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by Finally
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Piston Broke
Replies: 126
Views: 40398

Re: Piston Broke

Huge congratulations....looks amazing.

Would have been a huge sigh of relief once your baby was released from those slings and was finally sitting in her element.

2 thumbs up....

David
by Finally
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Piston Broke
Replies: 126
Views: 40398

Re: Piston Broke

I've had one drama after another with painting mainly due to the weather up here. But the final topcoat shoot was done last week. Still non-skid and antifoul to do but at least I finally feel like I'm making headway. I'll post photos shortly. By the way...Peter Nicholson is one very very knowledgeab...
by Finally
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Piston Broke
Replies: 126
Views: 40398

Re: Piston Broke

Wow, very nice. Very nice indeed. Congratulations, looks awesome.

Have you got a launch date yet?
by Finally
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Easy Sarah Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1971

Re: Easy Sarah Questions

Finally, I think it is clear from my previous messages that I'm looking for an alternative to ply (or wood) core, a synthetic core. Why would you now propose foam? You previously said foam goes mushy? In the first post I said I'd rather spend more time and money... My original reply was based on th...
by Finally
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Easy Sarah Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1971

Re: Easy Sarah Questions

There are so many types of core, I can't think all of them will go mushy Because you glass both sides of the ply you are, in effect, building a composite boat - just so happens to be a ply core. My kit is made from Polycore - a plastic honeycomb composite. This won't rot but like any core (ply, bal...
by Finally
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Easy Sarah Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1971

Re: Easy Sarah Questions

But beaching and accidental contact with coral and rocks can/will expose the wood. And coral and rocks will do exactly the same with foam - which will also rot (go soft and mushy) if exposed to salt water. Insofar as ocean passages I remember reading an article of 2 Easy's sailing together from the...
by Finally
Tue May 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 193
Views: 60323

Re: Sarah 41

My understanding is that anything "epoxy based" has limited uv stability. The Awlgrip High Build is an epoxy highbuild so - limited stability and probably better that raw epoxy. At least, when the time comes, you can sand off any sun damaged highbuild and give it another coat. Reading the technical ...
by Finally
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 193
Views: 60323

Re: Sarah 41

Just as an off topic remark - I notice you quote Mark Twain in your signature line. My dad designed and built his first boat (fibreglass 22' mono) in the garage back in the late 60's. He called it Mark Twain - all to do with the nautical use of the term "by the mark twain" (ie 2 fathoms) - not the w...
by Finally
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 193
Views: 60323

Re: Sarah 41

I did exactly as you are planning. Built everything I could in a tin shed before putting up the shelter to put it all together. Next year I will be on the water (thinking positive) - somewhere along the east coast. So where I'll be will depend on what time of year you plan to be in Oz. One thing's f...
by Finally
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Multi-hull Builds
Topic: Sarah 41
Replies: 193
Views: 60323

Re: Sarah 41

That's 2 down - well done. I presume the bridgedeck is next on the build list?

Apologies for not being able to make the 28th - not exactly a weekend trip away for me.

Good luck with the move.

David