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by Brian E. Evans
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing brass stews from keel?
Replies: 23
Views: 19631

Re: Removing brass stews from keel?

remember it is the bottom edge that does the cutting , so a cutting edge on the side does not do you much good.
Brian.
by Brian E. Evans
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing brass stews from keel?
Replies: 23
Views: 19631

Re: Removing brass stews from keel?

There are little hollow drills that work a little better than roll pins made by different companies there is Screw Go in Germany Un screw em., and screw extractor in the USA. they are all little left handed hole saws of varying diameters and lengths that use the old screw as a pilot to remove a plug...
by Brian E. Evans
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Old Proctor mast 'rivets'
Replies: 11
Views: 8501

Re: Old Proctor mast 'rivets'

You may have a style of rivet known as a " Cherry rivet" these were used in the aircraft industry to overcome the deficiencies of the pop rivet i.e. lack of shear strength. the rivet has a solid mandrel that pulls up through the rivet expanding it ,then shears off at the top of or slightly above the...
by Brian E. Evans
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 1962 Wooden Racing Dinghy
Replies: 10
Views: 6279

Re: 1962 Wooden Racing Dinghy

Derik,
I noticed your boat in another advert, it turns out you are only 16 miles from my house.
If you are interested I can come over and inspect your boat ,and give you an idea of it's condition.

Brian Evans.
by Brian E. Evans
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 1962 Wooden Racing Dinghy
Replies: 10
Views: 6279

Re: 1962 Wooden Racing Dinghy

Derik, I see you have already contacted the USAlbacore association. Do not be too put off by the some what negative response by the poster from Santa Barbara. There are other clubs in the San Pedro area and the Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego that have large contingent of wooden boats, Mainly Th...
by Brian E. Evans
Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 1962 Wooden Racing Dinghy
Replies: 10
Views: 6279

Re: 1962 Wooden Racing Dinghy

Derik, That certainly looks like an older Albacore, I notice it has a CF hull registration and a California Licence plate on the trailer. I am resident in California The US Albacore association has a web page with a forum on here: http://usaa.albacore.org/forum There are several Yacht clubs in South...
by Brian E. Evans
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Torch Class
Replies: 11
Views: 4807

Re: Torch Class

Back in the 1960s I did a national schools sailing association course in Cowes on the isle of Wight administered by Bert Keeble. One of the toys he had there was a cabin cruiser version of the Torch that I and several other instructor students sailed. Putting it mildly, it was even more "lardy" than...
by Brian E. Evans
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Carricraft of Cirencester
Replies: 1
Views: 2355

Carricraft of Cirencester

Back in the early 19 60s there was a company in Cirencester that made two dinghies, a 10'-0" and a 12'-0" I do not think the company lasted long , I owned one of the 10'-0" dinghies, the boats claim to fame, if you can call it that was that it had wooden topsides with a fiberglass bottom. The 10'-0"...
by Brian E. Evans
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any details on a clark craft laker 12
Replies: 1
Views: 1967

Re: Any details on a clark craft laker 12

I do not know if this helps, but here is the webpage of Clark Craft.

http://www.clarkcraft.com/cgi-local/sho ... =943127659
by Brian E. Evans
Mon May 30, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Rod MacAlpine-Downie
Replies: 10
Views: 3516

Re: Rod MacAlpine-Downie

That site has most of the information posted on the class association website.
Brian Evans.
by Brian E. Evans
Sun May 29, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Rod MacAlpine-Downie
Replies: 10
Views: 3516

Re: Rod MacAlpine-Downie

Here is a link to the history of Chrysler marine <http://www.chrysler-marine.com/CBC.htm> You will note that the history of the sailing dinghy rates one paragraph in this. In the late 1970's I repaired several of these boats mostly Buccaneers with the odd Mutineer thrown in. The structure to say the...
by Brian E. Evans
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Pictures in the attic
Replies: 1
Views: 1365

Pictures in the attic

Well Guys, I am currently in the UK, however I have been too busy to contact anybody here. My father has moved into an old folks home, and I have been busy clearing his house, so it can be put on the market. In the attic I found 35 mm slides of Clywedog sailing club in the early days before the rese...
by Brian E. Evans
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Good finish using gell coat?
Replies: 13
Views: 4234

Re: Good finish using gell coat?

As someone who made a living refinishing fibreglass sailplanes that had to be done in gel-coat, I would recommend a good 2 part polyurethane unless you are a masochist. To do a good job with gel-coat most of the old finish has to come off until you can see the underlying glass-fibre. The new coat is...
by Brian E. Evans
Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: sails
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

Re: sails

Gentlemen,
by the lack of response to my question, I am getting the idea that ,nobody, cares to venture an opinion on the quality or reputation of this sailmaker.
Brian Evans.
by Brian E. Evans
Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Paint stripping
Replies: 12
Views: 3347

Re: Paint stripping

Do you remember a man named George Orwell?
He is alive and well in this country.
Brian.