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Scorcher

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Class identification.
« on: June 14, 2012, 08:09:01 PM »

I acquired a plank on frame hull of a pond yacht about 12 years ago which I am now going to try to reinstate. The name is Hilary Ann, built Worksop Notts. in 1947 and I believe it to be either an A Class or a 10 Rater. The dimensions are:- LOA 5' 5", Waterline 4' 4", Draught 10.5", Beam 12", Mast 5', M'sl area 766 sq", F'sl 374 sq".
I have three questions about this model:- Does anybody out there know anything about it? Which class is it likely to be? Can anyone advise me on a fairly hard primer and topcoat
for it which is not too expensive?
Regards to all,
Scorcher.
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Tug-Kenny

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Re: Class identification.
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 08:23:21 PM »


Hi Scorcher and welcome to Mayhem.

I have  moved your post to the Yachts section where you will meet fellow enthusiasts who may help you.

Regards

ken
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Re: Class identification.
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 09:03:21 PM »

We could do with a picture to identify the hull.

Paint for the hull

A lot depends really how you want to paint the hull as with everything n life there are various ways to do this

Option 1
Hand paint the whole hull with exterior paint first a primer then topcoat

Option 2
Halfords Aerosols,their primer filler is easy to use and you can get a good finish also,the top coats are designed for a car so will be durable in water

Option 3
B&Q sell a paint called Plasticoat I personally hate this with a vengeance as I don't rate it at all,dries far to slowly for my liking and and can catch the dust very easily,others will rave about it.

Option 4
Get is sprayed professionally at a bodyshop who will use 2 pack car paint,and you will get a finish to die for.

I don't know  how competent you are with painting but if you have your own compressor and spray gun you could allways get a ltr of 2 pack primer and top coat,YES i do know that I should not advocate you using it for health reasons BUT there are primers and topcoats available that are isocianate free.
It is a shame you are not closer otherwise I would offer to spray it for you as i am a professional painter.
If you want any info then Pm me and I will help if I can advise is FREE

Dave
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Re: Class identification.
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 09:16:04 PM »

Thanks to Stavros for response to my paint questions. Re my identification query, an article from 'Model Maker' of the 50's suggests it might be a 6 metre.

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Re: Class identification.
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 09:22:28 AM »

Sounds like a 6 metre to me as well, the 'A'class would have a longer mast about 6 to 7 feet can you put up a picture of the hull.
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Re: Class identification.
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 05:31:48 PM »

Thanks to all for replies. I hope I manage to post this picture as requested. I'm about as good with computers as I am at modelling!

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