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  • in reply to: Bailer Repair #26254
    Windychippy
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    Hi Laura,

    My GP14 is much newer ( No bailers ) so can’t advise directly but I’m interested in the replies you will receive. In your pictures I see the screws are still in place even  although the Andersen bailer is mounted from inside ?? If you did use the 3.6mm ply could you not recess this new piece into the original where I see the screws at the moment so as it didn’t stand to proud thus reducing the amount of filling required on the underside.

    The Teroson 620 you mention is a gel coat filler and depending on the depth of the fill you might be better off with the 610 which is for larger fills or if using the 620 build up in layers to the required depth.

    Yours and interested    Dave R.

    in reply to: Two-pot polyurethane paints #25982
    Windychippy
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    Managed to get Force4 at Chichester to post me 1 of their 3 tins of Perfection Plus Varnish (750ml ).  Force4 Southampton has 3 tins for collection only  and head office said they have 10 tins in their stores collectively which can be ordered via themselves on 0345 1300 710.

    Nobody is picking up at 1stmark.co.uk and Liverpool Powerboats have none as of Monday morning 14th Aug 23

    So if you’re 2 pack user and planning a refurb on your top sides this winter, grab a tin quick.

    Dave R.

    in reply to: Two-pot polyurethane paints #25973
    Windychippy
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    Thanks Oliver,

    Thumbs Up.

    in reply to: Two-pot polyurethane paints #25971
    Windychippy
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    Oliver,  just on the off chance that your supplier may still have some Perfection Plus Varnish although it was 3 months ago that you posted that information could you possibly give me there phone number so I can check.

    Thank You

    Dave R.

    in reply to: Keel protection #25956
    Windychippy
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    Thank You Oliver for your feedback,

    The reason I’m asking is because I tried to launch for the first time last Friday with a seasoned crew-mate ( my first time sailing ). And for reasons I won’t go into as lessons now learned the dinghy ended up on it’s side on the slipway cracking the paint on a chine and chipping the rubbing strip. This has led to trying to obtain the original paints/varnish and a lot of phoning around different suppliers.  I remember your post from approx. 3 months ago regarding the withdrawal of the very 2 products I used on my Dinghy.  Thankfully having an account with Marineware Ltd. obtaining the Perfection Pro Paint in my RAL colour was not a problem ( only the pain in my wallet ) as only a few brushes worth of paint needed.  The Varnish Perfection Plus has now been discontinued as you previously stated and has been superseded by Perfection Pro Varnish only in 1 gallon tins + 1/2 gallon of hardener/activator.  Fortunately I had a small amount of the Plus Varnish but no hardener, after a word with some tech guy the activator from the Pro paint was used and this seems to have set hard so further pain to the wallet was avoided.  International paints advised me to use Toplac but without a vast choice of colours this would have meant painting the complete hull, they also advised using the Schooner Varnish.

    I am therefore very keen to avoid anymore damage to the extremities i.e. Keel and bilge keels/rubbing strips. Hence my original question. I have order the tape from Force 4 and will see how it performs.

    Thanks once again.

    Dave R.

    in reply to: Topping lift set up #25878
    Windychippy
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    Hope these help Chris, all the best.

    Dave R.

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    in reply to: Topping lift set up #25873
    Windychippy
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    Trying to upload again so fingers crossed.

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    in reply to: Topping lift set up #25872
    Windychippy
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    Hi Chris,

    Just another take on a topping lift. Fitted before I learnt to splice.  My rope length is 12.9m and this is plenty long enough, you can probably trim shorter if so desired. (Rope used is Liros Magic Sport Line 3mm breaking strain 185kg @ 60p per mtr. ) Was going to use Marlow Excel Racing 3mm Breaking strain 460kg @ £1:30 per mtr  but thats overkill and twice the price.  Each end of the line is simply tied off with a 17mm Parrel ball ( 55p each ).   For the adjusting end I fitted a Clamcleat ( £8 ) at a convenient height at the lower end of the mast and then fitted a Ronstan cheek block near the mast top (£14 ish ) I fitted a small saddle fairlead to the top rear boom end ( £5 ).  Feed a loop of line through the saddle and then the Parrel ball through the loop, all secure in 5 secs.  Hope the pics help. Don’t forget the Duralac  Learning as I go.

     

    Windychippy
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    I also ruled against a foredeck cleat as (rightly or wrongly) it might foul the Genoa sheets and just tie to the mast. If you do fit one then make sure you bolt it right through the king plank.

    Windychippy
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    Hi Steve,

    I’m fairly new to this Dinghy malarky but have built one Dinghy this past 2 years and I’m working on some deck lights/hatches from a Dunkirk little ship at the moment and I am doing the very job you’re asking about, Metal fittings on to hardwood. As Oliver says It’s always best to dry fix your fitting first (pre tapping). I always fix down with one screw first and then using a self-centring drill bit make the second pilot hole, this is done to make sure the screw is dead centre as S/Steel being a little brittle could shear it’s head if off centre, do not over tighten. While the fitting is in position mask up around using low tack masking tape, less to clean up later. If your varnish is still new say less than 1 month then do not leave the tape on longer than 48hrs. I’ve just found this out to my misfortune. Your plan to drill pilot holes with a small countersink is spot-on as will stop surface timber from lifting when screw is fully tightened.  Just prior to final fix I part fill each hole with Sika 291i using an Inter-dental gentle pick and then a bead of polysulphide sealent along masked up area, both have long open times.

    My fairleads are 300mm from bow to fairlead centre.

    All the Best    Windy

     

     

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    in reply to: Suggestions for securing boat to trailer for towing #25134
    Windychippy
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    Another take on the top cover pick-up points copied from one Oliver Shaw.

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    in reply to: Suggestions for securing boat to trailer for towing #25126
    Windychippy
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    My Strong-back is 1645 x 80 x 18 in Mahogany with 3mm deep recesses in each end to keep the strap from slipping off.  There is a plastic keeper 400 in from the ends. I purchased a S/Steel Buckle Boat strap from Aeroluffspars.co.uk, the beauty of the Buckle is that you can’t over tighten which of course you can with a ratchet strap. Aeroluff also sell a ratchet Bow Strap but I’m sure something similar could be purchased from Halfords or the like. Where the Strong-back rests on the side decks I cut a dense foam former to shape and fixed to the underside.   I bought a Plastimo Flat Fender and cut this to a smaller size with a notch  in the top for the Mast Tip to rest in. I then Had my local cover maker to stitch this into the top cover, the lighting board is mounted via straps on the back of the top cover and when removing said cover the lighting board, mast support just roll up with the cover when removing.  Hopefully attach pic will show.

    Windy

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    in reply to: Two-pot polyurethane paints #25100
    Windychippy
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    Used Perfection Pro last year on my Gp14 hull and was amazed with the finish. There is no need to tip off and I used a roller for all surfaces and an artists round brush for the internal angles to the keels.  The only draw back for me was as the temperature was low then the open time is extended and the airborne particles have more time to attach themselves.

    Windy.

    in reply to: Building up 0ne pack Varnish. #25033
    Windychippy
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    Thank you Oliver for your reply and I have done just as you suggested and have rung not one but two manufacturers/distributors.

    I am using Epifanes High Gloss with extra UV filters which looks to be similar to your International Schooner varnish so I rang both UK outlets.     They both gave similar answers taken from their info sheets which is to mechanically key between coats, the grit varies from 280 to 400.  But both very helpful Tech guys also said it is possible to overcoat with a second coat ( within the Min-Max overcoating times )  but no more than the two coats and then abrade before further coats. This should save a bit of time.  Thanks again.

    Windy.

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    in reply to: Righting lines #24535
    Windychippy
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    Oliver,

    Thank you again in helping me to understand all the for’s and against.  I have been assured that the sail-head buoyancy bag will prevent inversion with the designer stating he could walk a short way along the mast before the mast started sinking. I would think the test was done in good conditions and can foresee that in a strong wind over tide condition that the mast could go down quicker. However I will not be sailing with children in those conditions. I am going to try and set up a line each side that will also act as a step.  With a RWO Eyemount just forward of the mast the line will run back through a bullseye placed equal distance back past the centre-board, the line continues back and terminates with a line stopper. This stopper is then kept taunt by a length of shock-cord which is fixed to another Eyemount towards the stern.  It’s hoped that by leaning out on the centre-board the line will extend until the stopper hits the bullseye. I just need to work out the length required. Somewhere in the length of extending line I will incorporate some tubing on the line to form  the step.

    It’s going to be trial and error to start with but I can see this being a help if I ever need it.

    Thanks again.     Windy

     

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