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Search: Posts Made By: stu9000
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
It didnt fall apart

For those that might still care...

a year on and its still holding together.
To be fair, its been wintering under a cover for a lot of that time, but ive had a few hard trips out.

This was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 15,560
Posted By stu9000
Whether he is ill or on drugs or both he is...

Whether he is ill or on drugs or both he is inherently unpredictable.
DONT get too close.

I hope you get a chance to speak to his Father. None of us here are heartless, and i detect a reluctance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,002
Posted By stu9000
My Dad and I towing a 30 foot Shetland on an old...

My Dad and I towing a 30 foot Shetland on an old four wheel trailer.
Dad says "look round and check the wheels will you son?"
Im peering through the back window at a wheel as we go over the Orwell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
I was never argueing it was stronger. I know i...

I was never argueing it was stronger.
I know i probably come across as someone who is just argueing until he gets the answer he wants,
but ive been see sawing back and forth on this one between...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
Its not chemically bonded but it is structurally...

Its not chemically bonded but it is structurally bonded.
All that hard epoxy permeating the matt and well keyed to the wood.
Ive ordered some Biaxial Tape 150 mm 450gsm tape to add another layer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
Look, Im not crazy! Ill wear a life jacket. ...

Look, Im not crazy! Ill wear a life jacket.

Ive just been smacking away at that sanded down filler with a heavy screw driver. Feels solid as a rock.

Maybe im just choosing not to hear bad...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
this guy is a man of few words= "Dear Sir ...

this guy is a man of few words=

"Dear Sir
You cannot use the CSM you have with Epoxy.
It will not break down the binder."

Maybe you guys can be more help.
Im half way through repairing a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
Just received this from the vendor. "I can...

Just received this from the vendor.

"I can confirm you can use Epoxy with CSM (chopped strand mat) but it has
to be the powder bound version. This is sold by CFS and is on our online
catalogue...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 5,270
Posted By stu9000
:mad: :mad: :eek: <marquee>funny...

:mad: :mad: :eek: <marquee>funny man</marquee>:eek: ;) :rolleyes:
.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
The end result

Just got an email back from Rob @ Epoxy-resins.co.uk

I think ive got away with it but im somewhat humbled by the mistakes ive made.

Not mixing the epoxy correctly was just dumb.

Not being...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 5,270
Posted By stu9000
Belt Sander Awooragh (thats me baying at the...

Belt Sander
Awooragh (thats me baying at the moon)
No man (or DIY orientated woman) should be without one.
Cuts through epoxy and varnish like its not even there!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
Rob at Epoxy-resins.co.uk sent me a speedy reply....

Rob at Epoxy-resins.co.uk sent me a speedy reply.

He said the mix at 3 to 1 wont set.:mad: :mad: :mad: :eek:
However he also said if I put a coat of properly mixed 2 to 1 over the top it might...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
aw... dont make me!

aw... dont make me!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
Really! Could be a problem. Thats another...

Really!

Could be a problem.
Thats another phone call then.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
That book looks good. Thanks. Click here for...

That book looks good. Thanks.

Click here for preview....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
isnt mat like chopped strand but woven with...

isnt mat like chopped strand but woven with "cross strands"?
Id be suprised and interested to know cos ive used some tape in places with similar crossed strands.

But, as you can probably tell, im...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
If im wrong on this just take me out and shoot...

If im wrong on this just take me out and shoot me!

Im pretty sure epoxy and glass fibre go together like ham n eggs.

I was informed recently that polyester resin can be used as a cheaper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
Its possible i started off right. I was being...

Its possible i started off right.
I was being pretty cautious.
Then I got a bit cocky, and must have read 3 to 1 in a forum somewhere.

The crossed strand matting looks solid and that was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
the cross strand matting i glassed to the floor...

the cross strand matting i glassed to the floor seems pretty hard.
Only one coat there.
Also the filler i used to plug a hole sands back nicely.
Ive got my fingers crossed that the deck will be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 5,388
Posted By stu9000
Im a complete IDIOT!

I dont believe it.

Just laid 3 coats of epoxy to the deck of my miracle sailing dinghy.
Its taking a while to cure so i recheck the label.

It says 2 parts epoxy for 1 part hardener.
Ive been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By stu9000
Painter attaches to where?

Hi

Im doing up a Miracle sailing dinghy.

Click here for pic (http://www.stu9000.netfirms.com/boat%20content/miracle/Pic%20008.jpg)

The current arrangement is to attach the painter to the jib...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By stu9000
Ive heard sailing schools have used bits of...

Ive heard sailing schools have used bits of polystyrene in socks too!

My Miracle is only 12ft
Stu lives here (http://www.stu9000.netfirms.com/boats_miracle1.htm)

I think around 6 litre volume...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By stu9000
What size mast head boyancy?

Last season i capsized my Miracle sailing dinghy.
I was wearing the self inflating yachties style life jacket, which of course inflated. I was a bit slow getting round to the dagger board and could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By stu9000
update

The boats looking a lot stronger now with some fibreglassing,
and ive learned a lot.

But im still pondering the best way to add reefing points to the mainsail.

Click here...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-19-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,021
Posted By stu9000
if it looks dodgy - dont go near it

if it looks dodgy - dont go near it
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