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Post by Jed Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:36 pm

Hiya great boat autoglym vynly care is best. Use loads of its. Will really bring it up. Car polish on the plastic Windows. Best wishes jed
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Post by RichK Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:08 pm

Def Autoglym vinyl and rubber, used to treat mine a couple of times a year when afloat and a final coat just before winter cover-up to keep it supple.
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Post by F23 flittermouse Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:27 pm

The Renovo products are good
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You have worked hard on that, its looking good !

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Post by JohnR Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:49 pm

That canopy doesn't look like it fits too well on the back corner. Evil or Very MadEvil or Very Mad
Still, not a problem if you intend changing it.

Renovo every time for improving colour and proofing. The car and marine products are identical, just relabelled. I know because I asked them!

Mac Hoods for a replacement.

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Post by BotleyBouy Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:51 am

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 Thanks for the heads-up John. I now have a hard-top  Very Happy

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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:14 pm

At least the weather makes paint dry quickly. Second coat of primer on the ceiling/deck-head, followed an hour later by the first undercoat. An hour later the second undercoat and an hour after that the first coat of gloss.

Lots of little jobs during drying times so a pretty full on day. Pub later!

The water claimed another prize, my Swiss Army penknife I've had for over 40 years  Sad

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Post by F23 flittermouse Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:03 pm

BB, You need a Sea searcher magnet, certain members spent a quiet hour or two ''fishing' for a lost anchor at the Beccles meet, highly entertaining and successful ! Very Happy

Not as good but I use an old loudspeasker magnet, ok for smaller things  Rolling Eyes

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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:04 pm

It was stainless steel  Crying or Very sad

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:11 pm

Not all grades of stainless are non magnetic, and that particular grade should attract a magnet Smile

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Post by Minerva Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:03 pm

Ahhh BB sorry to hear that. Was it the engineers one with the magnetic screwdriver/Allen key bits... if not get one of those...never leaves me...and never a day passes when it doesn’t get used.

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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:12 pm

It was just an ordinary one with snapped blade ends and broken tools but I had had it a very long time. Maybe I've found an excuse to buy one of these...
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Although your engineers' one sounds more practical.

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Post by Minerva Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:25 pm

New boat, new knife, new dawn!!!!

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Post by BotleyBouy Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:21 am

The engine cover has been repaired and sanded back...

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That's just two coats of varnish so there's plenty more work to do. The binnacle is in a bad way as well...

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Lots of work to do here. Guess where this little beauty will be going...

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The right hand lever quadrant lines up perfectly with the existing throttle rod. The gear change will be a bit more of a challenge  Laughing . The cockpit bulkhead was stripped and sanded yesterday so lets hope this perfect painting and varnishing weather continues for another couple of weeks at least.

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Post by BotleyBouy Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:27 pm

I think I might be taking too much work home with me  Laughing

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This is going to be a bit of a challenge though...

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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:02 pm

"Skeleton" binnacle/electrics cabinet...
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This allows me to work out how to install the new switches, instruments and controls without risking damage to the restored binnacle and gives me all the access I need to sort out the wiring.

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Post by F23 flittermouse Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:27 pm

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A tip on wiring for the panel.... Have enough spare wire between the panel and whatever you are using as a connection block, to turn the panel over to work on for modifications when in its final position.


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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:40 pm

Good idea. Thanks.

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Post by Nick2 Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:46 pm

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A tip on wiring for the panel.... Have enough spare wire between the panel and whatever you are using as a connection block, to turn the panel over to work on for modifications when in its final position.

I love the dash panel - where did you get it from please?

Thanks

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Post by F23 flittermouse Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:45 pm

Nick, It came with the boat when l bought her so can't advise, l just re equipped the gauges, ignition switch and re wired.
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Im sure someone will know a source...?

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Post by BotleyBouy Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:11 pm

One of the "off boat" projects is a new mast. Here's work in progress on the mast-head light...

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A length of aluminium channel sits in the grove up the back of the mast and covers the cable. 

I'm still thinking about the design for the cross-piece and any suggestions about the best way to run the lines for flying a pennant would be appreciated.

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Post by BotleyBouy Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:57 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:......I'm still thinking about the design for the cross-piece ........

 Something like this maybe...
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Post by BotleyBouy Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:42 pm

Comments welcome...

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I'll try it on the boat tomorrow.

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Post by F23 flittermouse Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:04 am

BB, not being critical as you have made a better job than I could, but the original yardarm had slightly more rounded ends (F23), also there is a small shaped 'table' to mount the masthead light. Could you cover the wiring slot with a thin piece of wood planed down to the correct width rather than aluminium ?
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Post by Minerva Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:45 am

BB, that is a nice looking piece of work! What kind of wood did you use? Do you have the original mast bracket? I tried to get one from SM but they only do exchange at the moment.

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Post by Minerva Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:50 am

PS regarding the F23 v F22 mast, when I went to look at that NB F22 at SM that sold for £9.985k I noticed it had a lot of F23 features like the crossflow for example, but also the F23 mast. I guess it makes sense as they had stopped making F22 in 1975 when it was made on special order (all this info from SM). Why am I saying all this? Well I guess you won't be the only 22 with a 23 looking mast, that's all!

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