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About Flirt of paget

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  • Birthday 08/28/1965

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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)

    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.
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Once the beam was (to my opinion) strong enough with directional fiber I used a few layers of bi-axel fiber and on top a 200 g twill to give it traditional carbon fiber look. Applied a few layers of clear epoxy before starting to prep it for clear-coat, currently today the beam has been primed with Awlgrip 545 clear and soon the clear-coat. Btw the product Awlgrip Epoxy primer 545 clear is obsolete since a few years. Does anyone sit on a surplus stock I would be interested to take all the measures to buy it from you and also arrange with freight and packing so it could safely travel to Sweden. Pls contact me if you have some stuff available or know were it might be possible to buy.
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    Brightwork Anarchy

    We have a wooden 1-tonner built of KAURI and when we should varnish the hull I followed the recommendation from Awlgrip and Awlbrite paint system. Awlbrite is a 3 component varnish and it was recommended to use the 545 clear epoxy primer on the bare wood. I tried this but it did not work, I did a few accidental pull tests with masking tape and everything came off. I even had a International paint expert to visit without any substantial input. Instead I sanded the entire hull again and applied two or three coats of laminating epoxy, sanded with grit 240-320 before applying 545 clear again and then Awlbrite. Total 16 layers of epoxy, primer and Awlbrite. We are now starting season 7 (weather here in Sweden is similar to PNW). I'm still happy with the gloss and durability and see no reason to re-spray her for another 2-5 years. Where I have seen problems is where there are visible staples or 2-3 small areas where there is a void in the different layers of KAURI wood.