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by podmeister
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

Serious thread-o-mancy... So after a huge hiatus due to moving house, finding way more jobs on the house than planned and a second child Del Boy went on long term shelved. So after hitting the point the boss declared I had to ditch the boat due to project inactivity I decided it was time to try gett...
by podmeister
Tue May 20, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

Ooooo... that makes things a little more interesting. I think I'm calling the rubbing strips the gunwales and inwhales...

I might take a pic tonight and try to annotate it up and look for some feedback...

These projects always seem a 'good' idea to begin with :D
by podmeister
Tue May 20, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

Stupid question alert... What are the rubbing strips? Are these just gunwales and inwhales? If so I do plan to replace them. I've already got the inwhales off, outer to come off. Though I'm think I'm going to flip the boat and strip the outside before I proceed with any more internal stripping and r...
by podmeister
Tue May 20, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

Hello again everyone! It's been awhile. Del Boy has not progressed much since I last posted. With a combination of a new baby and a house move in the interim... The 'better' half deemed those as more important than fettling my toy. So I have moved, moved Del Boy to his new home... a roomier garage (...
by podmeister
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Strippers (the paint removing kind! )
Replies: 10
Views: 5603

Re: Strippers (the paint removing kind! )

Quick question regarding strippers... Any need for concern and how it effects epoxy that is holding the boat together? Also how dirty does a stripper make your wood? I suggested yo a friend of mine, that once I'm done with stripping with the hot air gun I'll be using paints tripper and wire wool to ...
by podmeister
Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

Some interesting approaches, that I will look into, though standing on her transom may not be possible due to space. I did manage to continue, I basically climbed into the area under the foredeck excluding my feet, they were stuck out into the cockpit - quite a sight I imagine if you happened to str...
by podmeister
Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

Hi David That's fine, if you want other shots, just let me know I'll get my camera and take what ever angle you like. :) On a side note, as you are the man in the know about the provenance of merlins - is there any information regarding Delboys' history that you know of? I know she's a Rowsell built...
by podmeister
Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

Quick question. How do other people tackle stripping under decks on a boat such as a low bulkhead merlin rocket? I'm currently squeezing myself, a hot air gun and a scraper under there - I'm causing more injuries to myself than I'm removing varnish / epoxy and I'm running out of room for me to be ab...
by podmeister
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: out of the shed...
Replies: 38
Views: 11863

Re: out of the shed...

Hi Soloentgal Depending on the resolution the phone can take pictures at depends if they are suitable for print. Most camera phones can't shoot that high quality, not unless it is relatively new and more often than not expensive - depends how picky the magazine art workers are really. I know in my o...
by podmeister
Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

I'm not sure she had much opportunity to be understanding... They were dismantled before any no answer could be given to me. The units actually came apart quite easily with a pair of cir clip pliers - however the cir clips were so badly corroded they just crumbled. I've contacted Harken today, but n...
by podmeister
Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

Well, double post time :D but it doesn't feel like an edit as it's progressing with the boat. Progress with stripping. Still getting used to keeping the hot gun moving. I'm also finding lots of "repairs" in areas such as the mast gate where the long term answer for the previous owner was epoxy... lo...
by podmeister
Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stripping technique
Replies: 7
Views: 5653

Re: Stripping technique

Thank you everyone for the advice.

With the scraper suggestion by Ed purchased, I spent a few hours last night enjoying a bit of stripping in the garage!

Boy does this scraper plough through the job, relatively speaking.
by podmeister
Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stripping technique
Replies: 7
Views: 5653

Re: Stripping technique

I hadn't seen it, it was on this forum - I had totally misjudged the scraper shown. In fact I believe it was a post by you Ed as that's scraper referenced. Thank you for the link though, I've had a read through and I will invest in a new scraper. Thankfully the damage from last nights stripping is o...
by podmeister
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stripping technique
Replies: 7
Views: 5653

Stripping technique

So, I've kind of followed the advice on here regarding stripping so far. I'm going at the boat with a hot air gun first. I initially started with using a standard stripping knife ( Link to the one I bought here ). This was ok, didn't find I was causing much damage at all if any. I assume this is bec...
by podmeister
Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365
Replies: 50
Views: 26140

Re: Repairs to Merlin Rocket 3365

Thanks Pat for the link. The rig is set up with lowers, so I'll probably stick with those for the time being if they do the same thing. My thought is it's only another rope of the many in the boat for me to look and have no clue what to do with except pull it every now and then if it looks untidy or...