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by newt2u
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Profile to F21 lifting rudder
Replies: 29
Views: 2317

Re: Profile to F21 lifting rudder

Job done, I put the rudder back together today after a couple of coats of antifouling.
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by newt2u
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Profile to F21 lifting rudder
Replies: 29
Views: 2317

Re: Profile to F21 lifting rudder

Thanks Erik, I’ve learnt a lot in the process.

If anyone else would like to try this, I was sent a reject core along with the one I used. There isn’t much wrong with it for this kind of job. Would be happy to send it on for the cost of postage.
by newt2u
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Profile to F21 lifting rudder
Replies: 29
Views: 2317

Re: Profile to F21 lifting rudder

Fill, sand, spray. Good enough I think, if it was gloss not antifouling going over this I'd fettle it a bit more. I'll flip it tomorrow and finish it.
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by newt2u
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Profile to F21 lifting rudder
Replies: 29
Views: 2317

Re: Profile to F21 lifting rudder

Primer paint arrived late yesterday, so gave one side a couple of coats this morning. Overall I am pleased with the result there are still one or two small voids that I'll fill with car body filler.
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by newt2u
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Profile to F21 lifting rudder
Replies: 29
Views: 2317

Re: Profile to F21 lifting rudder

Nearly done. This morning I made a filler of epoxy and micro balloons and filled the small voids left around the edges of the gel coat. This was cured enough this afternoon to sand off. Its now ready for primer.
by newt2u
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Profile to F21 lifting rudder
Replies: 29
Views: 2317

Re: Profile to F21 lifting rudder

Off topic but I spent most of the day getting my F21 off its trailer and onto blocks, so I can get at my keels for antifouling and repair... one is sticking on its was down. IMG_1102.jpeg IMG_1103.jpeg However before that I did manage to get gelcoat on the second side and peeled off the peel ply thi...
by newt2u
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Profile to F21 lifting rudder
Replies: 29
Views: 2317

Re: Profile to F21 lifting rudder

Thanks, Erik, good tip! I don't know why I was reluctant to use before. It peeled beautifully. The light spots you could see are areas of filler down at the blue foam level, still showing through. I took pains to squeeze all the bubbles out. There were a couple of voids at the LE and TE, I think bec...
by newt2u
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Profile to F21 lifting rudder
Replies: 29
Views: 2317

Re: Profile to F21 lifting rudder

Well I decided to give the peel ply a go... hope it lives up to its name and peels! First I faired the edge of the tape with a bit of car body filler, sanded that and then mixed up 300gm of epoxy and added 1/3 by volume of fumed silica to make my gelcoat. Think I should have made a tad more but we'l...
by newt2u
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Topping lift for F21?
Replies: 12
Views: 3624

Re: Topping lift for F21?

Hey, no problem. My boat is ashore in my drive for the winter, so measuring up was easy.
by newt2u
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Topping lift for F21?
Replies: 12
Views: 3624

Re: Topping lift for F21?

wbalser - my lazy jack lines are as follows. 2 off 5.4m lines from the mast down to blocks at each side of the sail. I think this is 6mm 3 strand polyester but that is just a guess.Then I have one continuous line fixed to the cleat under the boom up to one block down and under the boom through a ho...