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If its a metal board then it is probably an ancient Kestrel, 40 or 50 years old at a guess. Its a mistake to think that glass fibre boats last for ever, they do deteriorate. In addition to the glass fibre parts going soft and losing their finish, leaving fibres to give you glass fibre itch an especial killer is bits of wood in obscure, inaccessible and yet vital places that have rotted out.

It's up to you, but if I were putting the sums together (and I am no stranger to basket cases and major boat refurbishments) I would reckon that free was at least a couple of hundred quid too much. I would be surprised if you could put that boat back in good club sailing condition for as little as 600. Sails, ropes, rigging, fittings, paint, launching trolley, cover, these things all add up. And when you've spent 600 odd quid it will be worth maybe 150.

But the worst thing is the sheer frustration of sailing a life expired boat. Every time you sail it another thing goes wrong, and it's a truncated sailing day and cart it back home to fix.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 20 at 10:19am
Kestral class rules with detailed measurements here http://www.kestrel.org.uk/classrules.html
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https://images.app.goo.gl/FvE3XsPnetrsSkQ86 (looks like a kestrel mk1)
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I think its a G-Mach built Kestrel, early  boats had a pretty big genoa , i can clearly remember them as a light wind menace handicap racing 
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Hi
I will do it's about ten miles away
So might take a while

As to repairs , it is very sound structurally
It's fibreglass so no rot
Just good clean and paint and boat is
Fine .

When I decided to try sailing there wasnt
Anything this size for under 600 700 only mirrors
Or enterprises to small for my family.

The club is giving me a new mast so just sails and rigging , which I know won't be cheap but it's the only if spend at least to start with .

Youm mention centre board it actually has a heavy duty metal one ?

Cheers
John









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Jim is right - it must have a large genoa.

Can you measure the length and beam (width) exactly? That will help!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 20 at 1:15am
I wondered about Kestrel, but then I thought I saw a wood centreboard. Also does the position of the jib track suggest a large genoa?

To the OP though, when you consider the condition of the decks, need to source sails, replace gear etc etc, I submit that is a project you should pass by. You could spend several hundred quid and end up with a boat worth nearly nothing. There are much better projects almost everywhere.




Edited by JimC - 30 Oct 20 at 1:21am
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Originally posted by Pastyman

Looks like an early Kestrel
I'll second that.
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Hi
Thanks guys , no there is no markings
Of any sort .

Hopefully someone will know
For definite as more view .

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pastyman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 20 at 10:10pm
Looks like an early Kestrel
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