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Post by Minerva Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:12 pm

is your house the new freeman factory BB? Laughing

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Post by BotleyBouy Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:33 pm

DIY seat cover kit  Very Happy
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There's an awful lot of fiddly measuring and cutting here!

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Post by Minerva Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:44 pm

You are clearly a man of many talents! I am happier with a grinder in my hand than a needle!

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Post by BotleyBouy Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:14 pm

I prefer spanners!  Laughing

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Post by BotleyBouy Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:46 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:You are clearly a man of many talents! 
 Maybe, but I'm definitely a man of few pounds (sterling)  Laughing

All done...
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All in for around 50 quid and plenty of fabric left over for a wheel cover and some cushions.

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Post by BotleyBouy Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:27 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:is your house the new freeman factory BB? Laughing

It's starting to look that way!
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If anyone is thinking of suggesting that maybe I need another boat to store everything in, please don't!  Laughing

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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:17 pm

New "quarterdeck" Laughing ...
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and the rest of the cockpit seat back in place...
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With the new "quarter covers" to hide the ugly pipework.
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It's nice to be finally at the stage where I'm starting to put things back together.

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Post by Minerva Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:15 pm

is that carpet on the walls?

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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:50 pm

It is unfortunately. I've not intention of removing it this year; it could be one of those "can of worms" jobs.

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Post by RichK Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:50 am

Looks great, like the corner covers, does the canopy fold down flat ok as looks a bit tight for the canopy to tuck under.
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Post by BotleyBouy Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:07 pm

The covers are flush with the transom so shouldn't reduce the storage space for the canopy. This photo gives a better idea of how they fit...
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Post by Stephen Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:07 pm

The lamps don't work because of poor continuity in the weather-proof connectors. Unfortunately, in early versions at least, the female sockets are the split spring type and perversely the plugs are not, which means the plugs (logically I would have hoped) cannot be levered apart to create a tighter connection. 
And then again it may be the bulb connection where the little springs are lazy. Part of Mr Freeman's long term intention to keep his owners busy! God never meant you to have time for drinking G & T's continuously. Boating pleasure involves some work!

Edit - Oops, I was still reading posts on page 1. It keeps happening. Sorry. Might be the Alzheimer's clicking in....

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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:29 pm

From tatty billy can...
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To custom horn...
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Why? Because it weighs half as much as the trumpet horn I have and I wanted to avoid stressing the repaired bracket...
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Oh yes, and it cost me nothing  Laughing

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Post by Stephen Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:47 pm

Yeah yeah, very nice. 
Perfectly obvious really. 
The hard bit must have been getting the right number of holes to make it work? lol

Salut!

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Post by F23 flittermouse Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:36 am

Never seen one like that at Sheridan's.... Dual purpose,  good for straining the sprouts at dinner time
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Post by BotleyBouy Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:10 am

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And you never will!  Laughing

133 holes BTW.

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Post by BotleyBouy Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:12 pm

The binnacle, controls and instrument panel went in today...
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I think I can now see light at the end of the tunnel  Laughing

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Post by Minerva Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:34 pm

nice varnish work!

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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:32 pm

Today we fitted the re-chromed hand-rail stop ends...
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Can you spot the silly mistake?

Adding the mast, flag staff and other bits it is at last starting to look like a boat and not an "unfinished project"..
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Post by Minerva Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:01 pm

You might have to remove the plug off the extension lead?
Lol
Seriously though BB you have done a brilliant job. I bet you are really chuffed with the end result and you should be. It’s brilliant to take a hopeless case and turn it into a gem. I think you are a freeman hero,  mate. Brilliant.
When I took my project on I was going to be diligent about the accounting costs but I have totally not written anything down. I am rubbish! Also I haven’t documented my progress like you have for the forum .... yes I am rubbish.  Today I filled transducer holes in the hull and I should have taken photos but I forgot. Hey ho. Thanks for sharing your progress though.
The only thing I don’t like is your sieve horn...everything else is brill.

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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:25 pm

Well spotted! There's a crate of champers on the way. Laughing 
Many thanks for the compliments although I wouldn't have called it a hopeless case. "Tired and unloved" would be a better description. Actually it was one of the better ones I went to view and really the only one where the price matched the condition. So in fairness I started with a sound base.
I haven't bothered keeping a running total either. I think it's just pointless when I bought it for the fun of renovating and sailing it during the summer.
Re the horn; I think you'd like the sound it makes  Laughing

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Post by Minerva Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:25 pm

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Re the horn; I think you'd like the sound it makes  Laughing
 Ha ha! Well that’s the most important thing!

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:59 am

She looks lovely Smile


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Post by BotleyBouy Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:52 pm

Thames?

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 am

Would make quite a trip by boat Smile

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