Restauring a Mandarin for a kid

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Gilbert Louis
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Restauring a Mandarin for a kid

Post by Gilbert Louis » 21 Jun 2005, 21:22

Hi, I'm trying to restaure a Mandarin for a kid who wants to sail with us. I have no information whatsoever on this type of boat. So any kind of information on the rigging and sheeting system mainly would be very appreciated. It is also missing the bow bumper, anyone got a spare one they don't use anymore or any idea where I could get one ?

Any help appreciated :D
Gilbert LOUIS
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peter spence
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Post by peter spence » 22 Jun 2005, 18:25

from memory (so I might be wrong) but I think Ken Binks aka KBits used to sell/market the Mandarin, so may have some info/equipment - worth a try

http://www.kbits.co.uk

cheers
peter

ralph kelley
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Post by ralph kelley » 22 Jun 2005, 20:42

Why not simply carve on from the sole of a flip-flop and glue it on to the bow with some contact cement? Quick, easy, cheap.

Ralph

Ralph Knowles
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Post by Ralph Knowles » 23 Jun 2005, 00:28

Gilbert,

If you send me your address via email to: - ralphgknowles@yahoo.com I will send you the original plan for fitting out a Mandarin. It is not very up to date as far as fittings are concerned, no Sailsetc gear, but you did indicate 'an old Mandarin'. Have one myself and completely refitted it a couple of years age and raised the foredeck etc. Took about 400gms out of it to get it down to weight. Still about 20gms over. Any questions, be free to ask. Ill try to find a pic. or two to mail to you.

Good luck
Cheers

Ralph

Muzza
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Post by Muzza » 24 Jun 2005, 05:38

Wow Ralph! 400 grams? That sounds like major surgery.

If she's now only 20 grams over, and assuming the bulb was not lightened to achieve this, is sounds like you did a fantastic job.
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Gilbert Louis
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Post by Gilbert Louis » 24 Jun 2005, 21:14

THanks you for your tips it will definitly help. would any got any pics of a mandarin is it would help greatly. So that I would have something to reference from...

And woawwww 400 gr is a lot... let me know how you did that..
Gilbert LOUIS
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