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by TheGuvnah
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hull paint
Replies: 18
Views: 11251

Re: Hull paint

Ooh good question! Funnily enough I've just been reading through a few old issues of the Enterprise Assoc quarterly and in the Spring 1980 diary there is an exchange of letters on this very subject. Instinct says that a mirror smooth gloss finish will offer the least resistance to adjacent water mol...
by TheGuvnah
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Why not just fit a towing bracket/shackle thing to scooter ? Weight of driver sitting in chair will aid traction. I'm thinking about it Trebor because as you observe I'm not sure if the nose weight of the boat on its launcher will be sufficient on its own to keep the driving wheels in firm contact:...
by TheGuvnah
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

..It's been in for about 10 years now, and still looks new. All glued, coated and bonded in with epoxy. That's the plan here; the actual case will be one homogenous epoxied unit but its connection to the boat will be bedded on a sealant (which one t.b.c.) such that it can be easily removed in futur...
by TheGuvnah
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Well you live and learn and today I learned that old Stag headboards are not in fact solid timber but heavily framed around the perimeter with a thick band of timber and the rest is particle board. :oops: My belief was based on my setting the plane to a "manly" depth and taking ten heavy passes alon...
by TheGuvnah
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Yes from memory the old Allen ones had a lot less travel than the much beefier Harken ones. But I'm not sure if Harken still make theirs. I can't find them on P&Bs catalogue. I did quite like the funky wheeled winches but I think triple blocks win the day for the purposes of a quick re-commissionin...
by TheGuvnah
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I don't think the position is critical but they're generally on the mast just under the gooseneck. I think a 100mm box might be a bit short. There is/was a pair of Holt Allen H233 boxes on Fleabay at the moment which initially caught my interest... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252982958382?_trksid=p20...
by TheGuvnah
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I don't think the position is critical but they're generally on the mast just under the gooseneck. I think a 100mm box might be a bit short. I suspect two triple blocks arranged to give a 6:1 purchase would be just as good. That's actually what's inside the muscle box. I strongly advise you to join...
by TheGuvnah
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: MR in need of love
Replies: 3
Views: 3791

Re: MR in need of love

Went for £51 in the end.
by TheGuvnah
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

As an aside I have twice used a multi tool to remove a centreboard casing. Simple but scary. After trying to undo one screw I gave up. Brass screws crumbling to nowt. Yeah I tried one... :x ... then I tried another one... :evil: :twisted: bugger that for a game o' Russians, time to go smorgasbord o...
by TheGuvnah
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I'm not sure what the current fashion is on Ospreys for tensioning the jib halyard but the photos I've seen suggest they're still using a muscle box on the mast like we did in the 80s. Is the positioning of these theoretical muscle boxes critical? What I mean is I'm loathe to drill holes in a mast ...
by TheGuvnah
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Got another few hours in this a'noon, first job get those winches out of the front of the case. you'll recall me mentioning it drawing blood every time I went near it, here's what they've done to the inside of the case. https://s6.postimg.org/k4r7zpbsx/892_winch_cables_munched_the_case.jpg Aha! full...
by TheGuvnah
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Well the arbor and slitting blade cut OK but the end clamp on the arbor meant I couldn't get it closer than about half an inch from the hog plus it's far too uncontrollable to be safe and I like my toes. Plan B - Rummaged through the tote and retrieved a Starrett 16mm hole saw without a pilot drill ...
by TheGuvnah
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

OK time to bite some bullets, pack the tote with all the sharp cutty stuff and set to getting this centre board case oot. Uncovered the plugged thwart retaining screws with a few strokes of the rasp... https://s6.postimg.org/3omwacb25/892_plugged_thwart_screws.jpg Lovely tool that rasp, practically ...
by TheGuvnah
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 47859

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

My advice is take the case out, clean it all up and glue it with epoxy. That'll hold for ever without the need for screws. Hear what you're saying Badger but have to say I'm not that keen on introducing epoxy at the hog/case joint or anywhere else it might compromise the ability for either me (or t...
by TheGuvnah
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Proctotr mast section identification / Fireball mast heel
Replies: 3
Views: 4104

Re: Proctotr mast section identification / Fireball mast hee

Nice info Jim, I needed that without even knowing I needed it, much obliged.