Posted by B.B. on February 14, 2005 at 08:59:59:
In Reply to: Re: Orkney 19 Fastliner posted by Ali on February 14, 2005 at 08:54:50:
Posted by Bengt Blomberg on October 12, 2004 at 12:12:52:
In Reply to: Re: Orkney 19 Fastliner posted by Ali on October 11, 2004 at 03:01:52:
Yes Ali you are right! Walk away!!!
It is a stupid construction common during those years. On a planing hull the foam is rapidly crushed into small pellets which absorbs large amounts of water and increases the weight of the hull + that the outer hull mostly is dependent of the foam for rigidity. The weight and the softness of the bottom makes it hard to to get the hull in planing.
A repair involves opening up of all inside flooring, removing of the foam and applying sufficient rigid balks to support the bottom.
Will probably cost far more than the value of the boat!
: Posted by Ali on October 11, 2004 at 03:01:52:
: In Reply to: Re: Orkney 19 Fastliner posted by Bengt Blomberg on October 10, 2004 at 12:20:48:
: Hi Bengt,
: Yes, I believe so. I've spoken to the manufacturer and in a nutshell he said with 2 on board the 50cc 2-stroke should push the boat at about 22-23 knots. If it won't go over 15, walk away.
: What also concerns me is that if the water is between the skins (which I reckon it is), the fuel economy will go through the roof, due to the extra weight, depending on how often I used the boat.
: I think my mind may already be set to walk away to be honest, as I reckon there'll be the constant niggling in the back of my mind that know all is not as it should be...
: : Posted by Bengt Blomberg on October 10, 2004 at 12:20:48:
: : In Reply to: Orkney 19 Fastliner posted by Ali on October 08, 2004 at 08:27:43:
: : Hello Ali!
: : Could it possibly be that this boat is constructed with an outer hull and an inner one with foam in betweewn??
: : Regards Bengt
: : : Posted by Ali on October 08, 2004 at 08:27:43:
: : : Hi,
: : : Looking at the above boat, it's been in a marina for years (5-6) with no anti-foul, is 18 years old and the meter readings went off the scale!!
: : : Apart from the professional and highly expensive option of having the hull stripped, dried and recoated, is there a cheaper option?
: : : Gelshield was recommended by a colleague I thought it best coming from you who are FAR more knowledgable than I :)
: : : Any comments welcome - even if they say "walk away from it"
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