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|New project I have just taken over an abandoned Manta that is in a very sorry state. She has been on Coniston for many years and has ...||7||Sun 5th Aug 2018
|On Sun 24th Jun 2018 23:59:12 - Ian reid said:I have just taken over an abandoned Manta that is in a very sorry state. She has been on Coniston for many years and has been upside down in recent times. She is missing the rudder, has had a chainplate ripped out and the keel is very rusty and jammed. All in all, plenty to keep me busy for a good few months.
First job is going to be getting the keel sorted. Managed to release it and now have to try to remove the pivot bolt.
|On Sun 5th Aug 2018 22:49:23 - Ian reid said:After repair|
|On Sun 5th Aug 2018 22:48:38 - Ian reid said:Another view of damage|
|On Sun 5th Aug 2018 22:47:10 - Ian reid said:Big job completed. Aluminium rubbing strake had been ripped away and bent when the boat had been capsized. I thought it would be relatively easy to straighten it in situ. Tried everything including a pipe bender and lots of hammers. Eventually took half off with the intention of using a vice. Still no good. Ended up at an engineering works and had it sorted in a hydraulic press. Nightmare job to remove and nearly as bad getting it back on. Finished job is not perfect but better than replacing with new stuff that wouldn’t match and would need a join anyway. Now to sort out the hole above it.|
|On Fri 27th Jul 2018 10:35:10 - hcasares said:Hello! Hope you suceed with the restoration. Please take photos of the process!|
|On Mon 25th Jun 2018 23:52:04 - Ian reid said:10 minutes of T Cut and elbow grease and she’s coming up nice|
|On Mon 25th Jun 2018 19:02:55 - Ian reid said:First major job completed. Keel plate removed after quite a fight. Stainless bolt sheared off so had to hacksaw the bolt either side of the plate. Used a slate ripper extensively to slide up the sides and knock out debris and rust. The hole for the pin was extremely worn.|