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Reply #75 - 03.12.2016 at 21:09:51
 
Hi Folks,

Just a quick one...
Stuck the plug in the roof vent today.
Removed what rotten wood I could, replaced with pine segments glued in place to reinforce the deck, then glued the bung before stuffing in the hole!!!(why am I thinking foreign 70's movies lol.)
Once glue has set remove bolt, re drill centre hole for dowel and then glue dowel into place.
Will glass in the bung come spring once the glacier melts ha ha.
Varnishing for the doors has abruptly stopped, too cold after work, although heater in workshop really just can't be ar**d, mind's willing but bodies weak  Sad, old age doesn't come alone...


Anyways another dram for the bones and some pics, enjoy...





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Reply #76 - 31.12.2016 at 15:06:09
 
Hi Folks,

All the best for 2017 when it comes and a Happy New Year.

Stevie

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Reply #77 - 07.01.2017 at 20:08:03
 
Hi Folks,

Hope the New Year is going well for you all?
Here's some of the latest pics from the ongoing work on 'Carpe'
Have been off for a few days holidays over the festive period unfortunately I had 'man flu' so never managed to do half the things I was hoping to do, still never mind...
Have used upvc facia trim (the kind you use around doors and windows, to hide the gap between the cabin and roof lining.
Used wellnuts on the lining, and 5 mm machine screws to secure the upvc to the cabin lining with a snap cap to cover the screw.
No sharp screw ends into the void where my wiring has been run and course threads to split or crack the GRP.
Picture aren't great on my phone, as always, but see what you think?

Before:



After:







Upvc trim:



Wellnut in situ:



Time for some refreshment..

Stevie

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Reply #78 - 21.01.2017 at 21:56:05
 
Hi Folks,

Sorta more of the same pics as before but swmbo's phone takes far sharper pics than my old Box Brownie lol.


Port Quarter berth trim



Stbd side fwrd cabin trim



Port side fwrd cabin trim



Repaired portlight liners (they were cracked, chipped and snapped when I had to remove)



Liner fitted, caulking required, sand down and paint...comin soon...



Wet Locker shiney door


The yellowing above the trims is the bare GRP, the original plastic trims were siliconed to the roof but the silicone was a b****r to remove and I thought the new trim would cover it.
NO SUCH LUCK so had to scrape and sand the residual silicone (should have done it at the start but hey ho) so will touch up paintwork when temp rises to positive figures ha ha.

Anyways all that dust.. time for a dram.


Stevie

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Reply #79 - 21.01.2017 at 22:27:11
 
Hi it is all looking really good.

It your forehatch a yellowy translucent grp  or something nicer?  In one of your photos it looks white.  Have you painted it and if so does it still let light through?
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Reply #80 - 22.01.2017 at 15:38:33
 
Hi Justin,

My forehatch has a perspex window fixed to the hatch. See pic



Lets lots of light through though it has a light blue hue to it but fore cabin is bright and cheery on a sunny day.

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Reply #81 - 22.01.2017 at 18:48:23
 
Thanks

Looks like a good idea.

I might paint mine and fit such a window next winter.
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Reply #82 - 11.03.2017 at 21:05:54
 
Hi Guys,

Long time no news...

Been doing odds and sods around boat and in workshop.
Had to adjust my road trailer supports, last week, for best positioning for launching and recovering boat.
Intend to fabricate a launching trailer in a few years but will use existing road trailer and strip it down to clean and protect after it's been in the water so it will last.
Internal refurb is almost complete, weather is improving glacier well melted.
Cleaning and checking upper deck today and came across a problem.
I have a Proctor mast and the 'hinge' that links the boom to the mast is knackered to the point that it will snap in time or extreme stress, so where can I get an off the shelf replacement?
The fixings on the mast and boom are sound it is the 'hinge' bit that looks like a figure of eight twisted in the middle by 90 degrees ( my description is probably rubbish don't know if it has a name but it's almost like a universal joint that doesn't flex in the middle?).
Can you guys help?
Hopefully if I have to go to a machine shop to fabricate it, it wont cost an arm and a leg, all it is is probably 1" aluminium rod milled to the required thickness at right angles on opposite ends and a M6 hole drilled both ends.
Could rough one out in my workshop with a hacksaw/Grinder and bench drill, maybe have to if prices are stupid (wish I had paid more attention in the machine shops when I was apprentice lol)

I suppose everyone will be busy getting boats ready for the new season hope all is well.

Look forward to your comments.

Well done England Rugby team, very strong this season, showed us Scots where we need to keep thinking about our spacing and overlap when defending!!!

Time for a wee dram (it is my birthday lol)

Stevie

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Reply #83 - 12.03.2017 at 10:36:16
 
Hi Stevie
Re "my description is probably rubbish don't know if it has a name" presumably you are referring to the gooseneck? So named for obvious reasons.
Any chance of a photo?
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Reply #84 - 12.03.2017 at 14:00:30
 
Hi John,

Here's the pics...








Should it have a nut and bolt to secure it to mast connection?

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Reply #85 - 12.03.2017 at 16:45:43
 
Hi Stevie - part not immediately recognised. You could have a word with David Aldridge at Aladdins Cave Riggers at Bursledon (Deacons). Very little he doesn't know in my experience...........John

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Reply #86 - 12.03.2017 at 20:15:47
 
Hi

Mine doesn't look like that.  My gooseneck is stainless steel.  Harlequin was built or rather finished in 1986 so they may have differed over the decade of production.

Sorry can't help, but John is as usual right.  Take it to a rigger for their view.

I must get down to the boat the masts are due to go back up in a fortnight and I've got to install the new standing rigging and service the engine and winches and antifoul.

Looking forward to this season.

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Reply #87 - 12.03.2017 at 20:19:26
 
Actually yours looks something like the one on my old Pandora.  It was a sliding gooseneck.  Instead of a cunningham you pulled the gooseneck down on a track on the mast to tension the luff as the wind increased.
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Reply #88 - 12.03.2017 at 20:33:30
 
Hi Stevie

That is a rather unusual arrangement, most goosenecks look more like this:

http://www.tenayatravels.com/images/2010%2012%20Dec/Booom%202.jpg

Johns advice to give David Aldridge at Aladdins Cave Riggers at Bursledon (Deacons) a call is sound advice. He re-rigged Jasta for me, is a top guy and knows his onions.

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Reply #89 - 12.03.2017 at 20:37:06
 
You might want to try these guys too:

http://www.allspars.co.uk
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