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  1. Thread: Heron 2397

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    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 to be drilled out.

    The state of the screws after...
  2. Thread: Heron 2397

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    This time I decided to drill out the screw heads securing the centreboard case, rather than grinding with a Dremel.
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  3. Thread: Heron 2397

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    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 part of a series of races.

    No 108 is also at the...
  4. Thread: Heron 2397

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    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 course, including volunteering with Sailability...
  5. Thread: Heron 2397

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    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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  6. Thread: Heron 2397

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    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 now would likely lead to problems in the future.
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  7. Thread: Heron 2397

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    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 revealed that most of the "midships" stretchers are...
  8. Thread: Heron 2397

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    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 smooth surface.
    At this point I measured the...
  9. Thread: Heron 2397

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    It isn't clear, but the hole is actually quite a lot bigger, once I had removed all the filler.
  10. Thread: Heron 2397

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    25th February 2019

    Due to various familly commitments poor weather, and the sheer tedium of paint stripping, progress has been slow. However most of the interior, the deck and the sides had by now...
  11. Thread: Heron 2397

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    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 name) and the thwart, so I decided to do some more...
  12. Thread: Heron 2397

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    Thanks, as you may have guessed, with a boat of this age, things have indeed got interesting!
  13. Thread: Heron 2397

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    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 comes to put everything back on.

    My aim with this...
  14. Thread: Heron 2397

    by ChrisWeir
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    Heron 2397

    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 fibreglass dinghy and spent a few weeks doing minor...
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