Bought a P18-2 January 2010, and as many of you suggested,
Sailed the crap out of it the first season.
Spring 2011 we hit a UFO, and were sinking,sinking here's a pic.
So, decided to do a hull restoration and went to the resin-shop.
They are very experienced in polyester boat repairs and told me
as long I was working in open air I'd better use polyester resin
instead of epoxy. Due to better "bonding" to an original polyester
First I sanded the bottoms down till you could see the fiber at
Next I put 3 layers of glass-mat band on the bottom;
1 of a meter (3 feet) in front of the daggerboard-cases.
1 of 2,5 meter ( 8 feet ) in the mid section of the hull
1 layer from stern to bow .
The width increased from layer to layer from 5 cm (2 inch) to
11 cm ( 5 inch ) .
Next was fairing, sanded down the glass-mat on the sides of
the hull till it was reasonably fair.
The resin-shop suggested " top-coat" as the next layer, it's a
yogurt-like polyester resin witch can be sanded within 24 hrs
and is really hard.
Did put 12 !! layers of that stuff on the bottom.
Since my hard labour became sort of therapeutic ( you sometimes
get mad with cats) I decided I was a pro sander and do the
complete hull with a new paint-job.
So sanded the hulls completely
Next was paint, when the weather went bad! So I hired a shed
for a week .
3 layers of polyurethane paint , rockbottom hard, that's what
I managed in one week.
Back at the marina, the build goes on.
new portholes.Anti-slip paint on the decks and anti- slip
tape on the sides.
New stickers... What's the first word you thought when you
sailed a catamaran, Dad ? AAAAAH ! Son !
Went to France (1100 Km) last summer for a holiday
Where we were welcomed by a local cat-school.
Did some fun stuffhttp://www.youtube.com/wa…ext=G29811ceAUAAAAAAAAAA
and are now training for Round Texel.
See, only 2 years into cat-business, there's hope.
Edited by catmodding on Jan 27, 2012 - 11:52 AM.
Prindle 18-2 Solo
Tornado classic, wood epoxy project.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands