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    Most things beautiful, sailing, drinking at sunset, girls in bikinis.

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  1. Just found your thread on the rudder rehab. What a great thread, I think I have a similar project ahead of me.

  2. Definitely COLREGS rules were broken.
  3. First time I've seen a ship trying to ram another with its broadside! Think both sides of the story are dubious.
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  5. lahana

    Teak shower base treatment

    So, in view of all the submissions, I'm going with the easiest and natural option. I'll keep a close eye on the nails and if they start to explode with rust, will go the sealed option with some poly floor/trim sealer. Thanks all for the helpful info. If it turns to shit, I know I now have plenty of people to blame!
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    Teak shower base treatment

    Thanks for the info. I do like the look of it being natural and think the idea of throwing it overboard every so often (with a painter attached) is an easy and elegant affair. There are a couple of things that made me look to sealing the timber however. One is to seal it as it is in the combined head and shower area and I wouldn't want to have unwanted dirt and human excretions etc. soak into the grid. Anywhere else wouldn't be an issue. Another reason is because there are small brad nails in there as well as the stainless screws, which are not so much of an issue. The nails are prone to rust as can be seen in the picture already. The sanding I did was only on the exposed surfaces and hopefully the pictures show this better. It was an easy job with a sander and it wouldn't worry me if I had to repeat the process every few years. At this stage I'm looking to go to our local hardware store and look at some water or oil based polyurethane floor or trim varnish/paint and see whether it can be sprayed or not. Anyway, please let me know if my reasoning has merit or not. Cheers
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    Teak shower base treatment

    What about a poly finish? I didn't take a picture before I sanded it, but it did have some finish on it. You were right through, the cracking/peeling started at the edges. I'm hoping to spray the finish, so I can get better coverage into all the noocks and crannies.
  8. Been fixing up numerous little jobs for the boat. Have a shower/head floor grid out of teak and the varnish was flaking off. Sanded the exposed surfaces and now looking to either use an oil, or re-varnish to seal the wood. This sits in the base of the shower, so will have plenty of moisture over it. Think I prefer to seal it completely just to keep it cleaner easier. Any recommendations as to what varnish would be best for this use? Most treatments are for decks, this is inside without much UV. Don't need a 'bristol' job, just something that works. Any help appreciated. Cheers!
  9. lahana

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Witty trying to jump the shark?!?
  10. lahana

    suck my balls

  11. lahana

    Flying your ensign while racing

    Yeah, I saw a few, but maybe they chopped some extra footage in from after the race, or maybe some that retired? Dunno, maybe it is common practice in the USofA?
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    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Frankston entry for this years Melb-Hob maybe?
  13. lahana

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Looks a bit closer to shore than usual.
  14. lahana

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Is it on the beach yet?
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    Flying your ensign while racing

    Watched this nice clip on the Transpac and was amazed just how many Americans flew the flag during the race.