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  1. Hi, I see that you are not often here. I have some ideas to acquire Artemis. Do you say she's badly built yacht? She's in a very rough condition at the moment so it's big undertaking to start a restoration of her. It would be great to hear back from you to get some insights and additional knowledge.

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  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.
  3. 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
  4. 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 pro
  5. Yes, correct an attempt to stop theft... but of course you can remove it anyway if you have time and interest.
  6. I believe so, never seen it before. It is a STEARN mast from back in the day.
  7. I'm lurking around this yacht, same designer but 50ft, she's in terrible condition. Cost a fortune to transport her to Sweden.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 edg
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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 S
  15. 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
  16. Made some additional holes in the track to hold down the endstop. Marine grade aluminium glued in for the fasteners, trail fitting, yes it flexed at the narrow part. Finally a few pictures of all items installed. It's not full beam but definitely over average.
  17. Initial idea was to have the beam easy to move since it will block the entrance. Hence the reason to get a very snug fit without any gaps for maximum strength. I put vacuum bag on the deck and stretched it really well before the carbon fiber was put in place with epoxy. Used a simple marker pen and a wood block with a hole to fit the marker and transfered the deck profile to the beam, fairly simple and the result is great. Cut out pieces from the deck/cockpit carbon fiber to be glued into the beam.
  18. We have been sailing with a padeye for our main sail sheet. Works ok but does not give me much option to trim and it looks cool with a near full beam track I have been think out a way to make this myself. Despite the fact that Lewmar Racing gear is a bit heavy I like the design and sharp angles and corners. I have been searching ebay and stores when going to US east and west coast. Finally back in the fall of 2018 I found a brand new size 2 car and one end stop with proper cleats and sheaves, see photo. No luck to find another one so project was halted again. Made a design for the beam holding
  19. Long time since I updated things here. I have had a busy boat year so far and a lot of things has been done and upgraded on Flirt despite Covid 19 and close-down in so many places. Luckily for us in Sweden it has been ok to work and practice your hobbies if just keep social distancing and hygiene etc. First post is just a test to show my happy crew in front of Flirt of Paget last summer. File is small so I just want to test and see if the resolution is OK. Let me know if you want updates on; New main sheet system New engine installation New instrument system New
  20. We are going for a new engine this winter. Old one is out and new one will be installed from next week.
  21. This is not directly related to FOP but both yachts attended the Admirals Cup 1981. Frank has bought Outsider in the US and taken her back to Germany for a restoration project. Interested persons can contact him on the attached mail address to get more detailed information about the project. I hope I can join in somehow to share my experience and possible knowledge how to restore old warhorses. I found her at Boot in Dusseldorf, we are here to look for some cool things to Flirt for summer 2020. //FOP
  22. I went to see this yacht back in November 2017. She's in poor condition as you can see from the pictures. I was looking for a new project and have always wanted a Swan. Unfortunately Tigress is similar in size to Flirt so I lost interest. She's definitely a Swan, spoke to Nautor and they remember her well. //Cheers FOP
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