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by TheGuvnah
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I've got the basic structures cut, planed and rough sanded so time for a proper dry assembly... https://s6.postimg.org/n7w6kfcap/c-board_case_dry_fitted.jpg https://s6.postimg.org/w5gwhs4qp/bloody_heavy_though.jpg Odin's beard!! :shock: this is one solid chunk o' trunk! Out of interest I'll have to ...
by TheGuvnah
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

So the question is: for a 100ml of mixed resin how much colloidal silica (by weight/vol) will I need to be adding to achieve a workable adhesive mix? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nl09_h2ceE Bingo! re the amount of colloidal silica required for varying consistencies of adhesive... https://s6.pos...
by TheGuvnah
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I am loving all this stuff you are doing on the Ospreys you have. First off thanks for the account of it all with pictures. Second... That is going to be one solid stiff boat by the time you've finished. Marvellous stuff. Looking forward to seeing the finished floating item. Carry on :D Well thanks...
by TheGuvnah
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Managed to get another few hours in so thought it wise to check the clearances with the foil in situ. https://s6.postimg.org/cqs6imwht/checking_the_clearances.jpg So it's time to bite the bullet and drill for the pivot bolt. I transferred the position simply enough by laying the original ply panel o...
by TheGuvnah
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Cracking on: :? let's see what we've got and try a dry lay-up... I decided to do something with the top of the case to improve its durability and provide a better anchorage for fittings than the prior iteration did. To that end I resolved to beef up the 'spine' of the case by letting in a solid teak...
by TheGuvnah
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: anyone fancy Wayfarer 464?
Replies: 2
Views: 2748

Re: anyone fancy Wayfarer 464?

But somebody might fancy this. W464 needing not much work by the look of her. ...actually needing some major work by the sound of it. A brief exchange with the vendor reveals that there is a leak at the centre board case - (failed original mastic?) - and getting that one out to re-bed it looks to b...
by TheGuvnah
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: CVMRA....
Replies: 1
Views: 5236

Re: CVMRA....

I recall reading a copy of International Musician (early 80's) which mentioned Jeff Lynne, he of ELO fame, singing and mixing in last minute vocal overdubs straight into the master disc lathe's audio feed as it was cutting!!! :shock: 8) 8) 8)
by TheGuvnah
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: anyone fancy Wayfarer 464?
Replies: 2
Views: 2748

Re: anyone fancy Wayfarer 464?

Seller confirms that all the stripped off fittings have been retained and the transom hasn't had a repair, the photo must have been taken halfway through stripping the paint.
by TheGuvnah
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

SoggyBadger wrote:Colloidal silica weighs virtually nothing.
Aha, :idea: now I see. Just that little factoid helped me get a better mental picture of the process. Nowhere else have I seen that written. Cheers S.B.
by TheGuvnah
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: anyone fancy Wayfarer 464?
Replies: 2
Views: 2748

anyone fancy Wayfarer 464?

Ooh wouldn't mind a Wayfarer... no no I musn't... but then again??? ... no; get a grip man, you've already got a job list a yard long! But somebody might fancy this. W464 needing not much work by the look of her. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WAYFARER-WOODEN-DINGHY-FOR-RESTORATION-VERY-ORIGINAL-SAILS-TR...
by TheGuvnah
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nl09_h2ceE Perfect; thanks Badger. Yep that's what I thought, so I need to be looking at a 1:1 mix or thereabouts so now to find a 500g batch of silica. I nearly dropped me bacon sandwich at the thought of having to stump up for 20 x 25g sachets at £5:50 each!! = £1...
by TheGuvnah
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Epoxying the inside of the case could be a good idea. It's so hard that it'll probably never wear though. Thanks Badger, that possibility did cross my mind briefly in conjunction with laying down some f/glass cloth in the cavity to further consolidate it (although if epoxies are that good would gla...
by TheGuvnah
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

At the stage of cleaning up and reducing a bit of this teak planking... https://s6.postimg.org/951h9swld/removing_the_crud.jpg ...to make the 2" x 1" vertical strengtheners and the cappings. https://s6.postimg.org/k5wmetou9/well_worth_the_effort_though.jpg Those cappings will need rebating so to tha...
by TheGuvnah
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Unvarnished Mirror.
Replies: 7
Views: 5267

Re: Unvarnished Mirror.

Well there looks to be some serious interest; it's already at £255 with 6 days to run. Hello hello what's this? He's got a Yamaha CP70 up for grabs. 8) 8) If I had the room... :(
by TheGuvnah
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Unvarnished Mirror.
Replies: 7
Views: 5267

Re: Unvarnished Mirror.

The third from last photo appears to show unvarnished wood on Dagger board case, this is what made me think, 'needs sealing' meant wood needed sealing with varnish. As does the first pic, the case certainly looks unvarnished but by that same token so does the rudder blade. Oddly though, the actual ...