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Tim Coleman
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Just another crazy guy who loves messing about in boats and follows Jesus.
Just another crazy guy who loves messing about in boats and follows Jesus.

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Catch up on 2015 and introductions
Its been almost a year since my last post and boy what a year! Last season went well with Acushla (Albacore 6812) sailing really well with a nice new set of Mcnamara sails . Some good results were achieved both at my local club  and at the Albacore National...

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Sail repairs
It seems that since I have started sailing the wind has been blowing dogs of chains almost every occasion I get to go sailing. It makes for exciting racing but my body is getting a bit of physical punishment. And its not just the body - I noticed this weeke...

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She floats! No leaks.
These images show the internal view of the repairs Turning the boat over to finish of the repairs, I found that a number of the floor stiffeners had started to become loose and needed re-fixing. I resorted to yet more epoxy resin which seemed to do the tric...

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I am sick of the stink of paint fumes
The problem is my office is over the garage and the fumes accumulate - even with the windows open. I may have to construct a shelter outside next time I need to paint the boat.  Not the best finish, I should probably have removed all the paint and started f...

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The repairs are nearly done
Just another coat or two of paint (and I need to buy another tin). Refit the centerboard slot gasket (I might get a new one) Turn her over, refitting the centerplate Finish the repairs in the floor of the cockpit Sand and r-varnish the decks Refit the fitti...

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No more crack
The repair is almost complete. One area needs cleaning up, sanding and coating with a layer of resin to fill any cracks and hollows, I have already done that to the other area. Then both need to be sanded smooth ready for primer and top coats. Its not as ne...

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Over the winter months I have been working on the hull of my boat, cutting away rotten wood, plastic filler and fiberglass repairs and cutting and shaping new laminate strips to repair the hull. The new Tool It has been hard slow work and at times I wondere...
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