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by TheGuvnah
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Newbie GP14 Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 5010

Re: Newbie GP14 Restoration

Here y' go Lawrence, https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiByIa2zNfOAhWFOsAKHV12BEsQFggsMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.westsystem.com%2Fss%2Fassets%2Fhowto-pub2%2FWooden%2520Boat%2520Restoration%2520and%2520Repair.pdf&usg=AFQjCNG2PQMD6XJFGBd3vmfrQomGr...
by TheGuvnah
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 1
Views: 3718

Re: Varnish

Can't see any reference to its UV resistance though either in the listing or its COSH sheet. Tried Screwfix for the first time a month or so ago whilst refurbing the trailer. Strolled in... 'ello what's all this? Catalogues? little pencils? Oh dear I recognise this format. I went up to the counter.....
by TheGuvnah
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: ENTERPRISE No.878 emerges blinking into the light
Replies: 10
Views: 9002

Re: ENTERPRISE No.878 emerges blinking into the light

Tempus fidgets 'an all that so gotta get a move on with 878 (also need to settle on a name for her as well) as there're only a few weeks of the boys' hols left. So just as I'm about to fair and prime the hull I've decided that the rudder stock really is u/s with a fair bit of delamination of the pli...
by TheGuvnah
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing brass stews from keel?
Replies: 23
Views: 21501

Re: Removing brass stews from keel?

So Ent 878 is now 'buns up' resting on timbers and the paint stripped back to the keel timber so it's time to gut out the roached c/brd gasket which is underneath the keel bands so it's time to... duh duh duuuuurrrrhh! ...remove the keel band screws. 20+ of them around the centreboard slot and "Y" p...
by TheGuvnah
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: It's not an Enterprise... but what is it??
Replies: 32
Views: 18410

Re: It's not an Enterprise... but what is it??

roger wrote:Optimistic at £300.
I watched it drift past first time round and he had it listed at £500! Sure the world loves an optimist but come on... minor damage? easily repaired?,,, low cost?? No mention of any spars and didn't care about the village in Scotland bit.
by TheGuvnah
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: ENTERPRISE No.878 emerges blinking into the light
Replies: 10
Views: 9002

Re: ENTERPRISE No.878 emerges blinking into the light

Great story which I'll enjoy following - good luck... Thanks Dronski, there'll be a good bit more to come before she hits the water. And subsequently so long as stepping and tensioning doesn't spring a seam. I envy you your workshop and your skills! Yep the workshop couldn't be better, a real godse...
by TheGuvnah
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: So I bought an old GP14
Replies: 6
Views: 6224

Re: So I bought an old GP14

Oh hang on... here you go...

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by TheGuvnah
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: So I bought an old GP14
Replies: 6
Views: 6224

Re: So I bought an old GP14

Clearing the slot of paint is the first step but in circumstances like this I would also go round the outside of the head and remove any paint covering that timber/metal interface. I get in there with an engineer's scribe to get right into the countersinks and get every last bit. Then I'd apply a 25...
by TheGuvnah
Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: ENTERPRISE No.878 emerges blinking into the light
Replies: 10
Views: 9002

ENTERPRISE No.878 emerges blinking into the light

It was inevitable really, and only a matter of time before I ended up here on the C.V.R.D.A. The name’s Dave, single Dad to two young lads and not quite land-locked in sunny Coventry (?) 20+ years ago my brother and I decided we’d had enough of the city routine and that the pull of sail was too stro...