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by JimC
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Zenith - Swedish B Class.
Replies: 46
Views: 20658

Re: Zenith - Swedish B Class.

neil wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:02 am
the Swedish Maritime Museum digitised the Sven Thorell archive and made it available online
Could you point me at that please? I've been updating the Chris Gittins Decked Canoe archive on the website and inevitably read most of it, and gained an appreciation of how important Herr Thorell was.
by JimC
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Duckling Dinghy Floor Panels
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Duckling Dinghy Floor Panels

Conventionally it would have been just a toggle that fitted through the hole and was then rotated 90 degrees.
by JimC
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 'Salty' ply
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: 'Salty' ply

Difficult to think of anything that would remove salt more effectively than plain freshwater without soap.
by JimC
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Eposeal 300
Replies: 0
Views: 936

Eposeal 300

I need about 100ml of eposeal 300 for a musical instrument project, and my supply is (very) life expired and discoloured. I really don't want to shell out 30 quid for a litre, 90% of which will probably sit on the shelf until its unusable (waste in so many senses!), so I'm wondering if anyone in the...
by JimC
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Orion SRD
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: Orion SRD

Not in my PY number data.
by JimC
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: One Design from Cornwall??
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

Re: One Design from Cornwall??

Grief, there were so many local one designs. My old PY list has St Mawes, Starcross, North Devon, Teign Corinthian from that part of the world and that's just ones with regional names and published PY numbers.... You could try trekking round clubs and buying the oldest members a drink I suppose.
by JimC
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Who built my boat?
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Who built my boat?

The class rules specify the number should be either on the transom or the hog, although I think transom was more usual. I have no recollection of seeing one on the hog. By the 70s Smallcraft were I think the only builder. A 4 digit number starting with 3 on a wooden boat is a surprise: I have no gue...
by JimC
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

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? I have sailed with the mast forward, but don't recall much about it. It was...
by JimC
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: Gull Mk2 foredeck canvas

I was quite a lot involved with Gulls in the mid 70s, and was familiar with the Mk2, but I have absolutely no recollection of ever seeing a canvas foredeck. TBH I'd be inclined to make a slot over one out of plywood and have it held down with bungees. You ought to be able to get something usable out...
by JimC
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2353

Re: Gull Dinghy Mast Wanted

I doubt its critical. If you're prepared to do a bit of tin bashing I bet any reasonably light spar will do the job. Measure the desired hounds to mast tip and hounds to foot dimensions, grab the lightest spar in the scrap pile at your sailing club that exceeds them, and cut both ends to length. For...
by JimC
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 6658

Re: Mast carrying on vans

As the raters are out of the water at the moment anyway (I presume) why don't you just put one on a trailer and tow it down to get the mast? Alternatively with just an empty trailer would the overhangs each end be within limits if you roofrack the mast overhanging a rater trailer?
by JimC
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Wood finish...
Replies: 8
Views: 7397

Re: Wood finish...

Thanks again Chris, I used an allegedly cedar tinted danish oil, which has brought the meranti ply and tthe cedar sides and ends reasonably close together.
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by JimC
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Wood finish...
Replies: 8
Views: 7397

Re: Wood finish...

thanks Chris
by JimC
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Wood finish...
Replies: 8
Views: 7397

Re: Wood finish...

To catch up, I went with Chris' floor varnish, which did the job nicely. I now have another one... I've made a case for an instrument from left over moth building materials, to wit cedar plank sides and ply top and bottom. This one isn't going to go on the road but it will be pulled in and out of cu...
by JimC
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 6658

Re: Mast carrying on vans

Mast on roof rack is my choice.