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Old 18-06-2012, 10:59   #1
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My Gemini repairs

My Gemini got washed up on rocks while I was anchored and dragged both anchors,

This happened in December, Broughton Island in NSW,
I bought my boat back from the insurance company and trucked it to Melbourne where it is under going repairs to both Hulls which had big holes in them,

It will be fully repaired in a month or so, And will be repaired to Australian survey requirements,

All electrics below 3 feet of the bottom of the hulls got drowned and need replacing, every thing above 3 feet is perfect,

Heres a few piccys of the hull reconstruction,

Very happy with its progress so far,

My new 5000 Watt inverter arrived today, $500-00 AUD,
The rest is some where between here and China.

The Marlec Wind controller I bought from England,
$720-00 all up.
I still need a battery monitor and AGM batterys, for the house bank. The diesel battery was supplied by the insurance company,

The insurance company wrote my boat off, due to the cost of repairs,

I will have it repaired as good as new with all new electrics,

Cheers,
Brian,
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Old 18-06-2012, 11:23   #2
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Re: My Gemini repairs

some more piccys,

I sailed it single handed from Fiji to Australia, So far I have done 3000 Nautical miles in it, getting it back to Australia,

I cant sail for ****. But I think I did a pretty good job of getting it here,

Best achievement in my life time, Next year I am going to the Kimberlys,
Thats about 5000 Nautical miles from here,

I will learn to sail it properly before I go this time, Hahahahaha

I cant fault the sea worthiness of the vessel, Not once did I feel unsafe in it, and I had some pretty bad weather on the way over,
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Old 18-06-2012, 11:55   #3
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Re: My Gemini repairs

Great to hear, Brian...glad you're getting the girl back together.
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Old 18-06-2012, 17:06   #4
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Good Luck you,a big project but 100% doable,be better than new.
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Old 28-08-2013, 07:59   #5
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Re: My Gemini repairs

Sorry to see what happened to your vessel. Glad you weren't injured and wish you the best getting her repaired. I am sure you are busy and I don't want to seem selfish but you may be the one who can shed some light on how the hulls are joined to the bridge deck. I recently had my Gemini 105m hauled and a crack was noted where the bridge deck joins the hulls on both hulls. Grinding revealed chalking in the seam that was painted over with bottom paint. Further exploration revealed screw/bolt holes running along the seam below a thin layer of fiberglass. All this is below the water line.
I thought this all unusual and was wondering if in your repairs you saw the same thing and if you did what were your thoughts and or actions regarding the issue. What I did was instruct the yard to reinforce the entire area with glass and paint over as it did not appear that there was a structural issue as the crack appeared superficial due to flexing and or temp. changes.
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Old 28-08-2013, 09:07   #6
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Re: My Gemini repairs

Carl, A piccy of where your talking about would help,

Your whole Hulls, Up to the bridge deck is all one moulded peice, The two Bulkheads are Moulded to the hulls with fibreglass, ( or what ever its made from) So its a solid fixture,

Those two bulkheads are your lifting points as well, So they have to be solid all the way through,

No screws,
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Old 28-08-2013, 09:15   #7
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Re: My Gemini repairs

Very Very Slow progress, But it is happening,

Here's a few piccys of its progression,
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Old 28-08-2013, 15:39   #8
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Looks like you are getting a good job. Where are the slots for the boards?

I wasn't referring to the bulkheads and their tabbing to the hulls. I mean from underneath the boat where the bottom of the bridge deck joins the hulls. At that joint there was a seam sealed with chalking and there were screwheads/boltheads found after sanding through a layer or two of glass. The joint ran fore and aft about the length of where the hulls were mated to the bridge deck. I'm not the most computer literate person and not sure how to get photos posted on this site. I can send from my phone to an e-mail address.

Don't know about international though.
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Old 28-08-2013, 18:26   #9
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Looks like you are getting a good job. Where are the slots for the boards?

I wasn't referring to the bulkheads and their tabbing to the hulls. I mean from underneath the boat where the bottom of the bridge deck joins the hulls. At that joint there was a seam sealed with chalking and there were screwheads/boltheads found after sanding through a layer or two of glass. The joint ran fore and aft about the length of where the hulls were mated to the bridge deck. I'm not the most computer literate person and not sure how to get photos posted on this site. I can send from my phone to an e-mail address.

Don't know about international though.
Click on, go advanced, reply, Then you will see, Manage Attachments,

Click on, Manage attachments,

Then click on, File from your computer,

Find your piccy in your piccy files,

Click on your piccy and then Click, Upload,

Then just wait, It will upload your piccy automatically, Takes a minute or two,

Then close the upload window and then submit reply,

Your piccys will be on here,

Its the internet, Its worldwide Instantly, You may as well be sitting beside me talking to me,
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Old 30-08-2013, 21:09   #10
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Re: My Gemini repairs

Hi Carl,

I do have the Piccys of all the hull components, Still trying to find them.

Its a two peice hull, One Bottom one, and one top one, they are joined at the deck level all round,
one metre above the waterline,

There are no joins anywhere below the water line,

Any crack, join, repair, under the water line, Has been put there by previous owners, not the Factory,

This is the owners manual Statement on the hull construction,
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