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Have you inquired with the RYA re the measurment cetificate.
Chances are it does have one on file with them.
If you have an old hatch cover that fits, and an old inner tube with a valve on it.
You can cut the valve out of the tube with enough material to make a decent flange.
Drill a hole just bit enough in the hatch cover and feed the valve through from the inside. The copious amounts of glue and tape to make it air tight (as much as possible). That should do the job.
There is a sizable difference between a medium sized lake and a mile or two out to sea but it is something we are definitely looking into
Finding a leak can be a bit like finding a pin in a haystack, of pins.
If it is a side tank, the usual place for them to go seems to be the base where the inner wall meets the floor inside the cockpit.
This takes a battering from feet when you are moving across the boat. Check for any movement along this seem.
Also what are the inspection hatch seal like, they tend to be rubber so can perish
A suggestion I saw on a Firefly forum a few years ago was to get a light (bulb on the end of a piece of wire) that you will be able to feed inside the tank. When it’s dark put it in and see if there is any light coming from any seems. I will admit to never trying this myself so not sure how effective it is.
Might be worth adding this to our site classifieds,
I you haven’t already put the numbers on, it would show it’s heritage maybe if the 5 on the end of 2035 was maybe in a different colour (as we think it is possibly number five)?
Just a thought
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I noticed, must those top guns at the front of the fleet!! 🙂
It would be interesting to see the results that were returned for Scorpions, who they were etc etc.
There must be a fair few Scorpions racing up and down the country, we need to make sure class captains are making sure that results are being submitted to the RYA.
Tom is correct, John Willars (1920 Brief Encounter) has used helicopter tape on all the ware areas. We have just standard chafe tape on 1947 which is as easy to apply as sticky tape depending on what thickness you go for. It comes in White & Transparent (unless your wanting to go ultra cool with the carbon weave look) and i believe it has a Teflon coating to deal with the ware.
If you just Google Chafe tape I am sure you will find it at most chandlers.
Are you planning on joining us for a few Open meetings next year
That’s great news
It looked like a nice boat from the pictures on ApolloDuck.
You going to get out sailing soon or is she wrapped up nice and warm for the winter?
Where are you based?
Fire In The Sky is on apolloduck based in Essex and New Wave is up in Inverness
Any particular reason your looking for a Jon Turner? There are a few Roswell & Morrisons around of the same age which are in very nice condition
1918 Psalm I think is still for sale.
Even Better, I have the photos all 6GB of them
- This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by John Purdie.
Just from what I have heard, the old GRP dinghies never really took off. They were deemed heavy at the time, and knowing GRP Enterprises and GP’s of the same ilk probably even heavier now. Though depends on what you are doing if it is just a knock about boat to get abused in the cold weather then………..