Help with my project

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by JayByrd, Jan 7, 2024.

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  1. JayByrd
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    JayByrd Junior Member

    I’m looking for some assistance with a project I am currently working on. I bought a 1970 or maybe even earlier whistler 11 sailboat and the prior owner had already removed the hardware and I was wondering if anyone could help me out with pictures or a diagram for re-rigging once I get the repairs and paint finished. Thanks in advance for any help with this!!
     
  2. Blueknarr
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    Blueknarr Senior Member

    I don't have direct hardware layout for you.
    Most 11foot dinghies have many hardware variations.
    But I strongly advise installing the hardware prior to final painting. As there's likely to be at least one miss placed hole.
     
  3. bajansailor
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  4. JayByrd
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    JayByrd Junior Member

    Thank you for the advice I will do that!
     
  5. JayByrd
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    JayByrd Junior Member

    Thank you so much for all the information as any and all is appreciated!! I’ll definitely check these out and thank you again!
     
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  6. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    Jay, try to find an experienced sailor in your area. That person can surely help you with advice about hardware replacement as well as he function of that hardware. Most sailors will be pleased to help a new aspirant to the fun of sailing.
     
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  7. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    +1 re Messabout's suggestion above.
    Your new boat looks like it has enormous potential for lots of fun on the water for minimum financial outlay - it should be an excellent return on your investment!
     
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  8. JayByrd
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    JayByrd Junior Member

    Thank you for your advice! I think that’s the best advice I’ve gotten! If I’m honest other than the painting and repair stuff I don’t know where to start. Lol
     

  9. JayByrd
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    JayByrd Junior Member

    Thank you and I think so too and thanks again for the help!!!
     
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