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Old 01 August 2007, 15:34   #21
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So...as it was chucking it down ..the pics are taken in my garage, apologies for the quality!
They show new strake attached (thanks Nick)...the Bow shot was taken moments before I took a heat gun to the offending handle patch and removed it. It needs a little more prep before its ready for the new patch I cut for it, the remians of the bow spary dodger are prepped and ready for sticking down to the top of the tubes, there are two black rubber cleat handles to mount on the top of the bow tubes, and finally the fairlead itself to attach.
In one of the pics you can just see the top of the new console peeking over the top of the tube. This is to attach, the steering to fit, the throttle to attach, the space for the vhf to be cut and mounted, the electrics to run,
the engine to re-attach, then I may be getting somewhere close.
All this by 6.00 am on Friday week when we are bundling the whole clan and the boat down to Salcombe for a week and then Fowey for a week.
(The back up plan is the Honwave 3.8m SIB that my wife thinks I sold !!! oops...that will take some explaining!)
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pics look great mate - cant wait to get on and do mine now!:-)
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Finally...
Patches done (had to repeat at least one of them) and the Fairlead fitted.
The Fairlead was a pain in the ass.
I messed up the placement of the first one and had to take it off, cut a new one, re-prepare and try again.
Hugely frustrating.
Even the second one was not happy adhesive wise where the fairlead crossed the strake... ie .. rubber on rubber!

Yes... it is ratchet strapped on in the pic, and the more observant will notice that the bottom section is being wedged on while the glue dries with a broom and a garden hoe!

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..........Then you can remove the old strake and the glue residue that remains. Iíve seen my brother use a special type of soft rubber block to remove the glue which doesnt damage the tubes Ė not sure where you get it but Iíll try to find out for you. ........

I was advised to use a homemade rubbing block made of acrylic glue to remove glue residue. Tried it last week and it worked superbly. It may be one of these that your brother uses.

Really easy to make- take a glue gun, squrt loads of glue to make a decent sized block, let it cool and start rubbing at the old glue. So much easier than a scraper.

Hope this helps.

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We get stuff which we call rubber cheese for removing glue off drysuits, I think the likes of Typhoon should be able to supply it?

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