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by mapron
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: GRP clinker 12ft - no maker -any ideas?
Replies: 0
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GRP clinker 12ft - no maker -any ideas?

I recently acquired a sailing dinghy for restoration after she was left in a field for 5 years. She was well built but has no makers plate or sail insignia. The hull is clinker style GRP and the internal fittings mahogany. Length 12ft 3in and beam 5ft 5in. She had the name Tanyss. The (missing) mast...
by mapron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas
Replies: 3
Views: 2607

Re: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas

Thanks Jim. I'll give it some thought. Did you ever sail a Gull with the mast in the forward position? I am mostly single handed and wonder if it is worth a try. Was there much difference between Bermuda rig and gunter rig?
by mapron
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas
Replies: 3
Views: 2607

Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas

I have been restoring a GRP Gull Mk2 from around 1960 (hard chines) and things are going well. Took her out for a sail in Chichester harbour about a month ago and really enjoyed it. One minor problem was the spray that came in over the bows and I was told that the early Gulls had a canvas foredeck. ...
by mapron
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Embassy sailing dinghy.
Replies: 1
Views: 3841

Embassy sailing dinghy.

Hi there. I'm new to the forum and I'm posting to see if anyone can help with information about the Embassy sailing dinghy. I recently bought one, sail no. 302, and the wood appears to be sound, but the 40 year old glue is now failing and the seams need re-gluing (with epoxy?). I know that these boa...