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Search: Posts Made By: ausnp84
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By ausnp84
Hi guys, After speaking with our surveyor, I...

Hi guys,

After speaking with our surveyor, I think we're going to go 3mm steel instead. This will add weight to the boat, but it's a.) relatively easy to install and b.) going to provide a solid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By ausnp84
Howdy, Ok, I'm not sure what you mean by...

Howdy,

Ok, I'm not sure what you mean by bulwark but the deck has no coachroof. Rather, it's a flat deck with a deck-stepped mast (a challenge with this task) and only the raised pilothouse. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By ausnp84
The boat is 40ft with a 10ft x 10ft deckhouse....

The boat is 40ft with a 10ft x 10ft deckhouse. I've priced it up and the cost won't be ridiculous - we've taken this steel boat on as a project and having stripped the entire interior once, I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By ausnp84
Hi Jeff, Appreciate the points. I've emailed...

Hi Jeff,

Appreciate the points. I've emailed the surveyor we used to see if he had any thoughts also, but I figured it never hurts to do the scatter gun approach.

The horizontal stringers are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By ausnp84
Fibreglass Deck Build

Hi guys,

We're looking to replace our teak decks with fibreglass and I'm after your thoughts on what the thickness should be.

The current construction is steel cross braces, plywood panels,...
Forum: Boat Reviews 11-16-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,091
Posted By ausnp84
Which? The O'day 22's? Every other O'day owner...

Which? The O'day 22's? Every other O'day owner I've spoken to (predominantly 34's, 35's and 40's) has been very happy with how their boat is going. Ours was 25 years old when we purchased it and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Ok, we're going to go with grinding and an epoxy...

Ok, we're going to go with grinding and an epoxy called MetProtect 2, recommended to us by our boat yard.

The chap at Eco-Sea (makers of MetProtect) has been very helpful with product information...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Thanks for the info - I think we're going to have...

Thanks for the info - I think we're going to have a crack at acid / wire brushing back the existing steel and if that goes wrong, we'll just get in the grit blaster. My biggest concern is the cost -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Many thanks - I'll do some research on the...

Many thanks - I'll do some research on the product and see if I can find something similar over here.

Re: the foam insulation, I'm somewhat of the same thought process. Surely any moisture that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
TDW -the rust beneath the foam varies - in...

TDW -the rust beneath the foam varies - in general it's just surface rust, but there are a couple of section on the roof where the plywood joins to the steel, and those pieces are flaking.

TQA -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Howdy, Thanks for the info - it's really...

Howdy,

Thanks for the info - it's really appreciated.

Is the needle scaler good for bigger areas? We have 2ft x 1.5ft panels between stringers and umpteen amounts of stringers... everything is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Not at all.... you wanna see the state of her...

Not at all.... you wanna see the state of her "new shoes" after one weekend bailing bilge water...

Right, the plan for the boat:

Short Term
-----------
Strip back all the insulating foam and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Point duly noted. Back to Motorsailer rust...

Point duly noted.

Back to Motorsailer rust and how to cure it then.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Actually, a british chap did..... Tim Berners-Lee...

Actually, a british chap did..... Tim Berners-Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee)

But we digress! Motorsailer rust..... :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Ah, a fellow 'strayan! :) My American other half...

Ah, a fellow 'strayan! :) My American other half & I frequently have verbal stoushes about pronunciation.... aluminium, tomato, etc etc - the list goes on...

Anyway, I digress - if you could find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Ah yes, well not me but my fairer half (she's...

Ah yes, well not me but my fairer half (she's working on the FB security settings as we speak).

Just a question re: phosphoric acid - I see there's a variety of different solution / concentrations...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Indeed - the deck of the boat is an interesting...

Indeed - the deck of the boat is an interesting mix, with about 1ft of steel on each side, then teak decks, plus a full teak pilothouse. Plenty of opportunities for gaps to appear and water to make...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Ok, just so I have this clear.... 1.) Pop...

Ok, just so I have this clear....

1.) Pop all the blisters
2.) Chip off any flaky rust
3.) POR-15 first step - degrease
4.) Hit with phosphoric acid
5.) POR-15 second step - etching solution...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Ah, tell a lie. I have some questions regarding...

Ah, tell a lie. I have some questions regarding POR-15 for those who have used it.

Let's use for example the 2ft x 2ft aft bilge section. This section is dry, has some good paint but an orange...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
And this is why I come here for information -...

And this is why I come here for information - many thanks guys. We have another weekend coming up in which to dry out the bilge, then begin throwing out a lot of the old interior (bathtub, mattress,...
Forum: Diesel 10-25-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By ausnp84
Fair points - our biggest concern was the...

Fair points - our biggest concern was the inherent Perkins leakiness and extra space that may be gained by only having a single screw, but having tried to dock a 34 footer before with a single,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-25-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Many thanks for the advice guys, it's exactly...

Many thanks for the advice guys, it's exactly what we were after.

We're actually in sunny old England (not likely!) which makes the drying out quite difficult with winter on the way, but we have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Points duly noted and trust me, I'm not looking...

Points duly noted and trust me, I'm not looking to take on any extra work when it comes to this project so anything that can be left alone, will be.

The concern is that the bilge was holding circa...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By ausnp84
Steel Motorsailer Rust....

Greetings all,

We've just bought a 40ft steel motorsailer and having spent most of yesterday removing 200-250 gallons from the bilges (she's on the hard), have found quite a bit of surface orange...
Forum: Diesel 10-24-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By ausnp84
Repowering a motorsailer

Howdy all,

We've just bought a 40ft steel motorsailer project with 2 x Perkins 4108's in it (900 hours a piece). The boat has twin props, twin controls and excellent access to the engines, and...
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