IanA.

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About IanA.

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  1. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    The dog bones are fully captive. Theres maybe 1mm of play for the arched dogbone between the bottom SS plate and the alloy top plate. Do the dogbones can go anywhere unless you dissasemble the entire thing. I wouldn't go with the swivel option, the stick to high up and sort of ruin the whole point of this low profile and sleek design. You might as well just mount padyeys or eyebolts. I think this whole thing is only really good if you're going with loop attachments like I have done. Its means a bit of custom splicing but the end result is pretty nice. On a seperate note, had Steve Young drop by the boat briefly to check on the progress. He was passing through our office and I couldn't waste the opportunity. I've asked him to do a bit of digging for more design details for our boat. Was interesting to compare notes on what he did with Positive Touch.
  2. IanA.

    Flattening topsides

    Hmm yeah maybe a semi gloss vinvyl is a better way to go then. Had my doubts that the longevity and matinence of a semi-flattened LPU paint surface wouldn't be great.Thanks for the feedback.
  3. IanA.

    Flattening topsides

    Does anyone have any practical expirience with flattened or matted topside finishes. Not with application but with maintenance, longevity, etc.. I'm looking to use Awlgrip(maybe HDT) for my 31 footer and was curious if going non-gloss had any major downsides for this type of application. One question I was thinking about is if at some point theres was some minor scratches, or transfer from rubbing fenders. Could you polish that out without then making a shiny spot? Thanks,
  4. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Was wondering when you would show up to regulate/instigate. Could use your hand on a few bits if you were ever allowed back in europe.. Do you like my solvent dispenser?
  5. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    The Rupes is pretty epic but you'd need a second mortgage to buy new. This one is an older model that was tossed out when it just needed new brushes and the cord repaired. I dabbled in boatbuilding profesionally out of high school but it felt like 90% of the job was just sanding and changed my focus slightly. Now I just sand for sport I guess...
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    Young and Full of Promise

    Bit of a delay on things. Went on quick surf holiday to the SW corner of France with the family. Back in Holland now but will be a bit hectic since moving houses at the end of this month. Will try to sneak away to finish up the remaining sections of kiwi grip and continue finsihing the high-build on the underside. Had these guys show up on my desk while I was out. Actually I already had the double 57mm block, but the car(missing 1 ball), toggle, and end stops are finally in. Still need to get some double 40mm carbo blocks for the traveler purrchase which attach to the toggle ears. Should be a beefy system when all said and done. I just need to go and actually measure out properly the length of track I need with the correct bolt hole spacing. The whole thing will be raised up with black uhmw risers to let water and other crap mostly flow under.
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    Young and Full of Promise

    Got a bit more kiwi grip on as well. Starting to get a feel for it, will probably have it down by the time I get finished with it... Anyways pretty happy with the results and will be more happy when we are done with the stage. I'm getting itchy to start mounting some hardware..
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    Young and Full of Promise

    Got some highbuild on. Sticking with the Alexseal, was pretty stoked with the results on the keel so far. Was working to build a lot of thickess at the waterline. Will need to get this really fair since I will be lowering the waterline to its correct position. Basically 3-4 coats on the waterline and 2 everywhere else. Will be a bit of longboarding to come but all part of the process. Just happy to get some white on there...
  9. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Got another section gripped. Plugging away between work, family, baby duties.
  10. IanA.

    Young and Full of Promise

    Thats the million dollar question! Really though... Would like to be out the shed and sailing by March, 2021. The main goal is to have all the substanial outside sanding and paint completed by Octoboer 1st. That means underside primed, faired and barrier coated(antifoul will go on just before launching) Im trying to sort out the topsides now, either paint or vinyl wrap. Either way the surface needs to be smoothed out so theres a bit more sanding to do there. And I have to sort out with the wife about what color option we go with. That way I can focus on building the mast and finishing out the interior through the winter. Its going to big a big push to actually make this all happen but its still theoretically possible......
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    Young and Full of Promise

    First round of bottom sanding complete. Was a hell of a job. Doesn’t look much in the photos but she is way more fair and ready now for primer. The mvp if this part of the project is definitely the Rupes electric longboard. She weighs about 4kgs but she sure removes material. I can barely lift my arms to drink a beer after that but totally worth it.
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    Young and Full of Promise

    I was born and raised in the tropics so safety footwear is still a devloping concept for me. Anyways I have been getting through the rest of the sails and trying to figure out what is what. So far there are 4 #1 genoas(2 light,1 medium, 1 heavy). There's also 2 others, one of which is a pretty straightforward finger licker. They other is somewhere in between. The bag has it labeled Code 0 but it isnt a code sail at all being that its fixed luff bolt rope for the tuff-luff. Its actually in really good condition given its age and doesn't look like it was used at all. My guess is some sort of light air reaching genoa, like a blast reacher but for sub 10 knots or so given the material weight. Theres 5 kites, 3 are standard mast head asyms, the other two are fractional which doesn't make much sense since there wasnt a fractional halyard before. They are all pretty blown out. Theres also a plethora or random sail bags which are all toast with fucked zippers. Most of the bags are from different sailmakers than from who supplied the sails. Theres also a clapped out #3, an actually pretty decent dacron #4 and of course the storm sails talked about above. I got rid of all the wire fittings and replaced with dyneema where needed. I will try to ditch most of these, try and give them away where possible. Theres a few that can be re-used but most are toast for my purposes.
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    Young and Full of Promise

    Don’t be such a fascist. I’m almost offended you think I wouldn’t have safety equipment on standby for anyone that wants to come by and help. These are my two mates who also happen to be industry experts in marine composite manufacturing and know full well what all the risks are. On this day they felt like safety glasses, sandals and a few beers were appropriate for the work at hand. I’m no slave driver and happy to support anyone with whatever PPE they want to wear and feel comfortable with. When my wife is helping, she wants to be fully suited up with mask and gloves before I even open a can of paint. I obviously oblige her.
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    Young and Full of Promise

    A few more shots of the labour and progress