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by Lorry
Tue May 01, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Holt mast step plate
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

Me too Pat - it was a good day out. At the start I was cursing those folks with various trolleys and barrows but by lunch I was quite jealous. I found some spreaders which look like I can make fit as well as loads of rope, blocks, trailer bits, oh and a new wetsuit! The Mrs literally pulled me away ...
by Lorry
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Holt mast step plate
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

Graham, the mast on B&O is in Yorkshire and I'm in Southampton but cheers anyway.

Pat, lets hope the spreaders aren't spread too thin - I'll get me coat...
Lorry
by Lorry
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Holt mast step plate
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

I emailed the link to Hawk Marine (owners of the Needlespar business) who deny it being one of theirs but suggested an early Proctor or a Holt Allen. The mast section is similar enough to a D+ to (probably) allow using their 'original' spreader sytem but the price of that lot new is about the same a...
by Lorry
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Holt mast step plate
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

FYI Wet and Windy were very helpful but explained that the plate is NLA and should be removed from their website/catalogue. They did however give me a name at Holt who may have been able to help. In the end I sourced a slightly less dished replacement which is now serviceable after some "encourageme...
by Lorry
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Holt mast step plate
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

Thanks all, I will make the wood base and order the plate from Wet and Windy.

I have often admired the hardwood chopping boards in our kitchen whilst chopping the spuds - will look at the nylon ones differently too now :-)
cheers
Lorry
by Lorry
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Holt mast step plate
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

Hello again, Six months later and E6013 is nearly ready for varnish - looking very swish with her new transom et al. Thoughts are moving towards fittings and rigging and I have a question regarding the mast step. I have the SS plate on a wooden block type (HA/4324) but the block is perished and the ...
by Lorry
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise rear end
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Thanks for this Chris. I think I have a plan now and it's basically as you suggest. I'm thinking sit it right-way up on a temp frame made of odds and sods, a 2x3 brace (left-over roof truss) across the aft decks, a post under truss infront of keel knee, a batten to top transom frame and then a ratch...
by Lorry
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise rear end
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

I have made a blog and posted some pics if anyone wants a look.

http://myoldenterprise.blogspot.com/

Any help dating her or identifying the mast and boom would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers
Lorry
by Lorry
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise rear end
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Thanks Ed. Sounds like I'm thinking along the right lines. Perhaps some support won't hurt during the process. I'll try and put up some pics soon - it may help with getting a positive ID on her too - I can't find any numbers or marks anywhere on the hull. No worries with my scarf joints - I'll try t...
by Lorry
Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise rear end
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Haha - very good. Can't tell you what the mrs suggested!
Seriously though, should I be worried about the boat loosing its shape if tackled the wrong way? Should I fit temporary frames or something?
by Lorry
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise rear end
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

Hello everyone, Is this the Classic & Vintage Racing Dinghy Woodwork Association? Just got an old Ent home (think it is 6013) and started stripping and poking to see how bad, needless to say I found more rot than expected. The transom panel, lower transom frame (sorry I don't know the name for it) a...