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    Beautiful work

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    Many thanks Ofer - currently attempting to work out buoyancy needs. Will post what I have tomorrow. Cheers
    Laurie - away from the sea

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    Default 214 Safety

    It has started…after much procrastination, thought and research I finally decided to go with 6 450X120 corrugated Foam Rollers under the Rear Seat (see pics), 40mm EVA 30 Foam Rubber under the Side Seats and I also purchased a few 1500X60 solid Pool Noodles for up fwd. The position of these is still to be decided but am looking at on the Deck Head either side of the Coach Roof. I welcome any suggestion for placement of these.

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    My pics below show where I’m at with the Side Seat Foam Rubber installation.

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    I’ve added a strip of Water Proof Self-Adhesive Film with a Weather Board pattern to the top of the Foam Rubber to blend better with the seat timber. This removes the blue line you see in the initial pics.

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    I’ve also added plastic corner strips to the bottom edge which alleviates the holding rope cutting a groove in the foam rubber.

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    Next question is should I drill some large holes in the foam to allow water to escape through? Again I welcome all input.

    Sorry couldn't attach any icons - no space with all the pics I s'pose. More to come.
    Laurie - away from the sea

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    Hi Laurie-You are on the right track and the only thing I question is that the material will not break down over time and is somewhat fire retardant. In the case of my Tug ,I ended up mostly using Foamular which was a rigid Polystyrene.It is easy to cut and fit but doesn't form around curves too well! The cabin top material was a more flexible type Polystyrene.Regardless,what you have already would be low water absorption and will have good flotation characteristics,which is vital and just be careful as with any material of this type ,what you intend to bond or glue it with.Solvent based adhesives will eat it up!-Scott.



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    Default 215 Safety Cont…

    Many thanks for the response Cool Runnings and some stats on the EVA 30 Foam Rubber I’ve used –

    Ethylene Vinyl Acetate 30 (EVA 30) is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. It is a polymer that approaches elastomeric materials in softness and flexibility, yet can be processed like other thermoplastics. The material has good clarity and gloss, low-temperature toughness, stress-crack resistance, hot-melt adhesive waterproof properties, and resistance to UV radiation. EVA foam's greater recovery characteristics make it an excellent and cost-effective substitute for rubber in most applications. EVA foams have a variety of applications where sturdiness is of utmost importance.

    Features:
    Lightweight
    Water resistant
    • Air tight

    • Shatterproof
    • Insulate against heat and cold
    • Non-dusting
    Floats on water
    • Superb strength and tear resistance

    • High shock absorption
    Flexibility
    • Impervious to mildew, mold, rot, and bacteria
    • Superior petrol, oils, chemical and grease resistance


    So…the Foam Rollers are in and am confirming they are also EVA foam (as above) so no issues with water absorption here either. As can be seen I cut a groove for the seat support in the top of each to provide better holding power for the single cord used to tie them in. I've also strapped them and glued them together. The installation has been done with a simple reef knot to allow easy removal for drying when required.

    Ready for insertion...
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    All done!
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    Laurie - away from the sea

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    Hi Laurie,
    It's great to see that you are working on flotation. As you know, I learned about it the hard way. In my case, once the boat filled with water, the challenge in self-recovery was to get the centerboard trunk box and the tiller opening in the transom, to be above the water so you can start pumping the water out. Since the trunk box and the eats are at the same hight, you need to see that the relatively thin flotation plats under the seats are useful if you are going for self-recovery. The flotation under the back seats looks good. I would think about adding another layer if there is enough space. I am in the process of adding some flotation in the bow to prevent getting the opposite situation in which the back will be above the water, and the bow will go under the water.

    Ofer

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    Default 216 Safety Cont 1...

    Purchases have been made to further advance the safety area include 2off 495X190X54mm closed cell EVA foam Fenders, a couple of 0.76>1.06M Telescopic Paddles, a folding SS folding Grapnel Anchor and a pair of sailing Gloves.

    Unfortunately the local sailing area at Cooby Dam has been closed for over a year due to E.Coli bacteria presence and remains closed until further notice. The upshot being I will need to launch down at Wivenhoe Dam when I'm ready to go. Still some work to do with various areas concerning Spar transport and some more work on the Rigging.

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    Laurie - away from the sea

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    Default 217 Mast Support Trailering Cont 5…

    Been procrastinating again…this time with regards where the Gaff location will be for trailering. My original thought was to sit it atop the Mast and the Boom – refer “209 Mast Support Trailering Cont 4…”. I wasn’t happy with this and considering the Gaff is the shortest of the Spars I had to come up with something that would be secure and easy to get at. I think these supports will do the job. Refer the pics…

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    Lots of finishing work to do with these – sand, paint, the addition of padding for the brightwork and a suitable tiedown solution. Speaking of padding, I note my original padding on the Supports has marked the Main and Boom brightwork so am totally p..d off that I will need to come up with different padding for these. Oh well, that’s life!!!
    Laurie - away from the sea

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    Looks good. The work is never ending. Are you planing to keep the redder in the boat while trailering? I am looking for a smart solution for that.

    Ofer

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    Hi Ofer - great question for us who have these huge rudders. I will be trailering my boat with my Isuzu D-max Ute so will transport the Rudder and Tiller in the back of it. However, will still need to have some sort of bracket there which I will design to fit the boat as well should the need arise.
    Laurie - away from the sea

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    Default 218 Mast Support Trailering Cont 6…

    The never-ending work continues…this time with getting the Mast Supports amended. I’ve decided to go for leather and see how it goes. A much smoother finish and after coating with leather dressing a number of times should do the job. Fingers crossed!

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    I have also extended the Mast Base paintwork to above the roof of the Cabin by about an inch. Wasn’t happy with all the weight and stress on varnish alone.

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    Now it’s down to deciding how to manage the aperture after the Mast has been raised - timber or rubber wedges or more rubber mat material? - the same I’ve used on the fwd Mast Support used for trailering (always being challenged!)

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    I don't know how I've missed all these updates Laurie!! I was checking back to reference your handling of coaming and, boom! (mast and gaff too). beautiful work here and note taking a-plenty on my part. Gaff, boom and traveling chocks leathering very nice! Good addition of flotation under seats. Your finishing work is just marvelous! Oh, and where did you source that eye for the traveler adjustment please?

    I'm going now to see how my settings are on this forum to renew notifications!!!

    Best and many pictures upon launch!!!

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    Hey Greg! Great to hear from you and that you’re back at it - things have slowed here a bit as I continue with the final bits required. Working on the Mast supports for trailering, tie downs etc and more importantly the wedges for the Mast hole and to complete them I need to get the boat out of the shed! Big job!!!
    The item you’re interested in was purchased from Classic Boat Supplies, a Sydney distributor for Classic Marine UK products. It’s called a Screw Down Sheet Lead and can be procured with a U-Bolt if that helps any. View their Catalogue!
    Cheers
    Laurie - away from the sea

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    Yee haw! I got notified of your post! Thanks for the detail on the that eye (screw down sheet lead). looks like just the thing for the traveler sheet! heading back down to the build...

    temp overnight here last night about 28F winters here!

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    Default 219 Mast Hoops Cont 2...

    Reference Post 188 - I will also experiment with a leather lining to the inside of the Hoop to see if it will make a difference so that is to come.

    Well, I finally got around to it. I was somewhat unhappy with the PE100 Polyethylene Hoops not having any flexibility so went ahead with the leather lining. Not a great job but am out of practice with my leatherwork but this will do the initial job to get us closer to being on the water. After the lacing was complete they have also been treated with the Coacholine Leather Dressing utilised on the Boom and Gaff Jaws leather work.

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    So...onto the Mast Pegs. Last job prior to taking her all the way out of the shed for a full rigging review. May not be able to get her back afterwards!! and
    Laurie - away from the sea

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