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1975 Pandora International restoration



  • Registered Users Posts: 85 ✭✭ Faerdan

    Thanks @AndyBoBandy!

    I ran the outboard late last year, and plan to give it a quick service (change the oil and filter, and I've a spare sparkplug if it needs it) before I launch her.

    The deck is painted, though I'll leave the anti-slip areas until next year as they need to be redone. I'm installing the windows and deck hardware today. :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ Mick Tator

    She's looking fantastic, like new! You're going to have to buy new sails now! Best of luck with the launch and maiden voyage.

  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,221 Mod ✭✭✭✭ fergal.b

    Congratulations she looks amazing 👏 ⛵️

  • Registered Users Posts: 685 ✭✭✭ WildWater

    It’s a continuing pleasure. Looking forward to seeing her under sail.

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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,652 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH

    Well done. Looks fantastic!

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,526 ✭✭✭ Alkers

    Excellent work, hadn't caught the update since the new boards layout, glad I did!

  • Registered Users Posts: 685 ✭✭✭ WildWater

    I have it on good authority that the 1st sail was had today. I’m sure @Faerdan will be along in due course to tell us all about it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 85 ✭✭ Faerdan

    Thanks @WildWater. We took her out in a moderate breeze yesterday, and it was fantastic.

    The mainsail is shot, it doesn't hold any wind, but she sailed very well despite that - particularly as most of the canvas on the boat is in the (comparatively) massive genoa. Everything looks good, the standing and running rigging performed well. I've sourced a used mailsail, in much better condition than mine, to get me through this season.

    I've some issue with the outboard, it seems to have a fuel starvation issue. I'm going to work on it today, following some YouTube videos to give it a server and test it on a stand.

    All in all a fantastic start.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,630 ✭✭✭ Ubbquittious