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Ayahuasca

18,404 posts

167 months

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Saturday 15th October 2011 quote quote all
How are you going to get the fibreglass to match the glossiness of the doghouse? New gelcoat?

mickrick

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3,043 posts

61 months

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Saturday 15th October 2011 quote quote all
Everything is going to be epoxy primed and painted. Deck will be the same as the paint that was used before the deck house was put back, with grey non skid, the topsides will be shiny battleship grey. smile
I have an ex F1 Jaguar paint guy to do the painting, and another guy I know who specialises in boat names and gold leaf, is going to do the name on the transom with some turned platinum leaf, which I think will look fab with the grey! cool

Edited by mickrick on Sunday 16th October 16:51

mickrick

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3,043 posts

61 months

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Sunday 16th October 2011 quote quote all
Some more pictures of the finished Dog house with companionway hatch and weatherboards fitted.




Edited by mickrick on Sunday 16th October 16:50

mickrick

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3,043 posts

61 months

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Sunday 16th October 2011 quote quote all
Hand holds have also been made, but need varnishing. I'll do these along with the cockpit coaming and lower part of the aft section of dog house.

An interior shot of the rubbed effect varnish.

And finaly a detail shot.

Apart from the cockpit coaming cheek blocks and shaping up, the next job will be to plug the holes in the deck, where the previous owner through bolted some awfull alloy frames to carry the mast through the european canals.
Good job the core is closed cell foam!
Then remove the rest of the deck hardware, and get it all sanded faired, primed and painted.
That should take me through to the New year.

Cheers,
Mick. smile

Edited by mickrick on Sunday 16th October 16:50

SlimRick

1,539 posts

53 months

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Sunday 16th October 2011 quote quote all
Absolutely awestruck at the quality of that finish!
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mickrick

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3,043 posts

61 months

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Monday 17th October 2011 quote quote all
Cheers Slim! smile It's not bad considering it was sprayed in a makeshift tent in the back garden.
The first of the last two coats of PU turned out to be a bit of a nightmare, we had a bad batch, and it fish eyed all over! 10 hours of flatting it all off again rolleyes

I've had that before though. In the past it urned out to be a problem with a new seal they where using on the tins, contaminating the varnish.

bulldong

1,723 posts

91 months

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Monday 17th October 2011 quote quote all
The finish on that varnish Looks FABULOUS!

Kneetrembler

1,693 posts

90 months

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Tuesday 18th October 2011 quote quote all
Looks fantastic, & I love the Cockpit grating,but they are well worth getting right and making sure as you know the right glue for them as they take such a pasting with the weather.

Really nice job as the Caterham, I presume that has taken a bit of a backburner at the moment.

scubadude

1,780 posts

85 months

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Tuesday 18th October 2011 quote quote all
WOW.... (I feel like going down the Marina tonight and burning my boat now I've seen this! :-) I'll Never get it to look that good unless I win the Euromillions)

Beautiful work, almost seems criminal to put that quality back in the sea!

Simpo Two

60,667 posts

153 months

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Tuesday 18th October 2011 quote quote all
Lovely work. Now if only they coud make varnish that stayed looking like that for 10+ years!

GuyS.

295 posts

103 months

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Tuesday 18th October 2011 quote quote all
Wonderful quality to your work there fella smile

mickrick

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3,043 posts

61 months

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Tuesday 18th October 2011 quote quote all
Thank you all for the kind comments.
The brightwork will have covers made to keep the sun off it when it's not being sailed, and I'll also have a boom tent made for when I'm sitting on the hook. (In the cockpit with a G&T wink ) So hopefully a fresh coat at the beginning of each season should keep it up.
I work in the private yachting industry, so I'm quite used to seeing that sort of workmanship. I was in Palma last week with my Boss's boat, and some of the superyacht sailboats there where just jawdropping! I'm trying to create my own superminiyacht biggrin

KT, yes the Caterham has taken a backseat for a while, as it doesn't cost anything to sit in the garage with a dust sheet over it, but the boat on the otherhand does!
Besides, it's time I finished it so I can do some propper sailing, without generators and A/C chillers, and all the other Gin palace crap ringing in my ears.
For anyone who's interested in my other mistress, here's a link
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Back to "Svip" I have a stinking cold at the moment, so haven't done much today, but I did pop down and mount the main compass, just to make me feel like I've achieved somthing.
wink

mickrick

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3,043 posts

61 months

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Thursday 20th October 2011 quote quote all
Cheek blocks fitted today.

Nasty holes from nasty aluminium frames (Who would do such a thing?!) plugged up (8 of them) and glassed over.

Hole from cabin heater chimney also filled with new foam and glassed over.
(Didn't fancy carbon monoxide poisoning thank you!)

Boring pictures I know, but it's progress. smile

Cheers,
Mick.smile

Ayahuasca

18,404 posts

167 months

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Thursday 20th October 2011 quote quote all
From seeing the Caterham pics I know this boat is going to turn out special.

I 'restored' a little 18 foot 1960's fiberglass sloop, but my bodge restoration amounted to little more than replacing all the rigging and slapping on some paint. Now I know I should have done much, much more. Damn you.

smile

Kneetrembler

1,693 posts

90 months

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Friday 21st October 2011 quote quote all
Looks really nice and it's the sort of things that you do appreciate as you say when you are sitting on your hook one evening, the very bgest for me used to be if I entered a small harbour after everybody else and the compleents that you get over the next day as we nosy buggers bumble around looking at everythingn else on their hooks.

I'm on the move again so will see what old boat I can find over the next year or so to do a rebuild on, just off now for 9 mnths back at being a Nomad first time for a few years now, but we both have itchy feet again.
I'll look in every now and again, keep up the good work.
First off back up to your wifes part of the world for a look around our old haunts. KT

mickrick

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3,043 posts

61 months

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Friday 21st October 2011 quote quote all
Hello again,
Ayahuasca, take no notice of me mate, I'm one of those anal people, at least you got out on the water. wink But I apreciate your apreciation. smile
KT, on the move! Krikey, how did you manage to get off the rock? Keep posting, as if you're ever near Muros, we're there once or twice a year visiting the outlaws smile
Talking of itchey feet, we're both a bit fed up of life on the Island, well the Island is lovelly, it's the bloody people that spoil it! (But we're tied up with two substantial brick anchors at the mo, and I can't see much moving for a few years yet)
But this little boat is part of my big picture, as apart from my better half working with me on an 80 meter yacht for 3 years, she also did quite well with the lines and fenders when I had a big old gas guzzling Tempest 44, http://www.tempestyachts.net/packs/t44riviera.pdf but she's never sailed, so I'm hoping to break her into it real easy, as I really would like to get back to the Pacific before I fall off my perch.
Today in fact, I've been trying to convince my shipright pal that the next project should be a new build wood/epoxy Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter. I can see the lovely laminated frames now cloud9

Anyway, today, the cockpit coaming, cheek and wich blocks are finished.



Also a very pleasing moment, the builders plaque is back. Ignore the nasty screws, they'll be replaced when the coaming has been varnished.
I hope Bjorn would approve. smile

Now I need to spend the weekend with my lovely Wife, and next week start some more varnish. But I'll be back with some more progress pictures.

Have a great weekend Y'all!
Mick. smile

Edited by mickrick on Friday 21st October 19:59

XJSJohn

14,136 posts

107 months

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Wednesday 26th October 2011 quote quote all
Ayahuasca said:
From seeing the Caterham pics I know this boat is going to turn out special.

I 'restored' a little 18 foot 1960's fiberglass sloop, but my bodge restoration amounted to little more than replacing all the rigging and slapping on some paint. Now I know I should have done much, much more. Damn you.

smile
hehe thats about my calibre of "restoration" too!!!!


Kneetrembler

1,693 posts

90 months

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Monday 31st October 2011 quote quote all
My neighbor was Sven Vath the DJ and he is on a buying spree and wanted a 5 bed house as a guest house to match his, so I did well and sold it to him, then shipped the loot out of the Euro. So at the moment we are up in Sanxenxo, rented a new fully equipped flat on the sea front at €550 a month all inclusive, really pleased with it, and will watch what happens in the world at the moment.We got bored on the Island, couldn't use the car so moved everything off as well. I would love to build a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter as well, really lovely classic boats. Weather up here has been great as well so far. Some nice touches on your yacht, love the photos, I love building them as much as sailing them. Fair Winds KT

Edited by Kneetrembler on Monday 31st October 21:04

Kneetrembler

1,693 posts

90 months

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Monday 31st October 2011 quote quote all
If you are up in Muros between now and 23rd Dec we could meet up ?

Edited by Kneetrembler on Monday 31st October 21:01

mickrick

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3,043 posts

61 months

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Tuesday 1st November 2011 quote quote all
We've done our visiting the Outlaws bit for this year unfortunately.
Going to visit some friends in S'hampton then 4 days in a log cabin in Cornwall.
We fancey some piece and quiet, and wet walks, then a quiet Crimbo at home.
Maybe in the Spring?

Cheers,
Mick.
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