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by Pike
Mon May 11, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Seamark Nunn Ok deck removal
Replies: 5
Views: 4583

Re: Seamark Nunn Ok deck removal

Jim, Is it possible to successfully bond bolts into the foam? Previously the mast step had a wooden block sitting on the keel line with a cross brace at either end which each had a bolt fitted head down. Then a big plate of 1/2" tufnol was sat on top to function as an adjustable lower bearing, held ...
by Pike
Sun May 10, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Seamark Nunn Ok deck removal
Replies: 5
Views: 4583

Re: Seamark Nunn Ok deck removal

The deck is off now, only took about an hour with barely any resistance from around the edges once the screws were removed. Area around centre board case put up a bit of a fight but the tip to use a heat gun worked well. New fwd bulkhead now fitted along with drain tube back to the cockpit. Next job...
by Pike
Wed May 06, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Seamark Nunn Ok deck removal
Replies: 5
Views: 4583

Seamark Nunn Ok deck removal

I've just acquired a mid 70's Seamark Nunn Ok Grp dinghy that needs a few jobs doing below the deck (new fwd bulkhead and mast step repair) and was wondering if anybody had any experience of removing the deck on one of these? It appears that it is just attached with a load of screws around the gunwh...
by Pike
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: British Moth 518
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Re: British Moth 518

Sold and gone to its new home.
by Pike
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: British Moth 518
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

British Moth 518

Moth-518-1.jpg Decided to sell my British Moth as not getting used enough as have 3 boats at present. It is sail number 518, with a plywood hull which is in fairly good condition, no rot and watertight but could do with a coat of paint to spruce it up. Complete with 2 full size mainsails and two mi...
by Pike
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing anti slip on Contender
Replies: 18
Views: 7955

Re: Removing anti slip on Contender

Pike is a nickname I've had for about 20 years after someone I worked with thought I looked like Private Pike in Dad's Army and it has just stuck , real name Andy :) Just had a look at the forestay mounting and all looks well thankfully. It has round drain holes but the raised bracing for the centre...
by Pike
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing anti slip on Contender
Replies: 18
Views: 7955

Re: Removing anti slip on Contender

Thanks for all the replies guys and girls :D Just got the dinghy home last night My Contender is number 559 no square holes in floor so I'm not sure what mark it is. I'm intending to progrip all along the back half of the decks and probably the floor too. Probably going to order it from Algeos who I...
by Pike
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing anti slip on Contender
Replies: 18
Views: 7955

Removing anti slip on Contender

I've just got a grp Rondar Contender which is in need of a bit of Tlc. I'm planning to pro grip the deck and gunwhales but it has the original anti slip along the gunwhales, what would be the best method to remove this? I'm guessing it was put on with the gelcoat, presently it looks like rough artex...
by Pike
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Contender or similar wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 3984

Re: Contender or similar wanted

Thanks for the info on them two, hadn't thought about looking on there.
by Pike
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Contender or similar wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 3984

Re: Contender or similar wanted

Thanks for the offer Nessa, I think I'm going to hold out for a proper
contender though incase I want to join in the racing at my club with it.
I've actually just spotted an old rondar contender on
Apolloduck which might be a possibility.
by Pike
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Contender or similar wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 3984

Contender or similar wanted

I'm after a contender or something similar for some low cost
blasting fun. Preferably fibreglass and not more than an
hour or two from Bedfordshire. What have you got hiding
away guys and girls?
by Pike
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 15
Views: 6832

Re: Any ideas?

I don't think it is a one off, I'm sure there was a picture
of an unloved moss covered example on Y & Y forum within
the last year. I can't remember what it was though.....
by Pike
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: British moth cracked deck repair
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

Re: British moth cracked deck repair

I bought the Moth yesterday :D , have been repairing the cracked deck today.
Initially I cut out the damaged area with the intention of scarfing in a patch but wasn't too happy with the look of it as I want to keep the varnished decks so replaced the whole side deck which was surprisingly easy.
by Pike
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: British moth cracked deck repair
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

Re: British moth cracked deck repair

Funnily enough i've been having doubts whether it will the right dinghy for me. I sail at Stewartby which is a lake of about 200 acres and fairly open all around. I normally sail a dart 15 catamaran but want to get a relatively inexpensive dinghy for lighter wind racing when the cat just doesn't per...
by Pike
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: British moth cracked deck repair
Replies: 7
Views: 2254

Re: British moth cracked deck repair

I reckon that I will be able to flex the ply enough to slip a backing plate in under the damaged areas
to add some additional support. Just got to decide if I want the Moth now, browsing Ebay and found
a few other options...... :lol: