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    British S class restoration project.

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    Tom(ADMIN)
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    British S class restoration project.

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:48 pm

    I've started a new section to keep track of my restoration project, an original Darnell S class boat.

    I've bought it for a good price from an old friend of mine, with the intentions of fully restoring it to it's former glory. It'll be a long job, I know...it's basically sound and well built, but there's a fair bit of work to do on it to get it looking anything like half decent, plus I need to completely fit out the interior, but I'm in no rush at all. It's a challenge, something I've never attempted before, but I like a challenge.

    Photos below show the boat as it arrived earlier today.





















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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:09 pm

    Dick I have of photo's of the one in the museum, if you like when I have moved I will make you copy's of them, also if you still have that kit I just my take it off you.

    Fred

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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:26 pm

    Yes please, Fred..the more information, the better. Which kit you after, mate?


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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:34 pm

    OK back mid March so will try and sort you out them, the Kilo kit
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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  acrowot (Geof) on Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:35 am

    Hi richard
    I love seeing old things being restored something about giving it a second lease of life so count me in to watch it take shape

    your going to laugh I may have up to 2 months to catch up on projects as im wrighting this i have been laying in st peters hospital chertsey with 5 breaks in the left tibia and 1 break in the left fibula all caused 3 weeks ago this saturday rescuing my sons rc car from a skate park bowl with no steps to get in or out so I decided to go and collect it 1 slip and im in the bottom laying in a puddle for 1 hour 45 mins while we were waiting for a specillized team to get me out I would like to say the staff here have been amazing and work so hard and nothing is a problem
    so richard I look forward to seeing you complete it

    take care geof

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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:50 am

    Oh good grief, Geoff...I'm so sorry to hear that, here's wishing you well, mate. Let's hope for a speedy recovery.

    I'll not be touching the S for a while yet though, a house move is on the cards in the very near future (if all goes well, I'll be sharing a nice disabled friendly bungalow with my sister...with a shed!) so I'd like to wait until I have the room available before I start on it.

    You take care Geoff, get well soon,


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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:36 am

    So it will be up for sale soon, LOL

    Dick when you move you must give me your new address, as it looks as if our move may be at the end of March,

    Fred

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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:18 am

    If it comes off, it'll be around end of August/September time Fred...fingers crossed it goes according to plan.

    The S won't be for sale, I plan to restore to it's original condition, as a sort of memorial to the Great Man and his Stoic.
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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  acrowot (Geof) on Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:15 pm

    Thanks richard things looking good after 3 weeks in hospital im going home today hooray
    all the best geof

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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:36 pm

    That's good news, Geoff...can you still do any building whilst recovering?

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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:57 pm

    Hi Dick,

    Just remembered that some were in the back of the shed I have an "S" class that I got off Steve Webb some time back, I just hope that when we move it comes to light and is still o.k.

    Just can not wait to move, then I can start doing our hobby more.

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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  profesorul on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:00 am

    HI GEOF ,

    I HOPE YOU'LL RECOVER SOON and FAST !. All The Best .

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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:28 pm

    Hi Dick

    Just been out in the shed sorting things out for the move, and low and behold a set of drawings for an "S", will send you a set soon

    Fred 

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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  sailingbernie on Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:52 pm

    Hi Nigele

    Did you ever get back to the S Type? I had one of these from new it had a massive problems with the top an bottom part not meeting with huge gaps and overhangs. It needed major surgery to get it wright but was well worth the effort.

    Hope you share the renovation, I would love to see it come back to life.

    Regards
    Bernard

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    Re: British S class restoration project.

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:06 pm

    Hi Bernard,
    It was Richard that started doing the s class although it shows under my name,this was caused by the forum ownership changing to me,in so doing many of Richards post now show under my name, as far as I am aware he sold it on,he decided that given his health issues the boat was just to big and heavy for him.

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