Workshop Blog

Biosolv

We have been having increasing success with our use of Biosolv our replacement for Acetone, MEK, Toluene , white spirit, and gun wash. Biosolv container 2.5 litre I started to use Biosolv in the workshop as a direct replacement for MEK which we were using to clean up our epoxy...

hull prep continues

The hull has been sanded and given 3 coats of primer filler to protect the epoxy hull being prepped for spraying cof sdr sdr sdr     primer dried on hull our sprayer more masking and more first coat 2nd coat finished coat primer finished coat primer

Preparing to move the Schooner Hull

We have started to prepare for the moving of the 38-foot schooner hull out of the workshop. So far we have made part of the rolling frame which will be used in conjunction with a crane to turn the hull 180 degrees. We have also started on the hulling dolly which...

Drills ours died

During this year we lost two of our old faithful workers, these were our Hitachi 18 volt battery drill and our Makita mains power drill.   our original Hitachi drills these were great tools they lasted for about 16 years thoroughly abused drilled holes bigger than they were designed for. They were...

Side Keels

The side keels have now been welded up and are in the workshop, for prep work then epoxy coating. We will be grinding the surface using 4.5-inch grinders and a standard dry stone, the surface will be cleaned with biosolv, once we are happy with the surface we will paint...

the sausage roll song

Ladies and gentlemen, there is a song on youtube for charity that I would like you to support   https://youtu.be/8iEB8bfP7wE

A very Happy Christmas and an amazing new year

I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a great new year.   I am so aware of people who are alone on this day and I would ask everyone  that over the next few days they take the trouble to call on their neighbours take them a...

A year in the workshop

A year in the workshop During a year in the workshop, we have moved the schooner forward and we are now doing final prep work for turning the hull in the new year. This has involved finishing the outside of the hull. We have laid on several layers of biaxial...

Trouble with hands and other problems at the Workshop

  Firstly I must apologise to everyone for not keeping you updated on the comings and goings at the workshop. We have had a bit of a bad year, it all started with subcontracting out some work to Hawk marine, for them to make and supply new yards and booms...

Which Epoxy Resin to Use Low Vis or FLAG?

When you have decided that the system you will use is the MAS non blushing system many people then ask us what resin should we use. So here are a few pointers. Both Low vis and FLAG are part of the MAS non blushing no wax epoxy system. They are...

What is Amine Blush?

Modern epoxies v tradional older style blushing or waxing epoxy Firstly we need to identify what is blushing or waxing. Blushing /waxing is a result of a chemical reaction within the older style epoxies which forms a a amine wax or blush on the surface of the epoxy as it cures...

Sometimes You Just Have a Bad Day

Now the schooner has been coming on in leaps and bounds and two friends decided to give me a hand on a pleasant Sunday to get the last coat of epoxy on the hull, leaving me just the area where we have had the scaffold to do before we look...

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