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by billytwiglet
Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Yachting Mag collection
Replies: 8
Views: 5105

Re: Yachting Mag collection

I rebuilt a house a couple of years ago following a major fire. The hall, stairs and three floors were piled high with books, mags and newspapers, all stacked up. The newspapers in the second bedroom weighed nearly 6 tons! (the floor still held the weight)
by billytwiglet
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat
Replies: 161
Views: 32803

Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Is the 'black flag' significant?
by billytwiglet
Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: East Anglian film archive
Replies: 7
Views: 4499

Re: East Anglian film archive

spot the star keelboat near the end of the first film
by billytwiglet
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Now Too Cold and Wet For Epoxy
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Re: Now Too Cold and Wet For Epoxy

Balcotan pu adhesive is fine if you clamp or screw the joint together firmly. If the faces of the joint are dry, wipe them with a wet cloth just prior to gluing. PU adhesives foam a bit but it is easily cleaned off; don't attempt to touch it until it's dry! If the joint is not securely clamped it wi...
by billytwiglet
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: wood for a traveller bar
Replies: 33
Views: 6866

Re: wood for a traveller bar

'pussy pads' I think is the correct technical term!
by billytwiglet
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: More from the VADS
Replies: 4
Views: 2739

More from the VADS

http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=61302&sos=1 http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=56626&sos=6 there are a few others including early 'Dunhill' toppers; imagine the topper fleet lighting up on the way out to a training session. It's even worse than the current 2012 sponsorship by cadbury's; excuse...
by billytwiglet
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: FLYING FIFTEEN
Replies: 5
Views: 2713

Re: FLYING FIFTEEN

If you belong to a club with plenty of flying fifteens (Bewl for example) you may find that there are spare/old replaced foils and rigs around, not to mention decent used sails from the front of the fleet. Where are you?
by billytwiglet
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: wood for a traveller bar
Replies: 33
Views: 6866

Re: wood for a traveller bar

Proper way to do a preform is to make a male and a female former; router with a compass some thick chipboard or mdf multiples glued and screwed together will give you a deeper mould. Different outside cuve/inside curve, difference is the thickness of the bit you want to form plus an allowance for gl...
by billytwiglet
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: To make good or to refurbish
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

Re: To make good or to refurbish

Yep, you sure are!
by billytwiglet
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: wood for a traveller bar
Replies: 33
Views: 6866

Re: wood for a traveller bar

good example RonnyDG. Pre-forms are stiffened by the number of glue lines, like ply which is stiffer with more layers, so if you laminated 4 layers of 2mm it would be stiffer than 2 layers of 4mm. Would also be stiffer than the equivalent 1 layer of oak steamed to shape. The glass layer effectively ...
by billytwiglet
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing 2-pot Polyurethane Varnish
Replies: 8
Views: 5026

Re: Removing 2-pot Polyurethane Varnish

Pros and cons for epoxy:- Pros:- provides a longlasting protective coating adds structural strength Cons:- doesn't last forever wood moves underneath epoxy takes more wood away when removed analogy with brick pointing; if I re-point my victorian soft traditional brick house with cement based mortar,...
by billytwiglet
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: wood for a traveller bar
Replies: 33
Views: 6866

Re: wood for a traveller bar

I considered a 'traveller bar' but opted for a cool box instead :wink:
by billytwiglet
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing 2-pot Polyurethane Varnish
Replies: 8
Views: 5026

Re: Removing 2-pot Polyurethane Varnish

These are worth a look. It may be worth using a neutraliser after stripping which will aid against any reaction if there is stripper still stuck in the grain. Some of these products are aimed at the fine carving resto market where sanding and scraping isn't an option. There are specific lacquer and ...
by billytwiglet
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: What does everyone else do with their sails?
Replies: 16
Views: 8567

Re: What does everyone else do with their sails?

I knew a bloke who, together with his newly betrothed, had to climb over his BSA DBD34 clubman goldstar in order to reach the marital bed! I could get the finn in through the french doors for a quick re-varnish in the through lounge...wouldn't get away with it though! Everything sailing is consigned...