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Everything posted by Jasetheace02

  1. Would anyone have some advice on a repair for my rudder blade? Would prefer to just repair the few areas of damage and not have to do the whole blade? Cheers.
  2. I like your enthusiasm BK but long haul not an option, islands or East Coast of Oz.
  3. Thanks BK. Yes I have heard and read that a lot of the boats in Tonga are pretty average.
  4. Yeah happy to consider all options. The reason I was looking Fiji/Tonga is because we are very keen on diving/snorkelling and I know the diving in the islands is very good as I have dived there. My understanding is that the Whitsundays is very nice to sail etc but does not offer the same qualities beneath the surface?
  5. Does anyone have any experience with bareboat yacht charters in the Islands, Fiji, Tonga etc? I have researched a few and it seems there are certainly some that you need two be a bit wary of but would be good to know if anyone has had some really good experiences and would recommend a particular company? Got my 50th in 2022 and if the islands are open would love to do a trip with the family.
  6. You have had success with this method Sail Rock? Currently in the process of doing the first track at the moment using Sika 291. Cheers.
  7. Thanks MCP. Is someone able to briefly explain how I would go about using Butyl tape on an application such as the sheet track pictured above?
  8. Cheers. I understand the concept of counter sinking however in this case I am not sure as the current holes 'just' fit inside the two rails that sit on the deck. Any countersink would put the diameter outside the rails and into open deck, if that makes sense?
  9. Thanks Fish, if you could get the Sika number that would be great, may as well give myself the best chance of success, don't want to be doing it a 3rd time!!!
  10. This is the shape of the track, not flat on the bottom so makes it a little difficult to seal.
  11. Ok sounds good thanks Fish. I am using Mastersil SMP 50, should be ok?
  12. Yes I get that answer a lot but I can't source the stuff here in NZ!
  13. Has anyone ever successfully sealed one of these tracks? Both of mine are leaking through into the cabin. Planning on first sail in a few weeks but I can't for the life of me stop water getting into this boat (rain that is)!!!
  14. Looking at using this product for teak toe rails. Was looking at the Cetol Filter 7 Plus but it states this should be used as a top coat over Cetol HLSe? Are both necessary or could I just do 3 coats of HLSe? Any advice appreciated.
  15. I have attached some before and after photos of my window replacement incase anyone is interested. Once again I appreciate all the great advice I got from this forum which was a big part of the job going well. Really pleased with the result, it was a very rewarding experience
  16. Thanks for all the advice. Went for the Quilosa MS35 and have done away with the screws. Finished installing the first window today and looks good. Once everything has set and I have given it a tidy up I will post some photos. Great to be well underway on the biggest job I have on my winter list.
  17. Is there a specific tape you use? Can be sourced in NZ? I also have some deck hardware I want to re seal.
  18. Ok. So is there a way to identify if the tint is comparable with the acrylic or not, it should say on the packaging? Put tint on after windows are fitted or prior to?
  19. Slightly off topic but still window related, peoples views on tint? Is it a must or just personal preference? My original windows were clear so I got clear acrylic but could get some stick on tint and apply before fitting the windows I guess?
  20. Yes as I mentioned earlier I feel there are probably several very good products around nowadays, especially when compared to decades ago when a lot of our boats were built! Forums like this are great for me being a newbie to use the experience of others to help make good choices and reduce the risk of mistakes. All very helpful stuff. I am confident I will have a watertight boat soon!!!
  21. Nice, I like the idea. As you have mentioned, one of my biggest concerns is water getting in around the screws, not the window edges! So if I use a product like MS35 its just a matter of installing (appropriate prep work obviously) and holding in place until set, maybe sometime levered of the stanchion lines?
  22. Yeah I have read about this option. It makes me a bit nervous to be honest the I like the idea. Some of the moulding screws have stripped also which means I would have to fit through bolts so the adhesive only option would solve that. I feel I would still need to fit the moulding though to cover a gap between the outside edge of the window and the edge of the recess? Maybe just fill in and paint the countersunk holes in the moulding?
  23. Thanks for all the suggestions, I feel there are probably several good products that will do the job. I am sure whatever I use will be 100 times better than what was there, looked very old with several different products used for repairs over the years? I will try and attach a photo. Basically a recess that the window sits in and then the moulding with screw holes goes over top.
  24. I am fitting new acrylic windows and have some sealant which is Prosil 10 from Burnsco. Would this be suitable or would something like Dowsil 795 be better? I only want to do this job once!!! Cheers. IMG_1658.HEIC
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