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by Keith Mc
Wed December 23rd, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

I am hoping further coats of Light Primer might do the trick but fear that I might have to fill them all. They are all over. Grrrrr. I used west 407 filler for filling the weave. Quite 'wet'. I had not used it before. Think I will revert to glass bubbles should I ever do another similar build. Your ...
by Keith Mc
Wed December 23rd, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Thanks Mat Coincidentally I have confirmed the order for small bilge keels from a local metal worker today. They will be done by the end of January. It wont stop progress. I agree re the trailer but I am hoping that if I am canny about its design they might actually help me to ensure she sits centra...
by Keith Mc
Mon December 21st, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

7 coats of Coppercoat applied. Brilliant antifoul, but in this context, super tough epoxy / copper finish for the rigours of a beachable trailer sailer.
by Keith Mc
Wed November 25th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Hi Mat Although I am building a centre board version of the Senior I am planning to get a couple of small steel bilge keels made up so that she can comfortably take the ground when needed. The boats keel would still take the weight of the boat and the bilge keels would support her laterally at such ...
by Keith Mc
Sat November 7th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: CD of plans
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: CD of plans

Hi Tarka
I have always found ABE books to be worth a look.
Hopefully this link will work for you.
https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Sear ... n-_-search
Good luck
Keith
by Keith Mc
Wed November 4th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior Centre plate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Senior Centre plate advice

Wow! You obviously share my fear of water ingress happening inside the box somewhere without realising it is happening. I used formica when I constructed the plate case of my Golant Ketch. It works well and gives me peace of mind.
Thanks for the answer re sheave and strop.
Keith
by Keith Mc
Wed November 4th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior Centre plate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Senior Centre plate advice

Thanks Mat That is all very useful. Do you remember where you got your sheave for the lifting tackle from? I have a 2" tufnol sheave on the way from Classic Marine that is not the full 3/4". Does your wire strop fit directly onto the permanent pin on the lug of the plate or do you have a shackle and...
by Keith Mc
Mon November 2nd, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior Centre plate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Senior Centre plate advice

I worked it out and will now drill pivot hole etc before inserting spacers and glueing up the case.
by Keith Mc
Sun November 1st, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior Centre plate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Senior Centre plate advice

Ok. Thanks Mat. I haven't worked out yet how much protrudes when it is fully down. Is that the diagonal line evident on the plate I picked up today. Ie does the plate slope backwards when fully down?
Keith
by Keith Mc
Sun November 1st, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior Centre plate advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Senior Centre plate advice

Having exchanged a donation to the RNLI for a second hand Senior centreplate today from a nice chap called Rodney (who was a previous owner of Pau Amma) I am considering epoxying a piece of ply either side to allow me to give it a better profile and to keep it fairly snug in the case. This would the...
by Keith Mc
Sat October 31st, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Many thanks Mat
All copied to my files for use when I make my spars.
I am making steady progress with my build and have now epoxied the hull panels. Once filled and faired I will sheath the hull rather than taping the seams.
All the best
Keith
by Keith Mc
Thu October 29th, 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Hi Mat
Many thanks for the information and for that which is yet to come. It is much appreciated.
Keith
by Keith Mc
Thu October 29th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: Calling all Senior owners, builders and dreamers!

Hi Mat Many thanks for starting this thread. And thank you for the excellent article in Watercraft! I am in the process of building a Senior (I 'bit the bullet' and epoxied the hull together yesterday). Thinking ahead I was particularly interested in your approach to setting the gunter rig and how t...
by Keith Mc
Tue August 11th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Help - water leak in YM senior
Replies: 4
Views: 2792

Re: Help - water leak in YM senior

Hi Joao
Just trying to look at the pic. but it is google pics and I need your permission, which I have requested.
Keith
by Keith Mc
Mon August 3rd, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Senior donor sought
Replies: 0
Views: 3140

Senior donor sought

Thank you to John for my welcome to the group through the stop press page. I have started to build a new Senior. Well I have bought the timber, made the strong back and cut the transom. From small acorns! It will help me greatly if I was to find a Senior that was past viable repair but for whose own...