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fairey huntsman 31 Print Booklet
Author: wrighty   Posts: 1   Photos: 4   Subscribers: 0   Views: 529   Responses: 4   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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fairey huntsman 31 - Posted: 7th Oct 2016
i picked up my huntsman up about 5yrs ago i sailed it in the condition i recieved it in with the motor and esc, she sailed lovely ok not very fast but was nice an steady and looked good on the water.
i got bored with the colour so i rubbed her down and painted the side of the cabin a dark blue which acutlly was the same colour as my car and the tops of the cabins and hull white, i re-covered the seat cushions with red leather and fitted red carpet she looked great and i was happy with her.
until her last outting and i knocked the he and the top fell on the floor and broke the front cabin window 😭 i was gutted, so for the last couple of years shes been sat and top of the snakes viv, until the last week when i decided to trip her down to bare wood and fix the damage and repaint her.
you will se from the pics where the damage is 😭 .

Any advice will greatfully appreciated 😊 .

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Response by Dave M on the 8th Oct 2016
Looks like the cabin top sheets have bowed. If so then it would be best to replace them both with new ply of the same thickness with the grain running fore to aft.
Response by wrighty on the 8th Oct 2016
I'll get it all sanding done then get a metal ruler and check to see if it I bowed, it doesn't looked bowed o it could be the angel of the pic lol
Figtree I'll try qnd get a better pic I'd the damage next time I'm working on her
Response by figtree7nts on the 8th Oct 2016
OK, Look forward to looking at the picture of the damage!