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    03-16-2019, 08:18 AM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    I removed the screws, as before, using mole grips clamped to the screw shank. All but two came out without breaking, so that leaves three that need...
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    03-16-2019, 08:06 AM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    This time I decided to drill out the screw heads securing the centreboard case, rather than grinding with a Dremel. A previous owner had added...
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    03-16-2019, 07:46 AM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    The Heron Class association is also still active, and members can borrow Heron No 1 at some events. Class rules allow entrants to swap into No1 for...
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    03-16-2019, 07:42 AM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    I suspected there might be more problems under the skin. Fortunately I am retired so time is not too much of a problem. Lots of other things to do of...
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    03-15-2019, 05:10 PM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    The skeg is fastened by six screws through the hog and keel from inside, three on each side. To access these turned the boat on it's side. ...
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    03-14-2019, 05:44 PM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    12th March 2019 I have decided that having got this far I should remove the centreboard case in order to re-seal the join properly. Not doing it...
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    03-13-2019, 11:51 AM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    With the bottom panels off I could now better examine the condition of the frames. I am in fact quite glad I had to remove the panels, as it has...
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    03-12-2019, 12:12 PM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    5th March 2019 Oncethe paint scraping was complete I carefully sanded down with a belt sander to remove most of the remaining paint and provide a...
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    03-12-2019, 11:32 AM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    It isn't clear, but the hole is actually quite a lot bigger, once I had removed all the filler.
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    03-11-2019, 12:05 PM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    25th February 2019 Due to various familly commitments poor weather, and the sheer tedium of paint stripping, progress has been slow. However most...
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    03-10-2019, 05:17 PM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    20th November 2018 I was having difficulty removing the rear thwart due to the limited space between the carlins (I think that is the correct...
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    03-10-2019, 03:49 PM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    Thanks, as you may have guessed, with a boat of this age, things have indeed got interesting!
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    03-10-2019, 01:04 PM
    ChrisWeir replied to a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    Having made it home, time to empty all the loose equipment and then photographically record the rigging and all the fitments to help when the time...
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    03-10-2019, 11:39 AM
    ChrisWeir started a thread Heron 2397 in Building / Repair
    I am a newbie sailor, having passed RYA level 1 & 2 in April 2018, never having sailed before. I soon became the owner of a Comet single hander...
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