Nonnie the Raven
How about a boat refurbishment thread? Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.
Last October the mother in law gawwwd luv’er phoned us to ask if we were still interested in getting a boat as they’re neighbours had one they were keen to get shot of as they were starting to get on a bit. We had mentioned once or twice that we’d like to get a canoe or dinghy to entertain the boys over summer. Well imagine our surprise when we got there and were faced with a 19 ft Manta day sailor. And here she is
We got her for £200, which was to cover the electric motor as they’d been messed around for a year by a provaricating couple who let them down in the end.
She’s a bit rough and ready but still all in one piece (so far) Needs new main sail, cabin hatch, old paint stripping, woodwork tidying up and solar panel and batteries fettling. The plan is to put her on Coniston for summer adventure s with the lads when restrictions allow. Will post pics as work progresses.
Pip pip and pink gins on the poop deck!Posted 1 year ago
Should be fun!Posted 1 year ago
👏🏻👍🏼Posted 1 year ago
Nice. You could proper get your Simon Le Bon on on that!Posted 1 year ago
Simon Le Bon on on
is there and echo in here?Posted 1 year ago
Don’t you dare!Posted 1 year ago
I am subscribe.
Well bought that man.Posted 1 year ago
One of the first jobs on the list was to investigate this crack. It’s on the junction between keel and hull and if serious would condemn Nonnie to the scrapheap. Fortunately after liberal application of coarse abrasive it appears that the joint is good and the crack was just surface corrosion of the keel lifting the paint above. Phew!Posted 1 year ago
Although I have no prospect of owning one, I love boats and feel slightly jealous.
That said, WTF does this mean?
Posted 1 year ago
the mother in law gawwwd luv’er
It means God loves my mother in law, of course, you big silly goose.
Ply has arrived for the new hatch, will get on that tomorrow nightPosted 1 year ago
Make sure you dock like a bossPosted 1 year ago
Oh it’s luring you into a false sense of ease with the maintenance… 😉
I have to say that if I lived in the right place I would have some kind of trailer sailer. I miss having Loch Tay to myself and the keys to a Drascombe…Posted 1 year ago
Slightly OT, but if anyone has a spare yacht, wants to move it to Tobermory and pay the mooring fees, I’ll promise to look after it and grant visitation rights 😎Posted 1 year ago
Wouldn’t we all. 🤣Posted 1 year ago
That’s a bonny boat Moaab, looks pretty chilly there though! It’ll be fairweather sailing for us.Posted 1 year ago
That brings back memories. As a teenager having to clean then re-antifoul a Contessa 26. Awkward because of the keel shape, usually cold as done before the Easter lift in and thick paint that took a lot of brushing on. I have never enjoyed painting since.Posted 10 months ago
However it was always worth it for the times spent on the boat. I don’t think I appreciated how lucky I was to have that experience until later.
Finally got her something like decent and Was hoping to take her for a splash around on the platty jooobs, sadly a precautionary inspection (preceded by the best part of a day gettinf ofd the locking wheel nuts that hadnt moved for 20 yeats and had no key) of the trailer wheels came back withe prognosis of instant fiery death. So…..
Operation wheel rebuild began..got some bearings Check .now brake pads these hubs are 50 years old and made byou a firm that went under way back. 7in drum 31.5mm pad. Proprietary plate. So had to get some Lockheed nd reshape the with the grinder which took FOREVER!!
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Unfortunately I’d chucked out the bearing backing washers GAAAAHHHHH!!!!
Oh well. Nearly therePosted 2 weeks ago
Well done on getting to the point of a bit of sailing, but as its the maiden voyage, dont forget those life jackets.Posted 2 weeks ago
Noh icebergs on Coniston, lad. Although I have briefed the band.Posted 2 weeks ago
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