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by billytwiglet
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Changing sail numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5143

Re: Changing sail numbers

I think evo stik glue remover is acetone based. Sail number adhesive is probably spirit based, so white spirit would remove it.
by billytwiglet
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Changing sail numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5143

Re: Changing sail numbers

Starbright sail and canvas cleaner; does what it says on the tin.

or Pinnell and Bax sail number remover:-

http://www.pinbax.com/index.asp?selecti ... &cct=1&sc=

(presumably it only removes the residue, not the number!)
by billytwiglet
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Bu**er it...
Replies: 6
Views: 4620

Re: Bu**er it...

beware; my back was stiff and not moving or flexible, lifetime of heavy lifting etc. Chiropractor sucessfully freed it all up. Great! except now I suffer loads of pain and loss of feeling in my back, knees, legs and feet.

Sometimes we lock up for a reason.
by billytwiglet
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: do people pay?
Replies: 20
Views: 6875

Re: do people pay?

just remember the lesson learnt from 'goldfinger'
by billytwiglet
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Easter 'Guess the Boat' competition
Replies: 17
Views: 5221

Re: Easter 'Guess the Boat' competition

Aww - go on; stick it up anyway (you can always be dsq following a protest later!)
by billytwiglet
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 4637

Re: Leaks

Hi Max with a ribbed clinker boat, you would expect some leaks. Yours I presume is ply. If the boat has been dry for some time, just try keeping it wet for a few days and you might find the woodwork will 'take up' with expension. If not, then you can try pouring water inside the boat while it's on t...
by billytwiglet
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enhancing the Grain in wood
Replies: 4
Views: 2051

Re: Enhancing the Grain in wood

I always use a sanding block. Accurate, flat and even sanding along the grain with no scratching across the grain is all there is to it. It isn't a sculpting exercise. Hard block for flat surfaces, soft block for corners and curves. Velcro blocks with velcro sanding sheets are best. Abranet; take th...
by billytwiglet
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enhancing the Grain in wood
Replies: 4
Views: 2051

Re: Enhancing the Grain in wood

I use a fine orbit (3mm) random orbital sander and down to 240/320 grit. You can finish with a hard sanding block, velcro, and fine paper along the grain. If you can get the mirka abranet sanding sheets, they are very good. Dampening the surface will bring the grain back up so you can see any cross ...
by billytwiglet
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: International Clear Wood Sealer
Replies: 16
Views: 4986

Re: International Clear Wood Sealer

Thinned varnish, no contest. Epifanes do a flow enhancer (Robbins don't stock it) which is excellent for the top coats rather than introducing more thinners.
by billytwiglet
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: International 14s
Replies: 13
Views: 6644

Re: International 14s

That would be brilliant; please let me know where we could meet.


John
by billytwiglet
Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: International 14s
Replies: 13
Views: 6644

Re: International 14s

Hi Angus

I would be very interested in the sails; do you know their age or number please? Also whereabouts are you as I travel a fair bit and maybe could pick up

many thanks

John
by billytwiglet
Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: International 14s
Replies: 13
Views: 6644

Re: International 14s

Hi I am rebuilding K483 which is 1946 Jack Holt design though not built by him. Hoping to bring her along to the Jack Holt centenary weekend if finished in time; no sails yet though-help please if anyone's got some! Not for the faint hearted these fine carvel resto's!! at least there's no decking to...
by billytwiglet
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Soda blasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Soda blasting

Hi

has anyone had any experience of soda blasting on wooden boats?
I've seen excellent results on grp and metal and cleaning up structural timber in buildings.
by billytwiglet
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Tool review Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 8304

Re: Tool review Thread

yep; just removed 'doubleclick' which may not damage your system but is perfectly capable of gathering your personal info and sending it to someone you don't know!!!
by billytwiglet
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Tool review Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 8304

Re: Tool review Thread

watch out that photobucket link contains malwear! can someone please remove it?