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    I bought my first Wayfarer4031 last week – A MK1 grp – it’s the same age as me, and I’ll be mainly cruising in the Solent with my wife and kids, going to be based in Keyhaven.

    Not much to do to it apart from a few new ropes and replacing rusty screws, looking forward to lockdown easing and getting out on the water.

    I have sailed a lot but the rest of family not so much, so will be effectively single handing until they gain experience.




    Hi Marcus,

    You have bought a good boat to cruise in and this forum has lots of good information you can search through but if it is just general chat you will find the Wayfarer Dinghy Group on Facebook is fine. Not everything on the Facebook group is from experts so for the best information search this forum because most things will have been covered.

    Cheers John.

    Stuart White

    Just done pretty much the same except mine is a composite Mk1 and needs a bit of re-decking. Should be very pretty once done though.

    Dave Barker

    You can’t beat a nice composite Mk1, (arguably). Looking forward to seeing this develop, Stuart.


    Stuart White

    Thanks Dave. I’ll post some pics of my progress, or at least what it looks like now for a start – the deck looks pretty rough with a couple or sections that need replacing but overall I think it is sound. Lots of flaky paint inside and new floorboards needed.

    Have to say I went from being unaware that composite wayfarers existed to really liking them and owning one in the space of two weeks. A fully fibreglass boat would probably have made more sense but I think the Mk1 composite looks much nicer.

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