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by jonathan
Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Uffa Ace
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: Uffa Ace

"Old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones". Looks as though she's been all of these.
by jonathan
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Merlin 16 decks
Replies: 15
Views: 3870

Re: Merlin 16 decks

Chris, don't be too original in choice of glue as the Mosquito suffered glue failure when used in the Far East theatre. Heat and humidity caused failure either through decomposition or microbe attack! Not that the UK climate has quite warmed up to Far East levels but one never knows what is in store.
by jonathan
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ideal for buoyancy tank investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

Re: Ideal for buoyancy tank investigation

Ah, an endescope, better than a rubber clad finger for examination purposes.
by jonathan
Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Leaky 'Planet' - what are my options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: Leaky 'Planet' - what are my options?

Fresh water +Maldon Sea Salt might do the trick. I don't think it needs to be a saturated solution. At present I have N443 taking up but I live near the sea so popping down to sling in a few buckets of sea water (muddy culking type) is no trouble.
by jonathan
Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Water Repellant on Cotton Sails
Replies: 6
Views: 2293

Re: Water Repellant on Cotton Sails

The model yacht people used to soak them in varnish! If you must do something then you could soak them in that tent/canvas stuff that camping shops sell. Not sure if it will work. The best solution is to use them on very very calm days and don't drop them in the water.
by jonathan
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Restoration of Bonifaz
Replies: 18
Views: 4571

Re: Restoration of Bonifaz

Well I am prepared to stand corrected on this point though I suspect it may be a case of someone having a go an an unoffcial basis. There was afterall a Merlin Rocket on a Suffolk resevoir fitted with a trapeze. I never saw it sail and needless to say it was out of class for racing and had become a ...
by jonathan
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Restoration of Bonifaz
Replies: 18
Views: 4571

Re: Restoration of Bonifaz

E228 has a spinnaker????????????????? I think the class as one would shoot you out of the water as soon as it appeared!
by jonathan
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Open day at Boatbuilding training college
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

Re: Open day at Boatbuilding training college

Can I respectfully suggest, as a northerner living in the east that davidh, whomsoever he may be, might like to either withdraw or rephrase his contribution otherwise he might be the one that gets shot! I realise that as a south western boat club, you view both the north and east in disdain, but ple...
by jonathan
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Vuvuzela!!
Replies: 39
Views: 11728

Re: Vuvuzela!!

Mr James = One mis-timed punch out and one misplaced hairdo! I rather liked the headline in The Sun. I reckon the Brightlingsea Sailing Club 2nd Eleven could have equalled ar bettered the England lot, even in wetsuits and sailing boots! They certainly would have played with more spirit. Still 15 to ...
by jonathan
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Vuvuzela!!
Replies: 39
Views: 11728

Re: Vuvuzela!!

Whilst cycling back from son's house having watched the match I know exactly what I could do with 15 of these plastic instruments and hope never to see them again!
by jonathan
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Vuvuzela!!
Replies: 39
Views: 11728

Re: Vuvuzela!!

Ensure dry floor in boat when caught short - the narrow bit would appear to be centreboard slot width. With a bit of judicial remoulding over a flame the trumpet end could be modified for lady use as well.
by jonathan
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: 420 is 50
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

Re: 420 is 50

Alan, my school bought one of these Honor Marine jobs to replace a couple of Enterprises. It was a dreadfull flimsy thing and fell to bits after two years. It was as stiff as jelly and the finish was British Leyland friday afternoon. Everyone wanted the Ents back.
by jonathan
Wed May 05, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Tube bailer maintenance...
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

Re: Tube bailer maintenance...

Yes, they come to bits by taking off the knob and pushing out through the bottom which sounds very medical. The O rings can be found in a decent car parts dept and you need some special rubber lubricant which can be found in ................. well work it for yourself! There is also a rubber non ret...
by jonathan
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Sailing In Ambridge
Replies: 60
Views: 19096

Re: Sailing In Ambridge

I presume no one walked away from that one. My eldest got married a few months ago and his new f-i-l flies a little plane but after seeing that photo I am not so keen to go up for a bump and circuit to get a few snaps of the area. I might just make do with a few from g.l. At least in a boat there is...
by jonathan
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Sailing In Ambridge
Replies: 60
Views: 19096

Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Sorry, do not agree. You must have been on another island with a gibbet and wind flattened trees that looked like the opening sequence of David Lean's Great Expectations (its on youtube if you haven't seen it). When I have been (before the clinic was set up) it just seemed a pleasant place and well ...