokes and an old sail to lift etc. But I think not, I've given away 3 boats this year and still have 3…………...

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    Good decision Jeff, I reckon! But please keep looking ....

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    Happiness is lots of firewood.

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    Love firewood. This came down last night.

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    Good day for working inside today. Before and after. Probably do the second coat on Sunday. I think I should have taken more care about paint fumes.

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