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Re: New Boat!

Post by BotleyBouy on Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:43 pm

This week's part of the project...

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The piece which sits behind the seat back and covers the gas bottle is rotten and a new one will have to be made. Should there be pieces of ply covering the spaces 'A' & 'B' on the transom?

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Post by MrGrumpy on Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:33 pm

Our girls look in a similar state at the moment !
Yes there are covers on A and B 
I took the gas system out of mine as i can be an idiot and accidentally blow things up i put my diesel heater where my gas box was and replaced the cooker with one that has a small removable gas canister 
gas in confined spaces scares me !!!!

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Post by BotleyBouy on Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:56 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:....Yes there are covers on A and B .......

Thanks. Another bit of cutting and varnishing then  Smile

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Post by MrGrumpy on Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:49 pm

No sympathy here 
I have the strakes to replace then the window rubbers then a full cut and shine on the outside new curtains to make foam to cut for the mattress
all the loose white paint to get of the ceiling oh and a new carpet 
Next winter all the interior woodwork to strip back and varnish carpet cabin  Shocked
Why did i buy a boat  scratch

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Post by Minerva on Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:02 pm

Look at tony andersons Facebook freeman cruiser photo page for inspiration of internal varnishing on Mable rose.

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Post by MrGrumpy on Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:14 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Look at tony andersons Facebook freeman cruiser photo page for inspiration of internal varnishing on Mable rose.
The Grumpy one does not do social media in any way ever just a few interest forums like this one 
Just cant do it 
I think the other 22 on Ullswater is on faceache im hoping to pick his brain next season as him and his mates raft up in the bay at the boat yard

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Post by BotleyBouy on Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:23 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:......all the loose white paint to get of the ceiling .....

What paint are you using? I used two coats of Blackfriar multi-surface primer under two coats of Dulux Weathershield  undercoat and finished with two coats of Dulux Weathershield gloss white. Only six months in and still looking fantastic...
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I've used Blackfriar yacht varnish on the woodwork and I'm very pleased with it.

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Post by Stephen on Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:52 pm

With that level of preparation should look good for sixty months. What drives you? lol 
OK, the end result, but am in awe of the effort. Painting the ceiling - of all places - after masking no doubt, is an effort indeed. And six times over!

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Post by BotleyBouy on Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:01 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:........ What drives you? lol .........
Tea and cake  Laughing

A lot of the Freemans I viewed had flaking ceilings. Invariably these had been painted with emulsion. This seemed crazy to me because you wouldn't paint the ceiling of a damp room with emulsion (I wouldn't anyway). The owners told me ".....that's what everyone uses". Well if that's the case I can see why so many had flaking ceilings. Only time will tell if my way is better.

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Post by Minerva on Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:16 pm

Looks good BB

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Post by F23 flittermouse on Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:57 pm

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Thanks. Another bit of cutting and varnishing then  Smile
This is the ply rear cover/ gas bottle storage cover  l made from a pattern from the various rotten bits on my boat. It's quite complex as it has to allow for the ribs on the stern, the fuel and water filler pipes and my gas run !
Sorry for the poor quality of the picture !

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Post by Minerva on Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:21 am

That looks about right BB. It's incredibly thin one ply on the original. So yours will be an improvement!

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Post by MrGrumpy on Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:40 am

@BB im dealing with the last owners paint job so probably just emulsion 
it looks like its snowed some mornings 
I have drilled a hole in a stiff hand brush so a hoover pipe fits in and im just brushing away a it 
I will most likely blatantly copy your painting method  :smashed:or i may carpet it i think i will put a vent in the roof to help with the damp

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Post by Stephen on Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:33 am

Or just prop open the forward hatch a small bit? Or too blowy in Cumbria? 
Put in a roof vent?? Obviously your boat has never needed a Boat Safety certificate on your beautiful lake. Everyone else has ventilators top of the boat and bottom of the doors to a prescribed minimum 'area' calculated to keeps us in a state of mild apprehension each four years (when the inspection becomes due). But it is in the name of safety and inadequate ventilation goes alongside faulty battery connections and outdated gas and fuel lines. People suffocate and boats explode in certain instances, and do, so worth the effort to get it right.

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Post by MrGrumpy on Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:45 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Or just prop open the forward hatch a small bit? Or too blowy in Cumbria? 
Put in a roof vent?? Obviously your boat has never needed a Boat Safety certificate on your beautiful lake. Everyone else has ventilators top of the boat and bottom of the doors to a prescribed minimum 'area' calculated to keeps us in a state of mild apprehension each four years (when the inspection becomes due). But it is in the name of safety and inadequate ventilation goes alongside faulty battery connections and outdated gas and fuel lines. People suffocate and boats explode in certain instances, and do, so worth the effort to get it right.
Yes too blowey on Ullswater to leave the hatch cracked I have the vents in the doors and removed the gas system 
we dont have the boat Nazis on our lake and dont want them there might be a couple in the mud on the bottom from when they tried in the 90s  Suspect splash

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Post by BotleyBouy on Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:14 pm

This is what is left of mine...
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]This one was made from 3/16" ply and has fallen apart. I'll be using 5.5mm hardwood ply to make an new one but finding some decent board locally is proving difficult. Most are wavy and/or twisted. This morning I went through over 20 sheets at the local Wickes and found only one which was just about acceptable.

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Post by MrGrumpy on Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:45 pm

are you using marine ply 
that is the way forward

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Post by BotleyBouy on Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:49 pm

The only place locally that used to sell WPB was Homebase and that's now gone. So it has to be hardwood ply and lots of varnish.

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Post by BotleyBouy on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Work in progress on the new gas locker cover...
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Templates* for the new panels to cover the ugly spaces in the corners...
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* that's a "tem-plate" not a "temp-lete"  Laughing

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Post by BotleyBouy on Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:55 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It’ll be interesting to see how a raw water strainer could be adapted to become a battery box vent.  Smile
Battery box with vent and "baffle boards" to stop the batteries moving...
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What exposed terminals?  Laughing
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Post by BotleyBouy on Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:08 pm

Port & S'bd quarter covers...
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I had planned to varnish these but the grain isn't very attractive so they will be painted white to match the inside of the transom.

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Post by Minerva on Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:10 pm

nooooooo !!!! it looks great in the photo posted before...

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Post by BotleyBouy on Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:26 pm

Do you mean the brown hardboard template or the crappy exposed pipes? I'm only painting the quarter covers not the gas locker/tanks cover.

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Post by Minerva on Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:28 pm

oh I see...yes...sorry...that would look OK! My mistake!

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Post by BotleyBouy on Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:15 pm

Work in progress on the new seat covers...
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Rainy day work!

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