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April 2017

Do Genoa?

Excalibur is in need of a new Genoa for next years big trip as the current one looks like a dirty hanky. My knowledge of sails so far is quite limited. Yes I can actually sail, but up until now I couldn’t tell you the sail area of my genoa or what cloth weight I...

Oh my god there’s a hole in my deck! Part 3

……not anymore! I/We have finally fixed this issue (pretty much). Trina laid another 10 or so layers of biaxal cloth to fill the void where the plate used to be, so that in itself is now super strong, being solid fibreglass. I’ve added a few more layers of biaxal cloth to the knee. There must be...

Oh my god there’s a hole in my deck! Part 2

I appreciate these posts are as dull as horseshit to some people, but there’s plenty of Halmatic owners out there who may one day face the same issues as I’m having, so I hope these posts will spare some pain. So straight to it. I filleted the edges with a mix of epoxy and west system...