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What did you do to your sailing boat today ?

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Created by Boatin > 9 months ago, 12 Jun 2013
AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
1 Jun 2019 8:05PM
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On the inside.
Same stuff as you'd get for a car.

SandS
VIC, 5635 posts
1 Jun 2019 8:15PM
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ok thanks ..... i would like some product to stick on the outside ....may have to start googling

AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
1 Jun 2019 8:42PM
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Umm , just wondering... why the outside?

SandS
VIC, 5635 posts
1 Jun 2019 9:22PM
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im wanting to protect some old perspex from UV

AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
2 Jun 2019 12:24AM
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SandS said..
im wanting to protect some old perspex from UV


Like this maybe?

paragonfilms.com.au/tinting-info/external-window-solar-control-film/

It is an external film, technically, but even the sales pitch on the site says that the edges need to be silicon sealed and taped, .....not sure how that's going to look.

Maybe you could post a new topic, and see what others have done?

GKandCC
NSW, 172 posts
2 Jun 2019 9:42PM
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SandS said..
im wanting to protect some old perspex from UV


Maybe protect that old perspex with new perspex...either as an overlay or a replacement...probably for the same price as these new-fandangled films

Cabron
NSW, 256 posts
2 Jun 2019 10:16PM
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First update on this thread..
Cole Bounty with good bones but needing TLC came into my family in January ...
Yes, was still fine to bash about ok but I needed a project/to do list/over capitalise/bank account drain cleaner/ to make my own... no really in order below..
1. All hot/cold water hoses replaced/bladder and tanks cleaned and optimised.
2. Running rigging.. Sheets/traveller/vang/Halyards replaced
3. 280w Solar
4. Solar/Alt controller
5. New main switch to suit.. Bluesea special, avoid changing charging circuits while motoring ...On is house to house and motor to motor, and linked by solar and DC/DC controller
6. New 100mtr Nylon rode added to chain.... learnt how to splice
7. Serviced winches/bearings/Selftailing plates/springs
8. Removed redundant electronics and wiring
9,10,11,12,13,14....Decks/cockpit back to Gelcoat, 6-7 coats under/top coat, Kiwigrip on others.... singlehanded
15. Installed Evo1 pilot
16. Rubber snakes added to scare seagulls
17. New Auto bilge pumps and controllers added
18. New motor start panel designed and fabricated with Tacho and Temp and push button start/stop added
19. Navpod mounts made to suit single P70-temporary-new version in design
20. Replace gas bottles
21. BBQ procured & mounted
22. Fishing rod holders(3) installed
23. New tender and outboard
24. Trailer for tender
35. Tow bar on car for trailer
36. New LED mast head and running lights
37. New anchor light... didn't have one???
38. New mast cabling for Anchor & Tricolour light... after I lost the messenger...arrrhh
39. New lamp in process for tricolour, weird ass bulb.... have a solution
40. EVO1 pilot installed, including rudder reference... I'm big, that place is small
41. ST-STNG converter sort of done
42. New cabin/nav station lights
43. Portable Fridge/Freezer installed along with engine driven one refurbished
44. Serviced rope clutch's
45. Stripped and gal painted Anchor until new one sourced, new shackles etc
46. New blocks at mast base
47. Epirb
48. New PFD's
49. New kitchen ware
50. Replaced engine wiring loom
51. Stripped, repaired and vanished 50% of wood
52. Made mooring pole to make it easier for singlehanded or her
53. New 12v outlets added in correct positions
54. All deck hardware serviced (Teflon juice ????)
55. Dodger re-stitched(in process)
56. New Sail bag(in process)
57. Lots of wiring replaced....working but looked average and important
58. Bluetooth-Sonos sound system installed, want to install router and go wifi..!!
59. Spare impellers, anodes sorted
60. General spares and tools added

Outstanding

61. New Standing Rigging
62. Paint mast, Boom & Pole
63. Clean bum and antifoul
(All next week... Passage to Pittwater next week... not ideal weather.. maybe Wed/Thur)

Probably
64. Boot and Pin Strips and name repainted


That's a quick update, Lots of little things forgotten..
Luckily engine just had major service, apart from normal Bukh steam, exhaust manifold or Thermostat could do with a clean.

And she was good to go.... The old time boat buying rule.... You make money when you buy a a boat not when you sell it...

All great fun and a learning curve!!!

The 3F's, if it fly's, floats, or farks..., lease it!!
Though the pleasure in having a 30 year old GRP shell somewhat custom to me that could go anywhere makes it all seem ok!!

Thats what I did to my boat today... and a couple other days... can't wait to go sailing

AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
2 Jun 2019 10:18PM
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GKandCC said..


SandS said..
im wanting to protect some old perspex from UV




Maybe protect that old perspex with new perspex...either as an overlay or a replacement...probably for the same price as these new-fandangled films



The film I used (and have used successfully in the past as well) only cost me $18 for 6m, of which I've used 2m. Not that exxy really.

GKandCC
NSW, 172 posts
2 Jun 2019 10:23PM
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Ditch Number16, the snakes don't work, maybe try plastic hawks, if you can afford them now

Cabron
NSW, 256 posts
2 Jun 2019 11:11PM
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Ditch Number16, the snakes don't work, maybe try plastic hawks, if you can afford them now


Seems the snakes work, the 3 black ones keep the deck clean, the orange snake on Bimini was either lunch for a Hawk or got blown off... either way ****e stained Bimini/Solar but deck clean... touch wood

Afford it... apart from Rigging, all DIY, and cheaply sourced parts where needed.... eg.. Navpod/Rudder reference from US via a mate with combined shipping. AP was a costly exercise, but just after I brought it, I could of got a recent AP for 1/4 of cost... bugger
Designed/made lots myself, trade prices on some especially wiring, however if I charged myself a hourly rate.... I'd be broke..
Refreshed strong boat!!

65. Near new main gound in a locker that the previous owner didn't know about going on too.... Also might change from the OK 150% to one of the 100-130% that came with though needs UV panels put on..

The 'To do list' never ends

GKandCC
NSW, 172 posts
2 Jun 2019 11:47PM
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65 Go sailing
66 Wasn't our mooring float still floating when we left.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1670 posts
3 Jun 2019 5:01AM
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Cabron said..

ST-STNG converter sort of done





G'day Cabron,
Congrats ! You're getting to the pointy end mate. It will be a cool first sail, you won't know yourself!

How is the converter going? They're awesome bits of kit.

Lazzz
NSW, 445 posts
3 Jun 2019 7:10AM
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Cabron said..

The 'To do list' never ends


Is that all!!!!!!!

I'm sure my snakes don't work, or the owl, or the mirror balls or the electric bird scarer, or .................................................

Ramona
NSW, 5033 posts
3 Jun 2019 8:27AM
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Lazzz said..


Is that all!!!!!!!

I'm sure my snakes don't work, or the owl, or the mirror balls or the electric bird scarer, or .................................................


Van de Stadt near me has all these plus an electronic bird scare machine, makes an irritating noise. Had two Mallard ducks sitting on the back deck the other day, they seems to be attracted to the noise.

Finally got around to installing a larger screen for my nav system. 22 in monitor, windows 10 running Open CPN.



troubadour
NSW, 111 posts
3 Jun 2019 9:49AM
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Lazzz said..

Cabron said..

The 'To do list' never ends



Is that all!!!!!!!

I'm sure my snakes don't work, or the owl, or the mirror balls or the electric bird scarer, or .................................................


None of that stuff works after a while the birds work it out unfortunately

Bananabender
QLD, 705 posts
3 Jun 2019 10:36AM
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Cabron said..
First update on this thread..
Cole Bounty with good bones but needing TLC came into my family in January ...
Yes, was still fine to bash about ok but I needed a project/to do list/over capitalise/bank account drain cleaner/ to make my own... no really in order below..
1. All hot/cold water hoses replaced/bladder and tanks cleaned and optimised.
2. Running rigging.. Sheets/traveller/vang/Halyards replaced
3. 280w Solar
4. Solar/Alt controller
5. New main switch to suit.. Bluesea special, avoid changing charging circuits while motoring ...On is house to house and motor to motor, and linked by solar and DC/DC controller
6. New 100mtr Nylon rode added to chain.... learnt how to splice
7. Serviced winches/bearings/Selftailing plates/springs
8. Removed redundant electronics and wiring
9,10,11,12,13,14....Decks/cockpit back to Gelcoat, 6-7 coats under/top coat, Kiwigrip on others.... singlehanded
15. Installed Evo1 pilot
16. Rubber snakes added to scare seagulls
17. New Auto bilge pumps and controllers added
18. New motor start panel designed and fabricated with Tacho and Temp and push button start/stop added
19. Navpod mounts made to suit single P70-temporary-new version in design
20. Replace gas bottles
21. BBQ procured & mounted
22. Fishing rod holders(3) installed
23. New tender and outboard
24. Trailer for tender
35. Tow bar on car for trailer
36. New LED mast head and running lights
37. New anchor light... didn't have one???
38. New mast cabling for Anchor & Tricolour light... after I lost the messenger...arrrhh
39. New lamp in process for tricolour, weird ass bulb.... have a solution
40. EVO1 pilot installed, including rudder reference... I'm big, that place is small
41. ST-STNG converter sort of done
42. New cabin/nav station lights
43. Portable Fridge/Freezer installed along with engine driven one refurbished
44. Serviced rope clutch's
45. Stripped and gal painted Anchor until new one sourced, new shackles etc
46. New blocks at mast base
47. Epirb
48. New PFD's
49. New kitchen ware
50. Replaced engine wiring loom
51. Stripped, repaired and vanished 50% of wood
52. Made mooring pole to make it easier for singlehanded or her
53. New 12v outlets added in correct positions
54. All deck hardware serviced (Teflon juice ????)
55. Dodger re-stitched(in process)
56. New Sail bag(in process)
57. Lots of wiring replaced....working but looked average and important
58. Bluetooth-Sonos sound system installed, want to install router and go wifi..!!
59. Spare impellers, anodes sorted
60. General spares and tools added

Outstanding

61. New Standing Rigging
62. Paint mast, Boom & Pole
63. Clean bum and antifoul
(All next week... Passage to Pittwater next week... not ideal weather.. maybe Wed/Thur)

Probably
64. Boot and Pin Strips and name repainted


That's a quick update, Lots of little things forgotten..
Luckily engine just had major service, apart from normal Bukh steam, exhaust manifold or Thermostat could do with a clean.

And she was good to go.... The old time boat buying rule.... You make money when you buy a a boat not when you sell it...

All great fun and a learning curve!!!

The 3F's, if it fly's, floats, or farks..., lease it!!
Though the pleasure in having a 30 year old GRP shell somewhat custom to me that could go anywhere makes it all seem ok!!

Thats what I did to my boat today... and a couple other days... can't wait to go sailing


Mate the Bounty is one strong boat (see avatar) last I heard mine was around Lake Macquarie with repainted hull.
Im jealous.

SandS
VIC, 5635 posts
3 Jun 2019 6:32PM
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Ramona said..


Lazzz said..


Is that all!!!!!!!

I'm sure my snakes don't work, or the owl, or the mirror balls or the electric bird scarer, or .................................................




Van de Stadt near me has all these plus an electronic bird scare machine, makes an irritating noise. Had two Mallard ducks sitting on the back deck the other day, they seems to be attracted to the noise.

Finally got around to installing a larger screen for my nav system. 22 in monitor, windows 10 running Open CPN.




wow that's humungus ! fiberglass it in and you'll have another structural bulkhead !!

derick
QLD, 28 posts
7 Jun 2019 9:29AM
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Launched the two boats (Farr 7.5 and Noelex 25) at Southport with predicted southerly's for the next week. Destination either Caloundra Power Boat Club ramp via the Pumicestone Passage to Mooloolaba public ramp going outside Bribie depending on timing and weather. Had a wonderful six days sailing including a night up the Brisbane River. Not enough breeze to make the trip to Mooloolaba on the outside so did the Pumicestone and yes, we did go aground briefly on sand spit. Get in touch if you'd like more info on the trip.
Derick 0438563164 Rolly Tasker Sails QLD






Cabron
NSW, 256 posts
13 Jun 2019 7:47PM
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The stick fell off the boat today!







Chris249
247 posts
13 Jun 2019 6:19PM
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Mutineer? I think she was always sitting on the mooring without moving when I was a kid. Always seemed like a waste that she didn't move much when she was a hot new machine.

EDIT - I may be thinking of a timber decked flush cabin version that was near Northbridge Sailing Club.

McNaughtical
NSW, 902 posts
13 Jun 2019 9:39PM
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I fitted a Raycor 500 fuel filter to replace the Delphi one, got my water pump pumping again, and fixed a hole in my galley tap spout.














Cabron
NSW, 256 posts
14 Jun 2019 7:07AM
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Chris249 said..
Mutineer? I think she was always sitting on the mooring without moving when I was a kid. Always seemed like a waste that she didn't move much when she was a hot new machine.

EDIT - I may be thinking of a timber decked flush cabin version that was near Northbridge Sailing Club.


I wish I could find some history on her, all I know is the last 8 years in Pittwater occasionally used for a night away camping out. Originally I think she did some offshore work, was set up with HF radio, davits, adjustable rear and baby stays, a brace in the gallery, and lee cloths for hot bunks, liftraft mounts, a few old laminate sails... not normal items found on a Harbour yacht I presume.

boty
QLD, 498 posts
14 Jun 2019 7:50AM
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McNaughtical said..
I fitted a Raycor 500 fuel filter to replace the Delphi one, got my water pump pumping again, and fixed a hole in my galley tap spout.















the fitted cats seem to work well

Ramona
NSW, 5033 posts
15 Jun 2019 8:41AM
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McNaughtical said..
I fitted a Raycor 500 fuel filter to replace the Delphi one, got my water pump pumping again, and fixed a hole in my galley tap spout.















I have the Chinese version of that Raycor filter. Takes the same paper elements. Mate reckons the turbo part visible in the clear bottom section is supposed to rotate when the engine is running. Mine is fixed and I cannot see any reason for it to rotate. Can you take a look at yours one day and see if it moves? Thanks.

SandS
VIC, 5635 posts
15 Jun 2019 3:42PM
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McNaughtical said..
I fitted a Raycor 500 fuel filter to replace the Delphi one, got my water pump pumping again, and fixed a hole in my galley tap spout.















The crew look a bit lazy !!!

Cabron
NSW, 256 posts
17 Jun 2019 3:03AM
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Cabron said..
The stick fell off the boat today!








And getting some new strips, polish and a bum wash, with new Main/Head Halyards, Outhaul and Reefing lines..









And off travelling for work again, so needed a part time project.... New Nav system!!! Got a Raspberry PI, installed Openplotter/OpenCPN, tested in hotel room.... very happy.
Will replace my MacBook backup Nav, got the GPS input running, charts installed, VNC viewer/server so I can use the monitor inside for planning, and viewing and editing on IPad/IPhone, NMEA -Seatalkng converter on its way so all instrument data back to Raspberry PI/ Opencpn, and broadcast to all mobile devices!! Can take AIS receiver but I don't need at the moment, next step is to install in boat and hopefully output all NMEA and Seatalk data to AP and future I70...
Wasnt as complex as I thought, and to replace a $$$ MacBook with a $60 box the size of a computer mouse seems a win win!!!

Very cool switching between Navionics App and Opencpn on my IPad at helm!! As I need a on board Wifi network for VNC to connect all, then I'll put in a couple spare SONOS speakers that my neighbors won't miss in... 2 Nav systems, 3 viewing screens, multiple data sources and music at all locations!!

Raspberry PI... Awesome!!!!
Yes, that little board is a computer with 4 USB, HDMI, SD card, Ethernet and lots of cool add on's if required( and yes, it does have a protective box for final installation..




UncleBob
NSW, 440 posts
17 Jun 2019 10:20AM
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Ramona said..

McNaughtical said..
I fitted a Raycor 500 fuel filter to replace the Delphi one, got my water pump pumping again, and fixed a hole in my galley tap spout.















I have the Chinese version of that Raycor filter. Takes the same paper elements. Mate reckons the turbo part visible in the clear bottom section is supposed to rotate when the engine is running. Mine is fixed and I cannot see any reason for it to rotate. Can you take a look at yours one day and see if it moves? Thanks.


I have a pair of them and no nothing rotates. They are designed to get the fuel moving in a circular path as it is sucked through the turbo bit, probably works well if you have a high enough volume passing through but I reckon that with the typical sailboat engine consumption of a couple of litres an hour that feature is probably moot.

Concepcion
SA, 77 posts
17 Jun 2019 2:04PM
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Rebuilt the Hurth Gearbox with new seals, thrust washers, clutch plates and bearings. Managed to break the aluminium cover while on press & lost a springed pin - that cost me a slabs to get my engineer mate to remake - he did so in 15mins!
Wow, the geniuses who invented and designed these simple gearboxes amaze me. Hope I don't have to do this again for another few years.








AzureF305
NSW, 81 posts
17 Jun 2019 4:23PM
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Nice work! last pic looks just like a new one - you must be happy

Busybee
19 posts
19 Jun 2019 8:23PM
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C29 Deviation was up on the slip in Tweed Heads for a bum scrape, spot prime and antifoul. I lifted the waterline to the original water line, at some stage the water line had been dropped and was too low at the bow. I changed the seawater intake valve for the toilet as the previous valve handle was nowhere to be found and it looked like it came from Bunnings. Sanded and varnished the washboards while waiting for things to dry and also had a shaft anode machined down to fit on the shaft as this had been omitted by the previous owner.



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