fergal.b wrote: »
You might get lost in here with all the chit chat maybe start a new topic in the forum if you need to. My advice to you would be to get rid of the lot if you do not know what you are doing and look for a good running boat if you still want one. If the trailer was let to go to pieces I'm sure the rest of the boat and engine has also, for a mechanic to work on it you could be looking at 60=80 euros an hour on top of the cost of a water pump kit, new oil top and bottom, carb kit and so on then you have the price of a trailer and any boat repairs $$$$$$$:eek:$$$$$$$
Cheensbo wrote: »
hi Fergal, thanks for the reply, wasn't sure if this was the best spot, wasn't sure I warranted a thread - will look at starting one up
I should have given a little more detail in my initial post, the boat was stored in a shed for most of its life, but the trailer was left outside so its in a much worse state of repair - thankfully, the transom on the boat 'appears' to be solid but haven't taken the motor off or anything to do a detailed investigation.
The motor does run, we put an impeller, new 2t oil & new spark plugs in it before we started it up (it had been sitting for 4-5 years in the last guy's shed)
We have had it in water, briefly, it floats (yay ) and the motor does run and engage in forward and reverse, but she doesn't go particularly fast or get on the plane, she did get onto the plane at one point but it was short lived and unexplained - it has manual trim which appears to be damaged so not sure if this is the cause of the lack of speed or something else.
Would be happy to pay decent money for someones services - even just to tell us if it's a go-er or a scrapper, we don't really want to sell it without a decent understanding of it's condition to be honest, wouldn't really feel comfortable pricing it or letting it on to someone without knowing true details of it. (probably should have applied that logic when buying - but them's the breaks :pac:)
It would be rude not to post a photo I guess:
Major Dad wrote: »
Anyone know of a diver on the Northside who would be prepared to dive and scrub boat hulls? Trying to figure out if it’s cheaper than getting a lift-out in a marina.
Mick Tator wrote: »
Sad to see the death of the ‘voice’ for many years of the Dublin Bay Hut. RIP.
WINKELMANN .. Carmel Elizabeth … Peacefully, in her 93rd year,
Due to the Government restrictions, a family funeral will take a place privately ………As a mark of respect, the funeral cortège will be passing the yacht clubs in Dun Laoghaire on Friday morning at 9am. ………Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired online, to the RNLI.
Van Doozy wrote: »
Is there an environmental implication associated with scrubbing your boat (which may have a coat of anti-foul on it) under water in a marina?
Major Dad wrote: »
I’m berthed in Malahide Marina and it costs about EUR140 for a sling wash. I have used VC Offshore anti founding for the past two years and whilst it gives a fantastic finish, it dosn’t last long. After about 4-5 weeks there’s a scum on the hull and after 8-10 weeks there is growth. It comes off real easy but it’s a pain having to sling wash at least twice during the season. Hence the question about the cost of a diver.
Panjandrums wrote: »
Has anyone left their car around the harbour in Dun Laoghaire overnight?
AndyBoBandy wrote: »
In Malahide myself, used Hempel last year and never again…..
Had a sling wash back in April, and already I’ve 1-2 ft long stuff growing from the waterline?!!
Former U2 stage manager rescued after 52 days at sea
rje66 wrote: »
Just curious, how would 5 if the 6 sails be knackered. Would they have not been up to it before he left??
Great result today for the 2 lads in the 49er at the Olympics
Jaysus, Prof/Ciara Peelo on RTE just now saying the 49'er guys are being protested by the jury because a harness was overweight.
Could DSQ them from both of today's races 😱
90g overweight too… I know every bit counts and they need to be strict for one design, but that will be sickening if it leads to a disqualification.
It has - they're gone from race 5 and 6 ☹