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by phil58490
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harken Blocks and Harken & Allen cleats
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: Harken Blocks and Harken & Allen cleats

Hi Neil,

If you don't get any takers for the whole lot and if you would split them up, I'd like the eight small Allen cleats, wedges and fairleads.
by phil58490
Mon May 27, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Rigging screws
Replies: 4
Views: 3799

Re: Rigging screws

How small, I have some somewhere but I think they are shroud adjusters and probably too big. After a quick rummage I can find only one, it is five and a half inches between the pin holes I will keep looking if that is not going to be too big but I am likely to have only two.
by phil58490
Wed May 22, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Glass fibre deck repair
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

Re: Glass fibre deck repair

I can foresee a competition for who has the scruffiest boat becoming a feature of the future Classic Finn events, something like a concours in reverse. But you should be aware Phil that Alan will work very hard to win this one...... I will leave the mould, lichen and fungi in place then and give hi...
by phil58490
Wed May 22, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Glass fibre deck repair
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

Re: Glass fibre deck repair

Thank you all, I think you have saved me a lot of effort that would have turned out to be a complete waste of time.

Therefore I am joining the Shed Sailing Club!
by phil58490
Tue May 21, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Glass fibre deck repair
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

Re: Glass fibre deck repair

alan williams wrote:Hi Phil
Just leave it and join the exclusive sail a shed club membership one at present.
Cheers Al finn 424White Rabbit nick name "THE SHED"
Where do I have to apply and how much does it cost to make it a less exclusive club?

Finobarb aka Shed 2
by phil58490
Tue May 21, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Glass fibre deck repair
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

Re: Glass fibre deck repair

I have tried rubbing compound and whilst that brings up a good shine the surface imperfections are clearly visible. I think the surface material is quite sound, you can not pick bits off the surface like you can with osmosis blisters, it just doesn't look or feel nice. I sprayed a few cars in a form...
by phil58490
Tue May 21, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Proctor C section mast offcut
Replies: 17
Views: 10132

Re: Proctor C section mast offcut

Stephen Hawkins wrote:
And a bucket load of other doodads, cleats, blocks, etc

Steve H
I will be restringing my Finn and I am looking for a number of jamming cleats, what have you got?

The cheque is in the post for the mainsheet jammer.
by phil58490
Tue May 21, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Glass fibre deck repair
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

Glass fibre deck repair

I am restoring a GRP Butler Finn, the hull is really good in its original gelcoat but the decks have suffered from being exposed to the sun. The gelcoat has innumerable hairline cracks, crazing and tiny, dry, blisters, the deck has also faded from the original bright yellow to various shades of crea...
by phil58490
Tue May 21, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hatch Size
Replies: 17
Views: 4551

Re: Hatch Size

The full specification and sizes is shown here

http://www.marinechandlery.com/catalog/ ... ew/id/4575

I have bought some from the chap on ebay (best price I could find), they seem good quality and have an integral rubber seal.
by phil58490
Mon May 20, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hatch Size
Replies: 17
Views: 4551

Re: Hatch Size

SoggyBadger wrote:
Nessa wrote:We should create a hatch bank.
Or a hatchery :D
Nah, too pretentious, it'd be like calling a lean-to greenhouse on the back of your house an 'orangery' when clearly it is white!
by phil58490
Mon May 20, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 7612

Re: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.

[quote="Ed"]Not hard to make a decent foil.....go for it. Thank you for the encouragement, I had been putting it off but not having been able to find a board to fit my narrow case made the final decision for me. I've been offered a few boards but all have been too thick and thinning them sufficientl...
by phil58490
Mon May 20, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 7612

Re: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.

Thank you for the offer but I have bought the wood, glass and resin and started to laminate one.
by phil58490
Sun May 19, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Proctor C section mast offcut
Replies: 17
Views: 10132

Re: Proctor C section mast offcut

I'd like the mainsheet ratchety doodah thingy. Sent you a pM.
by phil58490
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Finn boom and rudder wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 3479

Finn boom and rudder wanted

I know they are rarer than the proverbial rocking horse do dah but I am looking for a boom and a rudder for my elderly Finn.
by phil58490
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Happy Places
Replies: 14
Views: 6568

Re: Happy Places

I was born and raised in Kent, spent my teenage years living and sailing in Whitstable and thought it was great. Moved away thirty odd years ago for work and have managed to live in some of the nicer villages south of Canterbury after a not so pleasant couple of years in Ashford. I had the chance to...