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  • Birthday 01/10/1961

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  1. I did a similar thing around 7 years ago. Cost around a hundy. Just about time for replacement
  2. SanFran

    Hatch light

    I'm thinking of inserting a polycarb sheet into old wooden fwd hatch. Rebate into existing ply maybe. Has anyone ever tried this before? Pros and cons? Hatch is quite large, over 600mm square. Im thinking possibly one (or more) inserts. Obviously want to maintain the strength for a 100kg plus force load on top of it. And avoid it being too slippy in the wet.
  3. Never done it before, and don't have any manual. Is it a grease gun job? Just the base unit or something at the head as well? Pointers gratefully accepted.
  4. Is it a hand pump thing then?
  5. Fenders are a little low on pressure. I'm guessing I need one of those football needle valve thingies to inflate them back him to a reasonable pressure? The gas station air pump doesn't seem to do the trick by itself. Any ideas, suggestions...
  6. 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
  7. Great story. I have a Spencer 32. First boat of substance. Still having fun with her after 10 years.
  8. SanFran

    Soft shackles

    And making them..., if u use, then what length is best to make.
  9. 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?
  10. What an excellent question.... I need this too
  11. Awesome thanks. I'll check it out
  12. Anyone know of the best way to remove abrasions to compass glass? Thinking of cut and polish paste with a buffer tool?
  13. All good replies. Thanks
  14. Yes I've exposed a small area around the fix. Sounds like the plan. Evadure first?
  15. 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
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