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Old 30 April 2013, 17:24   #1
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I have now glassed the deck and new transom bracket supports. Next job, flow coat .
Has anybody tied putting kiln dried sand into flow coat to to provide more grip?
The last renovation I done, I used carborundum. Grit which had excellent non slip values but was also good at tearing bare skin to shreds.
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Old 30 April 2013, 17:33   #2
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I had this chat with Biffer the other day and he said bird sand does really well, but you have to keep it agitated to stop it giving bald spots.

Me being lazy, I just ordered a trial size pack of anti slip granules from fascinating Finishes on Ebay to try it as they say it doesn't give bald spots. In a few days I'll know what it's like as I'll try it out on a bit of scrap GRP.
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Looking good mate how's tricks
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Old 30 April 2013, 18:14   #4
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Looks good.

I had this chat with Biffer the other day and he said bird sand does really well, but you have to keep it agitated to stop it giving bald spots.

Me being lazy, I just ordered a trial size pack of anti slip granules from fascinating Finishes on Ebay to try it as they say it doesn't give bald spots. In a few days I'll know what it's like as I'll try it out on a bit of scrap GRP.
Ok let me know how you get on with it, I'm hoping to do the floor Sunday and the sides and transom Monday.
Sorry another question, do you know how to get the stippled finish in the gel which you see on all the seariders?
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I'm fine mate, how about yourself? Have you tested the pocket rocket yet?
We've had a couple of tasty shouts lately and I've been put on a helmsmans plan so moving onwards and upwards.
Are things getting busy your end yet?
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Not tested yet, console n 2nd jockey seat at fibreglassing company being refurbed got job on wind farm boats start 13th may, still waiting to be signed off as crew mate taking an age!!!
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I ordered all my stuff from these guys, looking at the gelcoat rollers they don't look anything different than a standard foam radiator roller.
Suppose I could do a test patch and see what it does
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Not tested yet, console n 2nd jockey seat at fibreglassing company being refurbed got job on wind farm boats start 13th may, still waiting to be signed off as crew mate taking an age!!!
Great news on helmsman plan ..... Top stuff
If its anything like our station nothing happens for the first couple of years or so. Think they do it to ensure you're not a time waster before they start spending money on you. Congrats on the new job!
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I ordered all my stuff from these guys, looking at the gelcoat rollers they don't look anything different than a standard foam radiator roller.
Suppose I could do a test patch and see what it does
talk to them they may have a secial tool and they are quite free with advice. tThe link was to point you at the company which it seems was a tad late
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talk to them they may have a secial tool and they are quite free with advice. tThe link was to point you at the company which it seems was a tad late
I'll give them a bell, see what they say
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Additional glassing done around transom and load bearing points, also hypalon patches bonded to deck. Ready for non slip flowcoat tomorrow!
Just got to work out best way to apply flowcoat to achieve the stippled effect on angled sides, foredeck and transom
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Flowcoat now done on deck and started flowcoat at the stern, then got sidetracked by lifeboat shout. The rest will have to wait til next weekend, then she can start going back together again!
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I have now glassed the deck and new transom bracket supports. Next job, flow coat .
Has anybody tied putting kiln dried sand into flow coat to to provide more grip?
The last renovation I done, I used carborundum. Grit which had excellent non slip values but was also good at tearing bare skin to shreds.
I use kiln dried sand on the roof of narrowboats in coach enamel paint works well put on with a flour shacker never used flow coat thought .

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Well that's the deck done, just need to get it all back together and then start having some fun!!
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I have now glassed the deck and new transom bracket supports. Next job, flow coat .
Has anybody tied putting kiln dried sand into flow coat to to provide more grip?
The last renovation I done, I used carborundum. Grit which had excellent non slip values but was also good at tearing bare skin to shreds.
The carborundum idea is good, but maybe too effective?
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The carborundum idea is good, but maybe too effective?
There must be different grades of carborundum but the stuff I used previously was way too course.
Need to get her out somewhere new once she is done, thinking of coming down the Solent some time soon.
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ah, now I see why so many restraining straps set into the deck, all those tractors to transport
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ah, now I see why so many restraining straps set into the deck, all those tractors to transport
Yeah that's my other toy! Missus won't let me have a real one, I play on that when I can't get the boat out!!
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Yeah that's my other toy! Missus won't let me have a real one, I play on that when I can't get the boat out!!
good idea, and cheaper than boat fuel I guess

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