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by MarkRyan1981
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull 612, built in 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 7490

Re: Hull 612, built in 1974

The survey was paid for by the buyer, so I am not sure. For my new boat, I paid about £700 for the pre purchase survey - worth every penny. I sold her as my family is expanding! We have a fourth child on the way, and with Liz, four kids and me, Triola was just not big enough, so we now have a Bavari...
by MarkRyan1981
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull 612, built in 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 7490

Re: Hull 612, built in 1974

Happy New Year to you too! That's aluminum, and I would be surprised if that was any more than surface corrosion. From that photo, that would not alarm me - wire brush it up when you get there and I'd suspect it would be fine. Things to look out for when you get the boat is thing such as Stainless f...
by MarkRyan1981
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull 612, built in 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 7490

Re: Hull 612, built in 1974

Nope, you can do it with the mast up, as you are not taking any of the loading weight off - the small amount of saloon sole you are removing is not structural. Most forces are in direct compression, straight down. I'm not sure I'd like to DIG AROUND too much with the rig up mind you :D. If it looks ...
by MarkRyan1981
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull 612, built in 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 7490

Re: Hull 612, built in 1974

I had always assumed the horse pipe was factory fit on Triola - and the anchor roller. I see now you are correct - looking at the original handbook there is, as standard, no anchor roller. On this page of my old site you can see the anchor roller as fitted to Triola: http://www.albinballad.co.uk/tec...
by MarkRyan1981
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull 612, built in 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 7490

Re: Hull 612, built in 1974

There is a chain locker in the bows, so worry not, you will not need to carry anchor plus loads of chain to the bows - my Rocna 15 was always ready for launch off the bows and fitted the bow roller perfectly. That last picture only really shows water comes down the mast, I would not write it off as ...
by MarkRyan1981
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull 612, built in 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 7490

Re: Hull 612, built in 1974

Do you know what engine she has? That will be the clincher. The 2GM20 that Triola had was awesome and well preserved. A replacement engine, or a reconditioning of the engine would be the most costly thing. If the engine looks poor, walk away. Same, probably, for sails. The standing rigging I would n...
by MarkRyan1981
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Hull 612, built in 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 7490

Re: Hull 612, built in 1974

Hello there, Welcome! I wrote that article about the truss, and so long as the boat has always been dry, then it will not be an issue... being that the mast is keel stepped, the chances of that are vanishingly small... My Ballad had standing rainwater in her when I got her, and I think that's what d...
by MarkRyan1981
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lifting and removing the engine
Replies: 6
Views: 17417

Re: Lifting and removing the engine

Hello Bob!! Hope the project is coming along well - any more photos of your pride and joy? I haven't undertaken that job before myself (thank heavens), but the beardy, wise folk on my other forum here: http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?499178-Engine-removal-hoist&highlight=lifting+an+engine h...
by MarkRyan1981
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Deck colour!
Replies: 32
Views: 56038

Re: Deck colour!

Hello!

Its worth doing, although saying that, it is also one of the most labour intensive jobs I've ever done :)

I finally put the write up on my site, warts and all:

http://www.albinballad.co.uk/how-tos/pa ... de-winter/

When do you plan to do it?
by MarkRyan1981
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Rig and Sails
Topic: Mast head Sheaves
Replies: 0
Views: 16884

Mast head Sheaves

Hello all, To be lifted back in I need to get the backstay off. Now, once launched, in order to get the backstay back far enough to get it on, I use the topping lift to pull the mast back, reattach the backstay and I am done. I cranked it up quite tight on the winch this time, not thinking too much ...