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Thread: Antipodean Boats Connection

  1. #45956
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    Fixed a leak in the Sabre, sneaky delaminated corner.

    Flipped hull, a touch up with sand paper, painted with 2 pot including centreboard and rudder.

    Sailing tomorrow in a club boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Fixed a leak in the Sabre, sneaky delaminated corner.

    Flipped hull, a touch up with sand paper, painted with 2 pot including centreboard and rudder.

    Sailing tomorrow in a club boat.
    Sounds sharp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    And going with a 2 piece top plate on the odd shaped double shroud plates

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    That's tricky! I think your two-piece solution will be fine. I use the Fixtech that comes in a blue tube. Sika would also be fine but I can't remember which one.

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    Thanks. You think that's tricky! I also made templates for plates to go under the deck where there's the added complications of ribs and bulkheads and all sorts of funny angles and getting in and out of the boat to remeasure and recut every one of 12 plates at least 3 times.

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    Thought I’d better check my flares...expired late last year, just as well I didn’t go anywhere.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Thought I’d better check my flares...expired late last year, just as well I didn’t go anywhere.
    Flares expired in about 1978

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    A couple of years ago I let off an old smoke flare in the yard at home. It filled the yard and the neighbouring yards with smoke. I thought someone would call the fire brigade or at least complain but a neighbour just said 'we've known you for quite a long time ....' so it was okay.

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    My son and his GF and some mates are in Nepal at the moment. Got off a flight into some village and went to watch the next plane taking off. It crashed into a helicopter. Scary.

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    ^ and I presume the cuisine was Nepalling...
    Xanthorrea

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    Certainly the flying is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    My son and his GF and some mates are in Nepal at the moment. Got off a flight into some village and went to watch the next plane taking off. It crashed into a helicopter. Scary.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    I have to learn to say no. All this week I am looking after a neighbour's dog, so no chance of getting away for a few days on Romana until next week when the weather looks rubbish. Today, walking the dog along the beach, watching yachts heading south to KI with 12-15 knots up their clackers. Torture I tells ya. Torture.


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    12-15 knts is nice.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I have to learn to say no. All this week I am looking after a neighbour's dog, so no chance of getting away for a few days on Romana until next week when the weather looks rubbish. Today, walking the dog along the beach, watching yachts heading south to KI with 12-15 knots up their clackers. Torture I tells ya. Torture.


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    Especially when it's ruff.

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    It might need a life jacket if its ruff ruff

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    Put it in the bow. Wow.

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    But if it starts barking be stern with it.

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    It's a fairly big dog with boundless energy and the boat is small. And the dog's owners would strangle me if a shark ate their beloved Jango.

    Go ahead, pun on 'boundless'. I know you want to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Recently the Kiwis posted an image of a yacht made from corrugated iron and called it art. This is art:

    IMG_20190415_151527.jpg

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    I think they call it prawnographics

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    Imagine the stink if it was a real one! It looks remarkably like a real one.

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    It could be real

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    It's the right colour and shape for one left out in the sun but there's no blacking and no smell so I'm not convinced it's real.

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    It's really real. I don't know what it is, but it's real, whatever it is.


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    Well, it's a prawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I've considered that too and maybe I'd do that next time. Using Sika or Fixtech, it should be fine. I wouldn't try it with mastic.

    Rick
    I did this also, for one of my plates, but only because the deck underneath it is rotten.

    But it's a good idea anyway. There really isn't any value in screwing down the plates when you have modern products that will glue them down and stay flexible.

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    Now I'm wondering whether to screw or glue mine. I'm leaning very much toward screws as I've never found a goop in a tube that actually stays flexible and stays stuck. Screws and butyl tape is my plan.

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    I used Fixtech FT15 on a ply to ply application thinking it would be less permanent than epoxy and found out I had to separate the bits. I ended up with shreds. The FT was stronger than the laminates and the glues in the marine ply. Not sure how flexible it is.


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    I did use some fixtech on a stanchion base I rebedded once. It ripped up the ply when I removed it, so it might be a thing. Although it doesn't seem to stick to stainless steel so well. I'm not sure anything does.

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    Off to the boat for the weekend tomorrow with a list of jobs longer than the weekend so I shall not lack for choice in things to do.
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    My Sabre goes back on the water on Sunday. It wil be a relief not to be sailing a boat that is just too old and heavy for convenience. And far too delicate for regular use, the ply has to be rather carefully handled.
    She sails OK though.

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    Looks like it’s going to be a wet day.
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