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Message 6 of 6
Posted by member REGENT on Saturday 3 July 2021

Dear All,
The discussion on this subject between July and September 2019 in relation to my Hardy Pilot 20 SE might also be of some use.
At the time I was advised by Windboats that they were made of red meranti and they sent me a picture of the profiles. They told me they stopped supplying them because of difficulties getting couriers to take them.
I had a local joiner/carpenter make-up two pairs of 13 foot length (slightly longer than needed) matching the original profiles of sections taken off my boat. They were made of red meranti which was easy to obtain. The total cost (labour, materials, no VAT) was £109 so £54.50 a pair).
I gave the pair I've fitted a few coats of teak oil and then fitted them using the original screws, making sure to use sealant on the fixing screws. It is a two person job, the wood seems perfect in terms of stiffness/flexibility.
The drive from Derbyshire to Conwy in my Volvo XC60 with the ends protruding out of the front passenger window with my wife holding them was interesting. Fortunately it didn't rain.
Kind regards,

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Message 5 of 6
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Sunday 27 June 2021

Hi Steve
My number is 07534045729 not as I stated before 07534945729.

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Message 4 of 6
Posted by member Clive ffitch on Sunday 27 June 2021

Also, a quick google images search brought this up...
(Solid Oak Corner Beading I Quadrant I Floor Edge Bead I 0.9m, 2.4m, 3.0m)


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Message 3 of 6
Posted by member Clive ffitch on Sunday 27 June 2021

Hi Steve,

I've been looking into where to get wood batten sections for our Family Pilot fender support - I'm guessing it is the same as on the Fishing 20. Ours is 23mm x 23mm triangular.

So far, I have found that the best source is likely those displays of timber mouldings / finishing trim lengths that you can find in many DIY stores, that come in 2.4m lengths. They do hard wood, soft wood and in many varying moulded cross sections. I have seen a 21mm x 21mm triangular soft wood version (in Trago in Cornwall) in amongst the many on display, and suspect a hard wood version is also available. Hard wood is the type I am thinking of to do the job, though I haven't yet looked at how they are fixed to the hull, or if I can get the job done with such 2.4m lengths. They are only a few quid each for each 2.4m.

I'm planning on likely doing the rope fender / timber batten replacement job next winter season. Only other source that comes to mind that might be worth a check is Robbins Timber of Bristol.

Hope of some help,

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Message 2 of 6
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Monday 21 June 2021

Hi Steve,
I make it up for owners as they need it.
Simon Papendick
J-Star Marine Services

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Posted by member Steve Hoyle on Monday 21 June 2021

Does anyone know where I can purchase the wood section that is used to support the rope fender on a Fishing 20?

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