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Peter HK last won the day on November 28 2023

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  1. In general one should always seal with epoxy. I would use thickened epoxy to fill the old holes- it shrinks a bit so I try to leave the thickened epoxy a little proud and sand it off later rather than having to add a little more later. For drilled holes I usually coat with plain epoxy using a pipe cleaner to spread it evenly inside the hole. You can dip screws in epoxy when screwing them in. For the ultimate protection you can drill a very oversized hole and fill it with thickened epoxy and redrill the correct size hole- I wouldn’t bother for a trailer boat stored out of the weather but have done this for boats left in the water for long periods. HTH Cheers Peter HK
  2. Well above on my capsize test years ago. Cheers Peter HK
  3. I am very pleased to hear that 10 years after diagnosis you are still feeling fit enough for this cruise. As a medical specialist in the area I know that Parkinson disease, while variable, is often cruel. I've seen some patients doing well after 25 years yet my older brother had a more aggressive variant and was diagnosed at 63 and died from it last year at 71. As you say we still need to find better treatments/ preventive strategies. Ready Steady Boxing sounds like a good program - I hope your fund raising is very successful. Peter HK
  4. I chose the Suzuki. Almost the same weight but the suz is quieter and I prefer the F/N gear box to the centrifugal clutch. cheers Peter HK
  5. Years ago I epoxy coated a foredeck for a small dinghy and set it aside for a few weeks while I was building the hull. It cracked when I tried to fit it, yet had easily bent when I first fitted it weeks before. My first lesson in epoxy post curing (hardening of epoxy over time- somewhat temperature dependent). Since then I precoat panels on a flat table not long before I fit them so they are still flexible. Ideally, I like to hot coat while the epoxy can still have a chemical bond but that's not always possible. Cheers Peter HK
  6. Here in Australia we use metric so I work on the 10 metre rule Cheers Peter HK
  7. Looks spectacular I think a bit of fiddling with luff and snotter tension will probably sort out the sails- looks not enough on the photo- inducing a bit of mast bend would be good. Might need more batten tension on the full length ones as well. Always good fun to get the final adjustments just so. Cheers Peter HK
  8. Agree If you don't know Michael Leunig's poem "Ode to a Jet Ski Person" here's a link https://www.facebook.com/MichaelLeunigAppreciationPage/posts/ode-to-a-jet-ski-person-jet-ski-person-selfish-finkmay-your-silly-jet-ski-sinkma/206136656239228/ Cheers Peter HK
  9. No Wait till you really take a chunk out of it- like we all have- before bothering to repair it When you do repair it some on this forum recommend soaking a piece of line in epoxy and gluing that on the edge to reinforce it. I haven't tried it. Since people are recommending extra reinforcement you can rest assured this is a common event. Cheers Peter HK
  10. I've tried this and it works fairly well but only when fully hoisted. A parrell is actually better especially if you have a reef. My parrell (a light line with wooden beads from the craft shop) stays on the mast trapped between the halyard fitting and the snotter attachment. It has a small snaphook to attach to the yard so only takes a second to rig. Cheers Peter HK
  11. This is what I made to build it on Cheers Peter HK
  12. I have a Welsford Golden Bay dinghy ( about 12 ft) which has a standing lug. I don't find the tensions are any issue with a 2:1 downhaul. It's only a small sail so I can't see that being much of a problem. Cheers Peter HK
  13. From the B and B website- looks like you haul it all the way up Cheers Peter HK
  14. Sure How easy depends on your experience in boat building. If you had built a CS17 you wouldn't be asking the question- with plywood /timber/epoxy and glass you can easily do that modification. Just cut out what you don't want, epoxy and glass in what you do and paint over. If you have no experience with epoxy/timber boat building it will likely be a bit more challenging but by no means impossible. I remember the first time I attempted something like this- it was to cut out rotten ply seats/buoyancy chambers in an 8ft dinghy (polyester hull) and make new ones. The first few attempts to fit the ply and epoxy them in were agricultural to say the least but with enough filling and sanding it worked out Ok. By the time I'd finished even this little job my skill level had dramatically improved. After I painted it I got compliments on the "very nice" dinghy. HTH Cheers Peter HK
  15. My 4 stroke suzuki 2.5 hp was quieter than my 2hp stroke yamaha but inevitably heavier (13.5 kg vs 9.8kg) Twin cylinders are smoother but not much quieter and weigh a lot more. On balance I prefer the noisy lightweight motor. Noise cancelling headphones? Cheers Peter HK
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