zaterdag 7 april 2018

Spring again

Today It was a warm beatyfull springday. Time for a few upgrades.
Today, I replaced the forehatch and installed a new service battery.

dinsdag 7 juni 2016

Quintessens osmosis treatment.

Finally after 7 months the laminate seems to be dry enough.
Almost everywhere under 10% on the moisture meter ! Almost as dry as above the waterline.














So she`s going inside with her bigger sister a Contessa 38.








A good sanding and then two layers of thin epoxy for filling the tnyest pinholes after peeling off the gelcoat and some laminate.






Ready for a few layers of 280gr glass.
Hull still shining with the first 2 layers Epoxy.









Always better with some help !

Sanding,sanding,sanding...





Laminating the first layer.










Sanding between the layers.
I recommend a closed suit, but when its 28 degree outside its less hot this way.













Sanding the waterline..









So first layer is finaly done.







Second layer..
Found myself a new method for laminating alone : ducttape !! This works great and gives more precision for placing the glass.






Two layers of laminate, some filler and ready for the last layers of epoxy-cuppercoat !

















D.I.Y. Cuppercoat : 2 parts cupperpowder 1 part epoxy.






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Looks and feels like molten chocolate !
















A bit strange this red-brown antifaul color.









First layer of cuppercoat is ready.
Dreaming of sailing already...


maandag 25 januari 2016

Time for some serious overhaul.

There have always been some little blisters.

With the last survey some more than usual so time to act!
There was a recommendation to remove the gelcoat because most blisters where just below and in the gelcoat (as seen in this picture) With a low to moderate moist laminate she was the ideal candidate for gelcoat removal.



So after a day`s work she was proffesionally stripped in November. I was very pleased with the almost flat result. I had to sand off the waterline section for a more flat result en remove the last blisters.




Only rest to wash out the laminate with the high-pressure and the steam-cleaner every 3 weeks. When the underwater laminate surface is as dry  as above the waterline she is dry enough for applying a few layers epoxy laminate with 4 layers 280gr2 fiberglass ending with a few layers of cupper-epoxy coating.