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  1. #1
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    Default I have the boat under cover.

    Playtime had become a little scruffy. Its 8 years since I launched her last time.

    I've got a refit planned over the next few months and again over next winter.

    Can you see her?





    More to follow.

  2. #2
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    Stop yakkin about it and get that scraper going..

    I do really like that tent tho.

  3. #3
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    Great tent!! Wish I could get one big enough for Englander!!

  4. #4
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    The older I get, the better I was!

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    Nice Cover!

    good luck with the refit. will you be done for the classic rally in the summer??

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by z1ppy View Post
    Nice Cover!

    good luck with the refit. will you be done for the classic rally in the summer??
    Given that its Scarron and I organising the rally I had better be ready!

    The tent is by Shelter Logic, an American firm.

    Not sure if there is one big enough for Englander.

  7. #7
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    Long over due for a bit of an update.

    I'm trying to get all the paint removal and bulk of the sanding and wood repairs done by the end of this month, then in April I can concentrate on paintwork, it'll be a bit warmer by then too.

    One side sanded and ready for epoxy primer.




    Beginings of one new engine hatch, they were a complete mess, heavy, scruffy, broken and annoying me for 8 years....the framework is a reclaimed mahogany staircase from a demolished school, its a hard material to work with but straight, stable and strong.



    Home from home....




    T'other side.




    One margin board in place.



    I bought some 8ft lengths of teak to cover the engine hatches, 11mm thick, 46mm wide, its not qtr sawn but it is £6 a length, a very good price and the chap has got more if anyone needs some.

    Seanick was kind enough to run a couple of lengths into thin battens for me to make a border around the underply.

  8. #8
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    I was going to get one of those tents when I thought I was going to restore the Micro Cup Racer I bought.
    They look really good.
    How do you get the mast in there?
    Another person's thoughts about you are outside of your jurisdiction.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakesailor View Post
    How do you get the mast in there?
    I took it down....

  10. #10
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    Repaired table and new infill pieces to extend the bed.



    Second engine hatch underway.



    Graving piece in the windscreen frame.



    Epoxy coated cockpit coaming.



    Margin board and supporting timber, strengthened underneath.



    Same on the other side.



    Screw hole was run out, drilled to half inch and a 12mm plug epoxied in, pilot screw to aid handling and keep fingers clean!



    Acquired DIY Hoover from work, bit big really, wont go in the cabin!



    Aerial mount Felix made for me (Thanks F!)



    Second engine hatch.


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