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by wilfbishop1
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish over Deks Olje #1
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Varnish over Deks Olje #1

How do folks feel about application of conventional yacht varnish over Deks Olje D1? I like the idea if Deks Olje D1 saturating the wood but in my experience Deks Olje D2 as a finish coat seems to be relatively “soft” and damage-prone. OK on wooden spars where wear and impact damage are less likely ...
by wilfbishop1
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Duckling Dinghy Floor Panels
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Duckling Dinghy Floor Panels

I am in the final stages of restoring a Fairey Duckling dinghy and have obtained a set of floor boards as shown in the original Uffa Fox drawings that I have repaired and am stripping for refinishing. I have a set of these drawings BUT I seem to have lost the one drawing showing the floorboard fixin...
by wilfbishop1
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2706

Re: Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted

Hi All - just got a second-hand Gull mast from Hartley Boats so no longer seeking a mast.
by wilfbishop1
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Rudder/Tiller for Fairey Duckling
Replies: 0
Views: 1540

Rudder/Tiller for Fairey Duckling

Has anyone got a rudder for a Fairey Duckling - a complete rudder & tiller would be great but I can always reconstruct the rudder/tiller if I only have the metal rudder plate (aluminium alloy I think?). So please let me know what you have from the metal rudder plate only up to the whole rudder/tille...
by wilfbishop1
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Rudder/Tiller for Fairey Duckling
Replies: 0
Views: 1148

Rudder/Tiller for Fairey Duckling

Has anyone got a rudder for a Fairey Duckling - a complete rudder & tiller would be great but I can always reconstruct the rudder/tiller if I only have the metal rudder plate (aluminium alloy I think?). So please let me know what you have from the metal rudder plate only up to the whole rudder/tille...
by wilfbishop1
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: free parts to clear
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

Re: free parts to clear

Hi Chris, Have been trying to contact you over past week - I would like to take your Firefly mast please to cut down for my Duckling dinghy. I shall be driving from Bideford to Abergavenny on Friday 3rd May and could be with you late morning to collect the mast - would this work for you? You can con...
by wilfbishop1
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2706

Re: Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted

Hi Chris, I would like to accept your kind offer of your Proctor gold anodised Firefly mast and also a matching boom if one is available? Although I am living in the Yorkshire Dales we shall be travelling from Bideford to Abergavenny on Friday 3rd May so we can detour to collect the mast & boom arri...
by wilfbishop1
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2706

Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted

I am still searching for a mast for my Fairey Duckling dinghy restoration project since I have now completed the hull repairs and am ready for painting. I was recently given a Proctor gold anodised boom which will be suitable but I now need a matching mast. I have been advised by the Chichester harb...
by wilfbishop1
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 2-Part Polyurethane Paints
Replies: 8
Views: 7732

Re: 2-Part Polyurethane Paints

Hi Steve, I'm interested in your surplus Jotun Red 2-Pot poly - can you let me know what Jotun reference red it is so I can look it up on the Jotun colour chart? Also where abouts are you located please? I'm living up in the Yorkshire Dales but I'll be travelling South to stay with family in Oxford ...
by wilfbishop1
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 2-Part Polyurethane Paints
Replies: 8
Views: 7732

2-Part Polyurethane Paints

I have always previously used International Paints 2-part polyurethane (2PP) paints on m y wooden dinghy restorations such as my Fairey Finn but I have located similar formulation 2PP paints from JOTUN which are considerably cheaper - for example: International Perfection 2PP is around £52 for 0.75 ...
by wilfbishop1
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Fairey Duckling Mast, Boom & Rudder
Replies: 0
Views: 3633

Fairey Duckling Mast, Boom & Rudder

I am still looking for a set of spars & rigging plus an original rudder & tiller for my Fairey Duckling. Restoration of the hull is now complete but things have been on hold for about a year because of a house move & the building of a new workshop - but I hope to get back to work on the boat shortly...
by wilfbishop1
Sun May 10, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fairey Duckling Rig and Sails
Replies: 2
Views: 2523

Re: Fairey Duckling Rig and Sails

Hi Ed, I have been busy last few months with house move/conversion & building a new workshop - hence I have been "out of the CVRDA loop" - once settled-in at the new house I am close to completing restoration of a really nice Ducklling hull and I'm looking for a mast/boom although I have an almost n...
by wilfbishop1
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Yachting World Cadet Mast & Boom
Replies: 3
Views: 2973

Yachting World Cadet Mast & Boom

I am renovating a pivoting centreboard sailing version Uffa Fox Fairey Duckling dinghy and although it came with a set of excellent almost new sails I have no mast or boom. The mainsail seems to be made for the gunter version but I'm sure I can get it easily re-cut for a bermudan rig set-up. Checkin...
by wilfbishop1
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: RWO Dinghy Fitting R1760
Replies: 3
Views: 3166

RWO Dinghy Fitting R1760

[attachment=0]XXX002A.jpg I am currently restoring the wooden prototype Cornish Cormorant dinghy and I want to replace the broken RWO 1760 clew outhaul fitting. Unfortunately this is no longer in production - does anyone have one of these sitting in their "bits box" or does anyone know of a yacht ch...
by wilfbishop1
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Anyone up for a Veneer Swap Please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: Anyone up for a Veneer Swap Please?

Hi Rupert, Any news about AGBA veneer please? Do you know if Robbins Timber in Bristol would sell me such a small quantity? I guess if they stock it in the typical format of long strips a few inches wide I could ask them to cut the strips into say 400mm lengths for ease of packing? Has anyone tried ...