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by Jimmylovescake
Fri May 13, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)
Replies: 36
Views: 24873

Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

Your boat looks good, hoe has it turned out after your efforts on the inside?
by Jimmylovescake
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free Enterprise Booms
Replies: 22
Views: 11619

Re: Free Enterprise Booms

I might be keen for a 59 Enterprise I've been resoring; A wooden mast and boom are on the wish list, although I have to get the thing finished first :oops: I'm up in North Devon so not too far, although I might struggle to get down to you before Christmas. Do you know what wood they are made from an...
by Jimmylovescake
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Small jigsaws
Replies: 8
Views: 7774

Re: Small jigsaws

The muti tools are really handy, I've used one for bits for the last year, the cutting tool should work well to cut the centreboard off the hog. Sanding wise the delta pads are useful, but the bosh pads rubbish. I ended up replacing sanding pads 3 very three days until I found these ones:-http://pag...
by Jimmylovescake
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Not another Enterprise renovation!
Replies: 7
Views: 5720

Re: Not another Enterprise renovation!

Ha ha, good luck and enjoy the journey you've started, I'm nearing the end of my restoration now, and like you I started with no knowledge what so ever, so don't be put off by that. As far as patching bits up with cloth and resin, it would certainly be a waste of time. I laminated a single layer of ...
by Jimmylovescake
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Brass screws in a Brass keel band?
Replies: 5
Views: 4410

Re: Brass screws in a Brass keel band?

Thanks folks, that saves a few quid
by Jimmylovescake
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Brass screws in a Brass keel band?
Replies: 5
Views: 4410

Brass screws in a Brass keel band?

So I'very been making steady progress with my 1734 Enterprise. Having finished varnishing the inside (finally after 8 coats of varnish), and almost completed varnishing the inside bits, I'm getting my order for Silicon Bronze screws to start putting it all back together. I'm intending to fit the bra...
by Jimmylovescake
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Brass mast step plate?
Replies: 19
Views: 12840

Re: Brass mast step plate?

I can't do that Jim...I'very spent too many hours to cut corners so I want to use bits that go with the as the tics of the boat. It's taken nearly 10 months to source all the brass bits I need to replace the stainless and plastic bits of deck hardware (bar a couple that have proven impossible). The ...
by Jimmylovescake
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Brass mast step plate?
Replies: 19
Views: 12840

Re: Brass mast step plate?

That had been a plan, although Ian highlighted some problems in doing this which left me thinking if a solid block; although having the wife remind me on what I've spent so far has left me thinking that I made need to resort to the original bit of alloy, or the thinnest piece of tufnol I can get awa...
by Jimmylovescake
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Brass mast step plate?
Replies: 19
Views: 12840

Re: Brass mast step plate?

Had a look at the link, I didn't realise how expensive it was.
I guess I'love be scanning eBay for a while to see if I can get any bargains before I finish getting the deck on.

Thanks again for the advice; you could write a book with the quality of some of the advice on here.
by Jimmylovescake
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Brass mast step plate?
Replies: 19
Views: 12840

Re: Brass mast step plate?

Thanks Ian. That's my mind made up. I'd planned to make a base out of sepele or iroka and then have a tufnol plate. The current base is 23mm thick with a 3mm plate. The sepele I have 22mm thick and I'don't thought 4 mm tufnol would do. Would I be better off using thicker tufnol and routing a recess ...
by Jimmylovescake
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Brass mast step plate?
Replies: 19
Views: 12840

Re: Brass mast step plate?

The boat I'm working on is a 59 Enterprise. I have an alloy plate from before I started, but as I'very special to hours tracking down as much brass or bronze hardware as I can, I really wanted to avoid the silver / grey look of stainless or aluminium. Tufnol looks good. How does it hold up and any c...
by Jimmylovescake
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Brass mast step plate?
Replies: 19
Views: 12840

Brass mast step plate?

It's been a while since having a chance to look through themail site, but progress is being made and I'm just getting together all the fixing and fittings in between varnish coats. I have decided to go for brass / bronze fittings simply for as the tics (silly I know) and have most of what I need. My...
by Jimmylovescake
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Vacuum bagging.
Replies: 14
Views: 4373

Re: Vacuum bagging.

I have a gmail account. your link opened up the google pictures on my account, but it didn't contain your album...... but it does now! Great photos.....and plenty of them too. Brilliant. Well done, Would you be up for re-writing it with a few images to show the process for our 'hints & tips' pages?...
by Jimmylovescake
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Vacuum bagging.
Replies: 14
Views: 4373

Re: Vacuum bagging.

Great description! and well done. Might just be me, but that link for the images didn't work for me and I would love to see them. Anything that we can do to encourage people to try vacuuming is really worth it...I reckon. I agree with you that it is not nearly as hard as people think and can work r...
by Jimmylovescake
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: miracle restoration
Replies: 39
Views: 11969

Re: miracle restoration

currently trying to rig a dutchman patch , 1 inch from the transom , not easy when doing it by eye,with a stanley knife and sandpaper, getting the join angle is tricky http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/racinggreen4/m10_zps23c81182.jpg having recently started my first restoration, something I...