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by chrismartin3583
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 9678

Re: Merlin Rocket wanted

If youre quick Jeremy Deacon has a decent old size spinny for sale - assuming thats what you want. Good old size spinnys are few and far between, you're probably better off going for a new size if you're changing the poles anyway. To set up new length poles you need to: 1) Make up the poles 2) Move ...
by chrismartin3583
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin Rocket wanted
Replies: 16
Views: 9678

Re: Merlin Rocket wanted

32mm o/d ally tube is fine for long twins, 25mm o/d for the old six footers. Don't bother with anodising and the tube will be ridiculously cheap. Then pop along to a merlin club, take some photos of someone's poles and copy them. The way a carbon pole is fitted out will work just as well on an ally ...
by chrismartin3583
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 13
Views: 4260

Re: Varnish

Shouldn't be a problem, or bring the boat over.

Basically my advice is if it's not black leave well alone for now.

Roger will definately have done the whole boat, and i'd have thought he'd have done it in one pack poly. It was in quite a state when he took it on.
by chrismartin3583
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 13
Views: 4260

Re: Varnish

You can varnish two pack over single pack provided that the single pack has been on a long time and is inert. With single pack poly I've done it after 18 months. Old school oil based products will need much longer and it is certainly not advisable because old school varnish as Ed says is rather soft...
by chrismartin3583
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 13
Views: 4260

Re: Varnish

I wouldn't even attempt it untill summer unless you've got somewhere dry and heated to work in. If it goes or has gone black explore under the deck to see where the water is coming in. I had a problem like this with Storm Cloud around the spinnaker sheaves in the deck. The glue holding the plywood s...
by chrismartin3583
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?
Replies: 48
Views: 16282

Re: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?

GP14 should tick all the boxes

If you don't want to race one of the old single skin glass boats should be ideal and relatively maintenance free so you can spend all your dads money on the Merlin :D
by chrismartin3583
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Scorpion 562 refurb.
Replies: 13
Views: 4066

Re: Scorpion 562 refurb.

If you need any bits give me a shout, i've just stripped 483 and still have the mast, boom, pole, rudder assembly and tiller available.
by chrismartin3583
Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage scorpion rudder assembley and other bits for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1210

Vintage scorpion rudder assembley and other bits for sale

Rudder assembly off a vintage Scorpion (Number 483). In good condition, would benefit from a clean and a repaint and varnish but could be used as is. Wooden blade, stock, tiller and extenstion. Top pintle sits over tiller £25 Gold anodised mast, D section. Gold colour in much better condition than i...
by chrismartin3583
Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage scorpion bits for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

Vintage scorpion bits for sale

Hi all, I have aquired Scorpion number 457 which though complete is well beyond reclaimation. Therefore i have mast, boom, spiny pole, centreboard, rudder assembly and various period fittings (Tufnol blocks) available for sensible offers, all in good usable condition. please email paramedic3602@yaho...