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by AlistairM
Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Electric Bilge Pump - Is it worth it ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1528

Given that I am of the opinon that if I wait for my small 12ft dinghy to stop leaking completly before I go afloat (freshwater - stored ashore) I will probably still be at this point for some time yet, I came up with the idea of fitting some bottom boards and investing in the smallest bilge pump and...
by AlistairM
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Filler??
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Sorry I thinnk I may have posted twice by mistake however. I got a couple of splits and cracks that need filling. My question is do I need specific marine wood filler or can the local B&Q obilge. Its a varnished twelve ft boat that will be launched and retrieved and stored ashore between each trip. ...
by AlistairM
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?????
Replies: 15
Views: 4849

There is one in the transom whic the previous stuff is coming out of (looks like its just dried up and is crumbling), and a smaller one in the centreboard casing.. I had a quick chat with a very nice guy from Blakes Paints who said I needed a coloured wood filler and suggested something like Brummer...
by AlistairM
Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?????
Replies: 15
Views: 4849

Ok Ok I think I should just resign myself to the fact that I shall probably not know what it is. Doesnt matter really its a wonderfull little boat and will be a labour of love for a long time. I got lots of plans for it and hopefully I will be able to post some photos as it progresses. Thanks for th...
by AlistairM
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?????
Replies: 15
Views: 4849

Its 12ft almost exactly but there are no numbers I can find anywhere, in fact it looks completly unmarked. On the filler subject, there is some in the transom that is coming away (it looks as though it has dried out and started to crumble) so I would need to replace that with something. The one in t...
by AlistairM
Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?????
Replies: 15
Views: 4849

Whats the best thing to use to fill in the cracks. I dont really like the idea of epoxy, but I dont know of any ohter stuff.
by AlistairM
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Does anyone know what this is?????
Replies: 15
Views: 4849

I bought this as a national 12 but there is some debate as to wether or not it might be a tideway, its 12 ft, clinker built and has a gaff rig. What do people think?? Also what is the best stuff to use to fill in small cracks and splits in the wood. One is in the transom and altough has been "filled...