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  1. Really keen to hear your experiences with this....
  2. As a matter of interest, how did you know this job was due? Loss of steerage?
  3. Hi all, Thanks for the responses. it was definitely the colour that put me off thinking it was teak/mahogany etc. I think it does look like oak too - I might try and match that way or perhaps go with a mounting plate has other have said.
  4. Not too clued up on timber types but need to do some woodwork inside my 1983 Lotus 9.2. Any thoughts on what I'm dealing with? Looks like oak to me but not sure that's very commonly used.
  5. First few mins of this might be useful.
  6. Hi IT, I'd love a roll please. Will PM now.
  7. slanty

    Lotus 9.2

    Those vids inspired me to put a 9.2 high on my list! Fast forward a few months and I'm now the owner of Sojournie, a factory 9.2 from 1987. Had a great xmas cruise around Kawau and beyond. so...Thanks!
  8. Hi all, Thanks all for your thoughts. Extra tin purchased (on special at the mo in burnsco). Now on to the fun bit.....
  9. Does anyone have a specific roller sleeve they recommend? Mine have always failed halfway through the job.....
  10. Thanks guys. I talked to Altex and they recommend up to 150 micron dry which I'm going to try and get with 4 roller coats. Anyone got any thoughts about how 'multi year' #5 is when laid on thick?
  11. Hi all, About to antifoul my lotus 9.2 that lives in the Mahurangi. I've been recommended #5 and have got 4l (enough apparently for 2 coats plus a bit for rudder etc). I'm keen on some opinions as to whether its worth getting another can and getting some extra coats on. how much is too much? The boat spends a lot of time static and has long periods between cleans..... look forward to your thoughts...
  12. I was bought up in Chch on a diet of Scott's heroism. One of the best books I've read in recent time in The last Place on Earth by Roland Huntford. Dissects beautifully the differences between Scott's abortive attempts and Amundsen's clinical precision in getting to the pole. Shackleton was a crew member on one of Scotts earlier expeditions - once was enough for him I believe. Scott only got the nod over several others due to him having a rich and powerful benefactor. Shackleton a personal hero of mine. Check out the scotch!
  13. Hi - I might have a solution for you. I'll message you directly...
  14. Definitely keen on dripless solution, but will save that expenditure for my next boat. Looking to upgrade in the not too distant future....
  15. Wow - yet another boat ownership rabbit hole! Lucky I'm a nerd at heart. Lateral - would love to buy a little of that packing from you if that's an option. Will PM you.
  16. Thanks guys. Ultra x reads very well but cant see a NZ supplier. Where did you source it?
  17. Anyone know the right size of stuffing? It's the bronze factory gland with a 1 inch shaft. Boat a long way away and want to get sorted before haulout in a couple of weeks...
  18. Thanks Guys - will give No.5 a go.
  19. Hi all, Looking to repaint my Raven 26's bum shortly. The International Awlcraft I used previously was heavily fouled after a year with barnacles and oysters featuring heavily. Any thoughts on good products? My boat isn't used as much as it should be so can be on the mooring for months at a time....
  20. Thanks guys for this. This boat is not in Auckland or anywhere within easy reach of a good surveyor, hence the desire to check out as much as possible first. Definitely intending to tap as much of the decks as possible from above and below. Thanks for the offer of the meter lateral, I'll give it some thought. It looks like a great solution.
  21. Thanks for the intel on the decks. It's as I suspected. I guess we just build in the time and cost to get the decks ripped off sooner rather than later in any offer we put forward. Just a question - in checking out the underlying plywood (which appears very sound) does a moisture meter give a very reliable indication? I'm not hearing any huge objections to the construction. I agree that not having epoxy on the inside would be a show stopper but it appears well sealed. Not sure of the thickness of the hull.
  22. That's all really helpful. I've been on plenty of Dbl diag kauri boats but have never seen this construction before. Those widely spaced ribs did catch my attention. The keel bolts definitely look bronze so not so concerned there. The other thing with this boat is some tired looking teak decks. I know the general concerns and issues people have with them but these are still watertight but appear layed very tightly together. Is that normal? In terms of recaulking, should we be thinking about routing a small groove between planks?
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