Reply To: Just bought OK 1899 advice please
You can be almost 100% sure it’s a seamark nunn (has lots of screws and the wood bands round side which almost defo makes it a seamark).
re. the masts forget which looks better condition. It’s all about bend and which mast the sail sits better on. If your not a lightweight you probably want the stiffer of the two masts so rig has more power but need to check the sail you have rigged on both and see which mast sail looks better on (as ail may have been cut for bandier mast) take pics of both your masts (there are some alloy ones you just wouldn’t want to use.
My gut feeling is unless your going to go for a carbon rig etc. you won’t want to spend loads on this. It looks fairly well rigged fro the pictures so I would suggest make kicker a Vang style one (pics and details on UK ok site) and make sure outhall works well (again info on site on outhall). inhall and Cunningham can just be tied (unless already rigged).
With a working kicker and outhall I would get my ass on the water and have a season in the boat see how competitive you are at club level (maybe take in a local traveller) get used to where to have main track etc.
It’s at that point once your getting to grips with boat and used to sailing it you would maybe decide if you want to mess with controls or spend any money on it. However, If you decide you like OK’s it would probably cost less to buy a known fast boat with a rig that was made for someone your weight. But if you do decide to spend any money on it you’ll have had a season under your belt and will have a good idea where you want to place cleats etc. to suit you.