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Ray Wood 229/02/2020 20:55:44
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Hi Rob

I have the plan & have cut out the templates for the bulkheads, it's On my list to build 😀

Regards Ray

Robert Smith 2329/02/2020 21:03:34
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Sounds good Ray

I have found the plan at Sarik and will get hold of it, I suspect it will be a while before I get around to the restoration as I am also trying to complete the restoration of a Sea Urchin Yacht that I built for my 'O' Levels back in 1970. Once the restoration is done I'll post a picture, at the moment it is a bit of a broken mess.


Michael Cole 701/03/2020 11:42:40
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Hi all,

It's surprising how the cost of things go up the plan cost me

10 shillings in old money many a year ago.

Kind regards


Dave Milbourn01/03/2020 13:40:42
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I found this a while ago. Historic Inflation Calculator

You can begin to feel very old very quickly once you start to use it - but it's still a bit of fun! There are some anomolies, however e.g. 20 fags should cost £2.59 c/w over a tenner these days, and a pint of bitter just over a pound. Then there's petrol......and house prices..... crying

Dave M

Edited By Dave Milbourn on 01/03/2020 13:44:27

Colin Bishop01/03/2020 18:41:26
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That reminds me that I was a cashier at the Midland Bank on decimal day in 1971. Oh what fun it was...


Michael Cole 701/08/2020 08:32:53
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Has anyone used this tissue on the hull. I bought this from The Range. Tried Cornwall boats for heavy weight tissue with out success. Can the community help?


Ray Wood 201/08/2020 13:52:19
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Hi Micheal,

Let us know if it works ? Normally a model aircraft material, try Sussex Model Centre, I have various grades of tissue and don't get On with the J P erkins tissue, proper Jap tissue is the best I find. If your stuff from the Range works, I'll be down to get some 😀👍

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 01/08/2020 13:53:24

Michael Cole 702/08/2020 09:24:16
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Hi Ray,

I asked the question because I have been trying your method of wallpaper pasting the hull and then applying the above tissue with a brush laiden with paste. I am having to apply short strips along the hull, can't use one complete length without the tissue shredding.

I have read tissue is rated in GSM, there is no GSM for the above tissue. I have been able to locate 17gsm and 18gsm through my other half who has an interest in Create and Craft. When this arrives I will post my findings.

Kind regards


Chris Fellows02/08/2020 10:18:44
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Rather than tissue many of us use lightweight cloth 34 gsm from Deluxe Materials for instance and resin, Eze-Kote water based in my case.

Advantage of using cloth is that the resin goes through the weave and sticks it to the hull. Whole sections can go on in one no problem.

If you take a look at my Fairey River Cruiser album there are photos showing where I am applying it to various parts of the boat.


Edited By Chris Fellows on 02/08/2020 10:34:26

Ray Wood 202/08/2020 12:42:29
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Hi Chris/Mike,

I had assumed the tissue paper was going to be cellulose doped when the wallpaper paste had dried ?? I wouldn't use resin on tissue paper myself, tissue,dope & paint is old school traditional 😀👍👍

I do like the water based resin on glass cloth it saves A lot of messing about mixing epoxy.

Regards Ray

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