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    Gothenburg, Sweden
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    Sailing, skiing & cars

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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    My honeycomb come from the Swedish IACC campain called Victory Challange, Örn SWE 63, Orm SWE 73 and Järv SWE 96 (2001-2007) surplus material. I do not know the name or brand of it. The non-skid is OK but unfortunately it was rolled and that make it patchy, next time I plan to use a spray gun, I believe that is the way to go.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Thanks for the nice words Since my last rotation offshore I have been really busy to finish FOP for the summer of 2020. Work escalated a bit out of control once I realized all stuff I have been starting and now they need to be finished. Many of the things going on her this year has actually been started several winters ago as a way for me to get things done and also spread the cost over a longer period. Somehow I am really hooked on Titanium and the satin finish you get once it is glas blasted, add the weight saving and the details you can add by making them yourself. However, just now I am trying to brace myself to keep this on a manageable level. All the stuff either in Carbon or titanium is of course ultimately there to cut the weight on the entire vessel. The old BUKH DV 36 engine was OK but footprint and the fact that it was 38-39 years old made me change it to a smaller, lighter and 4-cyl. The fact that we could make the floor space considerable bigger in front of the engine feels like a big bonus, it will be interesting to see how it feels once we are back in the water. I have sanded and polished the prop as most people do and I got frustrated at the end of the season when it was full of barnacles and severe unbalance and cavitation. I spoke to the Prop speed people at Dusselboat show and tried it, seems to work great and it will be interesting to see if it withstand a second summer without any barnacles. As an old racer she was kind of rough on the inside (and outside) when we bought here and the original interior did not suit us well so we adopted for something which we think was appealing and cool. The new rig is something I have been struggling to get used to, I really liked the old STEARN mast, it was once the coolest thing you could get on an IOR racer with some cool features like the internal spinn track with its hidden car, the rods fixing to the spreaders and the superb proportion with length and spreaders. We spent a ton of hours to strip it, NDT testing, surface treatment and still it start to corrode and show worm patterns on areas which should not! Add that my old sail instrument did not work, no easy way to fly a code or gennaker added to the fact that we needed a new mast. 2019 I bought a new carbon fiber Selden boom and this year we went all the way. Axxon Composite has been good to work with and the attention to details is great. I will try to update a few fresh photos of the mast and some of the details I have put in place later this week. A new main is in the making and will probably be ready this week, other sails will come over the next year or so. To make sure the welds are OK a Dye penetrant method has been used, clean, apply the dye penetrant, whip it and spray on the developing liquid and check the for cracks. The tip-cups are made of Titanium Gr 5. I have one more set if someone would be interested for a two spreader rig. Chainplate project started two years ago when I started to plan for a discontinuous rod rig in favor of our original continuous rod rig to go with the old Stearn mast. Material is Ti Gr 5.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Hey Boink, you well get updates. New mast is literally in transit, should arrive on Friday June 5, in the meantime you will get a few glimpses of what is going on here. Last year I upgraded with a new Selden carbon boom (# 735 above), a little longer and incredible light compared with the old one, 36-37 kg vs. 8-9 kg yet 400 mm longer. This year I planned to proceed with the mast and new rod rig and a truckload with other tings going along with such a major job. I had ongoing discussions and firm quotes from all vendors I talked to, only Hall spars had an attitude promising to get back and provide quotes but no output or quotes, maybe my project was too small?? I have done a few suveveys visiting facilities both in Europe and US so I feel I have a good grip of this . With current pandemic it has been impossible to follow the build and do site visits so I really hope it's going to be fine.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Yes, correct an attempt to stop theft... but of course you can remove it anyway if you have time and interest.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    I believe so, never seen it before. It is a STEARN mast from back in the day.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    I'm lurking around this yacht, same designer but 50ft, she's in terrible condition. Cost a fortune to transport her to Sweden.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    I have been planning to upgrade our navigation system for a few years and started to collect hardware. I really enjoy the process and I try to evaluate the options and often go for a custom solution, based on some cools stuff seen in real life during yacht spotting. I planned to make a custom made pod for the new Axiom plotter and got some inspiration from Wally on Youtube. Below you can see how we did, a bottom and a top and titanium sheet metal 2 mm wrapped around it. To make it more artistic yet lighter I made the additional milling in the bottom part. There is also a chamfer to allow for the 2 mm sheet metal to have a good support. The arms are water cut from 20 mm plate and then CNC milled. Take a look at the fasteners, not regular Allen screws, do you see what is "wrong". Now everything is prepared for glas blasting and assembly.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    I do it the old fashioned way.
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    TP 52 Cruiser

    One can always hope...
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    TP 52 Cruiser

    This is a project I would luv to be involved in. So worthwhile, she will be gorgeous. Next trip to Aussie land will require a site visit.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    We bloody foreigners, we don't understand everything... It is absolutely manageable, however I would use one coat with blackened resin on the divinylcell core in case you get over enthusiastic when you do the sanding and break the fiber. Depending on thickness maybe making it out of two or three 5 mm to get it super stiff and strong.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Sorry, is washboard same as counter top?
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    I have made these sheets from regular divinylcell 5 and 10 mm, impregnating them with resin applied the carbon fiber, peel-ply and then cured them in a veneer press. I am cheating, I will not do anything with the edges. They shelves will only see kitchen appliances, winch handles, a few life jackets etc so they are unprotected. I did dividers for the cutlery a few years back and then I sealed the top by wetting strips of carbon fiber and simply put the divider standing on the edge with a weight on the wet fiber. Next morning I took a knife and cut of the excess material and sanded the edges prior varnishing. I don't know if this make sence but it is rather easy.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Here is another update, our backrests serve as storage, anything from life jackets to hoover and we have only had a few shelves made a few years ago. This winter I made a complete set of shelves and now they are in the process of being varnished. I made plywood strips say 50x5 mm and various lengths a bunch of small clams and I could get a really good fit and a accurate template to put on the carbon fiber sheets I made. The front is made of Zebrano wood, also referred to as zebra wood, its satisfactory to make everything as light as possible.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Another upgrade I have been thinking about was to replace the old Schaffer Marine mast base block. I have been searching for something for some time and realized that either I need to modify the mast collar to handle different bolt pattern or I need to make the mast base block to fit my mast collar. I decided again for a old Lewmar racing design but made to fit on my boat, the Lewmar sheave is not very easy to turn since it has sleeve and balls. Finally in January I visited the Dusseldorf boat show and meet with UBI MAIOR and Italian hardware manufacturer, I bought sheaves that fit perfect to my custom made base. It looks kind of cool with the yellow anodization, shaft is Titanium Gr 5 as well as the washer and M6 fastener.