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Starting to Clean a Blue Hulled Barnacle Covered Orkney 440

08 November 2016
Once upside down on a trailer I am able to get access to the bottom of the hull. The barnacles were removed prior to me buying the hull but the white coloured rings you can …
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Rolling over an Orkney 440 Boat for Cleaning

08 November 2016
My job for the day was to roll over the Orkney 440 so it could be cleaned easily. I have two movable overhead gantries in the workshop and three winches. They enable me to roll …
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Problem Solving and a Step by Step Guide to Renovating an Orkney 440

06 November 2016
I just bought in a Orkney 440 with a Yamaha 25hp electric start outboard on it. Its going to get treated to a make over so you can see it before during and after.I will …
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Diesel Arran 16 Engine Cover Extension

30 October 2016
I have been renovating a diesel inboard Arran 16 for a while now.It had sat in the corner of the workshop unloved for ages until i finally got around to fitting the new stern gear.Convinced …
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Fitting New Windows to your Arran 16

03 September 2016
Refurbished Arran Boats,
Fitting new windows to your Arran 16 is not an easy job but its not beyond anyone with reasonable DIY skills and a few power tools.Window material which goes under the trade name of “Lexicon” …
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Customer Stories: Missing Arran – but happy ending!

01 September 2016
Customer Stories/Pictures, News, Customer Boats,
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/pictures-rescued-fishermen-tell-how-3591890       After nearly 3 days adrift at sea, these guys were found by an eagle eyed scallop boat…..over 40 miles offshore. A few months later Jim Reid came and bought …
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