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Caret FB 448

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Current Owner
Previous owners
Paul Hampson


For details contact Paul via email or at 10 Aylesbury Road,Wallasey, Wirral, CH45 1NE
Phone (0151)637-0384
of Caret Pal Hampson writes January 2003:-

1) Machinery: The Volvo Penta MD1 was found to be beyond repair and has been removed. The stern gear and propeller are still in place. The boat ideally needs a 10hp inboard diesel; the cheapest new price is for a “Yanma” at 2175 Inc gearbox and fittings although there seems to be plenty of second hand engines available for less than 500. 

2) General Appearance: The topsides are Dark blue and need repainting above the waterline, below the waterline the seams have been sealed with sixafix and an undercoat applied above a primer layer, so antifouling is all that is required. The coachroof top has been renewed, below the new cover bitchuman applied and so far 3 coats of white gloss paint. The varnished area needs sanding and re-varnishing. The pulpit and pushpit need some minor repair and the stanchion posts need to be re fitted.

 3) Rudder: when inspected I found the wood had deteriated and have fully repaired it using west system epoxy filler it has now also been primed and undercoated.

4) Deck: Ply covering has been removed, pine decking inspected and replaced as required (2planks approx 4foot in length) and a new cover of Wisadeck fitted. This is a very tough plastic coated  non-slip bonded wood and should out last the marine ply equivalent with less maintenance. It also looks smarter.

 5) Mast and spars: the boom has been dry stored since the time of this survey and is highly varnished. The mast has been striped, sanded and several coats of cuperinol gold applied before being re-varnished.

 6) Sails: the boat has 2mainsails, 2jibs, 1storm jib and a spinnaker with boom. The conditioned of which are fair to good the spinnaker only having been used once since being purchased in 1997.

 7) Electrical system: I think that this may need re- wiring but have not checked the circuits properly.

8) Lifesaving appliances: not past on when sold to me.

 9) Navigation equipment: Autohelm was sold before I acquired the Boat. 

General Information FB 448 ‘Caret has been lying sadly neglected for the past few years at Tranmere, it has been bought and the new owner intends to put her back on the water by end of spring 2001.  The boat will be based at Liverpool and will be raced/sailed from Liverpool Yacht Club.    At last some competition for Argo




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