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  1. Hi all

     

    Wondering if anyone has knowledge of Lake Pearson in the SI? It is on the eastern side of the divide as you head toward Arthur's Pass. Looked like it could be ok for a trailer yacht for a weekend?

  2. Thanks for all the info and replies. I found that the dome was cracked around the base where it sits in the housing. I couldn't see how It came out and eventually decided it was glued there. I may try to glue it again but it's pretty old. May have to splash out.

  3. My compass is liquid filled (are they all?) and it has leaked out. It has a strange, camphor-like smell. does anyone know what these are filled with? It is an old Plastimo compass.

  4. So I decided to paint my rudder. I went to the local boat shop, took their advice and bought some a

    Altex primer/undercoat and topcoat, single pack. Easy!

    I couldn't get a decent finish with the primer and had to do a lot of sanding/recoating/sanding before I was satisfied but I thought that was ok, it's the primer.

    When I came to put on the topcoat, it was the same story. I tried, brush, roller, roll and tip, I just couldn't get a decent finish. I have brush marks, patches where the paint hasn't blended together proberly, blue specks, which I assume are bits of the pigment, even though I stirred the s**t out of the paint.

    What am I doing wrong?

  5. Hi Guys & Gals

    My trailer yacht interior is covered in some kind of fabric which is looking very shoddy. I'd like to remove it and paint the interior surface. It's a GRP hull. I was thinking of a primer such as the Zinser 123. I've used that on some dark stained beams in a house and found it great for covering and as a primer.

    Any thoughts/advice on the paint to use? I was wondering about using a household paint as it's the interior of a trailer yacht. :?:

  6. Actually he has been very supportive through the process! He deserves :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :clap: Especially having to put up with me! :lol:

    It's great that you have a supportive partner, well done to both of you :clap: . It's not easy staying friends and remaining supportive when you're working long hours. Make sure you take some time out away from the project so you don't suffer a burnout.

    Remember, even though you're young, your efficiency will drop as you get more tired. You could be working 18 hour days but only achieving what you would in 12 hours with more rest and relaxation. Believe me, I've been there, more than once or twice.

    Anyway, enough preaching from me, we don't even know each other. Good luck with the project, I think it's wonderful that you have the courage to tackle it. And btw, I have liked your Fb page. It's only narcissistic for the people who want it to be. For me, it's a means of communication between me and my family on the dark side of the globe.

  7. All the crap from 4 million human inhabitants of NZ is pretty insignificant compared to the crap generated by the many more millions of cows and sheep on the farms of NZ, much of which makes its way into the rivers and lakes, making them unsuitable for swimming, catching fish etc.. And don't get me started on pollution caused by burn-offs! :x

    100% pure? 100% bull more like.

  8. Hey Scubash. Will you marry me? I've been wishing for a woman like you all my life. :wink:

    Good luck with everything. :thumbup:

     

    Ha :lol:

     

    Well first off....how good are you with tools? Sailing? What baggage do you come with? Are you hot? How old are you? :think: :P

     

    Don't think my partner would be to happy if I turned around and married you... BUt hey maybe in a month he will be running away from me, so stay tuned! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

     

    I'm an engineer, so I'm good with tools. Been sailing about 25 years...Only baggage I have is a carry on with my sailing gear. Am I hot? Well, I'm Italian :wink: Age is just a number, but I'm over 25.

    Sorry about your partner. I hope he has GSOH. :)

  9. Thanks for all the replies.

    The Chico in Langkawi does look good value. If I bought offshore, I would be sailing it back, eventually, the long way round. That's the plan anyway.

    The Nimbus, 3rd on my list, worries me slightly as it's only a foot, 30cm in new money, longer than my trailer yacht, but it sounds like it's been built pretty tough.

    I do like the classic yachts and Sheryl is a wee beauty. As you say, owning a distinctive one-off or rare yacht would be great.

  10. These are a few I've been looking at, as well as the Chico. I understand what you're saying and agree with the statement about a lot of rubbish.

    Is there anywhere in particular to look in America or Europe, ie sites like Trademe? This is something I've thought of doing.

     

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=689761939

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=692521315

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=692975727

  11. I am always looking on Trademe at yachts for sale. There seems to be quite a few that look good value, cheap even, and I wonder what may be wrong with them. One that caught my eye recently was a Chico 30 for $25k and there are many others. Some have been for sale for ages. Is there a glut and that is why these boats are not selling and some prices are lower?

    I have a hankering for a keeler to go a bit further afield than I can in my trailer yacht, but I am a bit bewildered by all the different yachts for sale. What is good value and what is a whole lotta trouble?

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