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Ian reid Ian reid Sun 24 Jun 2018 23:59:12 I have just taken over an abandoned Manta that is in a very sorry state. She has been on Coniston for many years and has been upside down in recent times. She is missing the rudder, has had a chainplate ripped out and the keel is very rusty and jammed. All in all, plenty to keep me busy for a good few months.
First job is going to be getting the keel sorted. Managed to release it and now have to try to remove the pivot bolt.
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Ian reid Ian reid Mon 25 Jun 2018 19:02:55 First major job completed. Keel plate removed after quite a fight. Stainless bolt sheared off so had to hacksaw the bolt either side of the plate. Used a slate ripper extensively to slide up the sides and knock out debris and rust. The hole for the pin was extremely worn.
Ian reid Ian reid Mon 25 Jun 2018 23:52:04 10 minutes of T Cut and elbow grease and she’s coming up nice
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Ian reid Ian reid Sat 08 Dec 2018 15:13:26 I think one or two of my posts may have been lost in the website clean up. Never mind. Nothing I can’t repost. Currently feel like I’m sitting on a mooring as the boat is moving so much in the wind. Reality is I’m on a trailer in the boat yard but 50knot storm outside is shaking it good style
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Ian reid Ian reid Thu 02 May 2019 00:45:55 New tiller made out of an old piece of oak
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Ian reid Ian reid Thu 02 May 2019 00:47:04 New pintel received from the fabricators
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Ian reid Ian reid Thu 02 May 2019 00:50:55 New (to me ) outboard from the boat jumble
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Ian reid Ian reid Thu 02 May 2019 00:51:50 Trying out the eBay spinnaker with the boat jumble pole
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Ian reid Ian reid Mon 27 May 2019 14:28:06 Two halves of new rudder
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Ian reid Ian reid Mon 27 May 2019 14:28:43 Epoxied and screwed together
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Ian reid Ian reid Mon 27 May 2019 14:29:09 First coat of varnish
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Drucouloir Drucouloir Mon 27 May 2019 21:26:40 Looks very smart Ian.
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Ian reid Ian reid Tue 04 Jun 2019 16:25:33 Rudder nearing completion
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