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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 ... 4 Sat 8th Dec 2018
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Ian reid New projectOn 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.

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Ian reid On Sat 8th Dec 2018 15:13:26 - Ian reid said:I think one or two of my posts may have been lost in the website clean up. Never mind. Nothing I can’t repost. Currently feel like I’m sitting on a mooring as the boat is moving so much in the wind. Reality is I’m on a trailer in the boat yard but 50knot storm outside is shaking it good style😄
Just finished removing the inner shelves and storage bags. Pig of a job as they are all riveted in. The rivets spin in their holes when the drill gets going. Advice for doing the job is to get a cobalt drill bit and drill very slowly. Be prepared to stop quickly when the river head comes off.
Ian reid 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
Ian reid 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.