What have you done to your Westerly today.

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What have you done to your Westerly today.

Post by Eeyore » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:48 pm

An easy thread to contribute to and keep the forum active.
I'll start the ball rolling.

I antifouled :shock: :shock: Yay, launch date is March prior to St Patricks weekend, and as the boat is indoors, why not. I used green Hempels Tiger Extra which looks great with the double navy boot top, :D
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Post by Miranda » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:36 pm

Hi Kim, Seems like you are cracking on with the work, as a matter of interest and I am going to use tiger extra on my Tempest, how much did it take per coat ?
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Post by Eeyore » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:54 pm

Pretty much half of a 2.5litre tin, which was less than I expected, I'l put on another coat a week or two prior to launching. I have started the windlass also Tim, but on our Classic layout Tempest we have no hatch on the flat part of the foredeck so have about 8" to mount the windlass into. I must take some photos tomorrow. Have you done anything more on your windlass installation?
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Post by Miranda » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:38 pm

No not done anything about the windlass not really made up my mind which way to go on that, been getting all the old anti fouling off. The hull has been epoxy coated at some stage so have taken it back to there as it had loads of coats of a/f on and was not pretty.
Thinking of applying one more coat of epoxy before the tiger extra.
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Post by rhumlady » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:01 am

Are you sure anti-fouling so early is a good idea as most manufacturers specify the maximum time before launching as being weeks rather than months. It will be on the tin
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Post by Eeyore » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:47 pm

rhumlady wrote:Are you sure anti-fouling so early is a good idea as most manufacturers specify the maximum time before launching as being weeks rather than months. It will be on the tin
Did the boot top with International Micron Extra, supposedly up to 12 months, and the bottom with Hempels who say 3 months for Tiger Extra, so that will encourage me to launch on time.
Interestingly and conversely the minimum launch time of many antifoulings is days, and not between tides as in the old days.

Spent today running 35sq welding cable from batteries aft to the new windlass motor. Steady if not spectacular progress is being made. :)
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Post by Miranda » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:09 pm

Spent today scraping the last of dozens of coats of antifouling, thats it now till after christmas, then its the sander all over the bottom ! Will need to watch the weather then for a good day to wack on a coat of epoxy. Then a coat of tiger extra nearer to launch day.
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Post by Jolly Roger » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:57 am

Yesterday I finally booked my lift out for 12 January. Then some real work can start.

Miranda. Watch the temperature as epoxy does not set well in cold weather and the first coat of antifouling should be applied before it is fully cured. Do check the labels or your money spent on paint will be waisted as it will peel.
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Post by Eeyore » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:28 pm

Jolly Roger wrote:Yesterday I finally booked my lift out for 12 January. Then some real work can start.

Miranda. Watch the temperature as epoxy does not set well in cold weather and the first coat of antifouling should be applied before it is fully cured. Do check the labels or your money spent on paint will be waisted as it will peel.
Good advice, I applied three coats of Hempels epoxy and tented around the boat with heaters and dehumidifiers to control the environment. I also applied a primer coat between epoxy and antifouling. That was about two months ago when the outdoor temperatures were considerably warmer. I would also suggest more than one coat of epoxy for a better build up and protection.
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Post by billmartin » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:47 am

Sold it. worst day of my life.

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Post by Nigel Birch » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:55 pm

billmartin wrote:Sold it. worst day of my life.
That's a bit sad Bill. Are you going to buy another?
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Post by Eeyore » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:35 pm

billmartin wrote:Sold it. worst day of my life.
Oh dear :cry: Hopefully just a temporary situation?
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Post by Hot Ayre » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:37 pm

Not today but yesterday: rowed out and 'ran the engine' which meant a pleasant trip to the lighthouse and back in quiet weather. Trolled a lure in case of Pollock but nothing interested! Engine started perfectly first time :)

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Post by aquaplane » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:03 am

Hot Ayre wrote:Not today but yesterday: rowed out and 'ran the engine' which meant a pleasant trip to the lighthouse and back in quiet weather. Trolled a lure in case of Pollock but nothing interested! Engine started perfectly first time :)
Lucky so and so! It seems a long time until I have to do this again:

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Re: What have you done to your Westerly today.

Post by Hot Ayre » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:06 am

Ah! There's a familiar sight! You should have given us a shout (contact details in the handbook) and we'd have come and said hello!

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