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  • #33214
    David Vella
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    So, as promised, here we start with questions….

    My Boat (Mk2 composite) is currently undergoing restoration: Main thing is the wooden decks which are being taken care of very well.

    I am also awaiting pricing for GRP repairs: scuff(s) on the hull, and some osmosis on top of the hatch. The GRP  repairs is something I can actually do myself to an extend, perhaps with a bit of swearing, but if the quote is reasonable I’ll happily pay someone else to do it and save myself time and nerves.

    Moving on I am wondering what other, perhaps safety-critical aspects to look into? Gaskets perhaps? How many? Where and how?

    I am aware of the hatch gasket, which  will likely be replaced with some weather strip. I suspect the self-bailer gaskets might need looking at… they seem reasonably priced. I seem to remember the bailers are Andersens but I will need to have a better look next time I’m with the boat.

    Any other safety-critical things I should be checking before she goes in the water for the first time in 20 years?

     

     

    #33230
    john1162
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    Hatch seals are vital. Take your centreboard out and refurbish it after checking for cracks.  Rudders and their fixings are a weak point so check the pintles are firmly fastened on. The inside wood support for the pintles next to the keel can go soft so again check.

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