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Title: Neil's SX2
Post by: andrewallan on January 30, 2014, 08:12:48 PM
As most regulars, but few visitors will know, Neil (Senojn) has a ripper of a boat called SX2, which was looking pretty well immaculate when I saw some photos a few years ago, but I'm not sure whether she is watertight yet. I'm hoping Neil will post a comprehensive report about  SX2 so that visitors might enjoy her as much as I have....

Andrew A


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on January 31, 2014, 01:57:39 PM
She is such a long project but still a sitting proudly in my back garden .
Excuses for the delays are weather too hot , too cold -six grandchildren-two world trips  ,elderly parents -dog -fish -birds -four boats and trailers etc .

Actual reasons are :
I reclad the cabin with 3mm marine ply -stained and varnished.
Problems -the 5mm poly windows I had cut out cannot be fitted as there is no rubber seal strip made that meets the new width .
Similarly the area where the dual controls attach are 6 mm wider and the bolts have to be lengthened . This moves the controls in that little bit that the wooden spoked steering wheel hits the levers when in forward gear.

There is also a 'bubble' on the underside through hull which accommodated the 1961 'Furuno' plotter.

Still extremely enthusiastic and the longer it is taking the more/better ideas .

I also need to buy and fit a hydraulic steering system which I will do when I re position the wheel .

Lots of pics to come for the new and the old members  .

I even have a pre digital video of her on the water Andrew  ::)

Cheers

Neil


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: andrewallan on January 31, 2014, 02:18:22 PM
I sit in anticipation!

A


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on January 31, 2014, 02:53:41 PM
I'd like to sit in her too  :D .Good name for a boat.

Another major problem I didn't mention is the finish below water line had sheeted off but not back to the hand applied original fibreglass .
I have for ages and in small bursts been using a large stripping angle grinder .
Apart from the sheer discomfort of lying on the trolley so close to the action the masses of dust could contain asbestos . Slow process.
A classic mental picture is of me with a shower cap ,goggles ,breather and grinder ploughing away and my Airedale comes and drops a cricket ball between my knees :o Ouch as the head comes up at the same time.

Neil


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: MERCMAN on January 31, 2014, 03:39:52 PM
Neil,
I bags fitting the new hydraulic steering for you. :D

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on January 31, 2014, 05:19:24 PM
Locked in ! Many thanks :)
You were to be the first person at the re-launch and it still applies many Victor Bravo's later .
Indebted to you again . Mercman ,mercure ,magic, mercy but never murky  8)

Neil


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on January 31, 2014, 05:41:00 PM
Gee 'Bags'
I recall vividly using that word 60 years ago .
Possibly Scottish (grandparents) but get in first and put it in the bag .

Digressing again but it's Aussie .

Neil


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: andrewallan on January 31, 2014, 10:20:39 PM
Bad look, shower caps etc, and cricket ball to the nuts.

What about taking her off the trailer, and tipping on the side, and then getting each side done that way. I know it sounds scary, but one place I went to look for an outboard had a guy doing just that in the background. Had sanded hull down to bare wood ....possibly grinded off all the fiberglass in doing so!

A


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 17, 2014, 05:56:09 PM
As we all like pictures but cannot pronounce it correctly ( pitches-pitchers) a pic of part  of SX 2 's re chromed hardware .
 It's not 'on the water ' yet but you can imagine .
Background is my to be installed new 'head ' .

Showers ,Neil


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 17, 2014, 06:03:09 PM
Sorry that looks more like behead :D
Try this one ?


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: MERCMAN on February 17, 2014, 06:29:50 PM
Nice Bow Chocks ;D

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: andrewallan on February 17, 2014, 10:15:06 PM
Neil, having some issues with your bowel function.

What I can see is a cut down Chinese temple, and some fairleads, all nicely chromed.

Are you one of those guys who needs to hang your butt over something for the business,  but also needs the fairleads to tie you in place ( for rough weather, etc).....or have I missed something.

Must say though, that if those piccies ( not pitchers, or whatever) are of  something relating to the interior of your boat, its pretty amazing. Mine's a little more "fibro beach shack" than that, but improving quickly.

Upholstery happening soon, then we just loaf around in it, on water. Ultimate camping , really!

A


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: MERCMAN on February 18, 2014, 06:55:08 AM
AA, I think they may be Neil's wood working tools  ;D

MERCMAN.


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 18, 2014, 04:19:58 PM
Now that it is after beer o'clock DST  and I have spent the day cutting/priming my box trailer I shall attempt to cover a little more ground .

Gearing up to sand underneath a boat is not pretty but my Airedale loves the sound and dust .
Cricket ball wise he was just getting even with me as I had his emasculated when a pup . He was born in Keysborough .

I tried to get a dark background for the hardware pics which was a dark cabinet but the 'temple' is the base holding Katana Wakizashi and Tanto  Samurai swords.

Shall rejig pics


Neil


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 18, 2014, 04:42:52 PM
Perhaps a better photo of the deck fittings -port/starboard fairleads -bow handle -tie post .

The other item I am trying to humour you with is the new 'Head '.


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: andrewallan on February 18, 2014, 09:44:40 PM
Nup, piccie/pitcher too dark to see.

You really need a Katana Wakizashi or Tanto Samurai sword in the background to make the image stand out!

And, I'm sorry, but even with my good lateral thought process, I've missed "the head"

Is it really daylight saving up there, coz it looks f..k..g dark for 4.42pm.....42 mins after beer o'clock.

A


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: MERCMAN on February 19, 2014, 09:25:04 AM
That's rather odd, Beer O'clock means 5:00pm here in Berry.
I'll have to make a formal recommendation to the Local State Member for an adjustment. (Luckily, he's a friend of mine)


MERCMAN.

(I loved being in Parliament during question time :) )


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 19, 2014, 09:56:11 AM
A prerequisite for Beer o'clock is retirement and a World Clock .
Some of our pollies appear to have both so a bill might just get through  ;D

Tried so send an explanation of pics last night but pute says timed out and it has already been sent ? >:(


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 19, 2014, 03:35:28 PM
Let's clear the deck of my toys !

Again the hardware -better on a PC than a shoe phone .


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 19, 2014, 04:17:04 PM
Logged in and timed out again .

The Samurai swords in their full glory .

They could be Neil's woodworking tools Guy ?


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 19, 2014, 04:27:16 PM
The Head -

Going to fit this on SX2's dash .

A little bit more bling and if anyone on board asks what is I will tell them - " It's to  catch all the drips ".  ;D


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 19, 2014, 04:32:35 PM
Thanks Guy for the interesting chat today .

Logged in and still had problems of timed out and previously sent the above . Another story  :D

Cheers

Neil


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: andrewallan on February 19, 2014, 07:03:40 PM
Neil, lovely piccies of the fairleads etc, but why aren't they on the boat?! 

How do you control an anchor when you chuck it to Mrs J in the backyard....surely the rope needs to sit in one of those fairleads for the boat to swing properly in the driveway!

Still not "getting " "the head"....can't see it properly in the pitcher, or I'm just stupid.

How about renaming a few more old piccies of SX2 and posting them to remind us of her beauty. I loved the ones of her on the water.

A


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: senojn on February 19, 2014, 07:50:47 PM
Ii's a chromed shower head . ::)


Title: Re: Neil's SX2
Post by: andrewallan on February 19, 2014, 08:47:34 PM
Ah. Bidet like. Now I see the resemblance. Sorry to be so thick.

Are you putting it on the bow, with the fairleads etc?

A