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My P18-2 ( or how long can a post be )  Bottom

  • Hi ,
    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.
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-MNEQYODJ.jpg

    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
    hull.

    First I sanded the bottoms down till you could see the fiber at
    some places.
    Next I put 3 layers of glass-mat band on the bottom;
    1 of a meter (3 feet) in front of the daggerboard-cases.
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-MF4FIXIS.jpg
    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.
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-ZWNOY6CE.jpg
    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.
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-SJNFX6OS.jpg
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-EOC43VEP.jpg

    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
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-YLWEDUJX.jpg

    Next was paint, when the weather went bad! So I hired a shed
    for a week .
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-EDFSZVD8.jpg
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-RS4JBGOA.jpg

    3 layers of polyurethane paint , rockbottom hard, that's what
    I managed in one week.
    Back at the marina, the build goes on.
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-7PK6PA4B.jpg
    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 !
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-PQMHBPYY.jpg

    Went to France (1100 Km) last summer for a holiday
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-TB6WCH8K.jpg
    Where we were welcomed by a local cat-school.
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-MQXB347C.jpg

    Did some fun stuffhttp://www.youtube.com/wa…ext=G29811ceAUAAAAAAAAAA

    and are now training for Round Texel.
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/GroteFoto-U8O7DS37.jpg

    See, only 2 years into cat-business, there's hope.

    Regards, André



    Edited by catmodding on Jan 27, 2012 - 11:52 AM.

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    Tornado (80's Reg White)
    Prindle 18-2 (sold)
    Dart 16 (hired and hooked)
    13 mtr steel cutter (sold)
    Etap 22, unsinkable sailing pocket cruiser.

    Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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  • lookin good! you did in a week what many set out to do and likely never complete. hail
  • André
    You so rock!
    The longest, most interesting post I've seen in a while, with great pictures and a video to top it all off!

    AND you are (not so)Solo!
    There is hope!
    Sheet In!

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    Sheet In!
    Bob
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    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42 member
    (Way) Past Commodore of Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
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