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Golden Hind restoration

Posted: Sun August 3rd, 2008, 2:16 pm
by dave
:oops: Hi all our Golden Hind Snowdrift is shortly comeing out of Newson boat builders yard after months of extensive repairs, :? all i need now is pointing in the right direction and learn to sail :wink: any advise greatly received. pics available on Newsons web under new projects many thanks regards Dave Mann. :roll:

Posted: Sun August 31st, 2008, 9:05 pm
by Left BeHind
I have sent you a PM

Re: Golden Hind restoration

Posted: Thu February 18th, 2010, 7:03 pm
by Eventide Owners Group
Hello Dave, so, after a season and a bit where are all the pics?

would love to update the gallery!

how about writing a bit about the restoration as well as the sailing. send it to us at enquiries@eventides.org.uk and we can use it in the next Newsletter...

Regards,
John

Re: Golden Hind restoration

Posted: Fri February 19th, 2010, 10:53 pm
by Athaena
Thanks, those photo's were really interesting.

If anyone else would like to see them they can be found here.

Chris

Re: Golden Hind restoration

Posted: Sun February 21st, 2010, 1:43 pm
by Fiddler's Green
Thanks for the link to the pics, good idea to place the link on here. there was one on the site as wel, buried away deep in the bowels somewhere!

Well done
John

Re: Golden Hind restoration

Posted: Tue June 22nd, 2010, 10:01 am
by JamesH
Hi interesting restoration which raises 3 questions for me,

1) What is he best way to prevent fresh water ingress?

2) Where are the rot weakness areas on eventide, riptide and WW, can they be designed out?

3) What are the preferred painting options v cost?
Epoxy cloth?
Epoxy
PU, Oil based

Just a few thoughts - just dreaming of a WW

Yours James

Re: Golden Hind restoration

Posted: Tue June 22nd, 2010, 1:42 pm
by Athaena
JamesH wrote:1) What is he best way to prevent fresh water ingress?
2) Where are the rot weakness areas on eventide, riptide and WW, can they be designed out?
3) What are the preferred painting options v cost?


Well just my opinions but I'd say:

1) Stop the rain getting in, so a cover and well sealed decks (epoxy and cloth over the ply when new and then either just paint or lay teak veneer on top.
2) Other than the usual fittings and joints I don't think there are any particular weak areas, the problem can be anywhere that freshwater can be trapped.
3) If building new I woudl sheath in epoxy and cloth. Not convinced of ther merits of doing this to an old boat where it could cause more problems than it solves.

Chris

Re: Golden Hind restoration

Posted: Mon June 28th, 2010, 9:47 am
by Eventide Owners Group
I would agree with Chris about epoxy and new build and also that you would have to be very careful not to epoxy in trouble on older boats. All has to be scrupulously clean and rot free!

As for designing out problems.. Seems to me that most rot problems are associated with leaking decks, so properly epoxy sealed decks with very well sealed fittings is the answer there. So it is not the design, more the method of construction, however it will not help if there is little thought given to the timbers used in the build. Too many use unsuitable timber or fasteners.

If you are going to all the trouble of building a boat, that you hope to sail, in safety, why make it out of material that will rot away in 5 minutes when for a little more money you can used Iroko or similar and really good ply. Then you have a family heirloom, not a time bomb!

If the job is worth doing, it is worth doing well!

Good luck with the project,

John