26M Daggerboard

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I keep track of all items of

I keep track of all items of MOA property as part of the accounts, so I should record the dagger-board mould as another item. I would like to give it a notional value, could anyone hazard a guess as to what it is worth?

The cost of having a new one made would be about right, I don't know what that would be. Mike - as the person who made it, what do you think it would have cost to get made?

I also keep track of which member holds each item, so I'll put it down as in Duncan's possession. Please let me know if it's passed to anyone else.


Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

Hi Rick,

Hi Rick,

The dagger board mould cost about £120 in materials plus whatever value you put on 2 -3 days work to make it. It actually takes about 15 -20 hours of work over 3-4 days in preparing the mould model to take it from then laying up the mould itself and trimming ready for use.

I actually used a 1m2 mould production kit from: https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/product/fibreglass-moulding-kit-1... using their proper Crystic mould tooling resins as this produces a good stable mould that is size stable to the original model being moulded. The dager board also happens to be almost exactly 1m2 surface area per side.

I've just used the same materials to make a radio controlled wave penetrating model hull during lock down!

Mike - Tarka 26M

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Thanks Mike.

Thanks Mike.

I'll put its value down as £500, that seems a reasonable amount to cover the labour involved.

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

Rick, If it got damaged and

Rick, If it got damaged and we needed a new one it would cost loads more then that to have it repaired or replaced professionally and then it needs to be insured for its replacement value.

On the other hand, of course, we may go back to square one and either find a willing member to repair or replace it or buy from BYW.

Simon Armitage.

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Hi,  For anyone that may be

Hi, For anyone that may be interested, I delivered the the daggerboard mould to the fabricators today in order that Richard can have a new board made. For any other member looking for a new board or spare for their 26M this may be a good opportunity to have one made. The mould is at Fibreglass Fabrications, 33 Abercorn Street, Paisley PA3 4AL Tel: 0141 889 8723 Contact is Martin McGrath Martin McGrath at Fibreglass Fabrications: http://fgfpaisley.co.uk/

I had a new board made by Martin around 18 months ago and below is feedback from Jonathan who had one made last year which Martin shipped to London for him.

On 12 Feb 2020, at 10:25, J G Fox <jgf@btinternet.com> wrote:


Thanks for getting in touch and I can confirm the service was excellent and included posting it to me in London. I then took it out to Venice by air under Easyjet's "Sport Board" category as hold luggage with no problems. So your contact in Holland may have to do the same as Martin McGrath did not appear to be used to sending items abroad.

As to the Board itself, I have yet to try it on the boat as I bought it as a spare. (The lagoon in Venice has some tricky depths and I have damaged one board already. Had it fixed locally but great to have had the use of the moulds to have one in reserve). The board looks no different to the original and appears good quality including the finish.

Hope that helps


PS. Any member visiting Venice is more than welcome to get in touch with me as I would be delighted to sail with them around the Lagoon or out in the Adriatic. I am out there off and on for most of the summer months.

Once Martin has completed Richard's board and any other required I will collect the mould from FGF. Please contact Martin directly if you want to order a board and, by all means give me a call if you want to have a chat about it. Duncan 07917 794518

best regards to all, Duncan

Phone: 0141 889 8723