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by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17065

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

I knew that would be the answer re the patching. :( I will do it properly then, but as we are moving house at the moment it may well take quite some time. I did think about replacing the entire bulkhead for exactly the reason you describe. One thing I think I need to know is, what are the protocols ...
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?
Replies: 15
Views: 5195

Re: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?

On the question of value, I'd have to agree - I can never expect to get back the equivalent worth of the hours of toil that went into the restoration of my phantom. I can only expect to get what people feel they should pay for such an 'old' boat. As to it's soundness, well, so far as I know it is th...
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17065

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

That sounds like just the job ACB, but it is well beyond my woodworking capability. How much - roughly - would something like that cost to get professionally done, and where would the panel recommend I go for it? With regard to the epoxy, need I take off all of it, or can I leave the good bits and p...
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?
Replies: 15
Views: 5195

Re: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?

That cat, aka Fidget the fiend, is a specialist in walking in fresh paint/varnish/gelcoat and has a particular talent for investigating open hatches and disappearing underneath as you put the boat cover on.

Oh and she loves stray ends of shockcord.
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?
Replies: 15
Views: 5195

Re: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?

My phantom is of the ye olde type - it is K88. It is in pretty good nick really but the mast and boom let it down.

There are photos here:

http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh13 ... 88_photos/

and I am hoping to take more tomorrow.

It is in Bedford.
by Nessa
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?
Replies: 15
Views: 5195

Re: A request for advice - a Finn - ish singlehander?

I have a nice, cheap wooden phantom....
by Nessa
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17065

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

How did the mast jack work? Does that mean the mast went up and down? Fantastic info Ancient Geek. She is a beautiful boat - the veneer inside the boat is also carefully laid. I am very nervous of messing it up. Any more history very gratefully received. I will endeavour to get more pics posted.
by Nessa
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Finn or OK wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1706

Re: Finn or OK wanted

Does it have to be a Finn or an OK? I am feeling obliged to sell my phantom, k88, not because I want to, but because I just don't have enough space or time for all my boats. I have sailed the boat a fair bit, especially earlier in the year, and she is ready to sail now but as always could do with ne...
by Nessa
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17065

Re: Agamemnon - i14 869

There are some strange shapes of ply supplied with the boat to go with that mast support - are there issues there I need to be aware of? I have no knowledge of the history of 14s whatsoever. My restoration experience is limited to salvaging phantom k88 (alas a mere stripling, having been built c1974)
by Nessa
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Agamemnon - i14 869
Replies: 65
Views: 17065

Agamemnon - i14 869

This is the boat I got from ebay - probably paid too much, but hey, it looks great! Here is one of my less minor problems in the restoration process: http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll113/Contender473/Agamemnon/PICT0947.jpg With the boat I got given an enormous hatch cover which I think the previ...
by Nessa
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Epoxy - how do I get it off?
Replies: 16
Views: 4453

Re: Epoxy - how do I get it off?

By some quirk of fate I bought a hot air gun at the Cats Protection League jumble sale on Saturday. It cost me 20p. It will either do the job or you will see on the news a bad fire in the Dunstable area, caused by a woman setting alight to her garage...
by Nessa
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Epoxy - how do I get it off?
Replies: 16
Views: 4453

Epoxy - how do I get it off?

The title speaks for itself really - my i14 has been liberally coated in epoxy, with plenty of unsightly runs for good measure! How on earth am I going to get it off? The boat is lovely underneath. Or should I just grit my teeth and bear it?
by Nessa
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Best tea of the year!! 4th and 5th October
Replies: 43
Views: 12964

Re: The Best tea of the year!! 4th and 5th October

Are there likely to be any classics 14s at this event? I used to be a Shearwater member (many years ago) and have family nearby, so could easily find an excuse for a visit. I need to see some 14s to work out the layout for 869, recently purchase from ebay.