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14' Picton

Postby haventaclue » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:19 pm

Well on Christmas morning,which also happens to be my birthday,I decided to take a stroll early,and to my surprise,my ever patient she who shall be obeyed :) ,was out the door in front of me.
And here's why,a 14' Picton with a '70s' Jonston 75 HP :woo: :o :shock: ,minus the Christmas wrapping."Now let's see you perform miracles" :hilarious: HELP....It looks like a three year project.But I think I'll give it a go. :D
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Re: 14' Picton

Postby sean-nós » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:49 pm

A Johnson :grrr: :D Best of luck with her if you need a hand you know I'm always buzzy so ask someone else :hilarious:
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Re: 14' Picton

Postby haventaclue » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:53 pm

:hilarious: :hilarious: :hilarious:
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Re: 14' Picton

Postby Rapier » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:01 am

Brave man..I'd keep the motor, as it's far superior to the Merc tripples and deep six the rest. This essentially a Sidewinder Super 14, so plenty about in better structural condition. ;)
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Re: 14' Picton

Postby haventaclue » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:31 pm

I spotted a bare hull on ebay but again in UK,so cost prohibitive.The fiber-glassing is not a real worry,as an uncle of mine has done it for thirty years,though not boats,there's also a friend of mine who,ahem,copies things,and I can call on him for an opinion.
As well as that I still have the Fletcher Arrowman in a shed,which I will need to move in the not too distant future,so I'm working on the engine and will look at the options on the boat later.
Oddly enough the steering is good and the cables move freely.I have stripped the remotes and apart from two broken wires all seems ok.But won't know for sure until I hook up a battery.
I'll probably change my mine as I go along.
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