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Old 09-01-2011, 06:04   #1
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Good Afternoon folks!

Just signed up to the site last night and looking forward to learning and sharing tips with you folks

I want to see whether there are any other "Gypsy" owners out there?!?

After purchasing the boat a few months back, I'm needing to do some fairly extensive repairs on the superstructure and would like to chat to owners who've had to do this in the past. The Hull is in great condition but I'm getting water ingress during heavy down pours and consequently need to replace most of the interior which has suffered from neglect over the years.

It's also fitted with a SABB G Series marine diesel which I've spent the past year researching. I'd class myself as a beginner-intermediate DIY mechanic who's still learning about this engine, but again I'm looking to speak to owners that are running the Series G engine.

Many thanks in advance and all the best to everyone at Cruisersforum for the 2011 season, hope you have a safe & enjoyable one

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Old 09-01-2011, 06:11   #2
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Hi.... can't help much on the engine and sounds like just about everything including hatches etc need resealing but...
Welcome to CF.... I'm pretty sure there's a few owners on here... ones in OZ I think... lotsa knowledge here....
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:28   #3
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Thanks Boatman, yeah there's some sort of matting across the wooden superstructure which is in pretty poor state and will need ripped up... I'm thinking of taking it back to just the beams and hull then making the interior and roof to suit my own ideas. Great wee boat and and really stable in bad weather. I also got a truck with HIAB to bring it up to the house and sit it on the driveway, so I can work away without having to run back and forth to the boatyard Not to mention I'm saving a ton of cash on winter storage!!! Thanks again and hope to get in touch with some Gypsy owners,


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I hope you can get some help with your engine. You might try to post a thread in another forum in the directory above.
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Old 10-04-2012, 16:09   #5
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Re: Newbie & Falmouth Gypsy MkII Owner

I have one; they are great little boats. Not that fast, but will deal with big waves OK, and they have loads of charm. Loads of flat deck space for lazing around on in the sun when you get there, and the enormous main hatch is like a great big sunroof

Mine is in good nick because someone fibreglassed in the deck ages ago - well worth doing

I have a Saab G manual I could scan if you need it.
My one had a head rebuild 10 years ago, and in the spring it will start first time within 2s even after no use for six months. Noisy, but very reliable. Don't replace it with some dodgy modern unit

Google the owners club

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Re: Newbie & Falmouth Gypsy MkII Owner

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, jbhouston, and GypsyOwner.

You might be interested to:

See ➥ http://bills-log.blogspot.ca/2011/09...uth-gypsy.html

And ➥ http://www.falmouthgypsy.eclipse.co.uk/
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Just got mine shes a keeper and as the wife said about the house before putting in an offer... just needs a little bit of love. . .
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