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Old 26 July 2007, 10:04   #11
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Maybe your brother wants to come to Newcastle for the Day ...lol.
It all seems a bit daunting to be honest and the chances of xxxxing it up are dangerously high!
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Old 26 July 2007, 10:13   #12
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Hes actually off on holiday this week but I think hes going to wales for a few days and I wouldnt reckon hed fancy wrestling with the python that is that rubbing strake on his hols!lol...

But I like you was a bit concerned about doing it but when you speak to him it seems simple enough - although hes got 20 years experience in doing it!!!
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Old 26 July 2007, 10:39   #13
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I meant to say Andy if you want some advice from him directly iam sure hed be willing to spend half an hour or so on the phone as hes coming round to mines tonight for a few beers so I can pm you my number if you want but dont call too late as we will all be hammered!lol.... then again you might be able to talk him into doing it for you:-) but I reckon youd need to come to glasgow and catch us in a sober moment!!!
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Old 28 July 2007, 18:55   #14
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Nick (he posts on here) came round today and helped me enormously.
Tubes are rubbed down ready for the strake.
He replaced the old A7 valves for C7's. He's coming back tomorrow morning
to help me attach the new strake.
The Searider used 8.3 metres of it... so if anyone is interested there is
another approx 9 metres left!
Will take a few shots tomorrow and post on here.
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Good to hear you got it sorted Andy:-) Just as a matter of interest how much glue did you use doing it as I'll need to think about ordering some for the renovation of mine?

Been busy this weekend fabricating an a frame from an old distribution trolley - I think iam currently heading for the rat look but hopefully that new strake should set it off!
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Old 30 July 2007, 05:26   #16
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Still have the Fairlead to put on, a couple of new rubber cleat type handles, and to tidy up the remains of the spray dodger.....but so far have used 1 tin of solvent and 4 x 250 ml tins of 2402, the last of which was only half used but as it was mixed I had to ditch it when I ran out of time.
The fairlead is going to take a bit of work I think, and I will need some more Hypalon paint.
Anyone know a god cheap source for grey Hypalon paint?
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Old 30 July 2007, 06:22   #17
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I got a 500ml can from leisureshop direct ( 0845 4300325) its called flexithane in grey for hypalon and cheapest I could get it was 30 including delivery.

The original paint which is on our boats was called flexipaint but has been discontinued but this new stuff is still made by polymarine so hopefully it will be a decent colour match - havent tried it yet but a 500ml can is supposed to cover 4-5 sq meters.
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Fairlead

What are you using for a fairlead?

If its a piece of D-strake then one tip is to use a ratched strap over the front of the boat through the fairlead onto the bow eye from the eye inside the boat, then tighten this down to hold the fairlead tight to the tube whilst the glue goes off.

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Old 31 July 2007, 14:56   #19
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Hi Chris...
yes its a piece of strake.
Nick, who was helping me at the weekend and installed the valves went through the rope/strap trick with me...but thanks, its a good piece of advice.

I have put a 1 cm wide slit in the D section of the piece of strake to open it up, and ease the bending!
I was hoping to cheat past a patched handle that has been added just under the tip of the bow by a previous owner, but even having cut the actual handle out of the patch, I can see that I am going to have to remove the whole patch before fitting the fairlead. Just more time consuming than annoying!
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Did you manage to get any pics? Desperate to see an sr4 with that fat strake:-)
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