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by Rich
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Solo 1167 - Free to a good home
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Re: Solo 1167 - Free to a good home

This is no longer available. I cleared the garage out at the weekend to get a good look at the boat and take some photos before advertising it elsewhere and have come to the conclusion that the decks are solid enough and do not to need replacing, and so have decided to do the refurb\repair work myse...
by Rich
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Solo 1167 - Free to a good home
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Solo 1167 - Free to a good home

Stone built Solo from the late 60's in need of repair\refurb. Boat has been stored in my garage for the last 4 years and is dry with no rot that I am aware of. Decks are stripped ready for varnishing however she will probably need re-decking at some point as the veneer is now thin. Most fititngs and...
by Rich
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Megabyte????
Replies: 29
Views: 12773

Re: Megabyte????

I am also considering a Megabyte dinghy for the future as the upkeep of my old wooden a Phantom is a pain. Problem is that there seem to be very few around, currently one for sale on ApolloDuck (if still available) but it is way over on the East coast. The bottom section of early masts has an ali tu...
by Rich
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Another G4 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3893

Re: Another G4 Question

Nessa is putting on a class for woodie Phantoms at the cvrda Nats - are you involved with that at all? Hi Rupert, no not involved with the Nats but will bear it in mind for the future. Just worked it out, the last time I was in a boat was nearly 3 years ago (Aug 2010) and so I need to learn to sail...
by Rich
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Another G4 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3893

Re: Another G4 Question

Following all the usefull advice received, I just thought I'd give an update as to how I got on with my first use of G4. As already mentiond by others the great plus with G4 is the speed with which you can build up a coating. I bought a litre of the stuff which I split into two 500ml lots, 3 coats t...
by Rich
Tue May 28, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Is this a Peggie?
Replies: 6
Views: 3690

Is this a Peggie?

Definitely not an Ent or Wayfarer (no chines) and too short for an Albacore

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/sailing-dingh ... 20d356ab3b
by Rich
Mon May 20, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hatch Size
Replies: 17
Views: 4250

Re: Hatch Size

I had that type on my Phantom when I bought it, and it's almost 40yrs old. All the outer rims had broken so it maybe a common problem. The cut outs on the Phantom were 172mm and so I managed to use these cheap replacements from ebay, but they are white. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dinghy-Inspection-ha...
by Rich
Wed May 15, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: masking
Replies: 3
Views: 1943

Re: masking

Nessa, you can get low tack masking tape, but must admit that I've never tried it as I usually have the opposite problem and can never get masking tape to stick :D

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Adhesiv ... 728/p85936
by Rich
Tue May 07, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Another G4 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3893

Re: Another G4 Question

I hear what you say ED and you are of course correct. The marks that are left are varnish and stain that is in the grain. I have already had two goes with the chemical painstripper and shavehook plus much sanding which has removed the surface varnish but not the stuff in the grain. I'm not fussed ab...
by Rich
Tue May 07, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Another G4 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3893

Re: Another G4 Question

Thanks Ed, I think I've gone as far I'm going to with the sanding. I'm sure someone with skilled hands and a belt sander could probably get the decks pristine but that person isn't me.

I'll get busy with the colron this week and will ensure it's well dried before applying the G4.

Cheers
by Rich
Mon May 06, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Another G4 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3893

Re: Another G4 Question

Thanks for the advice. I have a couple of tins of Colron oil based stain, one is Deep Mahogany which from memory is quite red in colour and Peruvian Mahogany which is a very dark brown and so will probably have a go with one of these. Picture below taken as she is today. I'm not to fussed about the ...
by Rich
Sun May 05, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Another G4 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3893

Another G4 Question

I am trying to get my aged Phantom back on the water after a couple of years away from sailing. I have stripped the top decks and would like to have a try with G4 having never used it before. However the decks are very patchy in colour and I would like to give them a coat of dark stain first, but no...
by Rich
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: OK Deck Mast Bearing
Replies: 16
Views: 7952

Re: OK Deck Mast Bearing

Hi Craig, many thanks for the reply. Whilst you were away I have managed to fashion up a top bearing from a plastic chopping board and a piece of scrap tufnol that I found. The hole diameter I cut was 98mm and so it sounds like your bearing would be ideal if this one proves no good. I'm currently in...
by Rich
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: OK Deck Mast Bearing
Replies: 16
Views: 7952

Re: OK Deck Mast Bearing

Hi Craig, thanks for the reply. I've already bought a plastic chopping board and so was going to have a go at a DIYing, however if you are able to measure the top bearing you have at some time then that would be great in case my effort is a dud. Looking at the above photo in my original post, the be...