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Offline Andrew Whapshott

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This Way Up
« on: December 04, 2011, 04:34:10 PM »
Today has been a good day for 2661 "This Way Up.."  After a few seasons of not being used, she hit the water!     :D

Thanks to all who helped get her sailing again, especially Jason and the Trims. I sailed her with my sister, and both had a great time! (And it looks like I have a new crew!)

A bit of leak finding to do yet though...  :P

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Re: This Way Up
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 06:50:04 PM »
That is a great tale! What a success - back sailing after many years in the wilderness.

Well done!

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 07:06:45 AM »
Excellent news, well done all involved.

I've no doubt we'll see TWU in Pwelli; but until then some photos please !

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Re: This Way Up
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 08:56:51 AM »
Nice one Andy, how was she? As Graham says... photos please!

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Re: This Way Up
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 02:05:38 PM »
I didn't have a camera on the day, but will take some photo's of the next sail.

She seems okay, few areas that need some work but nothing too serious.  A lick of paint wouldn't go amiss either.. 

Kite chute/sock to be added shortly  :)   

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Re: This Way Up
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 09:28:47 PM »
Quote from: Andrew Whapshott link=topic=1201. msg11776#msg11776 date=1323016450
Today has been a good day for 2661 "This Way Up. . "  After a few seasons of not being used, she hit the water!     :D

Thanks to all who helped get her sailing again, especially Jason and the Trims.  I sailed her with my sister, and both had a great time! (And it looks like I have a new crew!)

A bit of leak finding to do yet though. . .   :P

good to hear, this is the first time i have logged on to the forum since i heard this news, well done andrew, have fun
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Re: This Way Up
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 07:17:06 PM »
Acquired some Aluminium to build a new stock today, and have everything sorted to build a Spinnaker chute (Converting from bag-launch)   

If anyone has a lower going spare it would be really handy (Swage T-terminal)   I've got two but running a 91' Jib on a 97' Mast, so having to use one to attach the Jib to the mast in order to make up for the shorter luff and give me something to attach the forestay too.

 Been using dyneema lowers up till now but its cheap stuff and isn't really up to the job...

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 08:36:15 PM »
hi andrew i hope the new rudder is working out well for the up coming season and that your a-level studies are going well. boatwise i am focused on getting my gp14 ready for the summer and looking forward to a day at the olympics in weymouth in august. cheers jason
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 10:11:06 PM »
Hi Jason, Haven't had time to refit the rudder yet, but I've finished exams now so I can press on with it.  Just removed the Spinnaker pole to clear-coat it so that it has the shiny carbon look again..   Taking the rig off and have borrowed some space in a lean-to to get the jobs done on her in the dry.  Even got some ^This Way Up^ stickers to put on when finished!
 

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Re: This Way Up
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 05:15:36 PM »
Stripped of fittings ready for sandng and a lick of paint, new chute and a few other bits...   

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012, 07:00:35 PM »
Good luck, remember the aim is to end up with a boat that is lighter than you started with :-) So plenty of sanding to be done....

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 06:22:12 PM »
..Might have to cut down the sanding; Just discovered her decks are Kevlar/aramid.   

 Luckily I have been only scraping, but have still got a small area of teddy-bear fur...  Any ideas on the best way to deal with this? Just wet it out again and paint over... ?   


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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2012, 12:54:31 PM »
Either wet it out and apply pressure to squish the fibres down or ad a layer of glass over the top and squish that down.

Don't sand kevlar!

You did the right thing by stopping and asking.

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Re: This Way Up
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2012, 02:15:41 PM »
If you wet out a bit of peel ply and put it down you can push the fibres down while letting the resin come up through the peelply. Then minimum sanding to just rough the surface enough to get some bog on there.


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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2012, 02:46:29 PM »
Thanks Phil / Will.  There is a thin layer of cloth above the Kevlar, I think it may be peel ply, is this a normal thing to find left on Kevlar for future repainting..?