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  1. #50821
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    For those who haven't seen my recent thread, my fix-up of this lovely 16' sharpie is nearly done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnno View Post
    For those who haven't seen my recent thread, my fix-up of this lovely 16' sharpie is nearly done.

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    Love the sheer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    Hi Rick, The Colane and Awlwood are the same type of product, Colane is from Germany and Awlwood is a copy of of Colane but supplied a slightly way. After using both products I find the Awlwood easier to use.

    Bruce
    Thanks! I know Awlwood is actually Uroxys (?) a NZ product and I thought Uroxys was a NZ original.

    PS Uroxsys
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    She looks terrific John!!
    Rick

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    Hi Rick, Colane hs been around for almost 40 years, providing paint systems for buildings and large structures, Neither Urocsys or Awlwood (one of the same) were around when I started looking for a longer lasting finish for our mast. I read about trials that were taking place on classic yachts in the Mediterranean about 15 years ago, Then a company in Balmain started to import Colane and now I think about it I'm sure I was at the classic boat festival at ANMM in 2006 when I first came across the product. At the time I thought that it was very expensive being twice the price of Wardol varnish. I purchased 3 tins of Colane and the required thinners in 2010 and refinished the mast in 2011.

    Bruce

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    Well, QLD border is closed again....Groundhog Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagos View Post
    I'm really pleasantly surprised to see such a traditional shape/design rather than the usual fibreglass clog designs. I hope it works out great for him.
    Tom is an extraordinary young man and I have the utmost confidence in his ability to pull this trip off.

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    Well done John she looks fast.

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    Rick

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    Dan is not pleased with Gladys or Scumo. There's talk of a National Emergency too, waste of time as the national government, short of a military administration, has shown itself incapable.

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    Hi Rick, I'm doing the work on the mast in the big shed at the marina in Newcastle. Give me a ring on the mobile if you wish to have a look.

    Bruce

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    We're in for a buster here in SA.

    "Severe Weather expected tomorrow (Friday) across the state, damaging winds a distinct possibility. Windiest conditions for Adelaide particularly Saturday afternoon and evening. Localised destructive winds with gusts over 125 km/h are also possible over the southern half of the warning area; these are most likely to occur with stronger showers and thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms will also produce short bursts of heavy rain and small hail. "

    I've made a half-arsed attempt to clear the gutters. 60 knot bursts in heavy rain and maybe hail is a bit extreme if it gets up that far. It has been wet, so some tree root systems will already be slippery. I'm not confident about how this one is going to pan out. It sounds like a system that went through Lorne many years gone by. It knocked trees flat and made the BP (or whatever brand it was) servo canopy fly away. I admit I was shart scared that time.


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    be modest, and be proud of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Morley View Post
    Hi Rick, I'm doing the work on the mast in the big shed at the marina in Newcastle. Give me a ring on the mobile if you wish to have a look.

    Bruce
    I will!
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    Rick, I seem not to have a current mobile/landline number for you. Could you PM it to me please

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Rick, I seem not to have a current mobile/landline number for you. Could you PM it to me please
    No worries Jeff, sent.

    Rick
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    We didn't blow away here in Adelaide. Just a bit of rain and hail.


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    Quite strong gusty wind here last night.
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    Nice day working on Redwing ll. The topside repair is all ready to be glued up and the two layers of transom ply have been cut out.
    Note to self, keep fingers away from the heat gun airflow...ouch!
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    When I built Redwing I sealed the ply with Everdure epoxy, and this did a good job on the inside. So I'm looking to seal the ply and framing on the inside of Redwing ll. Anyone have a preference for a particular timber preserving agent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    When I built Redwing I sealed the ply with Everdure epoxy, and this did a good job on the inside. So I'm looking to seal the ply and framing on the inside of Redwing ll. Anyone have a preference for a particular timber preserving agent?
    coat all bare timber surfaces and the plywood edges with this stuff.
    https://www.norglass.com.au/products...wood-treatment

    its very this and soaks right in giving great protection and a great surface for the other coats creating creating a waterproof coating system. It's an excellent primer.

    then coat it with this stuff:
    https://www.norglass.com.au/products...imer-undercoat

    then finish with this stuff:
    https://www.norglass.com.au/products/northane-gloss
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

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    The two sons of Tim and Sally Phillips from the Wooden Boat Shop in Sorrento are sailing in the 49er skiff sailing division at the Olympics. Sam and Will are great young blokes who have trained hard. Came 7th in race one today. Two races to go.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    coat all bare timber surfaces and the plywood edges with this stuff.
    https://www.norglass.com.au/products...wood-treatment

    its very this and soaks right in giving great protection and a great surface for the other coats creating creating a waterproof coating system. It's an excellent primer.

    then coat it with this stuff:
    https://www.norglass.com.au/products...imer-undercoat

    then finish with this stuff:
    https://www.norglass.com.au/products/northane-gloss
    That is the answer i was looking for.
    I used Norglass paint on Redwing.
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    Matt Wearne wins gold, and the races aren't finished yet!

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    Andrea Francolini.
    My story behind the image
    John Stanley, sailor and survivor of the ’98 Hobart after 30 hours clinging to what remained of a life raft in Bass Strait with wind speeds of 80-90 knots.In 1998 I was living in Italy and working in a photo agency specialized in sailing. We would receive images from around the world and sell them onto various magazines. In ’98 I happened to be home and get a call from my boss. ‘Andrea if you are in town, go to the office, turn on the ISDN. People are sending us images and something is happening in the Sydney to Hobart race.’So I made my way to the office, start downloading the images and forward them directly to my boss so he can help with the distribution. The phone rings. ‘did you get the images, how many are there?’Like synchronized swimmers we both click on the first image and it appears on our screen. A moment of silence on both ends of the phone as we both look at the shot. I just saw a lot of water. Where the hell was the boat in this shot….. ? OMG the boat is that little thing in the middle of the ocean. (the picture we were looking at was one of Richard Bennett’s shots)We all know how that race went and what tragedy followed unfortunately.Fast forward to 2003, I am here in Australia and I was looking at doing some portraits for fun. I met John one day, understood who he was and heard his story during that race and asked if I could come back and take his portrait and have a chat.So the day comes, we catch up while he was on his lunch break and he tells me a bit about the race. I was hanging on every word he said. As a true Aussie bloke he played it down a little and just told the story.He finished talking and I was left a bit speechless. ‘well John I guess that after that you did not do the Hobart again?’His eyes opened wide and he looked at me: ‘oh no I did it again, it’s the Hobart mate’In my youth there was a French song which said: c’est pas l’homme qui prend la mer, c’est la mer qui prend l’homme.Which roughly translates to: its not the man that takes the sea. It’s the sea that takes the man. (its more poetic in French, trust me)#funfacts #portrait #sailing Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia
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    Snap lockdown here 7 days. Delta in a western suburbs school and several as yet unattributed cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Snap lockdown here 7 days. Delta in a western suburbs school and several as yet unattributed cases.
    It just keeps spreading.
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    I guess a lockdown is a good excuse to get Jim looking presentable for the QCYC Vintage Regatta which has just been postponed.

    Hard sanded hundreds of runs frequently down to the original primer which was not sanded properly ,prior to the top coat application. I think the outside hull will pass while the inside will never be perfect since after 30 hours of sanding I simply had enough, and proceeded to paint.

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    Looking good Tom
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    Certainly looking better than Redwing ll at the moment.
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    Hi all, Mark here. Currently living in Sydney and a new wooden boat addict. Just got a 1978 Dynal sheathed Thunderbird 26 in so so condition.. Was raced regularly with PRSC up until 2018. Good it very cheap off Yachthub, fantastic set of sails, still near new (worth more than the boat lol). First yacht! Speaking of which would really like some advice with my bilge (took 15l of freshwater out of her yesterday, I know where the leaks are).. If you look im: Misc. boat related, title is Thunderbird 26.. Any input/feedback would be very very much appreciated... Thank you in advance and looking forward to learning alot on this forumIMG_20210802_080914.jpg

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    Great work Tom, you are certainly a diligent guardian for Peter's work.
    Thank you.

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    Ps that's not her sailing this year, old shot with racing owner. Hope for it to be my photo one day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowgoose2021 View Post
    Ps that's not her sailing this year, old shot with racing owner. Hope for it to be my photo one day!
    Any rot?
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