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by Mike Brown
Wed June 15th, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Eventide Bilge Keeler Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 2035

Eventide Bilge Keeler Trailer

Hi John I'm just wondering if there is anyway you would be able to sketch out the size of the trailer you have for "Fiddler's Green". outlining the width and over length and length of drawbar. I'm just wanting some measurements that I can supply an engineer as I'm looking to have one made ...
by Mike Brown
Tue January 18th, 2011, 7:58 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Refitting cast Iron keel
Replies: 9
Views: 3742

Re: Refitting cast Iron keel

Thanks John it is all starting to make sense now and I can picture the process. Just one more question if I may, between the 2 contact surfaces should I use a layer of mastic (DPC) and sikaflex or just use the sikaflex to bond and seal.

Many thanks
Mike
by Mike Brown
Mon January 17th, 2011, 5:50 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Refitting cast Iron keel
Replies: 9
Views: 3742

Re: Refitting cast Iron keel

Hi John Many thanks for your reply and it is not too late as I am still pondering over this issue. My cast keel is 5'' deep so I was going to plan on fixing 25mm thick plate steel to the bottom for extra ballest. I did want to use the traditional fixing method of mastic damp proof course (DPC) and p...
by Mike Brown
Mon December 27th, 2010, 6:03 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Refitting cast Iron keel
Replies: 9
Views: 3742

Re: Refitting cast Iron keel

Thanks also Kevan for your comments which are most appreciated. It certainly has given me something to think about. I have also been speaking to a traditonal boat builder who says he has used epoxy before as well an states that it will part quite easily if you need it to. I think I will put the kee...
by Mike Brown
Thu December 23rd, 2010, 6:31 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Refitting cast Iron keel
Replies: 9
Views: 3742

Re: Refitting cast Iron keel

Many thanks for your reply. Yes I am a bit stuck here is we don't have a lot of products for this type of application apart from the DPC and putty and red lead paint. I have 6 keel bolts to fit with the keel so have to work with a product that is going to give me ample time. I haven't seen any other...
by Mike Brown
Sat December 18th, 2010, 7:17 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Refitting cast Iron keel
Replies: 9
Views: 3742

Refitting cast Iron keel

Hello Team I am just about at the stage to refit the cast iron keel to my 24ft Eventide. When I removed it, it appeared that it had originally been fitted using damp proof course and putty as the sealant. Would this be correct as if so I will do the same. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Kin...
by Mike Brown
Sun January 31st, 2010, 7:31 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: 24ft Eventide
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

24ft Eventide

Is any member able to give me a ball park figure for the weight of a 24ft Eventide built in the early 60's with the hull constructed of solid teak wood. At some stage I will have a trailer made for it so just looking for a figure to use in relation to wheels, hubs etc.
Kind regards
Mike New Zealand
by Mike Brown
Sun January 31st, 2010, 7:26 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: lifting the mast
Replies: 7
Views: 3758

Re: lifting the mast

Hi Jason Thanks for your reply and info. Yes, enjoy that sailing season when you can. At some stage when you have time and are able to take some photos that would be great. I have made contact with Howard from the Misty blog and he has offered some valuable info as well. I still have my yacht on the...
by Mike Brown
Mon December 14th, 2009, 8:10 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: 24 ft Eventide Keel
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

24 ft Eventide Keel

Hello I have finally managed to remove the keel off my 24ft Eventide. I think this is the first time it has been off since it was built in 1960 and boy what a mission. As it is one of the older designs with the smaller keel I was thinking of fixing a 25mm thick plate steel to bottom of cast iron. Wo...
by Mike Brown
Sun June 28th, 2009, 7:51 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: lifting the mast
Replies: 7
Views: 3758

Re: lifting the mast

Hi Jason

Thanks for your reply. If you could send me measurements and diagrams of how you achieved the lift I would be most appreciated as this task is ahead of me some time soon.
traditionalboat@slingshot.co.nz

Please eep in touch
Kind regards
Mike
by Mike Brown
Fri June 26th, 2009, 11:44 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: lifting the mast
Replies: 7
Views: 3758

Re: lifting the mast

What was the length of your mast and was it wooden. Keen to look at options as I have a 24ft Eventide that has an 8.8 metre wooden mast. Boat is out of water for refit at the moment and at some stage will have the task of raising that mast. Let me know how you go if you do use that new option. Cheer...
by Mike Brown
Tue June 17th, 2008, 10:12 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Winter Volvo MD5A
Replies: 1
Views: 1548

Winter Volvo MD5A

I now have a volvo MD5A which is out of yacht and I want to lay it up for 12mths or so while I continue yacht refit. I have been advised to flush a water / rustproofing mix through the cooling system to protect it and repeat this every 6 mths or so. They recommend Esso Cutwull 40, Shell Donax C or s...
by Mike Brown
Sun March 16th, 2008, 7:41 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: painting a hull
Replies: 7
Views: 5076

Hi Mike I have a 24ft eventide built of solid teak. Your advise as above sounds awesome and just what I have been looking for. Many have told me to stay away from the old traditional method but that is what I want to use. In New Zealand I can buy white lead paste and red lead paint. What is the rati...
by Mike Brown
Sun March 16th, 2008, 7:25 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Outboard bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 3544

Hi There I had to achieve the same thing as you when I had to motor my 24ft eventide some 5km to have it hauled out. The inboard had been removed before I bought the boat. I cut 2 wedges and bolted these on the stern to witch I then fixed a rise and fall bracket. Some carefull workmanship had to be ...
by Mike Brown
Fri November 2nd, 2007, 8:02 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Filling, painting
Replies: 1
Views: 1846

Filling, painting

Hello all. I have had my 24ft Eventide out of the water now for 12 mths. In that time it was outside covered, but the heat has opened some of the timber joins and some cracks have appeared on the cabin top, cabin side area, and next to companion way etc and some of the hull joins above and below the...

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