Seamark Nunn Wanted
30th September 2015 at 12:20pm #1299
Yes, I know these are not exactly the fastest, most desirable OK around but I just thought it would be convenient to keep a grp OK down at the club here.
I do’nt mind some work. Would concider just a hull or one missing bits. Cheaper the better. It’s only needed to get me out there in an OK more often than at present with little maintenance. A composite one might be considered if the decks are sound.
I’m coming by car to Hampshire very shortly for a quick visit, so there is only a small time window, hence the advert here on the forum rather than in the for sale/wanted section
If you have or know of a boat that may do, please private message me. Obviously, lots of details would be great.
Alan30th September 2015 at 12:52pm #8460andyt15064Participant
I think Alex Scoles has got a free one in his yard.
Andy2nd October 2015 at 7:42pm #8461
Thanks. Have emailed him but no reply as yet. Or were you winding me up?2nd October 2015 at 10:27pm #8462andyt15064Participant
No I’ve seen it.
Andy3rd October 2015 at 8:06am #8463burtParticipant
it is there.
alex works at snails pace though3rd October 2015 at 8:18am #8464
Yup, it’s definitely there. It’s watertight, too! I put the bailer down about a year ago because it looked like it was going to fill up to the gunwhales with rainwater! And it’s a really fetching sludge colour (pretty sure that’s the kind of detail you’re looking for!). I think it has something in the way of bits, but not much, maybe a rudder or a centreboard, but I don’t think it has a mast. Alex told me it’s free to anyone who’ll take it away, so it’s almost certainly yours if you want it. He’s been doing a repair job in N Wales lately, might explain why he’s been hard to get.
Dave5th October 2015 at 9:06am #8465
Thanks chaps for your posts.
I’ve booked a ferry for tomorrow and as there is nothing definate have decided to leave the trailer here.
This trip is a bit last min. It would have been nice to have had more time to have searched Blighty for a suitable candidate.
There are a few grp boats from the 70s/80s for sale in France that were amateur built from mould suppliers, something I do’nt think happened in the UK?.
I enquired after one like this that dates from 1983 and was sent lots of pics and a copy of the build fee receipt and completed measurement form. It weighed in at 76kilos, no prob as i do’nt intend to race it. But it was out on two stem measurements and the 80mm side deck rule. How did somebody go to the trouble of making a mould that did not measure!!? Strange.5th October 2015 at 4:03pm #8466
Don’t say you’re spurning the free sludge-coloured boat??
PS. not the only time the French have done that! A few years ago an outfit called ‘Lightsail’ announced they were going to be producing a new OK and unveiled the first boat with a bit of razzmatazz at the Paris boat show after which it vanished without trace. Apparently (yup!) it didn’t measure! That was a from-scratch mould, too.
D.13th October 2015 at 10:07pm #8467
I’ve bought 1989 from Richard Stead who messaged me. It’s an O’Donnell composite with everything grp bar the decking, so a good compromise. It’s been unsailed for a while and looks a little sad but it’s all sound and I think it will come up well. So the refurb should keep me busy in the garage over the winter!.
Thanks again one and all14th October 2015 at 7:52am #8468
Well, if it’s going off to spend the winter in the south of France I should expect 1989 to be looking a lot happier pretty damn soon. I’m sure I would!
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