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About SanFran

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  1. Absolutely. Been a bit coolish lately but still keen to get out. I'm on the haul out Crew at HMB, and planning to come out probably Oct or Nov for a week or so. Otherwise, here comes summer
  2. Great story. I have a Spencer 32. First boat of substance. Still having fun with her after 10 years.
  3. SanFran

    Soft shackles

    And making them..., if u use, then what length is best to make.
  4. SanFran

    Soft shackles

    Does anyone use these on their headsail sheets? How good are they? Particularly when tacking? What size is best? Thinking 6mm being a total of 12mm holding power. Do you leave the on when furling and after putting the boat to bed?
  5. What an excellent question.... I need this too
  6. Awesome thanks. I'll check it out
  7. Anyone know of the best way to remove abrasions to compass glass? Thinking of cut and polish paste with a buffer tool?
  8. All good replies. Thanks
  9. Yes I've exposed a small area around the fix. Sounds like the plan. Evadure first?
  10. Just been hauled out. Have a very minor break in the glass over ply hull, below waterline causing a slight weep. I see water has come in through a fixing, where two sheets of ply join. I've caught it reasonable early thankfully, as the ply seems quite solid, apart from around the fixing copper nail, about 1-2mm. I appreciate that it's old marine ply but I'm happy it's not compromised (too much anyway) After drying it out I plan to 1. Evadure the ply 2. Repair the f.glass with cloth 3. Two pot undercoat 4. Antifoul. Anyone have thoughts on this process pl
  11. This year, to be different, I'm going to out two coats of different AFs on each side, just to see how easy goes. I usually go with No 5 but in Tamaki River it just don't last.
  12. Still available? I need to do a small fix ☺
  13. Great article. Having an engineers mind helps.
  14. It shouldnt cost ratepayers anything. Dont you recall a couple of years back every mooring owners annual fee being increased by $50? That was to cover the cost of removing all those old shitters. Have any been removed?
  15. SanFran


    From the cross trees. Yep, thought I'd better do it right.
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