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Old 11-09-2008, 05:11 PM   #1
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Fletcher 129 Restoraion

About a two years ago I bougt a Fletcher 129 in miserable condition.
http://elmlund.se/fletcher/wp-content/54080198652.jpg

I had to:
change the plywood in the transom
fix fiberglasdamages
repaint it
make new hull stringers
make a new interior
make a new windscreen etc.



















The Johnson 40 -91 that followed also needs some love and parts.

- What topspeed do you think the boat will reach with a proper propeller?
- What is a proper propeller to this boat-motor-combination?
- What is a proper assembly height?
- Any good ideas on how to make a new lowprofile windscreen would be great.


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Old 11-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #2
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This is how far we got until today.

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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Looks like a good job !






- What topspeed do you think the boat will reach with a proper propeller?
whith this size of engine/boat it depends a lot on how heavy you are !
- with one adult driver, I would say about 30 knots.

- What is a proper propeller to this boat-motor-combination?
13" pitch or 15" stainless propeller

- What is a proper assembly height?
the anti ventilation plate about 3cm above bottom level of the keel.


- Any good ideas on how to make a new lowprofile windscreen would be great.
I would try to make it look like the original.
some brochures with the 129 here:
http://www.fletchermarine.co.uk/


- Fletcher Uk can also suply you the parts / decals you need.

BR

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Old 14-09-2008, 08:55 PM   #4
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Thanks Troels.
First of all, it´s funny to discover that you live in my old area. I´v been sailing in the northern part of Öresund until three years ago. Have done alot of sailracing in Rungsted, Vedbaek, Hellerup and so on. I lived in Helsingborg.

Back to my project. .

I was hoping for a topspeed a little bit over 30 with a proper setup.
I once had a rowingboat (Askeladden 14) with 20hp. It hit 27knots on the GPS.

Do you think 15" is enough? The gear ratio is a little bit strange on these motors, 2,42. I was looking for 18", but I haven't been able to find any to this motor (13 splines).

The base setting for the motor will be 25mm above the bottom.

There hve been a couple of different windowdesigns on this boat.
Unfortunatli the aloy part of the window isn't in very good shape.
I think I will try to make something of acrylat without the frame.


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Old 14-09-2008, 09:34 PM   #5
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That graphic illistration you've done is excellent!

However, I'm confused, the pictures posted today are not the same boat that you replaced the transom in, is it?
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Old 14-09-2008, 09:37 PM   #6
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Sorry. I wasn't very clear in my last post.
That picture isn't my boat. Thats a Ryds 435 GTS.
I wanted to show my inspiration for making a new window without frames.

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Old 15-09-2008, 08:10 AM   #7
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leave it without, fill in the side bits, et voila! a mini bernico!
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