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Post by Andy T Boater Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:30 am

Hi all
Just picked up my new toy last weekend. 
1971 F23 named "String of Pearls"* Based at Stalham so Northern Broads exploring here we come!!

Its a solid enough boat with lots of original fittings and enough woodwork to keep me varnishing for decades.

Next project is to start researching electrics and sort out the spaghetti that has been thrown into the cupboard. 

I have loads of questions already and will almost certainly be asking them on a regular basis.

Regards
Andy T Boater

*Name change pending when we agree one)
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Post by Liberty Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:54 pm

Congratulations and welcome!!!!!
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Post by JohnR Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:03 pm

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Next project is to start researching electrics and sort out the spaghetti that has been thrown into the cupboard. 

Been there and got the tee shirt!

I can help with a wiring diagram for a 22 if you need one, but it won't be much different.

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:32 pm

Welcome Smile 

Enjoy it while you can this season, start figuring out the electrics when the weather isn’t so nice Wink

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Post by Andy T Boater Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:21 pm

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Next project is to start researching electrics and sort out the spaghetti that has been thrown into the cupboard. 

Been there and got the tee shirt!

I can help with a wiring diagram for a 22 if you need one, but it won't be much different.

There is a diagram!!! Does it show where all the green/silver wires go? I have red ones, brown ones and the rest seen to be all the same colour. Except where it goes from a switch to a green/silver to a red to a blue back to green/silver then to yellow and finally disappears behind the bulkhead. Its very random but quite exciting.
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Post by BotleyBouy Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:33 pm

Welcome to the fold. I'm almost two years into my ownership now and if you want to see what I did have a 
look here....

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As regards the wiring, I found the best thing to do was pull most of it out and replace it with new cables and a modern fuse box. Removing the binnacle make the job a lot easier.

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 Have fun and enjoy your new boat  Smile

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Post by Prof Pat Pending Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:18 pm

Or if you really want to go to town, this is my old boat

I should add that she was like this when I bought her

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Post by Andy T Boater Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:16 am

That looks exactly what I envisage mine will look like.

Although in reality it will be more like a very tangled ball of wool.
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Post by Skinson Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:26 pm

mine's like a mad woman's knitting!! But it all works, so that'll do for me Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by Nick2 Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:38 pm

Welcome to the F23 fold. We love ours to bits and she is the prefect boat for our needs. 

This is a fantastic forum and my many questions are always answered from real knowledge and experience. A fantastic resource and I would be really stuck without the help of the folk on here.
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Post by Stephen Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:05 pm

Especially re the wiring pictures, I may be mistaken in remembering I was privileged to be invited into Nick's Trump at Datchet soon after they bought it. The wiring was outstandingly impressive, along with every other feature of the boat! A photo of the wiring compartment would be a great inspiration to anyone so planning .... Hope I'm right!

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Post by Nick2 Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:20 pm

I would love to take Stephen's compliment but I don't think that it was meant for me Embarassed. My wiring is ok but not worthy of special praise. I respectfully suggest that maybe the compliment should be aimed towards Pat and his former F23 Anne?

If nobody else claims the kind compliment please can I have it anyway? Very Happy
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Post by Stephen Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:14 pm

I think you're really too modest. Again, if I correctly remember, you were moored at Datchet waterfront. An elderly man claiming to own a Freeman approached you expressing admiration and having removed his shoes was invited to inspect the interior of your immaculate boat! I think you were en-route to your mooring that day. There were details that put my own custodianship to shame and hence recollection. Of course if you and your wife (and the boat) were not at Datchet as described and this never happened I've got it wrong, but its the unfortunate Trump name that's brought it back!

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