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|04-27-2007 02:12 AM|
For a local news site, you could start with ninemsn.com.au
Yep..There was a second boat found. It was a runabout about 20 or so feet.
It had paperwork from New Caladonia or Nuemea.
It must have been in the water for ages because it had a crop of mussells growing on it.
I dont really think the Bermuda triangle has shifted.
Also I read in LAT.38 about another yacht having a mishap sailing from New Zealand to Australia.
A lot seems to happen downunder.
|04-24-2007 10:10 PM|
|sailingdog||Hey Eryka... Eryka's point about scrubability is a good point... how do you clean it?|
|04-24-2007 09:27 PM|
Originally Posted by STARWINDY
There something in the thread on the abandoned cat ref the second boat found.
|04-24-2007 06:16 PM|
|04-24-2007 10:42 AM|
Starwindy, don't know your circumstances but you might want to think about scrub-ability (i.e., mold & mildew) - will textured paint be difficult or impossible to battle mold?
I'm curious about the crewless cat too!
|04-24-2007 10:36 AM|
I have looked at this type of solution and is probably where I'm headed. After all, the only thing that transpires down below is the odd poker game now and then...and looking at the clean (but rough) surface overhead is still better than looking at the 20 plus year old mildewed carpeted headliner!!
Any truth to the rumor of another boat turning up crewless down your way? What is a good Ozzie online news source?
|04-24-2007 10:25 AM|
I am a painter in OZ and from what you say, you want to hide some garbagey old surface.
If a bit of roughness wont bother you, we have a product here called TEXTURE COTE. It is an acrylic, very thick, can be tinted most light colours and is applied with a texture roller. It is designed to hide the rough work of builders. (Painters make the worst builder look good) The roller sleeve has the appearance of a hull scrubber. Looks like fine wire but is a plastic material.(Like a brillo pad)
You should see texture cote around malls, shops etc.
Can give a small to very rough texture. Dries very hard and dont rub against it too hard.
Ask one of your local house painters. He should be able to put you on to what it is called where you are.
Love your attitude...Forget about the appearance...Go for simplicity..
Your DA man..
|04-23-2007 11:25 PM|
I would suggest using a vinyl liner that has a ¼”foam backing. That should cover the remaining surface nicely. I purchased some from Sailrite. They have several styles to choose from. It comes 54” wide and is reasonable. I removed some vinyl hull liner that was about 30 years old. I scraped the foam off and then sanded the residue, coated it with epoxy, sanded, faired the surface again with epoxy and then applied the liner using a marine grade spray adhesive (3M 8080). That was over kill but it is all a learning experience right? I realize no one likes to work overhead but I have to believe that the results will be vastly more appealing and nautical than sand paint….
Good luck, Shanti
|04-23-2007 08:14 PM|
|tdw||If the carpet was directly on to the solid glass (i.e it's not a lined or cored hull) be aware that simply painting the glass is going to give you a condensation problem.|
|04-23-2007 05:27 PM|
I think the Interlux 202 will do a pretty good job of the adhesive removal. Recommend you wear a tyvek bunny suit, gloves, googles and respirator when using it and scraping...since the fiberglass and cleaner are both rather nasty things..
The part of the fiberglass you see that has been coated is probably gelcoat...not paint. Gelcoat is definitely an option for you.
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