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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    You have that one right .My understanding is Chris from the slipway refused to pump it out when contacted by Maritime.
    I cant even imagine cleaning out that mess, last I saw the owner he was scrubbing sails.


    Sounds like the day I set to work on Arawana's head. She now has a bucket. People ask why but I can't explain and it would be too horrible to demonstrate.


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    .......now wishing I didn’t read this thread while eating my bacon and eggs for breakfast
    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    Had a good sail into Hobart. With the topsail up we where sailing hard with the rails under and me and Garry Stewart scrambleing around the foredeck attending to “duties”
    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    Great photos!

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    Rain here overnight. The first we've had in 50 days. Not a lot of it but the ground is wet. And I had to clear a gutter when it got light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Had a good sail into Hobart. With the topsail up we where sailing hard with the rails under and me and Garry Stewart scrambleing around the foredeck attending to “duties”
    What boat is the other one? Nice shot!

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    Almost sorry to be heading to Bali now. Would have jumped at the opportunity to have had a sail aboard Storm Bay.
    Quite envious.

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    I don't know anyone who spends more time on cruises than you do Tom!!

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    He craves a bigger boat. It's normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    He craves a bigger boat. It's normal.
    Yup nothing like the Ovation at 160.000 tons underneath you when conditions get rowdy. When we got hit beam on with a 50 kn buster of Eden last year she might have heeled a couple of degrees. Only damage was several deck doors torn of the hinges before all outside areas where closed down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What boat is the other one? Nice shot!

    Rick
    the photo was taken by crew on the Jane. The other boat is storm bay and I’m sitting in front of the white cabin half buried in water and hanging onto the heavy rubber mat waiting for a chance to pull it back on board
    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    Bit exciting this morning, crossing the Tweed bar and a big very steep wave rose up in front of us. Dropped hard off the back the skipper hurt his back and two of us came down hard on our knees. I copped a cut to my left knee and a good bang on the right.
    i was on radio to the tower at the time and it just built into a wall of water that we rode up and punched into. I grabbed hold and thought oh f#@k this is going to hurt as we dropped off the back and I went down hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    the photo was taken by crew on the Jane. The other boat is storm bay and I’m sitting in front of the white cabin half buried in water and hanging onto the heavy rubber mat waiting for a chance to pull it back on board
    That would explain it - thanks! Enjoy the show!!

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    Its just getting them to work that's the hard bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Too busy for photos. When boat builders get to work, work gets done.

    Phil's doing a great job. Inspiring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    the photo was taken by crew on the Jane. The other boat is storm bay and I’m sitting in front of the white cabin half buried in water and hanging onto the heavy rubber mat waiting for a chance to pull it back on board
    good to see you earning your keep. Great photos!!! Inspiring.

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    I'm sort of regretting not going to the AWBF this time but I guess it ain't toooo bad here:

    Sunset.jpg

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    I've posted a thread in tools and materials about bronze going black. Be interested in any thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I'm sort of regretting not going to the AWBF this time but I guess it ain't toooo bad here:

    Sunset.jpg

    Rick
    Nice.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    I have to go remove and replace a bit of my new ply today. I took Felicity down for a look last evening and immediately saw that I'd somehow neglected to put any screws in the outer edge of one sheet. It's bowed up a bit so at the outer edge there's a gap of several mm between it and the bottom sheet. Bit of a bummer but I'll just set the circular saw to the thickness of the ply and then trim back until I get to a good bond. Then grind off the epoxy with the trusty angle grinder and 16 grit disc. Fit and glue a new patch and Bobs your auntie.

    I'm figuring that with one thing and another I'm going to want to use some sort of fairing compound right over the deck at some stage. Would that go over the glass or under? And what would I use? I'm thinking something easier to sand than any sort of epoxy.

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    Epoxy and micro balloon.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I'm sort of regretting not going to the AWBF this time but I guess it ain't toooo bad here:

    Sunset.jpg

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    Windy though.

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    You won't get anything easier to sand than epoxy with fairing filler/microballoons. I find the West brown one good for this. I'd sand off any high bits of ply at joins etc. and fill any obvious voids and then glass. Do more fairing then and then coat with high-build primer. You won't see many faults under deck finish so no need to be fussy.

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    Thanks, I don't think I've ever used micro balloons so that will be a new thing for me. Same for fillets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Thanks, I don't think I've ever used micro balloons so that will be a new thing for me. Same for fillets?
    If you want a bit of strength as well just add some microfibre keep in mind it may slump a bit.
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    I don't really know whether the brown stuff is actually microballoons. The white West one (Q-cell?) certainly is. The brown one goes white when it cures. They're both easy to sand. I like Bote Cote products but I don't find their fairing filler so easy to sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I've posted a thread in tools and materials about bronze going black. Be interested in any thoughts

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    I am no expert but might that have some sort of electrolysis problem caused by your windlass motor.
    Also make sure the windlass foot activated switch (rubber seal) is not damaged a shorted switch will flatten batteries and can even cause a fire.

    This is what WB 43 year old windlass looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I don't really know whether the brown stuff is actually microballoons. The white West one (Q-cell?) certainly is. The brown one goes white when it cures. They're both easy to sand. I like Bote Cote products but I don't find their fairing filler so easy to sand.

    Rick
    I don’t like the BoteCote fillers, you need too much of it. The brown West System I use stays brown.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    West System fillers I use:
    413 microfiber.
    417 low density filler.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    I am no expert but might that have some sort of electrolysis problem caused by your windlass motor.
    Also make sure the windlass foot activated switch (rubber seal) is not damaged a shorted switch will flatten batteries and can even cause a fire.

    This is what WB 43 year old windlass looks like.
    Nope. I don't think so. That's what I first thought too. Or something strange with shore power. Some other fittings are the same, including a cleat on Arawanas foredeck. I have a switch on a lead which lives in the forepeak rather than a deck switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    West System fillers I use:
    413 microfiber.
    417 low density filler.
    Thanks Gary

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    Bruce and I have fixed the deck error. Out with the old and in with the new..

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    Excellent to see the progress! (and that a setback was only a setback for a couple of days)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    West System fillers I use:
    413 microfiber.
    417 low density filler.
    Okay, 417 is a filler specifically for use under dark finishes. I use 410 which is for use under light finishes. Until today, I didn't know West had two types of brown filler. By the way, when you open the bag or tub, don't do it in any wind or you'll lose the lot. If you buy it in a bag, transfer it to a lidded bucket for ongoing use as it's a lot easier to control quantities then.

    The deck repair looks good!

    Rick
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