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by Simon Hewitt
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: TOY for sale - a lovely boat
Replies: 0
Views: 2816

TOY for sale - a lovely boat

My TOY is for sale - it is an early boat, probably sail number 6. It has a wooden transom beam (not the tacky ali ones), really nice wooden sliding seat and has been fully restored - the rudder, tiller, centreboard and seat paint/varnish work is all in good condition. The hull / deck join has been s...
by Simon Hewitt
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: ToY for sale on ebay...
Replies: 4
Views: 3447

Re: ToY for sale on ebay...

Shame that the sliding seat has been messed around with so much (and also a bit pricey !). But interesting to see the photo - the aft part of the centreboard case is very different from my TOY - perhaps this is one of the late ones.
by Simon Hewitt
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn
Replies: 8
Views: 5908

Re: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn

Thanks, that's interesting. I have in fact just come across an old photo in my Mum's attic of the boat - it was indeed sail number 1141.
by Simon Hewitt
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn
Replies: 8
Views: 5908

Re: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn

Sadly I cannot remember what number she was, and do not have any photos. Photos were scarce in those days !
by Simon Hewitt
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn
Replies: 8
Views: 5908

My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn

When I was 17 - which amazingly was in 1972 - my brother and I owned a lovely Hornet called Rev. Dr. Syn. She had a sliding seat, black hull and varnished deck, and at the time I though she was the coolest boat I had ever seen - I still think so ! just wondering if she is still alive - I really hope...
by Simon Hewitt
Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 6331

Re: Looking for a TOY

Thanks Amy. I have looked for the hull number but cannot see anything - I suspect the hull has been painted a few times. I will see if I can gently strip off some of the paint. I hope to be able to come to some events this year - I tend to be away quite a lot, but will certainly try to make it if I ...
by Simon Hewitt
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: New TOY mainsail needed
Replies: 4
Views: 4181

New TOY mainsail needed

Having just bought a TOY with a worn out mainsail, I am now looking for a new sail. Early TOYs were fitted with same sail as a Solo (second hand ones readily available), but is only 8.3m2. TOYs were soon upgraded to 10m2, and that's what I am after. Or any suggestions as to a good cheap sailmaker th...
by Simon Hewitt
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 6331

Re: Looking for a TOY

That's really useful. I have just checked and now see that the Solo main is 8.36m2 which is the same as the TOY was originally, rather than the subsequent 10m2 the TOY was later fitted with. Being a medium sized chap, it sounds like I will need the full 10m2, in which case it looks like I might have...
by Simon Hewitt
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 6331

Re: Looking for a TOY

Hi Amy - I think mine is sail number 66, but the sail is a bit tatty so I am not 100% sure ! I am planning to buy a second hand Solo sail - I understand that they are identical. Interested in your comment about making yours leak proof - I did wonder if they leak around the hull / deck join. I will b...
by Simon Hewitt
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 6331

Re: Looking for a TOY

Bought it ! Well pleased ! Keen to get in touch with any other TOY owners.
by Simon Hewitt
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 6331

Re: Looking for a TOY

Great, thanks - I'm on the case !
by Simon Hewitt
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a trailer that would fit a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 7768

Re: Looking for a trailer that would fit a TOY

Did you manage to collect your TOY - just in case you changed your mind, I am looking to buy one !
by Simon Hewitt
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Looking for a TOY
Replies: 10
Views: 6331

Looking for a TOY

When I was a teenager I owned a TOY and I am now looking to buy one to re-live my youth ! Any condition considered. I would love to find my old boat - I don't know the sail number but it has a big thistle painted on the rudder. Cheers, Simon Hewitt 07900001313 simon.hewitt99@btinternet.com