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by Roger J Holman
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Good Mastic for clinker seams
Replies: 15
Views: 12130

Re: Good Mastic for clinker seams

Mastic?! No! The correct way to sort the problem is to use a 'dolly', (a lump hammer head is suitable), a rove driver, ( a short length of round bar with a suitable sized hole bored in one end), and a ball pein hammer;and them a fair amount of time spent tightening up the roves, properly. Any attemp...
by Roger J Holman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Flying Dutchman for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 3198

Re: Flying Dutchman for sale

The boat has now sold. I think she has gone to a good home; the guy who bought her said "I have owned lots of boats over the years, but never one as beautiful as this", so, I am hopeful that she has gone to someone who will cherish her. Thanks for the interest that you have shown, all those who did ...
by Roger J Holman
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 2-Part Polyurethane Paints
Replies: 8
Views: 8935

Re: 2-Part Polyurethane Paints

Late, but relevant. I used to use Blakes, when I was working. Then, when I came to repaint 'Mystery', my Jollyboat, my paint supplier recommended Epiphanes. He claimed it was as good as Awlgrip, and a fraction of the price. I tried it, sprayed, and it was wonderfully easy to use, and gave a good fin...
by Roger J Holman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 10595

Re: Bosham classics

A bit of topic drift, in that Bosham does not figure, but relevant any way to two aspects of this thread. Some years ago, before my Son could drive himself to events, we attended a Laser Youth Nationals at a well known South Coast Sailing Club. Obviously, being a Youth Nationals, there were lots of ...
by Roger J Holman
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Flying Dutchman for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 3198

Flying Dutchman for sale

I have for sale an almost immaculate Flying Dutchman hull. It was restored about two years ago, and has not been near the water since. When rebuilt, only the very best materials were used; the whole boat was dismantled, cleaned, dried, reassembled, repainted and revarnished using Epiphanes Polyureth...