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Old 10 June 2007, 17:31   #31
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hdpi . hie posibilitty ov deestructiv imploshun

itts not a kwestiun ov iff. itts jus a kwestiun ov wen

gaRf
As long as it implodes rather than explodes
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Old 16 August 2007, 14:49   #32
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At last a bit more progress, all the sheds in the yard are in use so put her in the boat storage field, and rolled her with the aid of a forklift. When she was rolled I found that she did not need to much filling most of the scratches were not very deep. The worse problem was a large deep gouge that had been filled previously, whoever had filled it had not used enough hardener and only the surface was hard when I started sanding it level I hit semi soft filler, so had to use the angle grinder to remove it all and refill it. The transom has had a large number of holes drilled in it over the years, and these had been filled with sikaflex or silicone so I drilled them all out again to remove it all and refilled them, it all so gave me a chance to check the transom core for rot, thankfully it is very solid and sound.
The only remaining job is to remove about 1" of the hypalon that secures the tubes to the boat flange so that when she is painted and the new tubes fitted there will not be any chance of an unpainted area being exposed.
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Old 16 August 2007, 14:57   #33
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life-raft

At the weekend had some luck a friend had been given a life-raft in part payment of a debt, he had no use for it so asked if I wanted it. A quick look and I snapped it up, I will be sending it for a professional service/check.
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Old 16 August 2007, 16:56   #34
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Hey Richard, nice to see things going forwards.

Have you received you outboard yet?
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Old 22 August 2007, 10:35   #35
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I am planning to leave the tubes on until it is flipped back to protect the hull edges, and it will also ensure that when I paint the hull I will not get any on the area where the new tubes will need to be attached.
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leave the tubes on but take the attachment strap off and sand before you turn it up the right way, saves doing it upside down, biffer
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Old 08 October 2007, 16:05   #36
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More progress

The hull was spayed 3 weeks ago with international perfection 2 pack paint, as all the sheds were in use a quick trip to Argos for a cheap 6M X 3M gazebo was purchased, to ensure that hull stayed warm and dry several 3Kw fan heaters were installed plus 6 x 1Kw site lights, the result was that the min temp was 28C and the max 34C. Because of the temperature we were able spay 2 coats per day. We sprayed 1 primer coat, 2 under coats and 3 top coats. The heating was left on for a couple of days after the final coat to ensure the paint was fully cured and then slowly reduced, the hull had to be left for another couple of weeks as no forklifts were available to put her back on the trailer.
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Old 09 October 2007, 09:15   #37
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A bit more progress

A forklift was available Sunday, so got the boat back on her trailer, and back in her shed. I had collected the console and jockeys from Leeway a few weeks ago, so popped them in to check my proposed layout, the plan was to have 2 x single jockeys side by side behind the console and 2 x double jockeys behind them, looked OK till I tried to stand behind the console, not enough foot room so tried several different layouts and finally decided on having the singles behind each other and the doubles side by side, in fact in retrospect I prefer it to the original plan. With the change in layout I can now use the original forward fuel tank that I spent ages getting out just need to get the additional stern tank now.
The tubes have been removed ready to be sent to Paul Tilley so that he can start making the new ones. Next jobs are to rub the solid nose down ready for spraying, removing all the old anti-slip from the deck and cutting the deck for the new fuel tank and cable ducts.
A few pics of the boat with the tubes off and the console and jockeys in position, pic 1 also shows the other ribs in the yard, a nice assortment Tornado, Avon, Humber and Osprey
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Thats an impressive yard, Rogue Wave would be most impressed The silkaflex was to stop the transom getting wet when we launched her to test the Yamaha.

Looking good

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Thats an impressive yard, Rogue Wave would be most impressed The silkaflex was to stop the transom getting wet when we launched her to test the Yamaha.

Looking good

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Its a great yard plenty of space and will be even better when the new rib shed is built, all the ribs will be stored under cover together, except for the Humber that is going to be kept down to Salcombe so that it is allways available for the divers when they go down there.
The sikaflex on the transom was no problem, the worse problem was an old deep gouge near the bow that someone had filled with something like P48 but had not used the correct hardener or no hardener it just had a skin over it.
Tomorrow I will start removing the old anti-slip from the deck.
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Old 14 October 2007, 17:24   #40
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Stripping the deck

Had a good session removing the old black antislip from the deck today, having read doggypaddles thread on the problems he had removing his I was not looking forward to this job, started off using a 1/2 sheet sander with 80 grit paper and as Doggypaddle found it just flattened the paper in no time, so got big bertha out, a belt sander with 60 grit belts. 2 1/2 hours and 5 belts later the job was done, ready for flow coating. Only slight problem is I am still coughing dust, I had run out of dust masks and had forgotten to get some more
Tomorrows job is to work out the size of the new second fuel tank and get it ordered.
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