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by Michael4
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Need help.
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Need help.

Try Google.

This is the first thing I came to:

http://www.gunfleetsailingclub.co.uk/gs ... sea-ranger

One has attended CVRDA meetings this year.
by Michael4
Thu May 30, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Disposal
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Disposal

Reciprocating saw. I managed to get a Reliant Scimitar down to the tip in this way (well the body only).

If the unmentionable is full of foam it might get quite messy!

Quite fun though for those with a mean streak.
by Michael4
Sun May 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Pup? I thought a Pup was something Australian...
Replies: 0
Views: 876

Pup? I thought a Pup was something Australian...

What's this then? A new one on me and looking at the sail number over 300? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Wooden-12-Foot-Pup-Sailing-Dinghy-incl-Mast-Sails-etc-Trailer/133062873762?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 In my mind a Pup was a pre war una rigged Aussie dinghy....
by Michael4
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 2282

Re: Trolley tyres

In the end they wouldn't fit because they would foul my launching bars (or whatever you would call the poles on either side of the trolley that I have made to make it easier to launch and retrieve with a strong cross tide). I am using ancient cracked trolley tyres pumped up to around 10 psi. Gives t...
by Michael4
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Thanks for the help all, we think we have found an old GP14 main to put some reefing points into which may be the best option.
by Michael4
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

I had thought that if the Heron jib is significantly shorter on the luff then it could be set with a strop at the tack to lift it up some.
by Michael4
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Thanks, not too far, will let you know.

Presumably they were for a bermudian (bermudan?) rig rather than the early gunter?
by Michael4
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Steve,

Old Heron sails if you have them might be the answer, we will do the maths.

Where are you?
by Michael4
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Smaller sails for a GP14

Looking for a smaller Jib and main for a GP 14 for use when very young people are aboard. Something from an 11 or 12ft dinghy might be good. Certainly don't need to be pristine!

What have you got in your shed/attic/garage?
by Michael4
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Buss and Elston info please
Replies: 39
Views: 14886

Re: Buss and Elston info please

The use of t&g double diagonal construction is indeed very interesting. I wonder, would it have a sheet of calico covered in white lead between the layers in the RNLI way? Or did the t&g make this unnecessary? Of course a RNLI boat is not ribbed in this way. When working on a lifeboat from 1908 we f...
by Michael4
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 4604

Re: Mast carrying on vans

The rigging people down our way (Holman?) have a purpose built mast trailer that seems to spend a lot of time sitting around...
by Michael4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 2282

Re: Trolley tyres

I'll try and find out the overall diameter of these, they look like a good solution.
by Michael4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Graham Cockle auctions
Replies: 18
Views: 5208

Re: Graham Cockle auctions

I have just received this: Graham Cockle <graham@gc-c.co.uk> 12:41 (52 minutes ago) to Thanks to the generosity of John ( I am keeping his surname secret) We have now received the original scale drawing and instruction manual for the Kit-boat 11 Plus sailing dinghy. Although Dobson of Derby built th...
by Michael4
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Trolley tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 2282

Re: Trolley tyres

Thanks for the ideas, I need to see what space I have between tyre and launching bars/guides or whatever they are called.