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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
brizzydave
406 posts
25 Jul 2013 8:33AM
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Plastic bed pan is a good idea.I'll get me one of those. Thanks Ramona

cisco
QLD, 11535 posts
25 Jul 2013 10:58PM
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Spoke with the owner of the Burnett Heads Marina and yard about transporting my yacht from Maryborough to his yard but he said he could only guarantee two months in the yard before I might have to have it moved elsewhere.

He is going through the development application process to have his marina expanded from it's current capacity of about 20 vessels to a 270 odd vessel marina facility.

One of the conditions of the redevelopment is that it can only be a marina and retail site with no slipway or yacht yard.

This will be a loss for the boating community.

badinfluence
QLD, 538 posts
26 Jul 2013 11:54AM
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Plastic bed pan is a good idea.I'll get me one of those. Thanks Ramona


I know where you can get one - in the A-frame at Middle Percy Island. I couldn't stop laughing when I saw it last year!!!

The TMC seems to be going fine. It replaced an ancient TMC that had developed that lovely shade of yellow filth. In contrast to the brand new shiny white toilet, the heads area looked filthy so the job for the day on my sailboat a couple of days back was bleaching the whole area. I finally found a use for all those old toothbrushes I'd been keeping!!!! Cisco, what were you saying about anal retentiveness (god, is that a word?).My girls even remarked how beautiful and clean it now looks! Of course followed up by the tweenager's comment of "...compared to the rest of the boat!". Ha! And her cabin is one of the biggest offenders!!

Today is bleaching the galley after putting on a beef, olive and rosemary casserole in the slow cooker.

Proscrastination has set in once again as I contemplate ordering two new backstay turnbuckles @ $250 a pop!!!!

Happy Friday everyone

Boatin
NSW, 179 posts
26 Jul 2013 10:02PM
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Thank God It Is Friday !!!!!

brizzydave
406 posts
26 Jul 2013 9:43PM
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Yep. Thank the good lord Neptune it's Friday.

brizzydave
406 posts
27 Jul 2013 5:05PM
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got down to the boat around 930. Drank a red bull to get in a frisky mood and surveyed the days work in mind. Took the top off a layer of penguard HB with some 220 paper, mixed up the next layer of HB and started rolling on both sides of the boat.

when that was done, i jumped inside and cleared out all the washers, screws,bolts, tools, old sandpaper, discs, glass matt, bottles of epoxy and drums of polyester, bits of wood, rags, paint tins, solidified polyester lumps in the bottom of Chinese containers etc etc etc.

set up the generator and sanded off all the daggy bits of chopped strand hanging down from all the overhead core replacement due to deck leaks from previous dumb ass owner. sanded anything else inside that looked lumpy-ish.

grabbed a 20 litre bucket and started to wash out the inside. liberally tossed water everywhere. filled up the bilge to the floor boards four times until it ran clear. there were massive amounts of fibreglass dust trapped up under the bunks and the cockpit. loads of broken up foam core floating every where
it was a real mess. and im itchy as usual. it took probably three hours. Drilled some mouse holes where water was getting trapped under the bunks.

went down to marine shop, bought some new grey ribbed carpet for floor, its now sitting in front of the tv...so i can keep looking at it with excitement.

joined two lengths of 3/4 copper tube together (i work for myself as a plumber) to try and get the main halyard down that has run up the mast (grrrr) but it was too long and impossible to control the hook end. ill chuck a ladder up tomorrow and it will be fine.

by that stage, the HB was dry enough for another coat, so i mixed some more up and hit it again.

god id love a beer and a bottle of chardonay right now....but i better not.

tomorrow will be a repeat performance....but with nice carpet to make dirty.

have a nice weekend everyone

badinfluence
QLD, 538 posts
28 Jul 2013 10:39AM
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How goes the work, brizzydave ??

No work for me this weekend...

whiteout
QLD, 247 posts
28 Jul 2013 1:02PM
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New fridge compressor (air cooled) replacing the old water cooled unit the new one works far better that the previous unit and I am very happy with the result I think I may do a better bracket to support the unit later but the Toilet renovation is progressing well paint and ply cut waiting to finally screw the ply to the old base this arvo then plumbing replacement and toilet install it is very satisfying getting the job done eventually.

brizzydave
406 posts
28 Jul 2013 4:47PM
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Hay whiteout, your loo cubicle is probably bigger than my whole cabin. Lol

Yeah....well...ok I guess badinfluence. Painted inside with exterior house paint, finished off some of the topsides with toplac. Cut carpet and fitted it but its just a little too big. Once I trim a tiny bit off ...it will end up too small he he...um...knowing my prowess.
Caulked inside of new portlights, cause when the sun shone on them you could see the double sided tape I used to hold them in place. Getting tape out was painful. Sprayed exit mold everywhere and got covered in it and continued to work inside the cabin with the fumes in there ....think I did myself or some brain cells an injury...god I'm a knob sometimes.
What do you have planned for that big ass fancy cat of yours? Gosh I'd love to have one of those one day!!

LooseChange
NSW, 2028 posts
28 Jul 2013 8:40PM
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...god I'm a knob sometimes.


It's ok Dave, we understand, you are a plumber ..... all that lead has had an effect

brizzydave
406 posts
28 Jul 2013 7:07PM
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He he ...yep. he he lol!

crustysailor
VIC, 685 posts
29 Jul 2013 10:37AM
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My first go at rolling and tipping 2 pack, in preparation for the big paint.
Paint used was Altex 321 brushing polyurethane.
It was more of a test to see if it was compatible with existing surface, and to get a bit of practice.
Pics are after 2 undercoats, and 1 topcoat.
It seems pretty forgiving to use, with plenty of time to work with a wet edge.
I still managed to get some runs, mainly by having too much paint left in the tray and just slapping it on rather than waste it.







brizzydave
406 posts
29 Jul 2013 5:29PM
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looks awesome.
Yep...thank god they are forgiving paints. I've got the hang and i can knock out some ok paint jobs...but every so often i try and go back over something or a tipping stroke is too hard. but usually its all good..it just sags back into place over the next few hours. thank god.

badinfluence
QLD, 538 posts
29 Jul 2013 11:19PM
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My first go at rolling and tipping 2 pack, in preparation for the big paint.
Paint used was Altex 321 brushing polyurethane.
It was more of a test to see if it was compatible with existing surface, and to get a bit of practice.
Pics are after 2 undercoats, and 1 topcoat.
It seems pretty forgiving to use, with plenty of time to work with a wet edge.
I still managed to get some runs, mainly by having too much paint left in the tray and just slapping it on rather than waste it.









That is a beautiful thing...mmm, more ideas.

Today I bleached the saloon area in the bridgedeck. I'm nearly finished...just the starboard hull midships to do. Mine and the kid's cabins are done; the heads and galley completed.

Booked the haulout for end of August.

Started doing a To Do List whilst she's out:
blister repairs
antifouling
take out old sounder transducer and replace with new
outboard service
repair rubbing strip.

Prior to haulout, I want to get a boatbuilder to investigate altering the pod the outboard is on to make the leg pivot. The pod job was a total white elephant three years ago. Great promises were made by the diva boatbuilder...the pod was supposed to be further forward and the leg able to pivot. What we ended up with was a pod so far aft the motor cavitates in anything more than ripples and the leg does not pivot.
Manoeuvring is a nightmare...generally I pray, close my eyes, aim at where I'm going and hope for the best...with a variety of outcomes dependent mainly upon the alignment of the stars lmao.
Praying again that something CAN be done to make the white elephant workable.

Oh, and to end the day nicely, was mauled by a friend's dog I agreed to feed whilst he is away. Rotty/Rho Ridgeback cross, this thing is as tall as me and weighs more. Bit my hand then proceeded to rip my thigh open. Teeth bared, gums drawn, drooling, it was getting ready for another go before instinct kicked in and I turned it around to give an award-winning performance (outwardly whilst almost wetting myself inside) of playing the Alpha. Tomorrow, precious boat-work time wasted while I go to the doctor's for ABs and a tetanus shot




brizzydave
406 posts
29 Jul 2013 9:56PM
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Aww...joizes!!!!!

Well...I know the story...ours will bite anyone that comes near the house. Very protective. We are scared someone will walk in and get bitten.

Ramona
NSW, 5450 posts
30 Jul 2013 9:12AM
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badinfluence. Consider making a Korts nozzle for your outboard. I use a Windrush 14 as a yacht tender. Its powered by oars and a 3.5 hp Tohatsu fitted in the centre. With out the korts nozzle the prop cavitates like crazy. The korts nozzle transforms the boat, no cavitating and low speed steering is excellent with a lot more thrust. Mine is made from glassing over a piece of large section plastic pipe and bolts under the cav plate.

Poodle
WA, 739 posts
30 Jul 2013 9:51AM
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Today I put the mast back in



Actually it was yesterday, and I did have some help

badinfluence
QLD, 538 posts
30 Jul 2013 12:52PM
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badinfluence. Consider making a Korts nozzle for your outboard. I use a Windrush 14 as a yacht tender. Its powered by oars and a 3.5 hp Tohatsu fitted in the centre. With out the korts nozzle the prop cavitates like crazy. The korts nozzle transforms the boat, no cavitating and low speed steering is excellent with a lot more thrust. Mine is made from glassing over a piece of large section plastic pipe and bolts under the cav plate.


Thank you so much Ramona....you're a genius!
Considering it's 25hp and the main auxiliary, do you think i should have one built?

keensailor
NSW, 656 posts
30 Jul 2013 1:55PM
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Well I have bought a new Vetus hatch and it is 2-3mm too big for original opening in the deck. Bought a power file to open out the hole, such a good tool for the job (was recommended by someone on this forum ;) ) Need good PPE though.
You can see the sandwich structure of the deck in the photo. I then slapped some epoxy over the exposed sandwich and will sand again before installing hatch.




brizzydave
406 posts
30 Jul 2013 3:09PM
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Had to go half way up the mast today so my hook stick thingy wasnt so long and flimsy. sticky taped phone to long pipe to see where the halyard was.
got it after a few goes.

Boatin
NSW, 179 posts
30 Jul 2013 5:18PM
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The wonders of modern technology ! I've got a Bosun's Chair if you want it, bloody sure I'll never use it.

brizzydave
406 posts
30 Jul 2013 3:22PM
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Gday Boatin!

scared the hell out of me (might have to calm nerves with cab sav tonight).

dunno if i have the balls to go up in a chair... like that shot of poodles boat....Gulp!!

thanks for the offer...lol!

LooseChange
NSW, 2028 posts
30 Jul 2013 6:47PM
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Cab Sav is well known for its remedial qualities, if a little is good more must be better.

That bloke up Poodle's stick gets paid the big bucks to do that, me, I get dizzy standing in a cigarette paper.

whiteout
QLD, 247 posts
30 Jul 2013 6:51PM
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comming along well electrical re-wire then supply water pipe install all going well.

Ramona
NSW, 5450 posts
30 Jul 2013 7:03PM
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Ramona said...
badinfluence. Consider making a Korts nozzle for your outboard. I use a Windrush 14 as a yacht tender. Its powered by oars and a 3.5 hp Tohatsu fitted in the centre. With out the korts nozzle the prop cavitates like crazy. The korts nozzle transforms the boat, no cavitating and low speed steering is excellent with a lot more thrust. Mine is made from glassing over a piece of large section plastic pipe and bolts under the cav plate.


Thank you so much Ramona....you're a genius!
Considering it's 25hp and the main auxiliary, do you think i should have one built?



Not hard to make. Does not have to be a close fit like a real korts nozzle, they have props specially shaped and a close tolerance to the cover. Hunt about for a section of pvc pipe that clears the prop radius by about 6 mm. Mine just bolts under the cav plate. You can buy those prop covers that rescue boats use but they are very expensive. Probably make one easily out of a strip of 3 mm ss strip bent into a circle.

brizzydave
406 posts
30 Jul 2013 5:51PM
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Nice loo mate.
Us silly plumbers take photos of ourselves kissing toilet bowls and licking toilet brushes to gross our friends out. All brand new and never been used of course.

Me too loosechange.....heights can be unsettling

badinfluence
QLD, 538 posts
31 Jul 2013 7:43AM
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Ramona said..

badinfluence said..

Ramona said...
badinfluence. Consider making a Korts nozzle for your outboard. I use a Windrush 14 as a yacht tender. Its powered by oars and a 3.5 hp Tohatsu fitted in the centre. With out the korts nozzle the prop cavitates like crazy. The korts nozzle transforms the boat, no cavitating and low speed steering is excellent with a lot more thrust. Mine is made from glassing over a piece of large section plastic pipe and bolts under the cav plate.


Thank you so much Ramona....you're a genius!
Considering it's 25hp and the main auxiliary, do you think i should have one built?



Not hard to make. Does not have to be a close fit like a real korts nozzle, they have props specially shaped and a close tolerance to the cover. Hunt about for a section of pvc pipe that clears the prop radius by about 6 mm. Mine just bolts under the cav plate. You can buy those prop covers that rescue boats use but they are very expensive. Probably make one easily out of a strip of 3 mm ss strip bent into a circle.


Thanks Ramona
think I'll go ss. You certainly make it sound easy. I Googled the Korts Nozzle and loved the images showing the hydrodynamics...what a fantastic innovation of engineering...and old to boot! Page from an engineering text book was from 1938.
Once again, thanks Ramona.
Watch this space for 'Trace Has a Go'...like Hannah Has a Go on Adam Hills Tonight TV Show.

badinfluence
QLD, 538 posts
31 Jul 2013 7:50AM
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@ whiteout....agree with brizzydave - beautiful loo. My ONLY problem was the fresh white against the nice shade of filth in the heads started the bleaching frenzy I am currently amongst. However, the boat looks stunningly clean now. And desperately needed de-moulding thoroughly (read, using a toothbrush) after all of Brisbane's wet weather.

@brizzydave...don't you just love halyards. Hope you survived your trauma.
Couple weekends ago, my spinnaker halyard got caught up in the furler. Try as I might - furl, unfurl, pull on said halyard like buggery - it would not budge.
Went and made a cup of tea....went back and it had dislodged itself!! I swear there are gremlins aboard boats!

Mental yesterday and decided to rip the port hull rubbing strip off - wasn't hard...it was rotten. Looked good on the outside, but beneath!!!

Happy Wednesday

Poodle
WA, 739 posts
31 Jul 2013 9:08AM
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Nice loo mate.
Us silly plumbers take photos of ourselves kissing toilet bowls and licking toilet brushes to gross our friends out. All brand new and never been used of course.

Me too loosechange.....heights can be unsettling


Never been used before..?? You obviously haven't spent much time with bored workers at a chandlers......

brizzydave
406 posts
31 Jul 2013 7:11PM
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AHHHHHH!!!!!.....dont say that!!!! NOOOOOOOoooooooo!!!!!!






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