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Making and drilling keel bands for an Arran 16

11 December 2016
I have a secondhand Arran 16 in which requires new keel bands. It takes two 4m lengths of 40mm x 3mm 316 stainless steel bar to do the job. If you cut the length of …
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Arran 16 Boat – keel band removal and chemical clean with Oxalic acid

09 December 2016
I could still remove the original stainless steel 1/2″ screws that were holding the remaining sections of the rusty keel bands on.The rear centre section had to be prized of using a crowbar as they …
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Arran 16 keel band replacement

09 December 2016
Well as you can see I have the Arran 16 upside down in the workshop. The keel bands are half gone and what remains is completely rusted past the point of no return.I will remove …
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Orkney Longliner cuddy window replacement

07 December 2016
I had a day off and headed north west with a trailer to collect this Orkney Longliner Cuddy. It is in far better condition than i thought. It needs two of the windows replacing as …
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Arran 16 Ferox Trout Trolling Boat Refit Project.

03 December 2016
This Arran 16 fishing boat has just come in for a refit.It was bought as a bare hull with cuddy on an old trailer. The customers are going to decide what exactly they want me …
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Orkney 440 rebuild nearing completion

01 December 2016
It finally warmed up from -3 to 9 degrees in the workshop which meant the window rubber was soft enough to put the filler strip in it. Once I had done that I put edge …
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