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by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Boat building acadamies/schools
Replies: 7
Views: 4283

Re: Boat building acadamies/schools

Yes Rupert, I spent a fruitful afternoon exploring that site yesterday. I particularly like the possibility taking your own boat on an old boat repair course for a week. I could take Planet and replace a rib and scarf in a couple of new planks as well. But first I need to strip her externally to see...
by Stephen Hawkins
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Boat building acadamies/schools
Replies: 7
Views: 4283

Boat building acadamies/schools

Hi all, I am about to have some time on my hands as I am being made redundant in a month or two. I am not retiring, but I thought I might take the time (and the money) to attend one of the courses, run by the various boat building schools that are available. I am not heading for a career change and ...
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: F272 hole fixed....
Replies: 3
Views: 2960

Re: F272 hole fixed....

Yes, well done. I have been thinking twice before taking this on.

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383

It was Robbins marine ply, not the cheapest variety, but the next one up.

I did use foamy glue.

Cheers

Steve
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383

Its got a bit of the 'boiled sweet' look about it at the moment, as she definitely needs a rub down. Not quite the abandoned boiled sweet thats been under the couch for a year! But its what you get for getting 3 coats on, in a cold, short, day. Its Dinghy Sailing Instructor Training next weekend, an...
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383

And from the rear:
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383

Shaped the gunnels and then 3 coats of G4 over the Christmas period.

Have to let her harden off for a week or two, before she gets 'wet & dried' and then a couple of coats of traditional varnish. Then she will be ready for whatever next year throws at her.
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Making varnish non slip
Replies: 3
Views: 3599

Re: Making varnish non slip

The was a thread about this recently - well, I the last year.

Every thing from mixing in sand into paint or varnish to sprinkling on sugar when the varnish is down. The sugar then dissolves, just leaving its imprint.

Cheers

Steve Hawkins
by Stephen Hawkins
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Solo Bargain
Replies: 5
Views: 2818

Re: Solo Bargain

You go to admire his optimism though...starting at £150. Some people have no idea what a boat is worth....If you can still call it that.

Cheers

Steve H
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383

Yes, Rupert gave me a bag full to borrow. I felt that it was my duty to ensure that they were all functional.

I avoided using nails down the centerline, especially on the second sheet, by using that long piece of wood and those large clamps. Seemed to work okay. Foamy glue used.

Cheers

Steve H
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383

I used a length of mahogany trim down the centerline of the foredeck to butt the new panels up to. I have a small piece of tidying up with the same trim at the very tip of the bows before I put the gunnels on. Then some G4 in the new year.

Cheers
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Re: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383

And after a bit of making good.
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383
Replies: 14
Views: 6469

Redecking Sparkle - N12 2383

Just put the new foredeck on. Hopefully soon be ready for the gunnels.

Cheers
by Stephen Hawkins
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Glued clinker, hot air guns and a little leak
Replies: 7
Views: 5416

Re: Glued clinker, hot air guns and a little leak

Michael, Sorry to hear about potential leaks on Desperation. I had no indication whatsoever that there were any issues with the glued planks when I was working on her - stripping the outer varnish. I would check the bailers. I suspect that the nonslip floor has been varnished over on more than over ...
by Stephen Hawkins
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Jack Holt Rambler
Replies: 15
Views: 9486

Re: Jack Holt Rambler

That is a veritable sea of new deck ply there.....won't be cheap, if that was all you had to do. Which it wont be.

Cheers