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Old 25 April 2016, 16:59   #21
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Great boat - you will have a lot of fun with her.

What areas you planning to explore with her this year?
Thanks!

This season the plan will be to keep the boat on the water and explore South Devon - we've done loads of it via kayak already so have some nice places in mind. I'd love to plan a proper voyage down to Cornwall - Falmouth, the Helford and the Lizard / Porthleven - but need a bit of experience before we tackle that. I'd love to do the North coast of Cornwall too, maybe next year if we get properly kitted up for towing... Cheers!
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Old 25 April 2016, 18:12   #22
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You're going to put me out of business at this rate The other one you looked at at my place sold within a couple of days and she's now high up in Scotland

Keep going! Enjoying the pics and progress
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Old 25 April 2016, 18:38   #23
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You're going to put me out of business at this rate The other one you looked at at my place sold within a couple of days and she's now high up in Scotland

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cheers Alex, glad that all worked out, she was a really lovely boat!!

Am really enjoying all the little jobs and the learning process, it will be great to get her on the water though. Really just a few gel repairs and a quick fix on the console to do now - the rest can wait for the winter! Doing our level 2 course in a couple of weeks
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Old 26 April 2016, 02:18   #24
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cracking boat Rupes she's coming together nicely enjoy.

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Looks brilliant! I really want my hull polishing but haven't had the time..
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Old 26 April 2016, 04:20   #26
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cracking boat Rupes she's coming together nicely enjoy.

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Looks brilliant! I really want my hull polishing but haven't had the time..
Cheers!

I used this: HullKote Speed Polish: An Environmentally Friendly High Gloss Polish for Boat Hulls & Spars - McLube

Very easy to use - you just apply and buff off again, I put it on with a DA and took it off with a microfibre towel. Did half the hull and the transom in less than 2 hours.

Planning to keep the boat on a mooring over the summer, but I want to avoid anti-fouling her at all costs. I've done loads of research on here and elsewhere and I'm going to experiment with regular pressure washing (2-3 weeks) and occasional waxing and see how I get on... We'll hopefully be using the boat all the time, which I've read can also help to keep the growth under control. Also planning to put a little bit of surf wax on the underside of the tubes at the transom as I've read this can help to prevent barnacles, but cant seem to find much info on this, and I need to check that I can easily get the wax back off again!
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You coming on the Pasty run in 2 weeks? Its in the cruises section.

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Old 01 May 2016, 07:19   #28
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You coming on the Pasty run in 2 weeks? Its in the cruises section.

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Hi Paul, we'll be doing our RYA level 2 course that weekend unfortunately! Shame as it would be great to meet a few people.
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Where are you doing that?
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