Does anyone want a 26M daggerboard mould?

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john.richardson
Just caught up with the

Just caught up with the latest contributions re my rudder and prop questions, my thanks to Simon and Mike.

As my DIY skills are rated as of the common or garden variety, I'll resist the temptation to build a mould myself Simon, but thanks anyway. If anyone else has the skills/time, I could be interested In buying 2.

Regards to all, John, 'Sonny' 26M

natalie.sargent
Hi,

We would also put our name down for a dagger board, and if I am reading John’s message correctly he’d be interested in two (dagger boards rather than rudders) - interest is now a total of 5.

Personally I may be swayed to get a further spare if the price is right. Likely others may feel the same.

Regards

Natalie

“Lupus”

john.richardson
Hi Natalie, 

Hi Natalie,

I was actually referring to rudders when I said I'd have 2, I would only want 1 of the daggerboard. Sorry for the confusion.

Regards, John R 'Sonny' 26M

mike.clarke
Hi Jonathan,

Hi Jonathan,

I misunderstood. I think it would be great if someone was prepared to sort out and get a few made but the problem is that I’m not sure how commercially viable it would be. Each board costs about £180 in materials and takes 5 days to build as there are five stages to the build and the resin has to cure overnight between stages. This can be reduced to about 4 days if there were two moulds so both halves could be laid-up in one day. It might also be possible to save a day if making multiple boards as for the last stage the mould isn’t actually needed so is free to be laid-up again. I recon there is about 20 hours work to get a finished board with the rest of the time being waiting for the resin to cure. So I’m not sure how this would work out at commercial rates or what savings if any can be made on the materials bought in bulk but I can’t see it being less than £500 per board. But if anyone wants to try we know it can be done and the instructions are available on the web site….

Mike C - Tarka 26M

keith.barton
Hi all

Dagger board

Having just paid for ‘Star’ and moving her home tomorrow, please add us to the list as we would be interested in a dagger board if the price is right.

Ann, Keith & Nelly

Star

duncan.cairney
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I can store in my loft or

I can store in my loft or garage if required. Most of my daggerboard is now somewhere in Loch Lomond and I would like to try and fabricate a new one over the winter.

Duncan

mike.clarke
Hi Duncan,

Hi Duncan,

Sorry to hear that you’ve lost your dagger board to the local ‘nessy’. Unfortunately I can’t help you as the dagger board mould was collected a few days ago by the first person to respond to my plea for someone to store it as I don’t have room. It’s now up to them to decide if they wish to use it themselves before offering it to others.

However I have posted a full set of instructions of how to both make and use a mould to produce a new dagger board on the Mac website (It’s under the articles section the link is:

https://macgregorowners.org.uk/node/3593

Therefore one option would be for you to produce your own mould if you can find a dagger board to use to take a mould from. Taking a mould does not damage the original board if done properly. Alternatively you could try to find a damaged board and make a superficial skin repair to allow a mould to be made from one half as I did. Any board that is still straight and can be filled to give the proper shape on one side could be used. The one I used had a hole in one side and the internal strut was cracked but it was quite easy to make good one side with fibre glass mat and filler to take a mould off. It costs about £100 to make a mould using the 1m2 mould making kit from East Coast Fibre glass supplies in South Shields which is probably not a lot different to the carriage charge of the mould up to Scotland.

Hope this helps.

Mike C - Tarka 26M

duncan.cairney
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Hi Mike, I understand from

Hi Mike, I understand from our conversation that this has been taken by another member. Would it be possible to have her contact details in order that I can request use of the mould when it is available please.

kind regards

Duncan

Duncan

mike.clarke
Hi Duncan,

Hi Duncan,

Members contact details are available in the members only area rather than being available inthe public areas - just log in and go to the Members list and contact tab.

Regards Mike

Mike C - Tarka

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