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Getting closure

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:37 pm

When I moved Torment into the garage 18months ago the first job was to remove the plate slot flanges ready to start splashing on the stripper.

The slot has been open ever since like some gaping laparotomy wound.

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There have been times when with use of inflated inner tube to compress the tufnol sheet liners while gluing them in position, the open slot hs even looked like a laparotomy incision.

At last some decent weather, and with it the opportunity to finally glue in the rest of the lining.

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I have pressed two corks (cut slightly oversize) into the plate slot so that the tufnol liner (cut to shape) sits on the corks in just the right position.

Using a miniature "Paint pad" (from B&Q, see previous posting) I have painted in some West system glue, then put the liners in. Easy then to put in a couple of bicycle inner tubes, partially inflate to grip and adjust position, then fully inflate.

Supper, Wine, Final episode of "The Night Manager," Washing up, (got to earn the garage pass) then take the tubing out before any stray glue sets hard enough to hold the tube in forever. Dried hard overnight.

Ready at last for closure. New flanges from folded offcuts of RIB "elephant tubing".Stainless steel polish on the battens and screwed into position.

Ta Da.

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Actually I think it's going to be a bit to tight; On a drop centreplate the leverages are adverse. Will need to re-do it if so, but that will just be a lot of fiddly screws.

The work is done, next stop fitting out :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Getting closure

Post by Max McCarthy » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:41 pm

Looks good Michael!

Must be exciting and satisfying with the end in sight....

Cheers,

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Re: Getting closure

Post by Michael Brigg » Sun May 08, 2016 10:10 pm

This is in fact rther more than exiting...The final faffage is to be done and then I am ready. I have Bob Michael from the IC assotiation calling round soon to provide me (I hope) with a certificate of condition for the insurers, (I am going with Noble marine) and then I have NO EXCUSE for not getting on the water.

That is going to be a scary day.

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A clean uncluttered layout!

Sails from this...
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to this! :D
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Re: Getting closure

Post by Chrisrjwood » Mon May 09, 2016 10:01 am

Hi Michael, very nice :D How did you get the mainsail looking so good?
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Re: Getting closure

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon May 09, 2016 11:35 am

Most of the sail cleaning covered on this forum

(Mouldy Sails.)
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I have a feeling they will need some attention to the seams from a sailmaker. (Not sure if that is worth it unless I can learn to do the work myself.)

Ed, what do you charge??
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Re: Getting closure

Post by Ed » Mon May 09, 2016 12:32 pm

For you......nothing!

Actually, might need to buy some new thread, so a beer would be good.

Bring her down to Roadford and we can do them overnight

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