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  1. Hey Brian. Be keen to hear about and see the results. Cheers
  2. I'm a fan of PredictWind for forecasting. Then use the Coastguard App for the Nowcasting service, and a second opinion on the forecast.
  3. Exactly Knot Me We run this sort of arrangement on the main for Oliver Sudden, Young 10/34. A fairly large square top. Made the Soft Shackle as small as possible to ensure full hoist. The 2:1 is fantastic. Easier to hoist and reduced any clutch slippage. Only downside is the mass of rope when hoisted.
  4. It's all new ply. 9mm Meranti from Plytech https://www.plytech.co.nz/meranti-bs1088 The floor boards required 2 sheets of 2440 x 1220 for the Oliver Sudden. I purchased 3 sheets, and using the 3rd sheet for other projects. Looked at a few options to replace the original Holy and Teak floors. They were delaminating after 35 years of hard service. They were beyond repair. 9mm is probably marginal for floor boards, but adjusting the thickness required too many modifications. So sticking with the 9mm and some carefully placed extra thickness / reinforcing. Looked at Holy and Teak, $1,000 a sheet. Too pricing and the new veneer finish isn't gonna match the ages and sun-faded Teak trim on-board. Also looked at this recycable synthetic honeycomb from Plytech as an option too. Would have been much quicker, albeit a little industrial looking. So tried a couple of other Marine ply samples and Meranti wasn't too bad. A little bit darker / reddish than teak interior. Thought I'd try to paint some lines as a nod to the old school Holy and Teak look. Here's the Process.... Take the original floorboards and trace with a router with router bit and bearing / I used 10mm. Simple, just take your time. You want to line up the floor boards and grain. Marked out the exact location of the Holy Lines with a pencil. They all line up, so this needs to be accurate. 4 seal coats of Norski Epoxy Timber Sealer Sanded and cleaned. Mask up the "Holy Lines" with masking tape. I used a few and found ScotchBlue Sharp Lines to be the best. Painted the Holy Lines with 2 Pack White Under-coat. Try to get the White Lines done in a couple of days, otherwise the masking tape will be a PITA with residue. Varnish 6 coats For the varnish I used a Satin Single Pack I've used in the interior already. I seems to be tough enough. I'm not a fan of buying from Bunnings and supporting the West Island, but this stuff seems good. Bondall 1L Monocel Clear Satin Gold Marine Grade Timber Varnish. I've been damn lucky with the fine weather for varnishing. Hopefully it looks all good when we can finally get back onboard.
  5. There's only so many projects you can do with supply challenges. I'm glad I started the replacement floor boards just before lockdown. Almost done.
  6. Some photos from Oliver Sudden....
  7. Damn. That could swing me....
  8. Yip. I've mentioned this before... lifelines on Oliver are now Dyneema "Supercable" Perhaps ask the guys at Chain Ropes and Anchors to splice to the correct length. It's small and very tricky. Light weight. Easy on the Hands. And the best bit is; if the lifelines need to be removed to maintain stanchions, simply pull the line through. No cutting swaged wire rope...
  9. Ditto on the Raven 26 and Reactor. Especially for open water. Reactors seem to be holding up well with fibreglass construction method limiting the opportunity for osmosis. Happy hunting
  10. Ditto on the Raven 26 and Reactor. Especially for open water. Reactors seem to be holding up well with fibreglass construction method limiting the opportunity for osmosis. Happy hunting
  11. Exactly. WindDan was great to checking the all of the NowCasting conditions at once. Hopefully CoastGuard will pick up the idea at some stage.
  12. I second the Cule guys... They did a custom size hatch to replace the 30 year old original. Perfect.
  13. I like the idea of dyneema Jacklines. I've be inclined to leave them on all the time.
  14. Interesting article. Thanks. I might look at the fixing points of our Jacklines. I like our the webbing Jacklines. Easy underfoot. Placement is interesting too. Being more central makes sense from a safety perspective. Not always practical to centralise, working around the lines and systems associated with typical racer / cruiser layout.
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