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  • Hi Steve - I no longer have my Privateer, but as far as I remember the sail number on mine was stamped into the underneath of one of the cabin floorboards (the narrow middle one I think) ..... Worth a look - cheers Chris --- In privateer20@^$1, "stevieboy262" wrote: > > Hi all' I have just purchased a Privateer20,so am new to the club. I am wondering if anyone could give me any...
    chris Jan 8, 2013
  • Nothing very exciting, I'm afraid - we've gone back to a Drascombe Lugger - almost identical to the one we had before the Privateer. We thought we wanted a cabin, but after a couple of seasons we found that we really weren't using it - the space and flexibility of an open boat suits us better.... Having said that we do miss Bluebelle - she has stayed local though, so we do see her...
    chris Oct 18, 2012
  • Hello Oliver No longer a Privateer-er, but just happened to be passing.... Suggest you try Japlac - good old-fashioned enamel, and I think they do metallics and clear laquer. Also comes in small tins, so not too expensive. I think Japlac will mix with Toplac and other marine enamels with no problems. To strip old paint a mixture of caustic soda and wallpaper paste is a cheap and...
    chris Oct 17, 2012
  • Oliver - could you delete my posts 545 and 546 please? I'm now guessing the delay in posting is something to do with the recent spam problems..... luckily I didn't get too frustrated and start swearing when I found I couldn't post yesterday! Many thanks - Chris
    chris Apr 28, 2012
  • Hello Tom - welcome to the group! And hello Oliver - to answer your question, Tom is the new owner of Bluebelle. I had her advertised on ebay for just over a month, and had a huge amount of interest. I even had a potential buyer from Afghanistan, but he couldn't get home to view until mid May.... After enquiries literally from all over Europe, Tom lives a couple of miles away...
    chris Apr 28, 2012
  • --- In privateer20@^$1, "chris" wrote: > > I'll try to take some photos tomorrow and post them in the 'Bluebelle' folder > > Hope this helps > > Chris John - have now posted a couple of pics of the boom, in a new folder entitled 'Detail Photos - rigging etc', in the 'photos' section. Oliver - please feel free to move these if they should be somewhere else! cheers - Chris >
    chris Dec 2, 2011
  • --- In privateer20@^$1, "marksrv6" wrote: > > > Thanks Chris, I thought I might get away with a 2.5hp! > What do you think? > > Mark > > Yes - it might be enough for the Broads - I don't really know anything about conditions there. I think in most circumstances 2.5hp with the right prop would drive the boat along fine, but it wouldn't leave you much of a safety margin for,say...
    chris Dec 2, 2011
  • --- In privateer20@^$1, "marksrv6" wrote: > > Hi, my name is Mark and I have just acquired a privateer 20 and will be titavating her up for the spring, I Sail on the Norfolk Broads and would like to know what would be a suitable outboard, taking into account the max speed in most places is only 4mph and what length of shaft? > > Mark > Hello Mark - welcome to the forum! You need a...
    chris Dec 1, 2011
  • --- In privateer20@^$1, "priorrigg" wrote: > > I have found the photos here very useful as I have recently taken on a Privateer but have neither previous experience of the boat nor details of the reccomended rigging. > It seems from these albums that all Privateers, whether gaff or bermuda rigged, have the mainsheet attached to the end of the boom. > The boat I have appears to...
    chris Dec 1, 2011
  • --- In privateer20@^$1, "Oliver" wrote: > > > > The very best of luck; yours is a very nicely prepared and turned out example, which - at least cosmetically - puts my one to shame. Particularly well fitted out internally, which has given me some ideas for the future for my own boat. > > However I am gradually working on mine ... > > Two currently on brokerage (plus one now sold...
    chris Dec 1, 2011