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W+T last won the day on October 29 2017

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About W+T

  • Birthday 06/23/1974

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    Radcliffe < Manchester
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    Boats, DIY, fishing, cars.

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  1. W+T

    Thank You Whoever You Are

    good on the para`s It didnt sound urgent for them to have to walk for so far and so long not to bothered about the dog, it could of be left on its own for a long time.. I would of asked to take care or watch over it or something. I would of been as concerned for the dog in that situation.
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    A Wee one to start again.

    Thanks Paul and Mike for the interest in this old sod who is need of in help. As mentioned its only sanding the hull below water line. These are the recent pics i have just taken of where i have got upto, it looks a lot done but only a little is sanded really and more on the rear end is needed to be ground out and filled, along with what has been filled maybe more sanding once sanded back has been done, the usual fill sand fill sand etc. I caked the filler on good so maybe be one session on the sander will do the job without more filling. Thats all really that i need help with. I feel a bit daft needing help but the so called mates are busy....fancy that. I have been doing this bit in the pics for weeks as its to pan full in the end. Stop start every minute then even more agony for days after. I know its not the most exciting of jobs so i understand if are not keen on it. Feel bad enough asking for help as if i can do things myself i do so. I am happy to work on your boats in exchange, obviously no sanding like this laying on my back though. If anybody can help i really appreciate it very much. Wayne
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    A Wee one to start again.

    Lest stat with the good news hey Had a great holiday and enjoyed the rest very much thanks. That about as far as the good new gets i think lol. Now the bad news For the first time in my lie i am going to have to admit defeat on this project, never have i had to ask for help before, only asking for help not giving in on the boat, nah chance.. This being i am in a lot of pain and often constant and have been so for a good time now with what i think is an old rugger wound from many years ago catching me up. I near broke my neck and now the pain is constant and from neck through shoulder and arm. So this sanding lark is not doing me any good at all so i am struggling to get it done. I am off to the docs soon to see if they can help. physio maybe. Cant live on Tramadol anymore lol. No not addicted. So there we are i need help, so if anybody can help i will do exchange work on there boat or even car mechanical work. Oh yes and i was just waiting for this and expected it sooner,but some may remember the rear deck i had to replace some time ago when i used a crap plywood from Wicks, Well the rest of it i made the locker tops, yes that has no failed and will need redoing again. Not big deal really, will make solid GRP tops now.
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    Looking for a carpenter

    I reckon it will do the job and look neat Yes i am still around and alive ( i think ) and kicking .
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    A Wee one to start again.

    Hi Rach. As soon as i get home then i will sort some pics out. Stuck here is sunny Lanzarote for another wwek. Its taking some doing thia fillong and samding. I am now wishing i did a full sheath over. Oh yes. But it is as expected so no big shock. Iy all shown up after a sand blast even more once piat had all gone. And nice vid Tony. Not a job i like now but kwwen to come home and do some. Had enoufh over here now.
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    Houdini Hatch

    I agree with Sam, no point in bothering, also been there and done that, Creeping crack worked for a while though. What i did was build a dam around around the leaking edge and filled it with Creeping Crack and left it for a while to fill any gaps/cracks. Here is a Houdini 55 thats not bad price https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Houdini-Super-500-Deck-Hatch-Yacht-Motorhome-Skylight-Boat-Sailing-Free-Sealer/142682168564?epid=1805473903&amp;hash=item2138851cf4:g:jIAAAOxyeR9TFuXm
  7. Should there not be more concern on the beams being level with each other to avoid twisting of the shell. Thay was my maon concern when i craned my 36 footer out.
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    A Wee one to start again.

    Shocking isn it, and annoying for me as well I can tell you. I want it done so much now and not a great deal to do just time now to finish it. I have ordered some canvas to do a little more practice sewing again. The canopy is going to be heck of a job for me to do as never done it before, well as you have been a follower you will know that. I have been tied up with my full time job and Wayne Boat Work Services. Just hasnt been enough hours in the week. And after a 13hr day its hard to get motivated to do grinding/sanding GRP. Saying that though I got some work done on the hull again today just having a break, sanded back and looking better, still a fair bit to do but it is killing my arms and elbows, have bad elbows and rest is just out of sanding upside down practice, its a killer of a job. I have tomorrow and next weekend to work on it before I go away for two weeks for much needed rest then we will see where i can get bits done. I can get pics again but then its just a hull getting whiter and whiter. And thank you for following me, along with all the other, i will get my backside in gear asap. Wayne
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    Narrowboat handymen

    Oh i do travel, been on a few jobs to Southampton and Essex not long ago, most jobs in fact have all been a few hours south of Manchester. Thanks for the heads up by PM Yep that bloke is me, either Waynes World over there or W+T here @SarahT If you click on the link below it will take you to my face book page for you to see what I do. All my details are on there, let me know if I can help out. Or PM me on here. I dont mind travelling but distance does matter on the time scale of the job, I will travel your distance for a minimum weekends work for instance. Wayne
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    Cost of Rubbing Strakes

    Sorry if i have missed it but at work having a minute. Why not try Rivet Nuts or known as Rivnuts to traders. No welding involved. Could be worth a try if using a M8 size .
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    Painting new phenolic ply

    I wouldnt know about painting it, unless you dont like the colour but if left as is it will last years, well mine has. I have made two large boxs from the it and left out side for over 5 years untreated all over even edges and still good. the worktop roof also all unteated and the felt ripped off about 4 years ago and still good. one thing i would do now though if used again just to lengthen the life even more for the sake of a few quid more is treat the edges with a good sealant like epoxy.
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    GRP Transom Repair

    Sod off Tony, you know how it is lol. the way its going its going to be another 12 months lol. hey i did a bit more this week
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    GRP Transom Repair

    I cant comment on what you cold do as not seeing it is difficult to make an appropriate suggestion.. But this is what i did this to my boat a while ago. You can use poly resin or epoxy resin, if poly then a good few coats of a decent waterproof primer will be good or a topcoat added as epoxy is crazy money. . think this is the correct page
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    Spray foam insulation

    It will be fine with Celotex or the likes and cans of expanding foam. What you could try is line it out with 4mm or 6mm ply but behind use the celotex, and leave a few winches around the celotx and then drill holes in the ply around the egdes and pump foam into the cavity to give a fully seald area behind the board. I would not leave foam bare.
  15. Thanks Paul, it should be ok know they have my details.

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