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Miscellaneous / Coming along nicely
« on: October 23, 2016, 09:21:43 PM »
She's finally beginning to look better, finding the time to work on her now,  is my biggest head ache. Not living where she is located anymore is also not good.

Miscellaneous / leather
« on: October 06, 2015, 05:55:35 PM »
I'm not really sure where to post this. I am finally making some real progress getting Bebop-A-Lulu finished. I am now in the process of trying to remember where, and how everything goes back on. (Thank goodness I took photographs of everything before I stripped her). Can anyone advise me on what the best way is to cut the leather for these?

Trailers, towing & launching / Re: Winklebrig weight
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:32:44 PM »
How exactly do you up rate a trailer? I too am concerned about trailer weight. I'm not worried about what weight my tow car can handle, as I know it can safely tow up to 3500Kg with a braked trailer.

The Rig / Re: Tabernacle
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:20:12 AM »
Mike, the support wedges are safely in the work shop and waiting reinstallation. I bought the tabernacle without measuring it. I thought packing the mast out would be an easier solution than trying to epoxy wood onto brass. When I bought the tabernacle it was one of those if it looks right, it is right moments. I will try to use all the original fixing points, the only thing that concerns me is the base of the brass tabernacle. It is perfectly level, and as you know the coach roof has a slight arch. If you or anyone else has a good solution to this l would be very greatfull. I don't really want to pack it with wood. Sikaflex might be an expensive option.

The Rig / Re: Tabernacle
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:38:13 AM »
This is what I got in the end, I made one out of wood but was not entirely happy, I was slightly concerned about stress on the wood.
I found this tabernacle at a boat jumble and it cost £80.00. It is very slightly to big, so I will have to pack out the mast so that it fits, and figure out a way to mount it to the boat too.
How much did yours cost to fabricate Andy?

Miscellaneous / Re: Another Update to Bebop-A-Lulu
« on: October 21, 2014, 12:36:10 PM »
All the paint (except some international primers and toplac for the bulwarks) came from this very friendly outfit, that l found at this years Southampton boat show.

Miscellaneous / Re: New user, and soon to be new owner.
« on: October 21, 2014, 11:48:11 AM »
Constance is a fine name. Not only is it my mothers 2nd name, it was also my Great Grandmothers first name.

Miscellaneous / Another Update to Bebop-A-Lulu
« on: October 15, 2014, 04:17:24 PM »
I have started what I think is the most difficult part of the restoration project. The repainting. I was going to hand paint her, but decided that my brush skills where useless, so I tried my hand at spray painting, and I think my spray skills are far better than my brush skills. This is her with 2 coats of under coat.

The Rig / Re: Screwed or bolted?
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:10:42 AM »
Thanks for the advice, I managed to find a lump of solid meranti in the woodpile, tried my hand at it again, and came up with this. Not bad for a first attempt.

The Rig / Re: Screwed or bolted?
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:27:33 PM »
Another question about the boom, where the jaws wrap onto the mast, there are 2 supports (boom jaw rests? - l have no idea what they are called.) These are rotten and need replacing, l have tried making new ones, but it is proving quite difficult to get the exact shape. Is it possible to by these new. I am open to all advice and ideas. ( l even thought about decorative ropework)


The Hull / log
« on: July 03, 2014, 11:22:55 AM »
I know it's unnecessary on a boat of this size, but has anyone ever fitted one of these to a WB?, and how would you do get access to drill the hole, as I am led to believe the hull is packed with foam.


Miscellaneous / Update
« on: June 24, 2014, 06:19:09 AM »
Hi all, l just thought l would give a quick update on Bebop-a-Lulu (ex Liberta) all of  the old paint has been removed, top and bottom, all the wooden bits have been removed, stripped and coated with Deks Olje. Only the gunwales are not being oiled, having had time to strip and study them, they are just not good enough to be oiled or varnished, so reluctantly they are going to be painted too. The fun part is fast approaching - repainting, and installing the electrics. Watch this space!


The Rig / Re: Screwed or bolted?
« on: June 24, 2014, 06:02:10 AM »
Thanks for the advice, the reason why l asked if the jaw was glued on is because when l removed them, small pieces of wood came off. Thinking about it, it may just have been varnish that had seeped between the gaps.

The Rig / Screwed or bolted?
« on: June 21, 2014, 04:58:21 PM »
I have just removed these prior to stripping and refurbishing, are they supposed to be screwed and glued, just screwed, or bolted on, they were both very loose, the holes for the screws also go straight through the boom, is this correct?



The Hull / Re: coach roof vents
« on: June 10, 2014, 11:44:17 PM »
Hello Barend, did yours still have the wooden surrounds, that made a flush mount for the vents? I found cracks in both of mine, and they were not worth saving, so l had to take them off. so now l am left with the problem of trying to source/make new mounts, or somehow build a flat surface onto the holes, before l cam mounts new vents.

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