Spare parts for a new proud owner of a 1977 GP-14 in Greece?

GP14 Sailing Forums Forum Spare parts for a new proud owner of a 1977 GP-14 in Greece?

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  • #15248

    Pechlivanis
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    Hello gp-14 sailors,

     

    Please forgive my lack of english as it is not my native language. As the title says, I am a proud owner of a GP-14 in Greece and I am having difficulties finding spare parts in Greece. I am looking especially for the black rails on top of the mast (we call it Cross in Greece) that hold the rigging together. I find it impossible to find this part in Greece or even on the internet and I thought to ask the forum for the possibility to locate this part? Any help would be greatly appreciated. My GP-14 and me will be very happy if you help us “go with the flow” of the greek sea. 🙂

     

    Happy seas to all!

  • #15251

    norman
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    Hello Pechlivanis,

    Is it a matter of difficulty in finding the correct technical translation?  What might be called “cross trees” are referred to as “spreaders” in dinghy circles.  Does the mast already have a fitting for them , or do you require that as well?  Is it a wooden or metal mast?  I have several for aluminium masts and you are welcome to them if the delivery is not too expensive.  I also suggest that you look at some of the tuning guides.

    Norman

  • #15252

    norman
    Participant

    P.S.

    I should also have said that a boat of that age may not originally have had spreaders.

    Norman

  • #15254

    Pechlivanis
    Participant

    Hello Norman,

     

    Thank you for your reply. If you are aware of the term “sounds greek to me” then I can assure you, Google translate has the same problem. 🙂 There are unfortunately various words in greek that describe the same word but not in sailing. I usually end up with a christianity cross. Thank you for my new english word in sailing “mast spreaders”.

    I have a fitting for them and 1 of the metal rails. I attach a photo of it. I might have one possibility to replace them with Selden but I am still waiting for a confirmation from the local factory. As I said, GP-14 is not a common sailing boat in Greece. I am not sure why, it is a lovely boat!

    Thank you for all the information sharing. I would be more than happy to get them from you and pay for all costs if it does not cost me a foot, a leg and a kidney. 🙂 Do you have a way to find out about possible costs?

     

    Again, Thank you for your information. I appreciate your time replying to me!

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  • #15280

    norman
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    Hi Pechlivanis

    Spreaders will probably only be sold in pairs and I don’t think GP spreaders will differ much from those of other, similar sized dinghies.   Royal Mail will send an untracked parcel to Greece in 3-5 days for a price I can justify on the grounds of some of the “will come in useful” stuff in my garage actually being used.  Please email me direct: norman.jeanday@btinternet.com to arrange details.

    Norman

  • #16476

    LAMBROS NAKIS
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    Φιλε μου καλημέρα…βρηκες ακρη?

  • #16477

    Pechlivanis
    Participant

    Γεια σου Λάμπρο,

    Ναι βρήκα σε ευχαριστώ. Είσαι Ελλάδα; Έχεις gp-14; Εάν ναι θα χαιρόμουν να μου δώσεις τπτ πληροφορίες για κανένα ελληνικό φόρουμ ή κάτι ανάλογο. Δεν έχω δει κανένα μέχρι στιγμής.

  • #16568

    Chris
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    Theres a wooden mast hanging up in my workshop. It needs completely refinishing, and probably splitting in two and reglueing. This will be easier Tham making one from scratch, and should give a perfect mast.

    It isnt mine to sell/give away, but I want it gone! We are North Birmingham, UK.

    Email me if I can help – paramedic3602ATyahoo.co.uk

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