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by jules22
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 10390

Re: Early Heron

I messaged him to ask why. He says she has "major structural problems and will need lots of work, to much for me"

I thought she was really sound TBH , so who knows. Looking at ebay he has made a small profit already, no mention of any issues in his listing . :roll:
by jules22
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 10390

Re: Early Heron

Oh no !, wonder why he moved it on so quick. :(
by jules22
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 10390

Re: Early Heron

The Chap is a serial heron restorer buy the sound of things, he appreciates just how original it is and said he will not over restore it !.

He had the heron association people coming to look over it.

I Did tell him to take a look here. :D
by jules22
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 10390

Re: Early Heron

Now gone to a good home , a proper Heron enthusiast. :D
by jules22
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Concept 302
Replies: 5
Views: 4553

Re: Concept 302

Hi, yes !,I took some the other day they are on my phone, if you send me your email I can forward them to you. Cheers. J
by jules22
Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Concept 302
Replies: 5
Views: 4553

Re: Concept 302

Or £200 ono without the galv combi trolley if thats of more interest ?.
by jules22
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Concept 302
Replies: 5
Views: 4553

Concept 302

Flo wants to sell her 302, I did a lot of jobs on it when she first got it, its in good order throughout now.

Its got the full size sail ,plus the smaller junior rig and the asymmetric kite, had a new cover last year. sails off the same PY as a topper.

£275 . located cotswold water park.
by jules22
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 10390

Early Heron

I am losing my indoor storage so............... The Heron is for sale, Number 17 all original and very sound woodwork.

I have fixed the rudder while in my care, it now needs some new ropes and a couple of repairs to the buoyancy bags.
by jules22
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Rechargeable Random Orbital Sander
Replies: 13
Views: 8610

Re: Rechargeable Random Orbital Sander

I have owned lots of cordless tools and use them daily, makita I rate highly. Ryobi I do not .

I have no first hand experience of cordless sanders.
by jules22
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Heron centerboard case leak
Replies: 12
Views: 10110

Re: Heron centerboard case leak

My reasoning being that: I need buoyancy but also dry storage when we go on overnight camping trips. I had considered those plastic screw top barrels lashed under the side benches also. What I would prefer not to do is alter the boat to much, as its an early one and very original, so would like to m...
by jules22
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Heron centerboard case leak
Replies: 12
Views: 10110

Re: Heron centerboard case leak

I have been considering fitting a bulkhead at the front with big hatches in ,so it could double as storage BUT the purist in me says its just wrong on a 1952 ! . The jury is still out on this. I have also thought of building a ply buoyancy/storage, tank/box that would replace the rear bag that fits ...
by jules22
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing brass stews from keel?
Replies: 23
Views: 21701

Re: Removing brass stews from keel?

I have been working on the Herons rudder and this happened. I used a small burr in the dremel to grind off the bit of head that was left, then used the roll pin trick. It takes time and care not to damage anything, the dremel and fein are great tools and I would not be without mine now and can be pu...
by jules22
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: To tape or not to tape, that is the question...
Replies: 5
Views: 6507

Re: To tape or not to tape, that is the question...

I have no experience of moth repair, but b has worked for me on another plywood boat. I mixed up a batch of epoxy and painted/wetted out the effected area, poured some off into another pot and thickened up, splogded (tech term :wink: ) this mix into the gap between sheets, then used the last of the ...
by jules22
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing brass stews from keel?
Replies: 23
Views: 21701

Re: Removing brass stews from keel?

I have read that cutting/filing a v in the roll pin to act as a "saw tooth" is effective. Anyone know if this is the case ?.
by jules22
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Heron centerboard case leak
Replies: 12
Views: 10110

Re: Heron centerboard case leak

Thanks , thats really helpful advice :D . This is the next job to tackle. I am working on the rudder at present, made a brass bush and epoxied it into the rudder where the big elongated hole was in the wood. :cry: Have Roughly Cut out and planed up a new oak tiller extension today, hope to get that ...