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by Nick
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

claymore wrote:Very tidy job Webster - I think perhaps you might have aligned the screw heads?


Can't you see the pattern?
by Nick
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Refurbishing an anchor windlass
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Refurbishing an anchor windlass

I've been given an old South Pacific anchor windlass which apparently runs when connected to a battery. There is a lot of corrosion and three wee black wires not connected.

Does anyone know anyone who would consider checking this out and refurbishing it?
by Nick
Mon May 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

Too late to suggest a split backstay? Forget everything that exists and place a couple of chainplates where it suits. Donald Others have suggested the same, but it is complicating the geometry even further. Remember the transom is tiny and raked at 45 degrees. The extra large chainplate with two ro...
by Nick
Sun May 19, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

6mm plate in a hefty vice ought to give you the desired effect -just bend it a bit at a time until it is how you want it I've done a drawing and I am giving it to a man wot can. It's massive overkill, and the old dodgy chainplate will still be there as a backup. Rudder is repaired, one bulkhead rep...
by Nick
Sun May 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

. Under-deck metal is in one, piece, a triangle. Here is a pic a fellow Morgan Giles 30 owner has sent me of his aft chainplate. http://bluemoment.com/pix/scp1.jpg This would involve removing the embedded metal in the transom or bolting through it, so a friend has suggested the following (excuse th...
by Nick
Sun May 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Westerly Longbow
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Westerly Longbow

NOW REDUCED - £9,500 for cash sale (Posting on behalf of a friend . . . this is a very genuine boat, I've sailed her, and if I had known she would be going with this kit list at this price I would have saved my pennies and bought her instead of buying Avy-J) Designed by Laurent Giles, and introduce...
by Nick
Tue May 14, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Nice night
Replies: 11
Views: 3234

Re: Nice night

Don't think so
by Nick
Fri May 03, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

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Cutting out the old glassed in chainplate on the inside of the transom seems to be popular, but I am not sure how I can do this without damaging the transom. It is a very confined space in at the aft end of the lazarette, and I certainly wouldn't want to operate a grinder in that position.
by Nick
Thu May 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Stern chainplate rebuild - thoughts?

. I have just discovered that the corrosion in the deck backing plate on Avy-J is far more advanced than I thought, and it looks as though it will be necessary to build a new chainplate. The raked transom (raked at about 45 degrees) means that this is not as easy as it might be on a flat transom. T...
by Nick
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Diesel runaway
Replies: 9
Views: 494

Diesel runaway

. Was down the boatyard yesterday working on Avy-J. Across the yard a friend was trying to get an old Volvo engine running that had not run for 6 years. I heard the engine fire into life and said to Catherine, let;s go and have a look. My pal seemed to be revving the nuts off the engine as we walke...
by Nick
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Grace Darling for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Grace Darling for sale

Friends are finally reluctantly selling their very unusual boat. Ex Northern Lighthouse Service Launch. Believed built by Andrews of Stromness in 1960. Larch on Oak of substantial construction. Gaff rig auxiliary main sail and furling foresail. Complete with usual accessories. Used regularly. Well m...
by Nick
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Oyster 26 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Oyster 26 for sale

claymore wrote:Buy it then!


I've already got two boats, ya daft auld eejit.

BTW, saw a Claymore named Claymore in Ardmaleish last weekend. Not a very imaginative lot, are you?
by Nick
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Oyster 26 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Oyster 26 for sale

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I've seen the boat and she is a little tired inside but easily brought back to her former glory with a bit of scraping and some Woodskin. The interior joinery is excellent.

I think the price is partly due to the nearly new mast, boom, sails and rigging (2015)

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