Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

So we have this yacht, sailed here for one summer and found out that she is fantastic. A desicion was made that we should fix here up RESTORE here back to glory, implement ideas and still keep the spirit of the traditional IOR yacht. I got a pack of drawings, some photos, corresponance between Ron Holland and the yard (Brin Wilson NZ) a letter from Shorty to the guy how owned here for 16 years etc.

In the fall of 2008 we took here out of the water in Gothenburg and put here on a truck with a crane. A friend of mine sold his boat in 2007 and he let us put Flirt in his boat shead in Trollhattan 80 km from work/home...
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one way. Attached a couple of photos showing the transport and Flirt in the shead.

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dinghydoc

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Totally worthwhile project. Ron Holland RULED the IOR.

And I would give my left nut for that boat-barn.
Yeah, holy cr*p. That is a nice place to work on a boat in a cold climate. Bet it's heated. Worth the drive if the other choice is working outside in the cold.

 
"Roll in" into the barn... still a functional boat
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I estimated 40-60 h to empty the boat to a shell, it took probably 150-200 h
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Inspection of the progress, I had two boatbuiders helping me to build the new cockpit and rectify the rot in some parts of the deck and the transom.

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The old Bukh DV36 is visible through the remains of the cockpit floor, this was the day when we rolled here out to the crane to lift out the ballast and the engine.

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Totally worthwhile project. Ron Holland RULED the IOR.

And I would give my left nut for that boat-barn.
Yeah, holy cr*p. That is a nice place to work on a boat in a cold climate. Bet it's heated. Worth the drive if the other choice is working outside in the cold.
Working out in the cold isn't even an option in Swedish winter. I just got back from 3 weeks there (near Stockholm) and saw -20C (-4F), though it got up to about 0C when I left. Of course, tons of snow all around as well. They pull their boats every fall because the ice will destroy them otherwise.

That's a really cool looking boat. Good luck with the project!

It looks cold molded, is that correct?

 
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The engine and navstation is almost isolated, a lot of wires, hoses, tanks, hydraulics has gone.

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Engine is out of the boat, oily, dirty but wood is in good condition, entire motor bed is only glued to the hull
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The jig for the engine is put in its new location. A lot of work remains before the engine can be reinstalled. Drill for the new bigger shaft, support for the new Aquadrive cardan joint.

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Here is the new engine bed done, painted and new machine feet's 40 and 35 shore for a very soft and vibration free operation.

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Detail of the engine bed.

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Totally worthwhile project. Ron Holland RULED the IOR.

And I would give my left nut for that boat-barn.
Yeah, holy cr*p. That is a nice place to work on a boat in a cold climate. Bet it's heated. Worth the drive if the other choice is working outside in the cold.
Working out in the cold isn't even an option in Swedish winter. I just got back from 3 weeks there (near Stockholm) and saw -20C (-4F), though it got up to about 0C when I left. Of course, tons of snow all around as well. They pull their boats every fall because the ice will destroy them otherwise.

That's a really cool looking boat. Good luck with the project!

It looks cold molded, is that correct?
Flirt was built in 1981 in NZ as a cold molded design, the wood is Kauri rare today.
 
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daffy

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The engine and navstation is almost isolated, a lot of wires, hoses, tanks, hydraulics has gone.

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Engine is out of the boat, oily, dirty but wood is in good condition, entire motor bed is only glued to the hull
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The jig for the engine is put in its new location. A lot of work remains before the engine can be reinstalled. Drill for the new bigger shaft, support for the new Aquadrive cardan joint.

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Here is the new engine bed done, painted and new machine feet's 40 and 35 shore for a very soft and vibration free operation.

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Detail of the engine bed.

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very nice work.

 
The engine and navstation is almost isolated, a lot of wires, hoses, tanks, hydraulics has gone.

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Engine is out of the boat, oily, dirty but wood is in good condition, entire motor bed is only glued to the hull
wink.gif


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The jig for the engine is put in its new location. A lot of work remains before the engine can be reinstalled. Drill for the new bigger shaft, support for the new Aquadrive cardan joint.

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Here is the new engine bed done, painted and new machine feet's 40 and 35 shore for a very soft and vibration free operation.

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Detail of the engine bed.

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very nice work.

Thanks dude, another 10 hours has been put in the old "lady"
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mojounwin

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Well done mate, keep the pictures coming, everyone loves to read stories like these.

Best wishes with the rest of the rebuild

Cheers

Mojo

 
Well done mate, keep the pictures coming, everyone loves to read stories like these.

Best wishes with the rest of the rebuild

Cheers

Mojo
Cheers mate
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A couple of photos showing the fixture for the home made 45 mm drill bit the old man used to drill a new hole for the relocation of the propeller. The photo is very poor quality, used Macro
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This photo show the intermediate support for the Aquadrive unit, made of 316 and bolted and glued to the keel plank. We will manufacture a small tunnel for the shaft and Aquadrive, not the best design but a fair compromise. Also the new stair is a bit steep but I guess we will get used to it
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Photos from the modification of the steering system, we went from tiller with old fashion sleeve bearings to Jefa spherical roller bearings and a TCE steering wheel 1600 mm diameter.

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This photo is before we started to modify.

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The rudder is in place, quadrant, autopilot, stop brackets etc

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The new Eperspacher heater mounted on its rubber fittings. To the left you can see the chandler bargain I did in Newport while the boat was still there in 2008
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The aluminium sub-frame is in place painted and ready to take on the load of the rig
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mojounwin

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Well done mate, keep the pictures coming, everyone loves to read stories like these.

Best wishes with the rest of the rebuild

Cheers

Mojo

I am impressed by your project, are you sailing with the boat today?

Hi FOP,

Unfortunately I'm on the opposite side of the world to the boat at the moment. Boat is in Australia and I'm in the UK. Haven't used it for a while because of this, but hopefully that will change soon.

Cheers

Mojo

 

Rail Meat

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The pictures are great, thanks for sharing. I have to say, you maintain an immaculate work site. When ever I have major boat work underway, it is sheer chaos.

 
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