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by Trev
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: The Odd Spot - When it doesn't fit below
Topic: Anchor Chain
Replies: 7
Views: 11653

Anchor Chain

Hi Builders, I am looking at purchasing anchor chain and looking for some advice, The way I see it I have 2 options 8 or 10 mm chain, 10 mm will do the best job for sure, but is it over kill? I am hoping to have somewhere between 75-100m of chain on board and thats getting up to around 200kg? and I ...
by Trev
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: lifepo batteries
Replies: 32
Views: 56474

Re: lifepo batteries

Does anyone know what has happened to EV Power in WA? their website no longer contains any contact details, have they gone out of business??
Trev
by Trev
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: MV catapult
Replies: 137
Views: 114903

Re: MV catapult

This is how they came in my kit, the trick was to glue the laminates together with fairing compound because if you use a glue it will dry harder than the foam and will leave hard ridges when you sand. I used a electric plane to knock the shoulders off, but there wasn't a lot to remove. http://i58.ti...
by Trev
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery monitors
Replies: 4
Views: 9005

Re: Battery monitors

Thanks guys, I will check out these options and have a look at the cruisers forum also.
Trev
by Trev
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery monitors
Replies: 4
Views: 9005

Battery monitors

Hi Builders, I am looking to buy a battery monitoring system to install in my boat, something to tell me the state of charge, amps in, amps out, etc. but I have been told that because I intend to use Lifepo4 batteries that these wont work because of the different "efficiencies" between the battery t...
by Trev
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Painting, Fairing, Coving related
Topic: Spray equipment
Replies: 33
Views: 42432

Re: Spray equipment

just chased in with a router and glassed over, like you said.
by Trev
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Painting, Fairing, Coving related
Topic: Spray equipment
Replies: 33
Views: 42432

Re: Spray equipment

One more thing, any tips for fairing the kerfed panels? Trying to get the little chines out of them is a bit of a pain... you could try using a notched trowel, like tilers use, say 6mm x 6mm notches and apply the bog so you end up parallel lines of bog 6mm high and 6mm apart, when they are dry they...
by Trev
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Painting, Fairing, Coving related
Topic: Spray equipment
Replies: 33
Views: 42432

Re: Spray equipment

Whimsical did a better job of describing the technique for doing the external radii then I did. I found the only way I could successfully fill the weave was by bogging the entire panel, I would then guide coat the bog and I also guide coated the high build. I just had a old gun with guide coat in it...
by Trev
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Painting, Fairing, Coving related
Topic: Spray equipment
Replies: 33
Views: 42432

Re: Spray equipment

you might be right about the gloss non-skid but mine cleans OK, so far. I thought externals were easy? I just put plenty of bog on them, tried to get the radius close to right with the wet bog and then "rolled" them with a long board when its dry. Its hard to describe but you sand along the edge and...