Steve W76

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  • in reply to: W76 #35435
    Steve W76
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    So far I have only turned mine over using a crane, then turning it back rightways up using the frame I built into the boat. I seem to remember others discussing boat rolling on this forum previously.

    Steve

    in reply to: W76 #35366
    Steve W76
    Participant

    Looking good there Roger. I was fortunate – most of my decking pieces just lifted off, so I could use them as templates.

    in reply to: W76 #35345
    Steve W76
    Participant

    Hi Roger, as for glue I have been using the West 105/205 system throughout the rebuild. I find the ability to thicken it quite useful. I am mindful that I am effectively working with spotlessly or new wood on any/all joints, so any/all traces of old adhesive/varnish/paint have been eradicated before I apply my new stuff. Some adhesives do not interface well with other/older types.

    I also use the same to seal the panels before painting/varnishing.

    As for bilge paint, I have used Epifanes. I used their varnish when restoring my old Flying Fifteen and loved the deep finish it gave, so thought I would stick with the same for W76.

    I figured it would be a lot easier to epoxy/paint/varnish the inside of the hull before I lay the decks…

    Steve

    in reply to: W76 #35283
    Steve W76
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    Both Fore and aft locations meet the measurement requirements, as you say I always have my class rules tucked under one arm. I also have a TV/monitor in my shed with a USB stick full of my “dismantling” photos at the ready for quick reference….

    in reply to: Reconstitute the W447’s history #35282
    Steve W76
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    Jerome, UKWA supplied the original measurement certificate, not sure how that quite works for non-UK boats…

    The certificate gave me the name and sailing club of the (home) builder. The sailing club have a trophy named after that person.

    I owned a  classic Flying Fifteen on and off from 1978 to around 2015, the UK FF association have a register of most/all FF’s built. Having said that there are very few FF’s compared to Wayfarers… FF also have records of major race/events.

    My own Wayfarer has a wooden mast and shows no signs whatsoever of a spinnaker, so I guess has never been raced and would therefore probably never appear in any club/national race history, and I doubt that anyone would remember Stanley Dickson at Aldeborugh Yacht Club back in 1962, so I guess I won’t be getting much more history for mine…

    On the cars front, I have owned/restored Landrovers before but now my daily driver is a Triumph Stag. I also have a Triumph Spitfire in bits in the other side of my shed to the Wayfarer…

    Steve

     

    in reply to: Reconstitute the W447’s history #35257
    Steve W76
    Participant

    Hi Jerome, the only history I found when restoring W76 was the original measurement certificate. This showed it as amatuer build, builders name and the sailing club the builder sailed at. On the transom was a brass badge for a river restoration society. That is about as far as I got. I understand I may only be the 3rd owner, as the faily that donated W76 to me had owned it since the early/mid 60’s. I also own and restore classic cars, tracing the history of these is also very difficult as in the uk you cannot share/publish any personal details/information.

    Steve

    in reply to: W76 #35038
    Steve W76
    Participant

    Just to make sure everything is back where it was before I started, I opted to loose fit all of my old decking.

    Pleased to report that everything has slotted back just as it was, that’s reassuring!

    in reply to: W76 #35037
    Steve W76
    Participant

    Next up, I have a slight dilemma. The build manual says the shroud plates should be fitted to the front of the knees, mine were fitted to the rear (as highlighted by the witness marks….

    However they still measure to the correct location

    in reply to: W76 #35035
    Steve W76
    Participant

    So, where to start? Inspection of the rear compartment woodwork found some rotten timber.

    So I found some old hardwood drawer fronts and refashioned them into suitable sized pieces.

    Then set applied 2 coats of epoxy ready for the bilge paint to be applied..

    All progressing nicely….

    in reply to: W76 #34459
    Steve W76
    Participant

    I’m now cleaning and inspecting all of the original interior woodwork for refitting or replacement. Just cleaned the rear seat socket, lovely to see the original manufacturers markings. They should last another 60 years…..

    in reply to: W76 #34458
    Steve W76
    Participant

    I’m fairly thorough with my workings, so I have been comparing measurements with W76’s original measurement certificate…

    Then adding all relevant dimensions to a blank downloaded MK1 Woodie measurement cert as I go along, to ensure that my rebuild is still within dimensional tolerance. Glad to say, so far everything is!

    in reply to: W76 #34447
    Steve W76
    Participant

    Well, now we are back up the right way I have dismantled the frames and cleaned off the masking tape and nibs of epoxy resin…

    So all looking tidy inside and ready for the next bit….

    Funny how a “completed” painted inverted hull has now been transformed into a vast unpainted box…

    in reply to: Painting Wooden Deck Mark 1 #34448
    Steve W76
    Participant

    Varnish…..

    in reply to: W76 #34133
    Steve W76
    Participant

    While it was still inverted I also replaced the original Brass/Bronze keelband and u shaped castings using super new silicon bronze screws all bedded down on a drop of Sikaflex….

    in reply to: W76 #34129
    Steve W76
    Participant

    I took time to make notes on a copy of my original measurement cert of all of the “measure with hull inverted” measurements while my hull was still inverted. (Smart move, Huh?) It was very reassuring that everything is pretty much exactly as it was, with a couple of smaller deviations that are still well within measurement tolerances as per class rules.

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