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Miscellaneous / Looking for a Mark 2 Winkle Brig
« Last post by Rick on November 25, 2020, 04:21:14 PM »
Hello I am looking for a mark 2 winkle brig if anyone is thinking of selling at some point, regards Robert Letts, Email: rcb.letts@gmail.com
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The Rig / Re: Tabernacle treatment
« Last post by dave_cawston on October 10, 2020, 11:55:47 AM »
Hi,

For decades I have been using Deks Olje on my WB.  The hardest job was removing the original varnish, but once that was off, applying the Deks Olje was so easy.  It comes as a No 1 for a satin finish and as a No 2 for high gloss.  I prefer the No 1, you apply it wet on wet 6 + coats and it really soaks in to the wood, so does not peel or lift like varnish.  Recoating requires a minimal rub down and a couple of coats to refresh.  The No 2, applied on top of the No 1 does not give as good a shine as varnish but again does not lift or peel, in my experience.   It does require a good rub down/scrape if you want to recoat.  I have no rot in any woodwork, but 'Markie' spends most of her life under a tarpaulin that covers all the woodwork. 

One little tip, I have fitted a thin 0.8mm thick stainless steel shoe under the foot of the mast, which saves the foot of the mast snagging and splitting when raising or lowering the mast and places less strain on the tabernacle (photo hopefully attached).
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The Rig / Tabernacle treatment
« Last post by Gubby_uk 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
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The Engine / Re: Electric outboards
« Last post by David Bone on October 08, 2020, 08:26:52 PM »
Ref unpowered rotation under sail of the Torqeedo 1003C propellor, with associated gearbox whine, as mentioned by Gerold. (Reply #47)
As my gearbox has freed up, this rotation, hence noise, has become much more prevalent and is certainly most annoying.
To prevent rotation, I inserted a 750 x 25 x 8mm wooden batten from the forward end of the motorhead, extending aft down the starboard side of the outboard leg, secured at the top with a lanyard.
The blade comes up against the batten and stops.
The batten positioning is fairly positive because there are removable baffle boards in the bottom of the well surrounding the outboard leg.
Primitive but quick, easy and it worked. As a reminder to remove the batten before motor use, I displaced the magnetic stop key and very much hope to remember the association.
Whilst the 1103C propellor will probably also rotate, due to direct drive, there will presumably be no noise.

David
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The Hull / Re: Woodwork
« Last post by David Bone on September 22, 2020, 08:15:44 PM »
As John says, 'Woodskin' is durable, forgiving and easily maintained.

10 years ago, I stripped down all the woodwork, bulwarks, mast and spars included, then coated with 4 coats of Sikkens Cetol Marine, the previous name for International Woodskin.
Since then, the boat has been on a mooring, exposed to the weather for at least 6 months each year but it has not been necessary to strip the wood back again.
In general, a light sanding and touchup where required, has kept all looking fine.
The only item varnished is the tiller and the sole reason for doing that is to congratulate myself there is nothing else to do.
You will not be disappointed, enjoy.
David
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The Hull / Re: Woodwork
« Last post by Gubby_uk 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.
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The Hull / Re: Woodwork
« Last post by John Burton on September 22, 2020, 12:09:00 PM »
Congratulations, you will love your WB! David Bone introduced me to International Woodskin, a type of oil/varnish hybrid. It doesnít flake off like old varnish, is very durable and gives a bit with wood movement. I have been very impressed with it and it is easy to touch up.
Enjoy working on your boat, itís almost as good as sailing it!
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The Hull / Woodwork
« Last post by Gubby_uk 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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Miscellaneous / WB46 Peggoty for sale at Derwentwater Marina
« Last post by Rick on September 18, 2020, 07:16:22 PM »
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Sailing / Launch Spot at Salcombe and/or Plymouth
« Last post by RollyDrifter on August 22, 2020, 12:40:55 PM »
Thinking of heading down to Salcombe and Kingsbridge estuary for a few days and/or maybe over to The Tamar , would be interested to hear any recommendations for slipways . Can self launch easily enough but also keen to leave the trailer somewhere safe for a couple of nights while at anchor.

Many Thanks
Rolly
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