No, it's a clean dinghy actually . The internal pink part was painted for a child. I know this because I bought this off the original owner it had been upside down on a shed roof in a boatyard for many years. Said child grew up and did other things... The hull is painted white which I am happy with but the interior is pink for the reason stated. If I could get this off and return it to the natural light green colour it might stop my younger daughter trying to claim it has her dinghy... It's my dinghy. Well one of my dinghies.
Google is your friend. There are several paint removers that are suitable for GRP. I took 20 years of antifouling off the hull of my last boat using one of them.
It helps to cover the area under treatment with clingfilm to prevent it drying out and if it is obstinate it pays to leave the stuff on for 24 hours. You will need a good scrubbing brush and plenty of elbow grease. I would only use a hot air gun and a scraper on very obstinate bits.
That would be criminal. It's a wicked little dinghy. just been out on it on the Thames. Red boards the River is shifting but the good old Pink dink with the Yamaha Malta outboard deals with it no problems I even got past Hambleden Weir which is fully drawn at the moment. it will almost plane !! Not sure if it's the right shape to plane but it gets into semi displacement mode with the Malta on it, speeds up a little bit and makes a hell of a wash.
I'll try a 4 on it. Not convinced it has enough stern support to plane. I wondered about fitting little aluminium trim tab plates to help keep the stern up.
Pink is not to everyone's taste but it is a really solid little dinghy. Very stable and with that internal grp seat moulding it's also very rigid. Doesn't flap about at all. Easily deals with the 3hp outboard which is quite powerful actually.
Quality item. It would look better in grey and would make the mothership like that.
It's a remarkably safe feeling dinghy considering that it's only little. Very generous rounded bows help give it buoyancy so it won't be nose diving.
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT