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Pauline&Phill
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Today and yesterday, we were at LBBY for the last big
step in our Brilliant project; this was replacing the
lifting cabin roof canvas. The difference between the
old yellow plastic and the new ivory canvas is a super
result. Thanks Terry for the usual skill in fitting our
fabric.
We wanted to ensure that over enthusiastic raising of
the top using the halyard system we have would not over
strain the canvas at the cockpit end, as clearly
happened with the old roof, so I fitted a fine brass
chain on each side to set the limit of travel-hope that
works.
The roll down flap at the cabin doors will have a
second, inner layer of black mosquito netting as on
tents, so that we can discourage interlopers...winged
ones.  Evil Grin

I am remaking the jib boom next week, then it's just a
question of non-stop maintenance jobs !!


Best wishes,

Pauline

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are simply Brilliant!


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Don't forget the go-faster-stripes on the hull and the hydra-foils on the keel and the rudder.

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I thought I saw a bottom poking out from under the tarpaulin on Sunday when we passed.

Doug.

A Broom is not just for sweeping..

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You could have slapped some anti-fouling on said bottom as you passed!

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Could, but LBBY are doing it tomorrow. Smile

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I shall be doing 'Spray' tommorow, must be something about Wednesdays and anti-fouling!

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Dear Pauline, and Phil,

We are so pleased for you guys. Brilliant is simply brilliant. She is so beautiful, elegant, and historic all in the same hull. What a lady....

M

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Hi Pauline and Phil,
I noticed your comment about re-making the  jib boom and would love to know more about it, materials and construction ?
Dragonsong is currently set up with a self-tacking jib on an aluminium boom which, while it does the job, I don't particularly like and wouldn't mind having a go at replacing it in wood. Any info and/or photos would be great.

Cheers

John and Sara

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I made a bamboo one first, it was too light and bulky so I rang
Hunters for advice. They laminate two wooden strips for strength so
that is my plan.
I salvaged the bullseye fair lead from the Mark 1 today, have ordered
the West Epoxy and plan to get two 44mm x20.5mm x 3m planed
redwood lengths from Wickes on Saturday.
The boom will end up as 44mm x 41mm x 2.3m all being well,
screwed and laminated, then epoxy sheathed ( if I had zillions of
clamps I would omit the screws but I don't ) . Then I plan to give it the
'obligatory' 6 coats of varnish.
The key issue is to get the balance point for the fair lead right, so we
will have to play with string before going for a proper fixing.
There are lots of more skilled folk on here, so this post will hopefully
attract informed opinion, for which I will be grateful. Smile

Best wishes,

Pauline

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are simply Brilliant!


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Pauline, you don't need zillions of clamps. Start at one end of your laminate with one clamp, having clamped wind several layers of masking take around the laminate. Remove clamp and move along the
timber by about a foot and repeat. Screws can and do weaken the structure.

Redwood? Spruce or Douglas would, in my opinion, be better suited.

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