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by DavidMcA
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Selling my squirt :-(
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Re: Selling my squirt :-(

Not ready just yet.....I have to build the workshop, roof it, put some tarmac down behind the house, plant loads of beech and holly hedging, finish the kitchen, put down a pitch pine floor in the hallway, tile the bathrooms and fit a shower. :shock:
by DavidMcA
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Selling my squirt :-(
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Re: Selling my squirt :-(

At least she has gone to a good home. The guy that bought her plans to use it in his retirement. I'm glad I didn't have to sell it to some young teenager who would wreck the boat.
by DavidMcA
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sanding a new red oak floor!?!
Replies: 22
Views: 6145

Re: Sanding a new red oak floor!?!

Now we've lived with the floor for a few months, I'm delighted with how it turned out. It hasn't scratched at all and its easily cleaned with a slightly damp pad.

Thanks for your help!
by DavidMcA
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Selling my squirt :-(
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

Re: Selling my squirt :-(

Well guys,

Its a year later, I'm now married and have a 7 week old son!

I sold the boat today for 3000 euros. With the recession and all, thats not bad.

Felt a bit tearful as he drove the boat away. :cry:
by DavidMcA
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sanding a new red oak floor!?!
Replies: 22
Views: 6145

Its finally done! I put down one coat of primer (Lecol EG780 Oak primer). Then according to the instructions, you do not sand the primer. Then you apply the first topcoat (Lecol HPU 895 Classic). Then I sanded with 120 grit, vacuumed well and rubbed down with a tack cloth. Then I applied the second ...
by DavidMcA
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sanding a new red oak floor!?!
Replies: 22
Views: 6145

Its the same here in Ireland. The winters are wet, but cold, so I guess the cold air can't hold as much moisture and the wood stove dries out the air in the house.. The summers are warm, wet and misty.
by DavidMcA
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sanding a new red oak floor!?!
Replies: 22
Views: 6145

Ah thats good to hear. After its all sanded, it looks a whole lot nicer now. I went to 60 grit with the drum sander and then with the square buff made my way to finish with 100 grit. It was 2:30am and the rental sander was due back the next morning, so I couldn't bring myself to do a run at 120 grit...
by DavidMcA
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sanding a new red oak floor!?!
Replies: 22
Views: 6145

Thanks for the reply Dave, great info and just in the nick of time :D I've rented both the drum and square buff sanders for the weekend. At the moment, I've done the floor 3 times with 36 grit (twice diagonal and once straight). It just about level now! I'm impressed with the drum sander and how eas...
by DavidMcA
Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sanding a new red oak floor!?!
Replies: 22
Views: 6145

The subfloor is level. Its 3/4 inch plywood anchored to a concrete slab with express anchors/ express nails. I put a plastic sheet between the plywood and the concrete. The concrete slab is there two or three years, so its well dried out. My main problem is that the oak boards are all very slightly ...
by DavidMcA
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sanding a new red oak floor!?!
Replies: 22
Views: 6145

Sanding a new red oak floor!?!

Hi guys, I'd rather be building a boat at the moment, but with a baby due in April, I've been doing some home renovations lately. I've just put down a new unfinished solid red oak floor in our main room and I'm planning on sanding it this weekend. I'm getting a drum sander and a square buff sander t...
by DavidMcA
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: What thickness wire is required for the stays for the Glen L
Replies: 17
Views: 5557

If all else fails, Union Chandlery in Cork will make you up stainless rope with the end fittings...I got a bit as a safety strap for my outboard.
by DavidMcA
Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: How big a sailboat can one person handle?
Replies: 3
Views: 2817

Thanks for the replies!.

Maybe the Glen-L 14 would be a better choice. It has a sloop rig. Looks to be a popular boat.
by DavidMcA
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: How big a sailboat can one person handle?
Replies: 3
Views: 2817

How big a sailboat can one person handle?

What I mean is...if a small sailing boat capsized, what would be the maximum size that one person could handle (i.e. turn her right-side-up again)? I'm considering the Glen-L 13 as a first sailing boat....I've already built the squirt. Also I'm strangely attracted to the L-Gato 12 foot catamaran. Bo...
by DavidMcA
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Selling my squirt :-(
Replies: 14
Views: 5049

I'm figuring that with a fully galvanised custom trailer, I should be looking for 6500 euros.

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