Spare parts for a new proud owner of a 1977 GP-14 in Greece?
04/07/2018 at 9:02 am #15248
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!
04/07/2018 at 9:27 am #15251
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.
04/07/2018 at 9:32 am #15252
I should also have said that a boat of that age may not originally have had spreaders.
04/07/2018 at 10:17 am #15254
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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05/07/2018 at 3:02 pm #15280
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: email@example.com to arrange details.
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