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Post by BotleyBouy Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:44 pm

New tonneau cover & wheel cover...
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New seat covers...
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New light over the mirror...
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And weather permitting, new seals for the front windows on Saturday.

Unlike our "leaders" I have a Plan and I'm delivering on it!  Very Happy

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Post by JohnR Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:50 pm

Bottles,
I notice your mushroom vent is screwed right down. It will likely fail the BSS like that. Put a jubilee clip over the thread so at can't go all the way down and maintain some ventilation.

Otherwise, it's coming on a treat. Well done Very Happy

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Post by BotleyBouy Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:17 pm

It's OK it's not right down. There is a zip-tie holding it open enough to keep the examiner happy and I haven't changed it since the it passed the BSC last July.

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Post by BotleyBouy Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:23 pm

New front window seals in...
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The port one took the best part of three hours; the starboard one took less than 30 minutes. Piece of cake, I don't know what all the fuss is about  Smile

We thought using Sikaflex in the channel which goes over the hull opening would help with keeping the rain out. BIG MISTAKE!!!! No Sikaflex on the second one and no hassle.

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Post by Jed Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:38 pm

Great job they look mint . Well done. The small Windows are harder I found.
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Post by BotleyBouy Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:30 pm

A little bit of frippery....
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Were the round holes originally for the tonic water bottles?

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Post by Stephen Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:43 pm

Can't remember that tonic water was ever sold in large bottles. One bottle would have been Italian Vermouth (Martini) - a fashionable mixer in the 40's and 50's for a Gin and It - a cocktail for the ladies. My own choice would have been Malvern water to go with the Scotch! And surely there should have been a charged soda water (Schweppes) syphon which I think you bought on an exchange basis from your wine merchant although there was the Sparklets brand where you gassed it yourself from a little cartridge much as teenagers buy today for some inhalant abuse of theirs that leaves small silver cylinders scattered around in beauty spots and in my locality the river bank!

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Post by bigscale Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:33 am

I remember having a boat on lock ness and we visited the brewery near Ben Nevis and the gentleman said why would you put water in the scotch which takes us 12 years to make has a point I suppose Steve
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Post by Stephen Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:22 am

Because I'm a Sassenach and I like whisky smoothed 50/50 with smooth water. Drunk neat I find it more painful than enjoyable and there's the rub. But I'd rather have a beer, if you're offering!

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Post by bigscale Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 am

Anytime Steve Boy I am with you on that one
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Post by BotleyBouy Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:44 pm

I'm assuming this sort of rot is normal...
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There's some rot in the opposite corner by the doors but not as bad as this corner. No doubt it's where the rain tends to get in and collect. Anyway, easy enough to repair with fibreglass and reinforced with hardwood battens. 
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It is now the battens which support the deck boards.

The panel under the seat is in a right mess having been covered with carpet. 
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After some thought it seems the easiest solution is to cover the mess with new 3.5mm ply.
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I'm making some panels to cover the mess on the side panels as well.

New deck side boards have been made and are being varnished.

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Post by BotleyBouy Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:19 pm

New "skin" fitted to the board below the seat...
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Post by BotleyBouy Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:31 pm

"Skins" now fitted to the cockpit sides...
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With these boards and the new side deck planks the cockpit is looking much better. One other little job was to replace the rotten fitting on the water tank...
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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:12 pm

A previous owner had used the pulpit as a "parking sensor" and both sides have suffered...
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I can't afford a new pulpit so this seemed like a good option...
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Cut out the damaged section and replace with a hand-rail bracket...
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I've only done one side so as you can see the front section doesn't line up properly. I'm having a new front tube made anyway incorporating a jack-staff socket so this doesn't matter much.

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Post by Minerva Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:54 am

Andrew at Sheridan has some second hand ones. Yours is a 4 prong. I got a 6 prong off him for £300. (The new ones are £900). so you might get a 4 prong for £250.

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Post by BotleyBouy Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:35 pm

Many thanks for the tip. So far it has cost me £10 for the brackets. A friend who is a professional welder will bend up a new front tube for me and weld on the jack-staff socket for a bit of cash so I'm hoping the overall cost will be negligible. Actually I've just come in from the garage where I've been making the socket and bracing piece from some scrap stainless. However if it doesn't look "right" I'll pay Sheridans a visit.
 
Thanks again for the lead.

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Post by BotleyBouy Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:31 pm

Both brackets now in place and the rails polished up...
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Now i'm waiting on the new front section being bent to shape. So far I'm £290 (+VAT?) up on the Sheridan price  Laughing

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Post by F23 flittermouse Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:12 am

Good work !  a good outcome for mere pennies ! Hope the curved section looks well once fitted.

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Post by BotleyBouy Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:06 pm

The "Billy can" horn was ingenious.....
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But it was ugly. So it's been replaced with a more conventional set-up...
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They are NOS period items from the early 1980's. Just £20 off eBay. Are they loud? Oh yes  Very Happy

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Post by BotleyBouy Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:45 pm

Having been quoted stupid prices to bend a short length of tube I've acquired this big boy's toy...
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Now all I need is the skill to use it! So far I've managed to correct the bend in the original section from the front of the pulpit so that it could be refitted but I'd prefer a new section. As I only have one length of stainless tube to make the replacement from I'm going practice on a lot of scrap tubes first. Laughing

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Post by Minerva Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:23 pm

Is that not for electrical ducting? Does heat help to bend S/S or is that bad idea? Do some stainless welding and you could start making pulpit rails at £900 a go!

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Post by Minerva Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:26 pm

the horns are a lot better, I never liked the culinder. Have you been far in Emily this summer BB?

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Post by BotleyBouy Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:31 pm

MinervaIs that not for electrical ducting? Does heat help to bend S/S or is that bad idea? Do some stainless welding and you could start making pulpit rails at £900 a go!

That's exactly what it's for. Good old fashioned 1" electrical conduit bender. I've got an 1¼“ former as well which has a slightly larger radius. It will bend the SS tube cold but you only get one shot at it. Unbending a bit you've over done is nigh on impossible. 
I can't even manage ordinary welding never mind SS.  Smile


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Post by BotleyBouy Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:33 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:the horns are a lot better, I never liked the colander. Have you been far in Emily this summer BB?

Not far at all I'm afraid. But I've still had loads on fun on her.

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Post by BotleyBouy Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:32 pm

First and second attempts at bending a new pulpit front section...
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Third attempt...
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Getting there but I need more practice on scrap bits of tube before moving on to stainless.

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