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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:04 pm

I have some areas of delamination on the hulls. I've read a few times on here of different methods of dealing with this, it seems injection isn't very successful, I thought just brushing epoxy as far into the gap as I could would suffice. Does the panel agree?
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by sam mason » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:01 pm

It depends on the extent of the delamination. I have had great success with injection on small areas and have little faith in just brushing in. For larger areas there is no alternative to cutting away and new laminates. Injection wont work properly without stapling after the epoxy has gone in and ,of course you need a second vent hole or it doesn't find its way all the way in. Gaps between planks CAN be cured by just brushing on . Timberseal PS comes inti its own here.
Just for the record I do not work for Reactive Resins!!
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:42 pm

Thanks Sam, I've got some Timberseal PS now so soon I'll be putting that on. Most of the delaminated areas are also cracked along the veneers so I think there's plenty of opportunities for the resin to get in.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:13 pm

Timberseal went on today, and it's certainly taking its time drying. I managed to sand back all the grey areas of wood but the black marks, scars and patches are all on show. I've never seen a varnished Prout cat before so as she's obviously been varnished since new I'll keep a varnished finish. But that's a way off yet!
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by sam mason » Sun May 01, 2016 8:26 am

Don't get despondent if it seems to take forever. Assuming you can keep above about 5c it should go off in up to 48 hrs or less. I lost temp on a coat last Friday and it was still slightly tacky on Wednesday!! Good as gold as soon as it warmed up a bit. Confidence is the key
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sun May 01, 2016 3:29 pm

Looks OK, not quite hard yet but going that way. It seems to have firmed up the flexible areas a lot so there should only be a little more filling of the cracks to go.

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Re: Swift restoration

Post by Rupert » Sun May 01, 2016 6:57 pm

Looking great.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sun May 08, 2016 12:09 pm

Next job is putting some sort of preservative on the inside of the hulls. I've got the decks off one hull and first need to clear out the mice nest and do some sanding down. I had wondered about using Danboline but wonder if a clear finish might be better so that I can still see what's going on with the wood. On the other hand once the decks are back on I'm not going to be able to see very much of it. What do you think I should use, I thought of Danboline, International Woodskin or G4?
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by diana » Wed May 18, 2016 10:39 pm

She's looking great. Sorry about the mice nests!

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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Fri May 20, 2016 8:57 pm

I assume every project has a low point and I think this is mine.
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I'm glad I did the outside of the hulls first as all I seem to have been doing since is destroying and sanding, with a lot more sanding to go before I can start rebuilding.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by jpa_wfsc » Sat May 21, 2016 5:45 pm

PeterV wrote:What do you think I should use, I thought of Danboline, International Woodskin or G4?
Just regular exterior gloss paint will do an excellent job as you should only be worrying about occasional wetness, and there will be zero UV damage.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:20 am

One of the biggest jobs to tackle has been the main beam which at some point has been cut back and just looked ugly.
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Having tried to work out some way of grafting new pieces in I decided to take the whole thing out.
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And now I've replaced it with a new piece of wood.

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As always, thinking about it was much harder than doing it in the end!
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by realnutter » Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:04 am

That looks great! Getting the ends to tuck in under the gunwale strips must have been tricky....
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:42 pm

Fortunately no trickery required, just my usual level of wood butchery and bodging!
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:33 pm

Robbins Elite has now arrived so the redecking can start. I just wish there weren't so many to do!
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