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by bornagainmothie
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27864

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

Not much work on the hull this week, been working on some new sail battens.... My Dad offered to cut a set of battens from a plank of Ash he had been saving for a worthy cause, how could i refuse? The boat came with some plastic tube battens which did not encourage much shape in the sail. Batten poc...
by bornagainmothie
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Re: Enterprise help needed

Ideally a couple of level saw benches with some padding on to protect the decks and prevent it sliding around as you work. We use a long bench at the back to span the width of the side decks, and a shorter one under the foredeck. A suitable working height will save much back pain.
by bornagainmothie
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Re: Enterprise help needed

That was quick work to get the case out, no wonder it leaked if it came out that easily! Good news that the hog is ok, its not impossible to repair but a lot easier if you don't have to. What state is the case in? Repair or replace? A good idea at this stage to make some patterns, especially of the ...
by bornagainmothie
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Re: Enterprise help needed

It is looking like a major job i'm afraid. It has all the signs of typical rot in the floor and parts of the hog and centreboard case. The biggest clue is the fibreglass tape that has been used over the centreboard case rails to stem the leak! Dark patches under lifting varnish also suggest the case...
by bornagainmothie
Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Re: Enterprise help needed

There is a guide in the announcements section:
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by bornagainmothie
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise help needed
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Re: Enterprise help needed

Hi Gavin, welcome to the forum and world of classic boats. You have a bit of work ahead before getting afloat in your Ent but most things are fixable given patience and a bit of plywood and glue! How old is the boat? Its number should be carved into the Hog near the Transom. That will give us a clue...
by bornagainmothie
Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27864

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

More paint stripping this week, started on the decks. Some of the paint had peeled on its own, revealing a nice top veneer so i extended the patch to see what it was like further over. Not being a fan of painted decks I was really pleased to see that the ply is a striped mahogany and with careful tr...
by bornagainmothie
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Re: international moth tiller extensions
Replies: 10
Views: 3988

Re: international moth tiller extensions

Water pipe is usually ok,although some types are a bit thin-walled. I use black 20mm electrical conduit with some rope spiralled around for a grip. Looks like carbon but costs pennies and you get a free spare one out of a 3m length. If you do find the extension bending too much then maybe the steeri...
by bornagainmothie
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27864

Int Moth K3222 Project

Following an ad in our boats for sale section I have taken on the restoration of Int Moth K3222, a Stockholm Sprite design from the late 60s/ early 70s and according to photos from the archives, the boat that won the 1972 Nationals. We started today, stripping the old paintwork back to bare wood to ...
by bornagainmothie
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Banbury Open Meeting 28 Setember
Replies: 12
Views: 5688

Re: Banbury Open Meeting 28 Setember

Hope to be there on the Saturday

Lyndon
by bornagainmothie
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: daggerboard case lining
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: daggerboard case lining

Can you get some photos showing which parts are affected? I'm sure my Dad could find suitable offcuts to make up a new case or just the packing pieces if its saveable.

Lyndon
by bornagainmothie
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Moth Roll Call
Replies: 44
Views: 14873

Moth Roll Call

Well the deal is done and I am the new owner of 3222, Thank you to Roger for his careful storage over the last 30 years!!! It took a while to dust it all off and see what we have, but at least its dry and solid even if it does need a fair bit of work to make it usable. We weighed the hull without wi...
by bornagainmothie
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: International Moth Sail Number K3222 – Renovation Project
Replies: 11
Views: 4585

Re: International Moth Sail Number K3222 – Renovation Projec

Thanks Nessa, we knew you wouldn't resist!

I can see pretty much what there is from the photos,- a lot of work, but an interesting challenge.
I have emailed Roger to get an idea on price and we'll take it from there.
by bornagainmothie
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: International Moth Sail Number K3222 – Renovation Project
Replies: 11
Views: 4585

Re: International Moth Sail Number K3222 – Renovation Projec

I wish I had seen this before coming down to Hunts for the weekend and back again, would like to have had a closer look. A Stockholm Sprite was one of the first moths I swam around as a teenager, so a good excuse for a more authentic CVRDA moth. Oh what am I doing, this is the slippery slope, I was ...
by bornagainmothie
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: National Rally - who is coming?
Replies: 78
Views: 21999

Re: National Rally - who is coming?

I agree, thanks to all at Hunts for a great weekend and well organised event. Clearly a lot of hard work had gone into making us all feel welcome and providing a good mix of racing and fun.
Look forward to sailing with you all again.

Lyndon