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Little Plums refit - update...

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G4NLA1 says:

Hi

Well the ghastly purple interior is all pretty much gone. She looks better already. At least she looks a bit like a yacht below now, albeit a bit spartan .I have had a good look at the balsa core under the saloon (ha ha) deck, and mercifully it all looks fine,

If I can get hold of a cheap digital camera this weekend I will take some before/after photos.

Chris, my tame carpenter has agreed with my idea about the new head lining... with some reservations. The general idea is to put a 6mm x 60mm king plank down the centre of the cabin that can be used to screw odds and sods to - like cabin lighting. Then use 40mm wide by 3mm deep strips of some timber, I cannot remember the name of , along the cabin top. The general idea being to try and emphasise the length of the cabin. Either that or use a nicely faced 3mm deep plywood cut into strips - that he will do for me with his remarkable saw machine... I can probably fit most of that by myself. oops - nearly forget - PROPER brass screws and cups...

The plywood down below really has seen better days, and would be better off being painted over now. So she will go a light matt grey - with important bits picked out in red ( this does seem remarkably familiar but I cant for the life of me remember why.... )

The other thing Chris mentioned was pretty much taking out the whole main bulkhead, leaving the main cross beam in of course. That would open up the cabin quite a lot. Has anyone done this ?

I ended up making my own chart table, with a great deal of supervision. Fine woodwork is really not my forte.

Bother, forgot to order vinyl and adhesive ... and that is where I will actually have to start in the cabin... grrr.... Perhaps one of the DIY places around Portishead might have something suitable.

I have had a quote for having Little Plum anti-fouled by the boatyard - which includes the preparation, anti-foul paint and applying it. £170. That does not include the lift and wash and cradle hire for a couple of days from Quay marinas - but I would have had to have paid that anyway. If I try to do it myself I know what will happen... The weather will be foul.. The yard can whip Little Plum out if it is a nice day, they have all the tools and gear - and can plonk her back when they are ready. I might keep her ashore for a few days so I can give her hull a polish and do her rubbing strake - even I can manage that !.

Crusader sails say my new cruising chute should be ready next week. Sorry Norman I forgot to ask what the area was...

Crusader have also quoted for a new deck scrapeing, radial cut hank on number 1 genoa - £540.. However, there is a racing yacht ( Red Rock I think ) down here that has reefing points in their No 1 genoa so they can avoid foresail changes. So I am going to have a look at how their system works - and then find out if Crusader can do the same sort of thing. Even if they can't, I am sorely tempted, can you imagine the drive out of a genoa like that !!!

Cheers

Gee
6:27PM, 3 November 2011 PDT (permalink)

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rothwell_neil says:

Gee

I had a hank on deck scraper on my Hurley 22, this had reef points and worked really well, even had it rigged so that you could reef it from the cockpit.
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G4NLA1 says:

Hi,

I woulkd be interested to know how you rigged it so you could reef it from the cockpit.. Sounds pretty much perfect to me !!

Cheers

Gee
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Skykomish E29 says:

Be careful the central bulkhead forms structural support to a high stress area of the boat. you will need to have some form of bracing if you remove it.
Ron did this on Goskar to good effect see his picture on the link
www.flickr.com/photos/8660415@N06/5017264591/in/photostream
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