Fairline Turbo 36

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TurboRoss
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Fairline Turbo 36

Post by TurboRoss » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:08 pm

Hi there

I’m looking for a replacement fibreglass radar arch for my turbo 36 . Rust has perforated through from bolts holding the radar on.
Fairline don’t make the arch anymore

Any ideas where or what I can do?

Ross

Murv
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by Murv » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:22 am

Is it just staining that's the issue? I'd clean it with Y10 and repair/have repaired if there are any superfluous bolt holes, rather than go to the expense of having a new one fabricated.

TurboRoss
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by TurboRoss » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:34 pm

Well its a bit more like bulging rust around the bolt holes to be honest , and a couple of splits on the fibreglass with rust dripping out. Its in pretty bad shape
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TurboRoss
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by TurboRoss » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:42 pm

heres a picture of my new boat ,

covers over the windows have been on for 3 years .

looks can be deceiving !
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Gyula Huszar
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by Gyula Huszar » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:36 pm

Nice looking boat!
I like the lines of these earlier Fairlines, and the legendary build quality means that it's worth putting them ship-shape almost all of the time. Mine has a 'multichine semi-planing hull', which lends itself to far less roll in a beam sea, it still zips along nicely at 25 knots cruise, and after hitting a 5 metre long log at speed, which didn't affect the hull (took out a couple of props though) with no hull damage I'm happy booting it around at speed in spite of the fact that we live by waters littered with logs.

People with lesser boats say that a strong hull is overrated, right up until they bang into a piling and separate the deck from the hull, or hit one of our patented semi-floating logs. I guess it's overrated until it becomes apparent that sinking from hitting a deadhead means that you're having a bad day. We'd just brush off the knock and carry on. Bang on the spares and off we go.

Don't forget to carry spare props. I've gone through 2 sets in 100 hours of boating.

Murv
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by Murv » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:02 pm

Stunning! 8)

I would personally look to have it repaired. I know it's a big, bulky, heavy thing but you can, at least, get it to somebody's workshop (OK, you''re going to need a large van or trailer, but it's doable)
It's got to be a better option that finding someone to make you a new one and for someone with the necessary skills, it's a fairly easy fix. Especially as, once indoors, it won't be weather dependent.
Congratulations on the new boat, and, great choice!

Ribsta
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Location: Corniche 31

Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by Ribsta » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:18 am

I did exactly that with my Corniche frame, which is a bit bigger than the turbo one.
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TurboRoss
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by TurboRoss » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:28 pm

Hi and thanks for the advice . The boat comes out next week and right next to the Boat park is a Grp company , so that’s where I’ll be heading !!


:D

TurboRoss
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36 - preparation for lift out

Post by TurboRoss » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:03 am

just getting my T36 ready for lift out tomorrow , pictured here in St Helier marina this morning

thats it all stripped out ...

:lol: :D
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TurboRoss
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by TurboRoss » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:10 pm

Hello again

OK so the radar arch is now off and into the GRP people near me.

They've said its not too bad , so thats good news

Im glad it came off because water had been getting into the top of it and trickling down the cables collecting in a small fibreglass tray behind the key cupboard in the saloon. Not good

Will post a couple of pics of the repaired article !

:lol:

Murv
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by Murv » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:31 am

Excellent news, did wonder how it was going! Looking forward to the pictures 8)

TurboRoss
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by TurboRoss » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:51 pm

Hi there again

So the aft cabin windows have been removed , cleaned and seals replaced and are going back in today !
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TurboRoss
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by TurboRoss » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:53 pm

And heres a closer look at the frame

The radar arch is all fixed now, will upload some pictures very soon once re fitted

:D
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Severn
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by Severn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:04 am

Have you got around to replacing the broken flybridge screen? I also need to replace my screen and am interested how you got on with a replacement.

TurboRoss
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Re: Fairline Turbo 36

Post by TurboRoss » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:45 pm

Aha its funny you should mention that , its being dropped to Gosport tomorrow so i will know more when they call me

Ross

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