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Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by masalai, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. AndrewK
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    AndrewK Senior Member

    Sorry I do not remember the brand, but it was nothing special.
    Regarding epoxy copper, every one I know that has tried it ends up painting over with conventional antifoul paint.
    By the way my boat is in the same pond as yours and it has been over four years since it was last antifouled. But I must admit it is due for it now as barnacles are starting to grow. I usually get two and a half years and this time attribute the extra time to a mixture of paints. I had leftover Ameron, AWLcraft and Altex so mixed them together and got much better results than with each neat paint.
     
  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    88380 - I am considering going for a short trip on the boat - for a picnic - on Friday, that will leave Saturday & Sunday for other chores...

    Also to consider storing the boat at $77/wk on hard stand, and when I work on CNO, the rate goes up to 166/wk? I wonder why soooo much extra?
     
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  3. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

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    Go and have fun! Very distracting reading your exploits-makes me want to go too...not fast-just go.
     
  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hi Doug Lord,
    Go now, you may not be able to soon - This just arrived by email from USA - - http://inflation.us/obamamartiallaw.html - credible and plausible from this distance? but what do I know?
     
  5. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I found a quote that rings a bell http://www.dailyreckoning.com.au/ (and I am not a Jew)...
    - - Asked by a cynic if the Torah could be understood by a man standing on one leg, the Rabbi Hillel, about the time of Christ, responded: - - ""That which is hateful to thyself do not do it to another. That is the whole law. The rest is just commentary.""
     
  6. Frosty

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    If the barnacles are growing thats way too late.
     
  7. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Old Woodbutcher

    Unless the copper is exposed it is useless. Encapsulated in epoxy it is unable to have any beneficial effect.
     
  8. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hi Hoyt,
    The copper is exposed as the copper ratio in the epoxy is very high... - about 1.5 square meters of 'painted surface' applied to each cupful of epoxy/copper mix... When it is dry, the urine test shows where the 'dog' has been 'territory marking' turns green... The level of sulphates in the water suggested by the green lapp area suggest lots of domestic fertiliser & other pollution, confirmed with the green slime blooms where I was berthed...
     
  9. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Old Woodbutcher

    Good to know.
     
  10. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    88870 - That was cancelled due to the wind and the low tide, we just drove out to have a look and make sure all was OK - pic posted here : http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/open-discussion/what-have-you-done-weekend-23233-84.html#post485857

    And a delightful lunch for 2, of grilled fish, pineapple rings and a sweet white wine, just over $31 the lot... at the Spinnaker Sound Marina restaurant on the left before the Bribie Island bridge...

    Looks like Monday afternoon will be prawn buying day... Hope the catch is good...
     
  11. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    89031 - Missed on the prawns, BUGGER.................. This afternoon I hope to get a call :eek:

    The slime came off very easily with a soft broom.... :D - - The antenna are folded down to get under the Bribie Island bridge... That gives me at least 300mm clearance...
     

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  12. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Oh Sugar, :D :D :eek: - - The panic is beginning? is this a joke or is there someone crying about this letter of impending doom... http://www.moneymorning.com.au/ and wait for the essays "Seven Stocks to Sell Now of Monday, 12 September 2011 – Melbourne, Australia.... By Kris Sayce
    * Seven Stocks to Sell Now
    * 'Global Food Crisis "One Shock Away", Says World Bank Chief'"


    Should be there in less than 2 hours to buy the prawns if called - - - But do not be overly worried... (a case of mixed messages in haste :D) on the above: I know the answers and am preparing myself quietly...
     
  13. Landlubber
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    Mas,

    Off you go mate when the SHTF, but seriously, how far do you really expect to get without defending yourself and the boat.......100 yards....maybe two........

    Survival of the fittest remember, the teenagers of today are fit, no brains, angry and care not about how well you built your boat or how much your future depends on it or how sick you may be....if they want your boat...it is theirs......Samual Colt made us all equal...socialism certainly has and will not...but the firearm does.

    Come see me some time if you wish, I should be able to assist in that regard.
     
  14. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Hi Landie,
    Not too sure what you are on about?
    #1692, above, has to be a joke, as to when is any bodies guess... The "reserve banksters" will probably print more money to delay the event and successfully make everyone slowly poorer who hold stuff valued in monetary terms... Wot? me worry? :D

    I am still looking for a pair of fixed blade propellers to fit the Nanni sail drives... I may need to find technical drawings of shaft, for shape and fit for propeller and securing nut on the 17 spline shaft, shaft diameter and length, and also shaft end thread length, pitch and diameter and how to secure the nut in place....

    I can see a week or more on the hard stand whilst I go hunting for tools, show the removed parts and hope the replacement parts fit....

    A pair of 15x12 LH have been found... The only suggestion to, 'if they prove to be over propped', is to pair down the diameter a bit on a lathe - - (that part should be relatively easy, and effected by a couple of days secured from drifting away and resting "on a friendly beach")....

    What is the difference between 2 suggestions
    3 blade 15" diameter x 11" pitch - - and
    3 blade 14" diameter x 13" pitch - -
    for a peak rpm at the propeller of 1417 rpm, pushing a fairly slippery cat, coming in at between 4500kg (light-load) to 6000kg (with maximum fuel and supplies loaded)... or the present 'available' pair of propellers of - -
    3 blade 15" diameter x 12" pitch which may need to be "paired down" in diameter to reduce the "load" on the engine...

    No need for huge technical effort and analysis, just some lightly crunched gut feel would be most appreciated...
     

  15. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Old Woodbutcher

    My missus put her approval on your build. Just now. Looking over my shoulder.
     
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