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    ๐Ÿ“ Need to bond wood to fibre glass.
    8 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you Ross will take a closer look it's a bit cold at the moment to go out to the garage black ice may be a bit warmer sunday

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    ๐Ÿ“ Need to bond wood to fibre glass.
    8 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Colin your post did arrive in my section thanks

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    ๐Ÿ“ Re: Need to bond wooden strip
    8 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Not knowing exactly what the purpose of the strip is, you can do either of your approaches. What I would shy away from is using polyester resin, by itself, as a glue. It is rather brittle and can be subject to failue if flexed. That said, you can use thickeners designed for polyester( most also work with epoxy resins as well) and then use the polyester as a glue. I would then add a fillet of thickened resin to the underside, or whatever is not seen, part of the strip. MAKE SURE TO ROUGHEN UP THE HULL SURFACE AND CLEAN IT WELL(USE ACETONE OR SUCH). YOU MUST REMOVE ANY WAXY SURFACE COATING. tHIS APPLIES TO EPOXY HULLS AS WELL.
    If you choose to use epoxy rather than polyester, I would again suggest thickening the resin, if helps it to stay in place as well rathe rthat running intto the hull and making a mess. And again, a fillet will stregthen the joint significantly.
    Last resort it to add a layer of glass over the stripand joining the hull, but if there is a sharp turn, say where the strip meets the hull, you may have a hard time keeping the glass from lifting a bit. The fillet help to reduce that as well.
    Hope this make sense. Just my way to skin the poor cat.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Need to bond wooden strip
    8 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    I need to bond a wooden strip of wood 1/2" x 1/2" to the inside of a fiberglass hull do i use the resin with the hardener or just epoxy
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: bought as a project a long time ago
    9 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Mike.
    glad that i could help i took the entire cabin off this evening as i had to fit a new sail servo and on turning the cabin section upside down spotted very small numbers on sections of the wood i then remembered all the years ago that the deck and cabin etc came all marked out so you just had to cut them out very easy the hull was very thin plastic type and was prone to cracking a few years ago i striped the lot down and pumped builders foam inside the hull manage to marsked of the servo and rudder section and it made the hull a lot firmer and was still light i plus i know that it won't sink

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: bought as a project a long time ago
    9 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Mike
    I am sorry that i have not got back sooner but my wife has not been well plus she lost her brother a few days ago. i don't have the plans for the cockpit but i do have a few photos of the cockpit as it was at first and the alterations that i done will upload some photos


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    ๐Ÿ“ Merry Christmas
    9 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Merry Christmas to such a lovely lot of people

    Special thanks to members that have given me so much advice i am at present having problems with my arthritis in my hands this damp english weather does not help i take one day at a time

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    ๐Ÿ“ Hegi (Schuco) Mistral Sailboat
    9 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi have a look at my sailboat it could help you with the rigging cant remember the kit maker the plans i no longer have it may be the same i think i have a few photos of the servo setup etc
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: old wooden clipper
    9 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you colin i to am stuck for space at this time of year have turned third small bedroom into a small hobby room and do my bigger boats in the outdoor shed but its to cold this time so try and pick up on small projects.

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    ๐Ÿ“ boat Transport and lifting gear improvement
    9 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Have fitted quick release pins now instead of a threaded wingnut much quicker to take apart
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: old wooden clipper
    9 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    i agree with you all it has such a lovely patina would be a crime to paint over the boat i could make one in solid wood with mast and sails to show what it was like when first made along side the old one
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    ๐Ÿ“ old wooden clipper (removed the hatch cover)
    9 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    I have taken the old wooden hatch cover off to find out what was inside there was something that moved around when you tilted the boat found the end of a hand made brass anchor and the remains of some sort of leaf or plant the joints are sealed with tar the inside has been carved out i find it very strange that the two items were sealed up inside i think it is very old possible the 1900
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    ๐Ÿ“ have been giving this fiberglass hull with deck
    10 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    will be taking your advice and go for a Yawl i can overcome the squire thing that is aft

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    ๐Ÿ“ have been giving this fiberglass hull with deck
    10 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Roy sorry for the delay the Hull is 52'' long. 12'' 3/4'' wide and 11 '' deep that is to the bottom of the keel

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    ๐Ÿ“ have been giving this fiberglass hull with deck
    10 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    thank you Derek i would agree with your observation about the after mast is ahead of the Rudder Head and think that you are right in suggesting wooden supports etc below the deck๐Ÿ‘
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    10 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    I bought this yacht as a kit in Auckland New Zealand 1973 as a project i was in the merchant navy working for the New Zealand Shipping co. on the M.V. Ruahine after we had dropped our passengers in wellington we would move around the coast picking up cargo it has taken me a long time to get the yacht like this a lot of alterations including the R/C
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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Transport and lifting gear
    10 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Made This out of plastic pipe and a piece of 15mm copper pipe and 4 wooden plugs plus wheels off a golf trolley will be keeping the rest of the golf frame as a future transporter
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    ๐Ÿ“ maiden voyage
    10 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    based the yacht on Star Baby
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    ๐Ÿ“ have been giving this fiberglass hull with deck
    10 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    on photo 5 there is a section that has been marked out in pencil it's the big squire section on the cabin roof that is the section that i will cut out and make cover so yes i am going to fit RC and in photos 2 and 3 there is a deep hollow keel section that has a hole i was going to make a plaster mould of that section and cast in lead so i can drop that in and on the bottom outside of the keel make a lead section with a bolt that go up trough the fiberglass trough the inner lead in the hull and fit a fixing point so the keel will be a bit deeper the keel will not have that cut off look hope it makes sense
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    ๐Ÿ“ have been giving this fiberglass hull with deck
    10 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    the 5 photo along shows 2 small squire sections on the deck section that will be cut out so the mast will go into the hull will make a support section in the bottom section of the hull. will make the mask so that i can pull them out if need be
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    ๐Ÿ“ have been giving this fiberglass hull with deck
    10 months ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Roy the deck has a raised lip all the way round and there is a thin piece of wood 2mm x 5mm that has been glued to the top inner edge of the hull so as you push the deck section down onto the hull the inner lip of the deck touches the wood strip so i would think the deck would seal itself

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    ๐Ÿ“ Real boats
    2 years ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    Years later I worked on the Thames Barrier and took photos Of the Belfast sailing between the middle piers on her final berth she looks beautiful will add later
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    ๐Ÿ“ Real boats
    2 years ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    I was born and grew up in woolwich not far from the woolwich ferry traveled back and forth on all of them. the gordon. will crooks .john benn ,the squires all had the tall smokestacks we would crawl under the flat bottom of the hull when due for painting the hole lot rested on this large wooden platform just up from bell water gate this was in the 1940-etc later traveled on them when i was in the merchant navy served on the mv Ruahine . new zealand shipping company spent more time sailing around new zealand than in the uk
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    ๐Ÿ“ weed problem on lake
    4 years ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    sorry Colin my mistake as you said Barley straw it has worked at lakedown trout fishery and Bewl water that i still fish as for having it in a lake with model boats and the barley breaking down did not think of that so sorry Alan .

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    ๐Ÿ“ weed problem on lake
    4 years ago by david41 ( Master Seaman)
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    apart from making model sailing yachts i do fly fishing and the weed problem on a few lakes that was mentioned can be reduced
    by putting a few hay bales in the lake and tied together and weighted to keep in place.the enzyme in the hay kills the weed it does not hurt or kill the wildlife this method has been in place a long time. Bewle water in kent. Lakedown trout fishery and more have used this method to help control the weed
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