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Re: Refurb of newly purchased 300
Reply #120 - 06.11.2017 at 12:47:18
 
Hi Folks,

Just done some last minute glassing before the ice age sets in here again for winter.
The old heater vent has finally been finished off should have done it during summer months but was one of those 'I'll get it next week jobs...'
Anyways laid up the CSM both sides and then mixed some cabosil into resin for final layer.
Before anyone asks I don't think it's the face of Jesus or Hitler in one of the pics of the CSM layers LOL


Is that a face I see before me?


Outside cured nicely though temp was dropping



Peanut Butter's gone mouldy mister!

By the way I've sanded down all external teak and have treated with Starbrite Teak sealer and the wood looks fantastic.
One of the products that actually does what it says on the tin!
Will take some pics and post soon.

Stevie

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Reply #121 - 12.11.2017 at 13:04:49
 
Hi Folks,

Here's me singing the praises of Starbrite teak sealer (other brands are available lol)









Done wonders for the teak

Stevie

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Reply #122 - 31.12.2017 at 22:40:26
 
Hi Folks,

Happy New Year and all the best for 2018.
Slainte

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Reply #123 - 03.03.2018 at 17:22:57
 
Hi Folks,

Well now that the Beast and Emma are moving on I'm just about ready for 'Carpe's' launch this season.
Refit has finished, just a couple of small things to do on my trailer, connections for the mast electrics and get my engine serviced.
Still have a list of improvements scheduled over the next few years when time and finances allow.
Had a fire back in November at my house, my mancave caught fire, unfortunately my seating and new rigging were lost but no one was hurt and the main house remained intact though suffered damage with the heat and flames, so that that was a bit of a blow.
Hope everyone is ok and well after these terrible weather events and on track for the new season, will be posting more pics as things progress and sending out vip invitations for the launch - unfortunately HM has declined as she has a prior engagement and stated she was sad to be missing the free bottle of babycham!


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Reply #124 - 16.03.2018 at 22:28:24
 
Hi Folks,

The gooseneck and toggle are now finished.
Found a chap to machine the toggle and he made two for me for the same price as the cost of one out of Aluminium and posted it to me the next day.





Just getting 'Carpe' ready for the season planning on fitting a seacock for the electric bilge pump as I rerouted the hose as it was tied into the galley sink outlet but the pump was on stbd side so now going to fit the seacock behind the heads  below the rubbing strake.
Might leave it till end of season as got antifouling to do when temp increases. It never ends....

Hope all is well.

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Reply #125 - 17.03.2018 at 09:50:19
 
Hi Stevie

Well done, lots of work!

Just a word of caution, you will bury the lee rail in the sea when sailing in windy conditions and if you put the bilge pump outflow by the heads you risk the boat filling with water when the outlet is submerged.

On Jasta, the bilge pump pipes run aft and out through an outlet on the side as high and as far aft as possible. Saves any mishaps!

Good luck with the launch!

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Reply #126 - 17.03.2018 at 21:53:46
 
Hi Paul,

The seacock for the bilge will be closed at all times until I run the pump to empty out any water, I have the supersub set up in a manual config just now and plan to run it when discharge is clear of the waves probably when motoring back and fore from my mooring.
Weather today was wild to say the least, changing the hoses in the heads, really unpleasant job and bruised black and blue.
Need to be the size of Tom Thumb with the strength of Schwarzenegger to manipulate those hoses lol.
Get it finished soon no rush...

Stevie

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Reply #127 - 27.04.2018 at 15:30:09
 
Hi Folks,

Nearly that time again for launching.
Carpe is just about there ready to wet her bottom for the first time in over two years, both excited and nervous.
Here's latest pic regarding 'swan neck or deck glands?' that we spoke about before for mast wiring.
As you can see I choose the swan neck for getting all my cables through in one neat solution.
Will stuff sponge up into neck to block any seas getting in.
Hope all is well, very busy will post again soon.

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Reply #128 - 13.06.2018 at 12:42:06
 
Hi Folks,

Latest update.
Was refitting hoses, new crush washers filters to engine but couldn't get fuel through the injector pump.
Couldn't get any local firms to come to site to fix engine so had to get a Volvo specialist from Glasgow to attend.
Cost me nearly as much as I paid for the boat. Problem was injector pump was sticking/stuck so we removed it.
Found a Bosch specialist who has repaired it so will pick up this weekend and refit myself (can't afford to have the mechanic back and I helped him strip it out anyways!!!)
Found a forum after dropping off pump that they are prone to this when laid up and the solution is to slightly crack the nut on body of the pump on the high pressure side and spin the engine this normally frees up the internals?
Will remember that for future but unsure if this would have worked for me but never mind.
Local Marine engineering firms are not my favourite people at this moment, don't know how you get a yacht to their workshop in land GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!
Hopefully my little Volvo MD5 will fire up and then I can get it in the water.
Hope all is well

Stevie

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Reply #129 - 15.08.2018 at 18:41:17
 
Hi Folks,

Been a very long time since my last post.
Have been having problems getting the old MD5 fired up, just can't seem to get fuel through the injector pump.
Got new volvo crush washers and still no joy convinced that I'm still drawing in air or have a lock that I cant bleed to get the fuel flowing.
Have asked local Marine engine firms if they can come and have a look but no one locally seems to want to do site visits as 'it's not worth the effort/bother of attending sites due to costs, time, wrong stock taken' etc etc. god it's so infuriating...
Latest pics are from Mid May after anti fouling but been unable to launch so this season is basically over.
But had a break through today, I found a chap who's passion is working on classic cars, boats, bikes etc and he said he'd come to site and have a look, but the guy is booked solid so had to book a slot way back in June for August.
Anyways long story short he came to the boat today worked through the fuel system, replaced the crappy crush washers, flushed through the fuel lines and hey presto the wee MD5 fired up and ran like a dream.
Guy only charged pennies compared to the national company I had previous so really am happy.
Club have been putting pressure on inactive boats to leave club, launch or face huge increase in costs to store boats so I was under the cosh to try and get this fixed.
This has added extra grey hairs to the head but all's good in the end.
Hope your season's going well for you all.
Will update on any launch plans in the next week or two, still not had my summer hols yet!

Here's some more pics...






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