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by exsumper
Sat September 6th, 2008, 3:11 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Fuel Tanks
Replies: 1
Views: 3320

Fuel Tanks

I have a tinned steel fuel tank in Meldrum, That as far as I can see Is perfectly sound with little or no corrosion. It is original 45 years old and I did not intend to replace it. However I recently read in the BSS guide that tinned steel is not an acceptable material for a fuel tamks construction....
by exsumper
Sat September 6th, 2008, 2:29 pm
Forum: The Designs
Topic: Waterwitch Drawings
Replies: 18
Views: 24704

Waterwitch cockpit drawings

Hi John Could you tell me if the waterwitch drawings have cockpit details on them, As I have removed "Meldrums" Cockpit to replace, as It had been poorly rebuilt and rot had set in. I wish to rebuild it as per original.Although I'll probably buy a set anyway as a reference work for the fut...
by exsumper
Fri August 22nd, 2008, 8:05 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Coach roof repairs
Replies: 1
Views: 3439

Coach roof repairs

The Coachroof sides on Meldrum, are made of single 1" thick mahoganyplanks 18" wide, What is the best way of repairing the cracks that have appeared over time. I am thinking of routering out the crack half way through and inserting a graving piece and then doing the same on the other side ...
by exsumper
Fri August 22nd, 2008, 7:59 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: coach roof and portlights
Replies: 1
Views: 3186

coach roof and portlights

I have removed the ports from the coach roof, These consist of oval glass rebated into the wooden coachroof sides and covered with screwed bronze cover plates.Would it be better to varnish the coach roof and rebates for the windows before reinserting the windows, and what bedding would be best
by exsumper
Fri August 22nd, 2008, 7:54 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: epoxy on old timber
Replies: 2
Views: 3588

epoxy on old timber

I am currently restoring meldrum a 44 year old waterwitch,Launching next year(see photos from 1964 boatshow onthis site) I removed all the paint from the decks last year to dry it out, and have just removed the toerails (what a *&^%$££"£ Job) I intend to rebed the toerails using epoxy, but ...
by exsumper
Sat July 7th, 2007, 2:48 pm
Forum: HELP ?
Topic: Waterwitch Keel bolts
Replies: 1
Views: 4381

Waterwitch Keel bolts

I Own a 1963 waterwitch, Meldrum and this winter I am intending to replace the keel bolts on her (as far as I know they have never been touched but the bolt heads are now almost non eistent and although she is water tight there are streaks of rust apparent where the keel joins the deadwood.) She has...

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