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    That saddle is ingenious. And the boat next door looks sweet. I think Rob may have mentioned her in the past. Good luck with your voyage.

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    IMG_4845.jpg
    I cleaned out the first lot of metho as it was a bit rusty colour. Put a second lot in a swished it around when I noticed it disappearing. I have a hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geftb View Post
    IMG_4845.jpg
    I cleaned out the first lot of metho as it was a bit rusty colour. Put a second lot in a swished it around when I noticed it disappearing. I have a hole.
    It just gets better eh.
    Is there something you can paint the inside with? Once you've fixed the hole that is.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Yeah. I had a plan for about half an hour there...

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    I will probably make a plywood tank. This is giving me the s.....

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    Geftb. Aka. "Good enough for the bush"IMG_4846.jpg

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    [QUOTE=Geftb;5556532]Attachment 15733
    This is the gaff saddle set up. Ten points for originality

    Iíll say .
    While I am familiar with the pressures of getting a vessel ready for a passage ,I hope you can set some time aside to run the gaff sail up the mast making sure the saddle does not jam and then put the whole rig under pressures ,if possible on the jetty. That would also be an opportunity to check rig tension.

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    Hope that epoxy holds, a boat full of diesel is no fun at all. Maybe JBs suggestion of a modified outboard tank is the way to go. I was so impressed with the vinegar cleaning trick too, that was pretty good.

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    If an ob tank is under consideration, what about a flexible bladder tank? Might fit right inside the existing tank.

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    Thanks for your comments and advice guys!
    i managed to get the hole and the metal surrounding it very clean with some 80grit sandpaper and gave the epoxy a very good push in and in there. I'm pretty confident with it. I have put a small amount of diesel in there to just sit these next few days and before I fill it up wil give it a good old whack just to make sure.

    Cheers Tom.
    I have had the sail up and down but it's off at the moment having a patch sewn on. When my lads are here to help sail her home they can drag me up the mast with a can of silicon spray and some wet and dry just to give it all a helping hand. We will belt around the harbour for the morning before departure and all being well head off. Worst case scenario we have port fairy 30 miles away. Then Apollo bay 100 or so miles away. We may even stop there for a night anyway??

    trying to fit all this in with work and family is stressful but will all work out ok. If I don't get away Monday no big deal.

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    Measured up all the awning material today, in mm.
    3090X2000
    4000x3000
    2040x2000
    1940x1700
    2300x1450
    1850x1450
    1950x1450
    I think I have enough for the cockpit cover.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Making a patchwork quilt?

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    Here's an example of the vinegar treatment with the pick up pipe.
    IMG_4829.jpgIMG_4849.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Making a patchwork quilt?
    More like a large patchwork tent.
    I really only needed a piece 2000mm x 2500mm.
    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 Geftb View Post
    Here's an example of the vinegar treatment with the pick up pipe.
    IMG_4829.jpgIMG_4849.jpg
    impressive

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    Any pin holes in the corroded section? It looks bad.
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    Hi peter. No. No holes but it will be replaced when I pull the tank out at the other end anyway. Along with a 3 week molasses bath, some new baffles and cut all the rust out. All I need is one trip out of her!!!

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    IMG_4850.jpg
    You got me thinking though so I wrapped it in "knead it".
    cheers!

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    The molasses treatment is a beauty isn't it ? I keep a 20 litre drum here just to clean up bits and pieces.
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    Yep. It will get rid of all the rust without the weird acids of vinegar. When I first opened the tank this morning I thought I had stuffed up. No sooner had I wiped the rust away it came back thrice as strong. Bi carb stopped it. But for a while there ....

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    Just started the engine with the new fuel and filters. She sounds ten time happier

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    Diesel will keep the rust at bay anyhow. Take spare filters as presumably there will be crap in the lines. Hope you can keep,us updated as you go.

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    I had a really bad night last night. Carol and I went to the doctor's for a flu shot, very necessary for us with school kids in the house. The needle found a nerve in my upper arm , ZING! A nasty flash of pain which got progressively worse into the night. Not much sleep, lots of nasty nerve pain. Neurophen didn't work but Panadol did...... eventually.

    I'm a bit wasted today.
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    Ouch. A combination of ibuprofen and paracetamol, any brand will do, seems to be very effective for most pain. Better than the old, now banned, strong option painkillers in many cases.

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    I slept and tried to sleep on and off, had some paracetamol about 12.30 which gave a me 2 hours sleep then up again a 4.30am to search for more. That lot really helped. Neurophen didn't work, paracetamol did.

    Not fun but not serious.
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    from Sailing Anarchy..

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bayv...000/1183429439

    mad if you didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    from Sailing Anarchy..

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bayv...000/1183429439

    mad if you didn't.
    Indeed
    At A$20K negotiable - that is very good value!

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    Wow!

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    The molasses treatment is a beauty isn't it ? I keep a 20 litre drum here just to clean up bits and pieces.
    Sounds like a pancake topping, or maybe something to have with scones. What is this 'molasses'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Sounds like a pancake topping, or maybe something to have with scones. What is this 'molasses'?
    I buy mine from a stock feed outlet in a 20 l drum, mix 1 part molasses to 2 parts water (warm or hot water makes it easier). Into this solution, which I keep in an open topped 20 l drum but with a lid, I hang any steel that's rusty and I want bright. The last lot was some sliding clamps that had been on a job in the rain for a few weeks, They came out perfect! It removes tarnish from bronze alloys too.

    Recommended if you can find cheap molasses.
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    Intriguing... never heard of it, but I certainly have loads of rusty things that might benefit.

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    A 3 week soak is about right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Prolly depends on your perspective. From in the water or a sinking boat they probably look pretty good
    In reference to the look of rescue boats. 99% of the time people are really happy to see us but there have been moments where a person has been aggressive and or abusive. Iíve only seen the smiles though...call it luck.
    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 PeterSibley View Post
    I buy mine from a stock feed outlet in a 20 l drum, mix 1 part molasses to 2 parts water (warm or hot water makes it easier). Into this solution, which I keep in an open topped 20 l drum but with a lid, I hang any steel that's rusty and I want bright. The last lot was some sliding clamps that had been on a job in the rain for a few weeks, They came out perfect! It removes tarnish from bronze alloys too.

    Recommended if you can find cheap molasses.
    Just curious would the molasses treatment substitute sand blasting anchor chain in order to regalvinize ?

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