c14 dagger restoration

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greentree8
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c14 dagger restoration

Postby greentree8 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:15 pm

Hi Guys, I'm restoring a 14 foot dagger for my kids/Dad...ah, who am I kidding, it's for myself, but anyway, the boat is in descent shape, but it's missing a mast step, and has some damage to the rubrail and deck. Hull looks great. Anybody have any details pics of the mast step? I'll need to fabricate one out or aluminum or something and need something to work off.

Much appreciated!

Here is one I tried but may not work/last. It's made out of oak...
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Postby greentree8 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:20 pm

Here is the rub rail damage...
I am itchin' to get this in the water! :)
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Postby Paul » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:43 am

Welcome to the group & good luck with your project!

I haven't seen a dagger before and would love a picture of the boat. Oak should hold up as far as a mast step goes. It's been used on many other boats with proper protective maintenance. It may only last you 15 or so years. :wink:

Far from an expert on fiberglass myself, you might check out this site as a beginning point. http://www.diy-fiberglass-repair.com/index.html

Best to you
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dagger mast step

Postby robertjconnelly » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:49 pm

i recently acquired a Dagger which is in good shape except for a missing mast step. does anyone know where i can find a replacement or specs to fabricate a replacement? thanks.

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Re: dagger mast step

Postby greentree8 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:18 pm

I had one made it cost $85 but have yet to try it out as the weather is not quite sailing weather...just about ready to winterize. I could send pics if you like but it's rough copy of a aftermarket...

robertjconnelly wrote:i recently acquired a Dagger which is in good shape except for a missing mast step. does anyone know where i can find a replacement or specs to fabricate a replacement? thanks.

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Re: dagger mast step

Postby greentree8 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:22 pm

By the way...are you the Bob Connelly from Burnsville?

robertjconnelly wrote:i recently acquired a Dagger which is in good shape except for a missing mast step. does anyone know where i can find a replacement or specs to fabricate a replacement? thanks.

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dagger mast stepthanks for the reply

Postby robertjconnelly » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:08 pm

thanks for the reply. if you could post a picture to give me an idea what the mast step looks like with some basic specs i can probably fabricate something myself. i have access to a machine shop. thanks again. also, i am not the bob connelly you asked about, buffalo ny is home for me. thanks, rjc.

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Postby CaptainScott » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:55 pm

I'm watching this post!
I started on a Dagger. Sold it 20 years ago to buy the house I currently live in! Almost bought it back but just did not have the extra cash flow!


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