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by Michael Brigg
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Is it a Finn or a Solo mast?
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Is it a Finn or a Solo mast?

As new still wrapped, wooden Finn style mast. On Ebay for £40 No bids yet... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOODEN-MAST-ABOUT-6-34m-LONG/313229523134?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D3%26asc%3D20140905073823%26meid%3Defcc35fa5fae42e38d1710f465d807b0%26pid%3D100284%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%...
by Michael Brigg
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Nice Albacore nice price?
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Nice Albacore nice price?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sailing-Boat-on-Trailer/264621018118?hash=item3d9ca44c06:g:0goAAOSwueBddplF Tidy looking boat with everything you need at what might be a knockdown price.... Currently on ebay at £365! (Auction finishes 7pm on 12.2.2020 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sailing-Boat-on-Trailer/26...
by Michael Brigg
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: The Great Escape.Steve McQueen's jump.
Replies: 1
Views: 2097

The Great Escape.Steve McQueen's jump.

It's Christmas time! Great programme last night on Chanel 4 at @ midnight :shock: put on to replace the programme about murderers ( which I presume was pulled on account of current political sensitivities about bias.) Well OK its not sailing but I know you are an eclectic lot and its far to wet to b...
by Michael Brigg
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Never to young to learn
Replies: 0
Views: 2269

Never to young to learn

I tripped over these "Travelblogs"

I wish I could do the same in UK! :D

by Michael Brigg
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Salty' ply
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: 'Salty' ply

I always was given to understand that salt is good as it inhibits rot. True it can cause pesistent damp (due to osmosis) but it is still salty damp. Keep it in mind that Ronseal and other garden rot prevention (Not creosote!) :!: is basically a combination of different salts and if you have really s...
by Michael Brigg
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A bit on the wild side
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

Re: A bit on the wild side

Hi Michael, Pictures please. Definately worth a good restoration as well. A genuine antique radio controlled or original self tacking yacht pushed about with a pole in good nick can go for £2-3 hundred or more. :shock: Left to deteriorate in the attic it runs the risk of avoiding the skip at the nex...
by Michael Brigg
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage Finn
Replies: 6
Views: 3510

Re: Vintage Finn

Hi fellow enthusiasts I’m relieved to report that the Finn has escaped the scrapyard someone from Ireland has given it a home happy days. Best regards to all Derek. (Who is Lizzie Borden) Lizzie Borden took an Axe, And gave her mother forty wacks. When she saw what she had done She gave her father ...
by Michael Brigg
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage Finn
Replies: 6
Views: 3510

Re: Vintage Finn

Tempting but a fair bit of driving and a ferry (Cheapest £224 return) but it is free to a good home and it has a functional wooden mast :)

Unfortunately if I bought this I would have to call it "Lizzie Borden." :twisted:
by Michael Brigg
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A bit on the wild side
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

A bit on the wild side

A whim made me type "classic Sheawater" into ebay and came up with this. The local sailing club (Stokes Bay) used to sail them and as I have been laid up this past 3 months with a gardening injury (Prolapsed Disc) I am getting rather board and this reminded me of being given various Airfix models to...
by Michael Brigg
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Falling Attendance at CVRDA Rallys
Replies: 4
Views: 7202

Re: Falling Attendance at CVRDA Rallys

Perhaps I am not the best to comment as I have not attended a CVRDA meeting for a long time but my feeling is that like Oscar Wilde, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. When I was Captain of Boats at a minor college boat club, I would deliberately enter Regattas w...
by Michael Brigg
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: One Design from Cornwall??
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

Re: One Design from Cornwall??

Looks like many 14ft clinkers and is quite possibly a "One off" built to a National Restricted formula. These had 2 knees for the Middle thwart, a minimum keel depth of 1 inch and a mast tabernacle supported by the front thwart and were undecked. (Amongst other features.) (I have the formula somewhe...
by Michael Brigg
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Lucky Escape
Replies: 1
Views: 2405

Lucky Escape

As I am unable to sail (convalescent thumb #) Torment has been living in the garden this past few weeks. Lucky escape today with combination of lots of breeze and too many leaves https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68612113_1511000892375592_6829652197173624832_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_oc=AQlx...
by Michael Brigg
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Collier 13 ft Sailing Dinghy
Replies: 2
Views: 1995

Re: Collier 13 ft Sailing Dinghy

Laser/Rondar Firefly cross... a "Flasar?" :P Maybe even some Lark tucked away amongst its Uncles??
by Michael Brigg
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Calling Firefly Experts
Replies: 11
Views: 7655

Re: Calling Firefly Experts

Regarding your centerplate etc... The Firefly was originally designed with a mild Steel 8mm plate (As you have noted.) There was some debate at the original Olympic event about how to minimise rust accumulating on the surface and how much it would affect speed. Nobody is in any doubt that these "Hea...
by Michael Brigg
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Disposal
Replies: 4
Views: 5005

Re: Disposal

Sorry to burden you with my ongoing saga... I still have L***r "White Trailer-trash" now sitting in my garden and creating a certain amount of unmarital bliss! Like all guilty secrets however she can still serve a purpose. My latest plans to do the IC10m Nationals and Europeans in TormentK102 having...