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GRP GP14s

Post by Nessa » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:49 am

Hunts has decided to go for two of these as training boats (a victory for common sense over the assy plastic tubs), so if anyone knows of any up to the job and under £1,000 each please let me know.
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by JB9 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:38 pm

It will be quite hard to find two that match the criteria. I spent 4 months looking and then bought a Wayfarer but I was not prepared to go too far North.

Good idea though and good luck.
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by cweed » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:43 pm

... saw this one on boats and outboards a few days ago, in Cornwall.........
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F219258

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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Nessa » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:35 pm

I do like the look of the Cornwall one, but it might be too far....then again, if it's decent enough. It has now appeared on ebay not finishing until the 4th Jan. Is anyone down that way that could take a look for me?

I am off to see this one tomorrow:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... escription

any suggestions as to what I need to look out for - I don't have much knowledge of gps.

All this has landed on my plate because I have accepted the poisoned chalice of Principal. Good for the CVRDA because if the turnout is good this year I can push for further meetings at Hunts.
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:50 pm

Assume you mean GP's? not gps?
Assuming that I don't suppose GP's are much different from any other GRP boat, look for hairline cracks and unrepaired holes in the Gel Coat all of which could mean osmosis which in a small boat is pretty much tombsville. Inside it will be obvious if there are problems. As to the rest usual rules apply. WYSIWYG.
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Nessa » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:55 pm

I do indeed mean GPs. My typing isn't up to much right now. I did the damage wrestling with a cleated mainsheet in an RS Vision....

Apparently the MK1s had an issue with leaky drainage tubes, but this is a MK2, so hopefully that won't be a problem.
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by cweed » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:30 am

Here's another on Apollo Duck........ (£850)

http://sailingdinghies.apolloduck.co.uk ... aid=131734

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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Nessa » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:26 pm

Thank you cweed. All of a sudden I seem to have too many irons in my fire...
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Nessa » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:35 pm

The Cornwall and W Midlands ones sold early! I have one, still looking for another.
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Nigel » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:27 pm

Hi Nessa,

I may have found you a GRP GP14. I will PM the contact details.

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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Nessa » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:08 pm

I have in the past six days been down to Honiton then across to Cardigan, with the result being I now have our boats!
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Ancient Geek » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:18 pm

Your wrist will not get better if you keep driving around, if you can drive, you can sand, paint and sail!
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Rupert » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:41 pm

That last post was over a month ago, AG!
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Ancient Geek » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:18 am

Thats the trouble with memory but imperfect thread discipline! She posted elsewhere (Another CVRDA thread.) saying she was "off games" ie sailing for at least two months only yesterday like everyone I wish her better and am sorry that she feels the NHS have been slow.
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Re: GRP GP14s

Post by Rupert » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:25 am

Couldn't agree more. I was off for a while a couple of years ago with torn rotator muscles in my shoulder, and again with a torn tricep (blame Baltic Wharf for that one!) and it is no fun at all having to sit out of games, but it is best in the long run.
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