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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By elrika12
Rubbing Strake

I have a rubbing strake which is drinking up the teak oil during her winter refit. Is it advisable to seal it with PVA and then apply teak oil as its absorbing a lot of teak oil at present. Many...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-31-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By elrika12
Steel Ketch

I am looking at buying a steel ketch which is 30 years old and is constructed from 5mm plate. However the bilge area in front of the propellor is down too 2mm. Should I walk away from her or look at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-04-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,987
Posted By elrika12
Thanks for all your inputs. The boat is a fibre...

Thanks for all your inputs. The boat is a fibre glass John Alden ketch built in 1967 at Boston. The fibre glass in the cockpit is broken in places and I was concerned that this might be due to age of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-05-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,987
Posted By elrika12
Cold molded fibre glass

I'm considering buying a 1967 sail boat which was constructed using a cold mold technique which apparently makes it a lot stronger than current methods. Can anyone advise me on any likely problems...
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