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Search: Posts Made By: slippery
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By slippery
Smile sweetest boat to helm...

For me the sweetest boats i have ever helmed are..

Dingy - Finn. Very balanced, challenging and nice downwind,

Keeler - Ross 40 Satellite Spy (modified by Murray Ross), fingertip controll,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By slippery
Yeah! i was talking Degree's C not F. ...

Yeah! i was talking Degree's C not F.

Different powder coatings have different cure.

some low cure technology will cure down to 140C and there is also new IR UV cure ovens that heat prdoucts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By slippery
Noa fan of peeling unless the hull is in very...

Noa fan of peeling unless the hull is in very poor condition and has vast amounts of issues / numerous blisters and or is structurely unsound.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By slippery
Yes they cure at around 180 - 200 degrees for...

Yes they cure at around 180 - 200 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

With Alloy the best thing to dois folllow the aviation industry guidlines for painting Alloy. this has been adopted world wide as the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2009
Replies: 142
Views: 11,693
Posted By slippery
17 years old and a Finn. In fact it was one of...

17 years old and a Finn. In fact it was one of the original timber ones with Andre Balashovs Boyce mast and Musto rig combo that won at the olympics... wayyyyyyyy back.

I wonder were it is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By slippery
Agree totally. What i am saying is that they both...

Agree totally. What i am saying is that they both will do the job in terms of acceptable life span but all the testing (immersion, pressure /boiling...) show epoxies are slightly better.

I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,750
Posted By slippery
Totally agree.

Totally agree.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,750
Posted By slippery
Yes +1 on this. You HAVE to "taper" out the...

Yes +1 on this.

You HAVE to "taper" out the hole both sides to get good ahdesion of fibreglass to hull. 12:1 is a minimum to spread the load.

when "laying up multiple layers of glass yo can lay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,862
Posted By slippery
Removing marks

if you boat is Gel coat which has a Polyester pigmented finish coat then it is real easy.

Most pro's will firstly try "low volitile / strength" solvents depending on what has marked it. But no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By slippery
Beg to disagree. the years of testing for...

Beg to disagree. the years of testing for durability of repair / product, water migration...etc... shows that a good quality epoxy is best followed by Vinylester.

Vinylesters only advantage over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,566
Posted By slippery
:confused: :gunner :batter

:confused: :gunner :batter
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,566
Posted By slippery
Wink Jeepers creepers

+ 1,000,000,000.

ground hog. i am not one for giving up on something but ....


The lights are on and the back door is wide wide open. here!

Get you friend to take the problem to WM or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,488
Posted By slippery
+1 you have to balance short term...

+1

you have to balance short term performance against cost and long term life.

The Doyle Stratus system is similar but i believe is more reliable.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,566
Posted By slippery
+1.... well said. fast and clean and you got to...

+1.... well said. fast and clean and you got to the bottom of the matter.

Slippery
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,566
Posted By slippery
Hi Ground hog, I am a newbie to this forum...

Hi Ground hog,

I am a newbie to this forum but i don't think i use my talents and experince to beat you around the head. You may think thatbut i do not.

I think the point of this, and why i...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By slippery
Other key points... System still the same...

Other key points...

System still the same but epoxy's have improved.

Very important to flush every cleaned out blister with water until all salts is removed and alkalinity is below 5.

Every...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,566
Posted By slippery
Yes +1 on that too. stirring so the solids...

Yes +1 on that too.

stirring so the solids (Mainly cuprous oxide) is evenely dispersed and thus evenly spread in the applied paint film is very very important.

If not stirred and the Cuprous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By slippery
After more than thirty years in the marine...

After more than thirty years in the marine coatings industry and most of that dealing with Bottom issues it is fair to say that i have never seen a GRP boat (Eeven a poorly built one) sink from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By slippery
hull blisters cause sinking.

After more than thirty years in the marine coatings industry and most of that dealing with Bottom issues it is fair to say that i have never seen a GRP boat (Eeven a poorly built one) sink from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By slippery
What type of glue and hyperlon / rubber? ...

What type of glue and hyperlon / rubber?

some glues are heat sensitive and will soften when heated and allow removal of patch. But i am not sure of the hull / tube material and the 'heat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,566
Posted By slippery
Also...

Rule of thumb for Antifouls selection is the amount of the Active ingrediant.

A A/foul with more Grams per litre of Cuprous Oxide is better than one with less. Taking into account the quality of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,566
Posted By slippery
Exclamation The moving myth!

Hi solare,


Being invloved in marine Antifouling development and testing for over thirty years i would like to dispel some myths around Ablative Antifouls.

Basically Ablative and to some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,977
Posted By slippery
Core repair

technicalyy this repair method could be very dodgy! why...

1. you have to ensure the core material is dry to a level of less than 5% "active water" throughout the entire 'damp area" and that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By slippery
Thumbs up Painting decks...

Hi there,

The proper way to test any "cured" paint coating is to use a :"solvent test".

Firstly clean the surface (a test area) with detergent and warm water and allow to dry.

Step 1. get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,101
Posted By slippery
Exclamation Nexus

I think you'll find Nexus has been brought by a New Zealand Company called Kiwi Yachting which Dean barker has just brought into.

try them.
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