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- 07/01/2012 at 8:50 am #4377
Hi, i have just bought mk1 woody 653. This is my first wayfarer, in fact my first boat.
I have been learning to sail on the Solent and will mainly be day-sailing her there.
Before she goes in the water I have a few jobs to do.
Does anybody know anything about the boat, I am interested in its history.
I cannot post a picture here, can anybody tell me how to do this?
George age 1207/01/2012 at 12:30 pm #10487FantasiaMember
W653 was originally called Taurus and later Bobbin. First owner R. Wooler of Colwyn Bay SC. Built by Moores of Wroxham Feb/March 1963 and measured By D Howell 17-3-63. I got this information from her measurement form, of which I have an electronic copy. I would be happy to send you a copy by email if you like. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org/01/2012 at 7:58 pm #10490
Thank you very much for replying to my post.
I am glad to learn some more about my boats history.
I would be interested to see the form you have and I will send you an E-Mail
George 🙂13/01/2012 at 12:10 pm #10512adminMember
George, welcome to Wayfarering!
Maybe some of the forum members miossed the detail that you are a youngster; 12 years old. How I wish that I had discoverered sailing and Wayfarers in particular at your age and I congratulate you for becoming a boat owner at so early an age.
Well done Mum and Dad also for getting you started and we look forward to hearing about your adventures with W653.
Kez W413714/01/2012 at 6:28 pm #10514
I have managed to attach a picture of her now 🙂
Thanks Mike for the warm welcome to wayfarering!, since I have bought the boat the welcome has been brilliant.
I am going to use this topic to post pictures and my beginners questions on her restoration
[attachment=0:jqwqz4nf]Capture 1.JPG[/attachment:jqwqz4nf]15/01/2012 at 8:19 am #10516
My first question.
This appears to be the ply lifting, the deck seems strong and underneath is fine.
I have a similar patch on my aft deck, what do I need to do about this? (I would prefer to avoid replacing the deck at this stage)
George16/01/2012 at 4:25 pm #10517Andrew MorriceMember
like you: my first boat is a woodie, but I’ve left it rather late in life – til 45 in fact!
I’ve found this forum a fount of information and help so far
if you look on the technical part of the forum you’ll see a thread where I asked about good resources for repairing/restoring a woodie – there were some good suggestions as to books, all of which were obtainable from amazon or download
how did you attach a photo? – I wanted to to the other day and ended up writing a short novel instead!
Boris (W6330)16/01/2012 at 7:30 pm #10519tempest51Member
Nothing much you can do apart from replacing the damaged section…cover with varnish buy a nice red and do it next year. Once you start removing the laminates then it’s time to re-deck.16/01/2012 at 8:25 pm #10521
Thank you for the advice, I think I will re-deck her next winter and just use her lightly this season.
Luckily the Foredeck is fine so I will not need to replace that 🙂
George16/01/2012 at 9:09 pm #10522SwiebertjeParticipant16/01/2012 at 9:19 pm #10523tempest51Member
It was Mao Tse Tung , who in a Churchillian mood and with cognac in hand said “Every long journey begins with a small step”…enjoy your boat,give her plenty of time to get to know you, then slowly get to work on her….sounds like a trip to Vegas.
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