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    HA!!
    We are promised 20-50ml of rain tonight.
    https://www.willyweather.com.au/maps...&lng=145.53245

    It would be very welcome. I cleaned the gutters leaf filters, and the now dry pond today.
    So we'll likely get nothing……...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    HA!!
    We are promised 20-50ml of rain tonight.
    https://www.willyweather.com.au/maps...&lng=145.53245

    It would be very welcome. I cleaned the gutters leaf filters, and the now dry pond today.
    So we'll likely get nothing……...


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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    About a fortnight Peter said on another thread. When his group of friends can come down from Brisbane again.

    I have offered good rum. Any recommendations?

    How about this Peter……..
    Peter gets drunk just sniffing the cork these days so I might have to help him with that.
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    It’s raining here I’m supposed to be getting a load of cracker dust for the new tank to sit on but I’m not sure the Mazda will get it up the driveway now.
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    That's great Peter.

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    A question for discussion amongst the wise. And anyone else. It has to do with the order of play from here on.

    Within the next couple of days I will have the second layer of ply glued onto my first area of attention, which is most of the starboard side. There is still big area forward where I have removed the teak and some bad spots of the top layer. There are some bits where both layers of ply are bad. The jury us wavering as to whether to repair or fully replace. It's a complex bit of deck with forehatch, anchor winch, hawse pipe, Sampson post, cleats, inner forestay and stemhead fitting.

    The aft deck is partially removed and being small and simple I'm inclined to remove and replace the lot, both sides.

    I don't think it will rain until March, maybe the odd drop like we had yesterday, but that was no more than the piss you'd get on your shoes at a urinal.

    So my question is about how to deal with the section I've nearly got 2 layers of ply on.

    1 Leave it bare until I've finished fore and aft.

    2 Epoxy the new work and leave it at that for now.

    3 Fibreglass the new work before I move on.

    4 Fibreglass, undercoat, top coat, fillet etc before I move on.

    I'm keen to close up various holes sooner rather than later, fore and aft of the current section.

    I'm concerned about leaving bare ply exposed.

    I don't know what to do about the port/starboard join on a temporary basis.

    I'm concerned about leaving raw epoxy exposed.

    I think I want to move on with substantive repairs fore and aft as soon as possible.

    I think the final finish coat needs to be done all at once. So I certainly want to stop short of that.

    What's the least worst thing to do in terms of the section I'm about to finish putting ply on?


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    I would glass and primer.
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    You could buy a few sheets of doorskin ply or thin MDF and tack that over your new ply. Use screws so you can lift off the bits that cover areas you're still joining to. Alternatively, glass and prime up to near the areas you have yet to do. Use a 2 pack epoxy primer. The sun will discolour it a bit but it won't damage it much in a month. I wouldn't leave glass without primer exposed and bare ply will check under the sun. The problem with leaving high-build primer on for so long without finishing is that it goes hard and becomes hard to sand. With such a big area, you really want to be sanding soft stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Really nice shot! Did you sail through?

    Rick
    We motored through with the headsails up and put the main up once through as the wind is always flukey in the gap.
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    As a minimum I would glass the new ply as soon as possible. Fill the weave well with 2 or 3 coats of resin...before tack-off of the previous coat. What oz glass cloth will you be using?

    The issue then will be to keep UV off the new glass. Can you lay down some plastic sheeting and gaffer tape edges etc to keep uv off?

    Glass, primer and plastic sheeting may be the best mix.

    Good luck with it all.
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    Those basalt columns are amazing. Thanks.

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    Phil, I'm with Rick.
    Definitely don't leave bare ply or bare epoxy exposed to the UV for a few weeks. Either cover it light ply (easiest, and you can do the glassing all in one go) or glass and undercoat that section now.

    If you're keen to move ahead with more substantial work fore and aft, then cheap ply covering is probably best. A little bit of water in the interim isn't a problem, but UV is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thad View Post
    Those basalt columns are amazing. Thanks.
    It's actually dolerite, which is so similar to basalt that only geologists can tell the difference. Tasman Peninsula has several formations like that - Tasman Is, Cape Pillar, Cape Raoul and Cape Huay. You can look them up, all spectacular.

    These are really nice shots you're taking Hallam! Thanks from me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterWidders View Post
    . What oz glass cloth will you be using?
    I see you anticipated my next question, well done. What Oz glass should I use?

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    As for promised storms...2ml. but it's still dribbling. RATS!
    Last edited by skuthorp; 02-06-2019 at 05:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I see you anticipated my next question, well done. What Oz glass should I use?
    I'd use 6 oz. plain weave. I can't see any advantage in going heavier in plain weave and biaxial/stitched stuff is murder to lay over large areas, and expensive. 6 oz will easily wrap over your edges.

    I saw this West video where they use a thin foam roller to wet out glass onto dry ply. I've always used a squeegee and brush but I think the roller would work really well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gcut7RLho8

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    The dolerite Collums are awe inspiring and my pics don’t do them justice. Well worth checking out some photographs on the web or better still putting them on the bucket list for a sail past! A wet day today in Nubena but good for the farmers and fires.



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    Shipstern Bluff, Tasman Peninsula https://youtu.be/UfrFCtnRnYo

    Really makes you want to go back there and paddle in/out, doesn't it? Not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    A question for discussion amongst the wise. And anyone else...... that was no more than the piss you'd get on your shoes at a urinal.

    What's the least worst thing to do in terms of the section I'm about to finish putting ply on?

    Before that, I'd find a better class of urinal, or see a doctor..... or at the very least, wear seaboots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Shipstern Bluff, Tasman Peninsula https://youtu.be/UfrFCtnRnYo

    Really makes you want to go back there and paddle in/out, doesn't it? Not.

    Rick
    you won’t catch me there on my kneeboard!!
    I did some sound editing on the first video of Shipsterns in action back when I was editing the iSurf DVD surf magazine.
    i can’t find the clip but this is similar:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oH_SI3nseYM
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    As for promised storms...2ml. but it's still dribbling. RATS!


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    That bottom corner of Tassie is extraordinary.

    Nice to be able to remove the galley cover. OK the galley needs a good tidy up, but progress is progress.

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    I wish I'd covered my galley (my everything ).
    It all needed a new coat of paint anyway.

    The tops of all my surfaces are a laminated plastic finish, not sure what you'd call it. They are all ferociously dirty now, with all kinds of stains.
    Is elbow grease the only answer?

    Nic pic's Hallam - still jealous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    you won’t catch me there on my kneeboard!!
    I did some sound editing on the first video of Shipsterns in action back when I was editing the iSurf DVD surf magazine.
    i can’t find the clip but this is similar:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oH_SI3nseYM
    The place just freaks me out! There are so many places with great waves and I wish I had the courage to surf some of the wilder ones but I never think that about Shipsterns. I think it's miraculous that no one's died there, as far as I know.

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    Adelaide's sea breeze is out of control. I'm outa here.

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    SO you know Paul (Bear) Burridge? I bodysurfed and bellyboarded Shark Island with him abt 69 at the 3rd reef. (and Voodoo and the Point from 65 to abt 75)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    you won’t catch me there on my kneeboard!!
    I did some sound editing on the first video of Shipsterns in action back when I was editing the iSurf DVD surf magazine.
    i can’t find the clip but this is similar:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oH_SI3nseYM

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    Holy Sheet

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    Anyone know where I'd get a 5/16" UNC turnbuckle sleeve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    The dolerite Collums are awe inspiring and my pics don’t do them justice. Well worth checking out some photographs on the web or better still putting them on the bucket list for a sail past! A wet day today in Nubena but good for the farmers and fires.



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    Enjoyed the great pictures thanks Hallam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Peter gets drunk just sniffing the cork these days so I might have to help him with that.
    ALways welcome Gary!
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    Hoping to get the second layer of ply on the starboard side tomorrow. I've asked Bruce to come and play. And I've started deleting the bad ply on the aft deck so that it will be ready to follow on.

    Thanks for all the input on my big question. I think once the second layer is on I will glass it and then cut a tarp to fit and screw that down with some battens to keep it all neat and tidy. Fillets and finish to come later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    ALways welcome Gary!
    Any chance of some photos of the work being done on Jim?
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    Just to show how resilient some of those old boats are. This 1945 H28 has just spent 9 days up on the slip in Tweed undergoing a major clean up and paint job after having been moored at Fingal for about 10 month.
    During that time the vessel took on a lot of water, and since the toilet had not been emptied prior to the owners departure the boat was left to its own devices. Shortly she will be heading back down the coast to Port Mquarie.

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    Sh!t hey.

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    Good day with Bruce on Balia today. We got the second layer of ply on the area I've been working on. 4 sheets. Lots of epoxy. No major dramas. Looks great. No photos.

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