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Ray Wood 209/08/2020 19:48:07
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Hi Paul ,

Treat yourself to some decent Dacron sails for her !! The current ones have no shape !! Frank at Nylet could help 😀👍

Regards Ray

ashley needham10/08/2020 09:07:51
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I am sure they will look better when filled with wind, and doesn’t it add to the vintage ness of it?

How much would a set of sails be for that , out of interest ??

Ashley

Paul T10/08/2020 13:39:34
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Hello Ray

I might just buy a roll of Dacron and run up a couple of sets and a spinnaker.

Hi Ashley

To make my own will cost about £15 a set and £10 for the spinnaker. You can pick up decent 2nd hand sails for anywhere from £10 to £25 each but I don't know what a made to measure would cost.

Paul T15/08/2020 15:22:56
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I have been busy on other things and only just managed to look inside the yacht and to my surprise the hull is fibreglass.

Given its age I had been expecting a bread and butter construction.

Sorry but no photos, my camera phone had an accident.

ashley needham15/08/2020 15:53:06
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Are the sides washed light brown then to disguise the fibreglass? Or is the paint just old/yellowed?

Presume this is good news from a restoration point of view?

Ashley. So many questions, so little time

Paul T15/08/2020 16:03:51
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Hi Ash

The outer hull is perfectly smooth and the light brown colour seems to be the gel coat.

Yes this is great news from the restoration point of view especially as the brown colour is growing on me, originally I was going to go for a white hull with varnished decking but this toffee/caramel shade is appealing.

Paul

Rich Griff 131/12/2020 13:56:43
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Any removable hatches, looks big enough inside, even bread and butter construction, for 2 channel rc conversion...

Rich Griff 131/12/2020 13:58:15
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Any removable hatches, looks big enough inside, even bread and butter construction, for 2 channel rc conversion...sorry admin please delete this double post...

Edited By Rich Griff 1 on 31/12/2020 13:59:01

ashley needham31/12/2020 14:03:58
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In the absence of further posts I would just like to say that a cream/dark cream/browny-cream colour would also give it a more”vintage” look.

Shouldbe enough room to convert it to r/c, unless Paul is going to run around the lake with a big stick to push it off the bank wherever it lands....

Ashley

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