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by kayeselle
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cleaning wood grain
Replies: 4
Views: 3380

Re: Cleaning wood grain

Thanks guys
I'll keep trying cleaning for a bit.
Any ideas on re-veneering if I finally give up hope of rescuing the original ?
by kayeselle
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cleaning wood grain
Replies: 4
Views: 3380

Cleaning wood grain

I have stripped a rudder blade which had had varnish, epoxy, paint and worst of all self polishing anti fouling on it. It is laminated with a thin veneer on the surface. Over significant areas the coatings had obviously failed/lifted and been removed and the last coat - the self polishing anti fouli...
by kayeselle
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: hardwood screwhead cover plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 3515

Re: hardwood screwhead cover plugs

OK . Thanks guys. Now I pays mi money and makes mi choice : Plugs or cutters.
Thanks also for not telling me how stupid I am for not web searching first to find theres loads of both shouting at me to buy them.
I'll try to ask more sensible Qs in future :roll:
by kayeselle
Sat May 31, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: hardwood screwhead cover plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 3515

Re: hardwood screwhead cover plugs

WHAT ?!
Make my own ? Don't IKEA or someone make bits for GPs ?
More seriously ... thanks for "instant reply". Plugs, apparently, not quite so instant. I'm not surprised but thought I'd check with the experts as, although I like tinkering with wood, I like sailing better :D
Ken
by kayeselle
Sat May 31, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: hardwood screwhead cover plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 3515

hardwood screwhead cover plugs

Hi folks.
Is it possible to obtain hardwood screwhead cover plugs and if so where please ?
Thanks
Ken
by kayeselle
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Screws
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Thanks
Any idea about the difference between A2 and A4 S/S fixings ?
Ken
by kayeselle
Thu May 12, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Rusty Sails
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Hi folks Thanks for the rust mark ideas. I'll be trying one or more shortly. I had read a bit on the use of oxalic acid but had only surfed around its use on wood. I didn't know it could also be used on fabrics so I will have a wander around the archives as suggested. Being "a Bear of little brain" ...
by kayeselle
Tue May 10, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Rusty Sails
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Any one got any ideas on removing rust marks from sails ?
Also any general ideas on cleaning sails would be appreciated.
Thanks
Ken
by kayeselle
Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cotton sails
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

<font color="brown">Hi I'm a relatively new sailor (about 5yrs) and have only owned a boat for a couple of years .... GP14. I have the chance of buying a set of (probably unused) cream cotton sails. I would appreciate the benefit of of your collective experience as to the pros and cons of using cott...