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Old 17-07-2009, 20:40   #1
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Location: HomePort-The Slipway,French Island.Victoria Australia/Currently doing refit Scarborough Queensland
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I ve just joined in as I found you by accident while sarching for parts for an older Nilsson V1000 windlass, and you all look like an interesting bunch!

I am restoring an 1950 Maurice Griffiths (Jarrah) 40' Ketch up in Scarborough Queensland and the aluminium casing/deck flange is pretty much shot. I dont want to ditch it but the new parts are arms and legs so I like to find someone with a unit that may not work that they would like to sell?

My home port is on French Island down in Victoria and I have just returned from sailing with the "prevention of blindness program" around Vanuatu.

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Old 17-07-2009, 21:33   #2
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Welcome aboard Capn. Good luck with the rebuild. I had a mate with a similar problem and he ended up casting a new flange from glass and epoxy - it "seemed" as strong as the original.

I have found the crew here at CF to be mainly good shipmates.

I used to live aboard at Scarborough but that was perhaps 25 years back and a few lifetimes ago .

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Old 18-07-2009, 03:51   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard Martin.

The Eventides Owners Group claim to be the largest “Maurice Griffiths” website in the world, and may have some useful & specific information:
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Old 20-07-2009, 20:18   #4
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Aloha Martin,
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