Hartley TS16 project "Redwing ll"

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  • 03 Jun 2022 23:43
    Reply # 12805234 on 10087530

    Hi Steve,  you and I have already conversed on this via email . :)

  • 30 May 2022 11:44
    Reply # 12798546 on 10087530

    Hi Gary, I notice with some keenness that you are embarking on a junk conversion of a TS16. I joined this association when the same conversion took my fancy back in 2016 (I think). I think I was the first ever to convert a TS16 from a bermuda to a junk rig. And I am happy to say I never regretted the decision! And although I went on to sell the Hartley and built my current boat, a Michalak Blobster, I remember the Hartley with fondness.

    I am now about to refit my Blobster as a junk rig, which will be not so nearly as difficult because she is already rigged with an unstayed mast and a balanced lug sail.

    All the best with your conversion, and if there is anything I might be able to assist you with in your decision making I am only too happy.

  • 27 May 2022 05:49
    Reply # 12795802 on 12789998
    Anonymous wrote:

    Ah, yes.  How fortunate your are to live in the Lucky Country!  Still, on the bright side, you've got rid of ScoMo and that might be enough to drive away the rain!


    Annie, well the sun has come out of hiding...at least for the weekend. :)
  • 23 May 2022 01:13
    Reply # 12789998 on 10087530

    Ah, yes.  How fortunate your are to live in the Lucky Country!  Still, on the bright side, you've got rid of ScoMo and that might be enough to drive away the rain!

    Last modified: 23 May 2022 01:15 | Anonymous member
  • 20 May 2022 06:51
    Reply # 12787359 on 12784069
    Anonymous wrote:
    Gary wrote:

    I've started cutting out and epoxy coating the new cabin panels. The big problem is the weather, it just won't stop drizzling rain. Which means with the humidity everything has a thin layer of condensation. In 3 months we've had more than last years annual rainfall!

    Hard to push ahead in those conditions when epoxy needs a dry substrate. I guess it is a matter of grabbing any dry spells to get the timber sealed, and then it is easier to glue later. At least that is the benefit of a smaller boat, it just makes the process more manageable. I guess that once you get into the winter months things will dry out. I think Queensland must be getting the rain we should be having because it is still unusually dry in my part of New Zealand.
    I've had to wipe down the bare ply with a damp sponge and then wipe over with a rag soaked in industrial strength vinegar...hopefully that will work. Apparently this wet weather may continue on into late spring, early summer. Just it time for the wet season.
  • 17 May 2022 21:41
    Reply # 12784069 on 12779884
    Gary wrote:

    I've started cutting out and epoxy coating the new cabin panels. The big problem is the weather, it just won't stop drizzling rain. Which means with the humidity everything has a thin layer of condensation. In 3 months we've had more than last years annual rainfall!

    Hard to push ahead in those conditions when epoxy needs a dry substrate. I guess it is a matter of grabbing any dry spells to get the timber sealed, and then it is easier to glue later. At least that is the benefit of a smaller boat, it just makes the process more manageable. I guess that once you get into the winter months things will dry out. I think Queensland must be getting the rain we should be having because it is still unusually dry in my part of New Zealand.
  • 14 May 2022 03:43
    Reply # 12779884 on 10087530

    I've started cutting out and epoxy coating the new cabin panels. The big problem is the weather, it just won't stop drizzling rain. Which means with the humidity everything has a thin layer of condensation. In 3 months we've had more than last years annual rainfall!

  • 21 Apr 2022 11:15
    Reply # 12717056 on 10087530

    Okay despite floods, pandemic and then a flood of almost biblical proportions in February this project is still happening. I've been concentrating on internal painting of hull and various ply panels.

    I have been debating on whether to replace the cabin, it's had numerous patches over the years and there is at least one soft spot. The internal argument has been along the lines of, do I repair the boat enough to get on the water...or do knuckle down and do a proper job straight off? It looks like the later, given I am redoing the cockpit seats and lockers plus the cabin aft bulkhead. I may as well do the lot, it's not like it's huge job anyway.

    Also the centreboard case was removed, rebuild and refitted. The old sails have been patched and I've organised with Paul Thompson to build me a new JR sail.

    Last modified: 21 Apr 2022 23:07 | Anonymous member
  • 27 Jul 2021 23:28
    Reply # 10778450 on 10087530

    I think I should have put this thread in the general forum, anyway I started work on the boat. The transom turned out to have a decent amount of rot but nothing compared to what Redwing suffered. I've repaired the framing and I could have the two layers of 6mm ply back on next Sunday. The cockpit seats need redoing and I need to unblock the centreboard case. To make the boat sailable  with it's present rig i will need a boom and patch a few rat holes in the sails.

  • 07 Jun 2021 10:16
    Reply # 10600455 on 10087530

    Redwing ll is now mine and sitting in the driveway. I should be able to get started on the transformation sometime in July.

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