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Enterprise Restoration

Post by smilicus » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:14 pm

Hello all.
I recently acquired an Enterprise built in 1964 in South Africa. I have restored a lot of wooden sailing dinghies over the years, but need some adivce:

1. Where can I get a detailed doc on measuring the Ent. It seems that due to some loose knees, the boat is a bit more flat (by 3/8ths of an inch)
2. One of the previous owners replaced the keel with meranti...crap. Can I replace with Oregon pine? We do not have the actual lengths so is it allowed to scarf join piece to make up the keel?

Thank you

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Re: Enterprise Restoration

Post by Rupert » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:29 pm

You'd need the Ent association for a measurement form, but often things like keels have to be hardwood in class rules. Easy enough to find, I'd have thought.

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