What have I just bought?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by kraaiboskloof, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. kraaiboskloof
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    kraaiboskloof New Member

  2. kraaiboskloof
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    kraaiboskloof New Member

    yes apparenly homebuilt from a design by robert tucker
     
  3. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Probably used on Knysna lagoon...?

    Suggest that you give her a once over with shot blasting to see how well she is preserved under the paint and apply new primer. Do the necessary repairs and repaint and you should have a boat to use :cool:
     
  4. kraaiboskloof
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    kraaiboskloof New Member

    Thanks for advice what is "shot blast"?
     
  5. drunkin clown
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    drunkin clown Junior Member

    Why didnt you just ask if you could have it?You spent hard earned cash on that?What does your wife think?Shot blast means to sand blast the hull I think...then again it could mean, Have a shot and blow it up!
     

  6. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    kraaiboskloof if you got a bargain it could be ok
    but beware - an old hull can cost serious bucks to fix
    it could be so bad that building from new will cost the same

    What Wynand said is true, clean up first
    a wire brush wont do the trick
    it has to be sandblasted in and out
    your local engineering works should have one, just rent a very big compressor and make sure the operator wears all the safety gear

    good luck - you are going to need lots of it
     
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