1759 Restoration Questions

13/02/2013 03:29:16
If you give me a call I will be able to help.
I have restored a number of old Merlins to racing condition.
Also if you could send some photos this would help 0208 991 5509

29/03/2013 05:14:57
Tony Lane
1759 is a Proctor designed 1Xc. She was built in 1965 by Chippendale at Fareham and finished probably by her first owner H W Tidbury of Hamble River SC. She was called 'Fast-Tiddy-Us'.
The 1976 Year Book records the owner as M D Field also at HRSC.
The 1980 Year Book says she was owned by D Nicholas across the river at Warsash SC.
Later year books appear to show no further ownership information.

12/06/2013 10:50:07
the godfather 3031
Hi George----I remember "Fast Tiddy Us" well. When I joined HRSC in 1977 Mike Field was racing her until he sold her and bought a Ghost Rider called "Old Scoots" FTS was pretty good in light conditions back then.Good luck with the restoration.

11/01/2014 08:25:09
George Napier
Hi all,

I have recently been given 1759 by my grandfather after she sat on his driveway for many years.

She is in need of a lot of work including revarnishing the hull. What's the best way to strip all the old varnish off without damaging the wood too much? I have tried paint stripper but it doesn't get it offâ?¦ do I just have to sand it down by hand?

I don't know anything about her other than her sail number. Does anyone on here know anything?

Will put a picture up later if that helpsâ?¦



21/01/2014 07:18:32
George Napier
Hi all,

Thanks for the replies!

I have tried to attach a photo of the boat to show how she looks now. Having restored a wooden wayfarer from a better condition than 1759 I have some experience of restoring wooden boats.

Obviously this one is going to need a full re-varnish - my main question is how do I remove all of the old without damaging the wood?

link to photos :http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12073873416/



21/01/2014 10:27:45
Ainslie French
"Be not the first upon whom the new is tried,
Nor yet the last to cast the old aside !!" :-)

I suggest you read these two publications below. They are both excellent and filled with tons of useful information.

Wooden Boat Renovation: New Life for Old Boats Using Modern Methods [Hardcover]
Jim Trefethen

How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats by John Brooks & Ruth Ann Hill

Best wishes for the restoration

Ainslie French

13/05/2017 07:52:22
Russ Tidbury
This was my fathers boat and occasionally I would crew.
I may have some in period pictures somewhere

13/05/2017 07:53:45
Russ Tidbury
Contact me on [email protected]
Interested in seeing the pics of the boat now.


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