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by highburyal
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?
Replies: 48
Views: 16294

Re: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?

A GP or Wayfarer seem like the sensible options, but you could also consider a mirror 16 which I cruised on the west cost of scotland when a child or reduced rig jollyboat... Seriously, I think a wayfarer fits the bill, we've cruised them at my club from Lydney down channel to Lundy, safe and stable...
by highburyal
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Enterprise Wooden Mast
Replies: 4
Views: 3596

Re: Enterprise Wooden Mast

I live about 20 miles from Newnham and have plenty of barn storage so if you decide to buy I could store the mast here until you are able to find a way of getting it to Suffolk.

Al
by highburyal
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Enterprise Wooden Mast
Replies: 4
Views: 3596

Re: Enterprise Wooden Mast

Have you seen this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wooden-Mast-f ... 2ec17cca55

May be able to help with collection if needed, PM me if interested.

Al
by highburyal
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: duckling on the bay
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: duckling on the bay

where did it go?
by highburyal
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: J17 taken by pirates
Replies: 10
Views: 2931

Re: J17 taken by pirates

Yes, I was at school with his son Tim.
by highburyal
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: J17 taken by pirates
Replies: 10
Views: 2931

Re: J17 taken by pirates

I thought we were just getting drunk in a boat, p**** artists maybe?
by highburyal
Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: J17 taken by pirates
Replies: 10
Views: 2931

J17 taken by pirates

Unfortunately J17, Allegria, was taken by pirates last weekend and wrecked. Much fun had by all and a fitting end to a boat which was way past saving.
j17pirates.jpg
by highburyal
Sun May 15, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Jollyboat mast boom
Replies: 19
Views: 5757

Re: Jollyboat mast boom

The mast is now behind a pile of hay bales, so I can't see the makers plate, but it is a gold alloy, think its a proctor. The boom is similar, from memory Its centre sheeting. Have both steel and wood plates, sails (probably quite tired but useable, though the spinnaker may be shot), rudder. Won't g...
by highburyal
Wed May 11, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Jollyboat mast boom
Replies: 19
Views: 5757

Re: Jollyboat mast boom

I have the rig off J17, the hull is unfortunately rotten through and beyond (reasonable) restoration. Could possibly help with any other parts too.

PM me if you are interested.

Al
by highburyal
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Inland v Tidal
Replies: 41
Views: 8254

Re: Inland v Tidal

Have I missed something, or has no one mentioned Lydney YC.Lydney is a small club with non - competitive racing on the upper severn estuary, but also a dinghy fleet keen on cruising (been as far as Ilfracoombe and Lundy) and trail away weekends. Could be your thing for get away from it all cruising,...
by highburyal
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Flying Fifteen
Replies: 11
Views: 3439

Flying Fifteen

by highburyal
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Firefly centreboard casing
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Firefly centreboard casing

I have almost completed building a new board case for F2451. Before I fix the two halves together I need to treat the wood on the inside as it will be unaccessible once the case is glued together. Should I use paint/varnish/epoxy?
by highburyal
Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Uffa King - N382 'Alarm' on e-bay
Replies: 9
Views: 3018

Re: Uffa King - N382 'Alarm' on e-bay

Surely got to worth a punt at 99p, firewood costs more than that! Already got N941 awaiting attention or I'd have a go, notwithstanding lack of traler or towbar at present.
by highburyal
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Firefly centreboard pivot
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Re: Firefly centreboard pivot

Michael, Thanks for that, I had been working from a printed copy of diagram 1 in the workshop and didn't check the whole rules. Still working on F2451 Spadger, I think the name deserves to stick, found floating down the River Usk at Newport Uskmouth SC. Getting on with it now so hopefully on the wat...
by highburyal
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Firefly centreboard pivot
Replies: 4
Views: 1936

Re: Firefly centreboard pivot

Thanks Rupert, but the list I found on the firefly site only shows distances of the pivot from the transom and mast step, not vertical height.