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The Rig / Rig Tension
« on: May 10, 2021, 08:20:50 AM »
Hi all,
I've finally been able to go to the club and start putting Kairos back together. I've put all the rigging up in the air to try and see what's what. I'm not used to gaff rigs as I've only ever sailed Bermudan types, so please excuse any daft questions.
How tight should the forestay and shrouds be please? I'm guessing not like a bowstring but how mine are quite loose. Before I start winding up the bottle screws is there a rough guide please? Also, any pictures as to how the rig should be set up would be appreciated. Topping lift, reefing etc.
Thank you

The Rig / Tabernacle treatment
« on: October 09, 2020, 05:49:32 AM »
Morning all.
My tabernacle was not much use. Fortunately my brother in law is a chippy and has made me a shiny new one out of teak. What is the best way to look after it please? Varnish, drench it in teak oil, Woodskin? Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thank you

The Hull / Re: Woodwork
« on: September 22, 2020, 12:13:51 PM »
Thank you. Woodskin looks ideal. I'm not interested in sparkling shiny, just clean and protected. I'll order some up and give it a go.

The Hull / Woodwork
« on: September 22, 2020, 08:30:49 AM »
Hi all.
I've just bought Kairos, WB112, and I'm well chuffed. She needs a lot of love having been sat in a compound for a few years. My first question, and I'm sorry if it's been asked before, but what do you treat your rubbing strips, grab handles etc with? Varnish, oil, coca cola? The wood is sound, just covered in filling varnish which I am rubbing back.
Stand by for more questions 😃
Thank you

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