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  1. #3816
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    To bad about the wind. We're about to have a weekend of freezing weather. Luckily, no ice or snow called for, yet.
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    At least the heat will dry everything out Gary. Must be interesting position to work on, standing in the dingy?

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    The dinghy was more to catch anything I dropped. I have worked from it though and probably will have to for the next section. Tied fore and aft it's actually quite stable. The new cabin side is on but not finished. I have to go home, Kez is worried about the bushfires. The closest one is some miles away and there's a lot of rugged country between us and it but with the strong winds it's best if I'm there.
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    Good luck with fires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Donald View Post
    Good luck with fires
    Thanks, they are a good distance away but fires can be tricksy.
    Anyway state of play.
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    You can see the smoke.
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    With the thought of being burnt out by bushfire and limited space in the car for important stuff, and the thought of maybe having to live on the boat for a bit. I figured it wouldn't do to have the new cabin side panel burn. So loaded it and few other bits on the car and took them up to the boat. Good news is unless a new fire kicks off we should be fairly safe.

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    That's good to hear. I hope you guys don't have another fire. It's been a while for us thankfully.
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    Been thinking about you Northeners lately: good to hear all’s well...for you anyway

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    Hopefully the containment lines will halt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    With the thought of being burnt out by bushfire and limited space in the car for important stuff, and the thought of maybe having to live on the boat for a bit. I figured it wouldn't do to have the new cabin side panel burn. So loaded it and few other bits on the car and took them up to the boat. Good news is unless a new fire kicks off we should be fairly safe.

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    It took a while, what with droughts, fires, floods and pestilence...Well anyway here's the latest installment.
    This took place over a bit more than two days, but not much more.
    Texta marks where I need to grind back to bare ply.
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    The new cainside cutout and ready for windows to be bolted on. If you bolt them on at the stage it becomes a one man job instead of needing two bods...one inside and one outside.
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    The old side removed, luckily I anticipated some of the framing being shot and I had prefabbed some replacement bits.
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    There was also a section of cabin top that needed replacing and as luck would have it it was the same size as one of the window cutouts.
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    In that last photo there were two Barlow 16 winches fitted where that hole is. One of them I was able to remove without even unbolting it. When ply rots it goes fast.
    So at the end of today I couldn't quite finish the job. Cold weather slowed down the cure of the epoxy which meant the screws couldn't come out and that meant I couldn't grind back and do the fillets and glass tape over seams and joins. Next Wednesday If I am lucky, rain till then.

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    I have recycled teak trim to go along the top of the cabin side.
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    Hey Gary that last picture looks much better than the first .Well done

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    Two very busy days Tom. It does look much better.
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    Finally got it sanded off and primered. If you look closely you can see the mounting pad for the little Barlow 16 near aft end of the cabin top.
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    Test of posting pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Lathrop View Post
    Test of posting pictures.
    Is this where you meant the test to be? No problem, just curious.
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    Redwing returns to one colour..
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    Well done Gary all sealed up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Donald View Post
    Well done Gary all sealed up
    Getting close to going for a sail again.
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    Go!
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    Looking schmick Gary, nice job
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Looking schmick Gary, nice job
    Definitely better than when you saw her at Boatworks in 2017 eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Definitely better than when you saw her at Boatworks in 2017 eh?
    That long ago eh?? My how time flies.
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    There's something weird happening with the clear finish on the mast. There are quite a few milky patches, some of it rubs off but some doesn't. I'll have a closer look next Tuesday when I go back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    There was also a section of cabin top that needed replacing and as luck would have it it was the same size as one of the window cutouts.
    Gotta love it when Lady Luck looks your way! Looking great Gary!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    There's something weird happening with the clear finish on the mast. There are quite a few milky patches, some of it rubs off but some doesn't. I'll have a closer look next Tuesday when I go back up.
    What's the finish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishoutaFlorida View Post
    Gotta love it when Lady Luck looks your way! Looking great Gary!
    Every now and then you get a win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What's the finish?
    Good question Rick, I know it was expensive. It was applied in November 2018. I may still have the receipt somewhere.
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    Well what a top day for working on Redwing. A light breeze, sunny and not too hot.
    The barlow halyard winch that only gets used to bargie hitch the halyard is back on.
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    Dry fitting the mounting pads and bolts for the pulpit.
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    The pads are cut from high density plastic decking board. I drilled pilot holes the size of the bolt shanks to position them, then drilled the holes to the diameter of the boltheads. I then reversed the bolts and fitted them to the pads, filled the holes with thickened epoxy and a good slather on the base of the pads then fitted them in place. Finished off with a thickened epoxy fillet around the edges of the pads. If all goes well the pulpit will be back on next Tuesday.
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    My my there are a lot of lurkers out there...view count has jumped over 640 times.
    Sorry it's not more interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    My my there are a lot of lurkers out there...view count has jumped over 640 times.
    Sorry it's not more interesting.

    I'm catching up with Redwing, Gary, maybe the lurker is me. That pulpit is going to make things much safer up forward. I like the epoxy in oversized bolt hole thing as I'm paranoid about holes through ply decks myself. Ya can't be too careful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ledger View Post
    I'm catching up with Redwing, Gary, maybe the lurker is me. That pulpit is going to make things much safer up forward. I like the epoxy in oversized bolt hole thing as I'm paranoid about holes through ply decks myself. Ya can't be too careful!

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    The method I keep meaning to try is over sizing the bolt hole then filling it with thickened epoxy. The idea is then to drill the correct size hole though the epoxy fill. With the pulpit I have drilled into the beam shelf so that wouldn't have worked. With the winch I glued a raised pad to the cabin top and the put a thickened epoxy fillet around the edge. The idea being a raised pad will prevent water pooling around the winch base.
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    The overcast and a good northerly breeze today kept the day nice and mild. The temperature was probably mid 20s C.
    So first job was to sand back the rough bits around the pulpit mounting pads and get the primer on. Once that was done I rewired the starboard nav light while I waited for the primer to dry, it's water based so it's fairly quick. Then it was the two pac topcoat; fitting the pulpit was next even though the topcoat was still tacky. Fitting the pulpit was fun, even with Gil's help. About 3 or 4 of the studs needed a tap in one direction or another...resulting in 3 burred threads unfortunately. And of course the one spanner that actually fitted the nuts went over the side, but I had a shilfter (adjustable spanner) so I was slowed down too much. I had to settle for the pulpit fasted in place but not finished before it was time to head for home.
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