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  1. get a couple of mohair 5mm knap oil based rollers
  2. I would advise against thin foamys, use a mohair with a 5mm knap. I used to use the yellow ones in the misguided belief that multiple thin coats was the way to go but after long talks with the paint techs and subsequent experience has shown generous paint application is the way to get a good film build up and a smooth finish. Talk to the paint tech for your particular brand on how to do it, they all emphasise managing film thickness and preferably airless spraying for the best result.
  3. Further thoughts, as time goes by the paint gets less effective. its never as good as the first 6 months unfortunately but it still works ok after a few years. Ideally you want your cleaning routine to match your haulout plans so that by the time you do most of the paint has ablated. What you dont want is a build up of ineffective paint that starts flaking. In the old days with hard AF's you had to go through the scraping back to basecoat routine regularly as the toxins leached out leaving a hard useless matrix behind but with modern AF's not so much. I use Ultra which is meant to be "hard' b
  4. It depends on where you're parked, I get 3 years from 2 coats in a marina, on s mooring in the current, 18 months.
  5. The rule of thumb with antifouls is simple, one year one coat, two years two coats etc. To a point the more you put on to get the right film thickness, the better. Lay it on really wet so it "melts" and smooths out. Dont roll it out like you would a normal paint, keep the tin stirred and the roller loaded. Dont be afraid to spend money on paint, its cheap compared to the cost and hassle of hauling. Want real advice, call the techline and ask a boffin.
  6. not sure you need a special soap for that job, sunlight still foams up when we rinse dishes with salt.
  7. Id check to see if the hull is painted or still gelcoat, photo 1 looks like paint. If gel then buy 1/2 litre of flowcoat (prewaxed gelcoat) and some yellow tint, google the colour match process, be aware you cant untint anything! You can use the same method for the deck repair. If paint, sadly you'll need a primer otherwise the paint might fall off plus youll need a lot of coats. if it was me Id just go to an auto paint place, buy a can of primer/filler and a can of yellow (closest match) and spray it.
  8. Sadly, once you've got the goodies off all thats left highly likely to be 10 years in the driveway and an old boat. If I was down your way Id come over to watch the digger do its thing. Every seen a ferro boat getting its last rites, unbelievable how quickly they turn into a pile of rubble.
  9. Tamure


    hope theyre safe out there, fresh E all weekend
  10. Tamure


    It's actually pretty sweet
  11. So what do you want to happen?
  12. As long as we can quarantine people effectively then I'm all for opening borders, but it seems that the risk is way too high to let em all in on planes and cruise liners then trust their honesty. Private boats are unique, generally if they can prove their passage time and enter quarantine station for say, 21 days? including passage time then why not let them in. Make an area in the BOI or indeed behind Browns.... to add in reference to BK's comment above; you can only manage so many in quarantine, it may not be hundreds but a few dozen.
  13. I dont get these threads, boat buying is caveat emptor. Having a go at someone like this is a bit of a dogpile that goes nowhere. Maybe someone should set up a boat buying for beginners thread? Seriously if you go on tm and buy a crashed boat or for that matter any boat without either good advice or experience then its on you. From what I have read this seller has a different way of looking at things and who is to say he is wrong? Some would consider a boat thats not maintained by professionals as completely suspect, some people buy new for many hundreds of K, yet others trawl TM looking
  14. it seens that there are another set of rules if youre a billionaire
  15. Interesting thread, some people just love rules and bureaucracy (perhaps to cover for their real reasons) . On a practical human level if these guys knocked on my door, i'd help them. They present about zero risk of covid introduction. So much for us bleating on about Manus Island etc... I think its pretty mean spirited.
  16. I am getting that there is vastly different activity regarding boat sales depending on which bracket you are in, I heard that the new Westhaven extension is all 14-20m plus and pretty much all accounted for with the existing multi year waiting lists. Speaking to a Riviera serviceman the other day, they cant sell the 80 plus footers because of limited berths!
  17. I would be a massive supporter of a sailors marina, I believe that part of westhaven should be run in the interests of the average club sailor, obviously its a post referendum fully loaded pipe dream because its never going to happen but if you're a club member and have a smaller boat up to say 10-12m you get a club rate- say 20% off? The club membership would go through the roof! Everyone wins!!!
  18. Lower end in AK is bleeding out due to costs, basically a 40year old boat that fits a 12m berth costs the same or more than a new one to run so perhaps some upgrades there, plus they are worth nothing ( e.g. NZ 37 Namu 20-25k) old wooden boats or poorly cared for of any material are potential money pits. Also a lot of these boats have been in the same family since new and now dad is just too old and it has to go since son (or grandson) needs something more modern to keep his family happy. Lots of reasons... but basically everyone and all these boats are just getting old!
  19. whoah! hit a nerve eh?
  20. before the gvt and council bashing gets started how about moving this to tiny talk
  21. I think the locker sitting inside a space that can’t itself drain is simply crossing fingers and hoping for the best. What you are expecting is that the gas leak will not occur when the boat is heeled over or moving around in waves. You are also hoping that the gas leak will not be so much that it will overwhelm the drain. If you are going to the trouble of building a locker then build it to spec, It’s not that hard, go for a stroll and see what others gave done on similar boats
  22. If you are looking for performance, ditch the full length battens. Get a new sail with one full length top battens and the other 2 or 3 lowers just in the leech. On a 1020 you're not going to notice that much. If its sail handling then full length IMHO are better as they keep the sail tidier, any issues hoisting are something other than just weight.
  23. Lived in Nelson for a few years, learned that Katabatic winds are common in any mountainous area. In simple terms all they are is cold air falling down a slope, some like the Bora in Croatia are intense others are mild, it all depends on the setup. Elevated snowy plateaus emptying into valleys that run to the sea, bound to get them.
  24. Tamure


    I think in daylight in reasonable conditions of course its doable, but in the dark with quite a few racers that have not cruised the area i’m not sure its a particularly safe passage. The other considerations are no alternative route and if you happen to miss the tide gate, go home your race is over.
  25. Tamure


    What the hell, why not sail inside Rangi light as well for a bit of sport?
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