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Search: Posts Made By: RichP
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By RichP
Thanks, did it with butyl, incredibly messy!...

Thanks, did it with butyl, incredibly messy! Gonna pack some more in later on as theres a couple of voids :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By RichP
Sealing glass into Aluminium Frame

I'm currently attempting to cure a window leak on the starboard window of my Sadler 25, I've removed the frame and glass and disassembled the lot.

The frame part of the window is in two parts that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,115
Posted By RichP
Mop up the spillage area with bucket of soapy...

Mop up the spillage area with bucket of soapy water with bleach added.
The bleach seems to make all the difference in curbing the smell :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By RichP
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Its...

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!
Its tempting to put the engine panel there, although I wouldn't let it stick out at all, I've seen to many snapped keys for that, especially since I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By RichP
Thanks people, I was just after some additional...

Thanks people,
I was just after some additional oppinions because there's not much thickness of material to bond to, but the structural integrity of my cockpit is fairly important!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By RichP
Best way to fill these large openings.

Well,
I've decided to bite the bullet with regards to the white areas on my boat and paint them, this means that I can fill some of the holes that the previous owner had cut (not very accurately)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By RichP
Well bedding the keel does seal the joint, that's...

Well bedding the keel does seal the joint, that's what its for.
Just for this year I shall try and fair it as best as I can. The studs only cheap I can change the bolts again if needed.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By RichP
Ok will probs do that... Have to go for the...

Ok will probs do that...
Have to go for the Sikaflex equivalent as 3M stuff is hard to come by privately in the UK.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By RichP
Sorry, the blog moved, i'll update the link now. ...

Sorry, the blog moved, i'll update the link now.

The Hull part of the keel hull join seems fine so i deduct either:
- The front of the keel has corroded a lot and left said gap
- The front keel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By RichP
Refairing Keel Hull Join... Bit of a gap!

Hey guys,
I'm looking for some advice on re-fairing the front of my Keel to Hull join, as you can see there isn't much sealant left there!

The keel is Cast Iron and is attached to the boat with 6...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 9,263
Posted By RichP
Well, you can modify and restore your boat, tune...

Well, you can modify and restore your boat, tune the rig, get new sails. But ultimately if it doesn't sail right there's not alot you can do about the hull and keel shape.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4,765
Posted By RichP
I've never had problems with getting a hank on...

I've never had problems with getting a hank on down, in fact usually too fast! The problem is keeping it all aboard, if you not there to pull it down you will have to go head to wind to make sure it...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-14-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 3,551
Posted By RichP
Sometimes i have one, but generally i don't! I...

Sometimes i have one, but generally i don't! I certainly don't consider it as an essential piece of equipment! If i was that bothered about the what ifs i'd carry my own parachute on airliners! :)
Forum: Living Aboard 03-04-2009
Replies: 412
Views: 92,587
Posted By RichP
Have you never heard the phrase 'When the boat...

Have you never heard the phrase 'When the boat starts rocking..." :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By RichP
Here are some updated pics! What i want is a...

Here are some updated pics!
What i want is a settee in the cabin, which continues down the back into a quarter berth, i am getting rid of the trotter box. Both the quarter berth and the settee will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By RichP
Any advice from anyone on how to go about it? Or...

Any advice from anyone on how to go about it? Or the method you used? Thanks! :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By RichP
Cheers! My main issue is getting it all aligned...

Cheers!
My main issue is getting it all aligned and cut to size exactly as boats aren't exactly high tolerance dimensions inside! :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By RichP
Help Fitting Bunks/Settees

Hi there!
As part of my rebuild of my boat i got rid of the glassed in bunks and intend to fit new glassed in plywood bunks.

I'm looking for some advice for the best way to do this as i've spent...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 11-08-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By RichP
Well its never been tabbed to the deckhead in the...

Well its never been tabbed to the deckhead in the life of the boat, i'm just planning to do it to stiffen up the boat a bit! Is a 1" gap acceptable to tab over? (Providing its suitably filled)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 11-08-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By RichP
Heres some pictures of the bulkhead in question,...

Heres some pictures of the bulkhead in question, before and after grinding... you'll see why it was tricky to get in! :)

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/1817/dsc00394ou7.th.jpg...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 11-08-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By RichP
So what about the bottoms of bulkheads, obviously...

So what about the bottoms of bulkheads, obviously unless you can magically suspend them i guess they're going to be touching?
The pvc foam seems like a good idea, although there are some gaps that...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 11-08-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By RichP
Bulkhead Confusion

When fitting and tabbing a new bulkhead, or partial bulkhead should the bulkhead be flush against the hull and then tabbed in, or should a small gap be left all the way round (but still tabbed in) so...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-20-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,287
Posted By RichP
There aren't many people who don't get a bit...

There aren't many people who don't get a bit worried the first time a yacht really heels over! :) (As in their first time) Soon you won't even bat an eyelid, in a well found yacht i'd start to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,835
Posted By RichP
Luckily my father has a friend who does a lot of...

Luckily my father has a friend who does a lot of fabricating in stainless steel, and he has agreed to make a P-Bracket to suit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,835
Posted By RichP
I certainly don't plan on the stuffing box gland...

I certainly don't plan on the stuffing box gland being inside the skeg, its quite a shallow skeg, all things considered. There should be enough length as i have seen an aquadrive installation with a...
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