Hedley Nicol Trimaran Plans

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  1. taow
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    taow Junior Member

    oh and yes i had planed a 2" border from outter edges and raised sections (cabin edges, hatches, etc)
     
  2. taow
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    ok sandys just made the top of the list for the deck and wth the anti-slip it may even give a beachy look, the blue should blend in well with it so maybe an aqua blue
    was my crew members idea, which is going to be good when it comes time for her to paint it :p lol no free rides here :p
     
  3. oldsailor7
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    " the blue should blend in well with it so maybe an aqua blue"

    NOOooo. All birds are FLYING bombers and they love blue decks. :eek:

    I have owned 7 different multihulls over the years.

    I found cream coloured decks are the best compromise.
     
  4. taow
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    yeah i was leaning towards cream but was hoping for something more then cream :( and i like the sandy color idea, havent found to many, wellany that have that color yet, but im pretty sure you can add your own tints so now just need the right shade and right blue to match in and give that cool lagoon feeling :p
    was a good idea to pop the question up indeed, thanks guys
    next we'll move to the in side :p
    this thread is a good wealth of info on the nicol's tri's my as well keep it running
     
  5. Waterat
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    Waterat Junior Member

    Colour

    Hi, I went for a mushroom sort of light tan. Anything that doesn't reflect
    is going to be fine. You get enough reflection off the water ;)
     
  6. taow
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    taow Junior Member

    any thing that doesnt reflect and im happy to life with is fine ;) just choosing colors waterat to pass the time lol.
    mushroom as in grayish?
    im thinking ill be going with the sandy light color and some aqua for the cockpit just to break it up a bit, and a 1" border along edging.
     
  7. oldsailor7
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    Sounds like a plan taow. :D
     
  8. glenn oshea
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    i did my decks light grey but do get a bit hot plus the 2 inch gap is to much area
     

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    The land birds tend to be smaller and seasonal which is an advantage when pacing the poop deck. Take a trip to the paint store and compare shades with less black, The traditional grays, tans, blues etc....were arrived at for glare/ cool reasons regardless of the name. Remember, if you don't like the color after awhile you can paint it something different next time. Mushrooms are a fungus which isn't a good connotation for a wood boat!
     
  10. glenn oshea
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    decks

    paint it green and put a net across the centre .these decks are bigger enough to be a tennis court
     
  11. taow
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    taow Junior Member

    ewww green haha nope think im going with a light sandy color forthe deck, aqua in the cockpit. both seem to blend well together, have to wait to see how it looks on the decks but as Cavalier stated if you dont like you can always repaint later.
    cheers all
    Alex
     
  12. taow
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    ok know how you all much be sitting on the edge of your seats :p haha
    I went shopping today and it was some what hard to get the color I wanted so I settled for norglass weatherfast "seashell" which I added about 425ml of white satin finish paint to lighten it up even more, for the deck, it lightened up only a little bit but to a nicer shade I think, probably should have went with the light cream they had it looked ok, but seashell is the decks color this year.
    now for the cockpit once again nothing near aqua to be seen and both shops bias and whitwoths did carry pigment so after 30mins I decided to go with the Norglass weatherfast "reef blue" for the cockpit,adding the remaining 75ml of the white to it giving me an even crappier looking blue then what I started with, but is the cockpits color for the next year as well, unless I win the lotto :p and then what am I talking about, as stuff painting the deck i'm gonna buy the 42ft cat i've always wanted :p
    ok also got some flow coat to do in the engine bay seeing as to how bloody nice "triwanderer's" engine bay looks and seeing as I now cant get into the water till the 20th ill be needing something to do with my time, so a good cleaning then a coating of epoxy wood treatment (norglass again) then a nice coat of flow coat, if it turns out half as good looking as triwanderer's ill be happy.
    Also bought a wireless weather station $89 from “bias boating” I stopped in at jay-cars on the way they sold the same units for $150 (bloody rip off's) turned out to be a hell of a lot bigger then what the pic makes you think, and explained the big *** box it came it.
    so the young fella put it together set all the time and settings but its pretty nifty, i'm not to sure how well it will go on the boat and its more made for land then the movement of a boat, but i've made a mod or 2 to brace parts up better so they don’t break off from any sudden movement of the boat. I also removed the rain gage as one i'm pretty sure i'm gonna know if its raining or not and two the gage works on with a sea-saw idea has a cup on either side that fills tips over and then the other side does the same, so on and on, measures each fill and send that info to the display set which is a 5in by almost 3in screen, display numbers are about half an inch.
    So this leaves me with a much easier and less bulky instruments to mount up on one of the spreaders that has still attached to it a
    *indoor out door temp.
    *indoor outdoor relative humidity.
    *barometric pressure reading, absolute or relative mode.
    *wind speed.
    *wind chill temp.
    *dew point temp.
    *weather forecast(sunny cloudy rainy)
    *weather forecast tendency arrows (left for bad weather coming right for good weather coming)
    *storm warning alarm
    so not bad if it works.
     
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    taow

    Please don,t put poly flowcoat over epoxy, it will craze, use Jota coat or similar.
    Cheers
    Al
     
  14. taow
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    hmmm yes i think oops, should have thought of that, epoxy goes on flow but flow wont go on epoxy right, hmmmm well it does but with alot of messing about, hmmmmmm
     

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    flowcoat changed for an epoxy based paint now.
    cheers "dialdan" for your input, could have given me a lot of head aches otherwise
    regards
    Alex
     
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