• 19 Jul 2017 23:40
    Reply # 4985421 on 4984079
    Gary Pick wrote:

    Redwing sailing

    Annie I already have 1500 words in a rough draft.

  • 19 Jul 2017 10:58
    Reply # 4984079 on 644008

    Redwing sailing

    Annie I already have 1500 words in a rough draft.

  • 19 Jul 2017 09:12
    Reply # 4983975 on 644008

    It sounds like you should have some material for an interesting article for the magazine, Gary :-)  I hope you've well and truly chased the rot problems away.

  • 18 Jul 2017 23:47
    Reply # 4983415 on 644008
    I met Steve Talbot while on the hard,he was working on his cat just across from me. Didn't get to have much of a chat as I was just too busy sadly. I've cobbled a video of sailing together called Redwing goes north pt1 on YouTube. I'll post the link here later.
  • 17 Jul 2017 10:29
    Reply # 4980016 on 644008

    Oh and some damn fine sailing was had.:)

  • 17 Jul 2017 10:28
    Reply # 4980012 on 644008

    Redwing finally went back in the water last Wednesday and despite some rather interesting moments that I plan to write about we had a good time. Some interesting lessons learnt, some skills honed and some new ones practiced. Sadly I've lost a lot of photos and video as the SD card in my phone has cacked itself.

  • 03 Jul 2017 10:22
    Reply # 4929505 on 644008

    David Webb came down for three days and helped enormously, I could not have done it otherwise. Redwing is on the up but still looks pretty back. Two days should see her structurally sound again.

  • 29 Jun 2017 08:17
    Reply # 4923406 on 644008

     The rot is a horror movie. I've sent the whole day on the port quarter and transom area but I worked out how to fix it and I should have new ply back on it tomorrow.

  • 28 Jun 2017 08:26
    Reply # 4921452 on 644008

    I'm with David on that one.  And while you're repairing, slather the stuff around any wood you can reach, just in case you didn't put enough on the first time.  Three coats good, four coats better, five coats ... well, I think you get the idea :-P

    Good luck, Gary.  After your first passage, you'll be keen as to do more.

  • 28 Jun 2017 08:07
    Reply # 4921430 on 4921385
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    Gary Pick wrote:

    Redwing has just done first coastal passage and despite having half the Barrier Reef hanging off the bottom she did quite well. David Webb came with me and cheered me up as I was quite depressed at the amount of rot I have to fix. I haul out tomorrow morning at 7am...I have a week to make all good again.

    I have one word; EPOXY, and lots of it. Wonderful stuff for fixing all sorts of ailments in wood boats. Good luck with the haul out!
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