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by Howlin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: On the look out for a restoration project
Replies: 12
Views: 3276

Re: On the look out for a restoration project

I agree with David, this would be a good candidate for a museum. If I've a chance/free time on the weekend I'll try to get over to WSM and have a lok at her and take pictures. I'm a bit busy with a new job, daughter's dissertation due in in 2 weeks and cutting the grass!
Simon.
by Howlin
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: On the look out for a restoration project
Replies: 12
Views: 3276

Re: On the look out for a restoration project

Hi Roger,
Sorry...der...wasn't watching what I was doing and was 'housekeeping' my in box...all yesterday's emails deleted! Could you send again please when you've a chance.
moments like this make me realise snility is creeping up on me rapidly!
Cheers,
Simon
by Howlin
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: On the look out for a restoration project
Replies: 12
Views: 3276

On the look out for a restoration project

Hi All, Now I'm back into the swing of things I'm looking for a restoration project to take me into the winter and hopefully something to put back onto the water next year. I've got a dry barn space to use. I'm hoping to use this as an opportunity to develop skills and improve the lowly ones that I ...
by Howlin
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Can anyone help please? The Osprey, some information?
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: Can anyone help please? The Osprey, some information?

Thanks everyone for your information. Much appreciated.
Graham, no worry about the trailer. I'll come down and pick it up when I get a chance, absolutely no rush.
Regards,
Si
by Howlin
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Can anyone help please? The Osprey, some information?
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Can anyone help please? The Osprey, some information?

Hi all, Firstly it's nice to be back sailing again, I've finally got over my health issues and am raring to go! I hope the Finn at Roadford is keeping you entertained! I am now sailing locally at Tata Sailing Club(formerly Corus) and I've got a Phantom(I know, don't say it!, but, it takes my weight,...
by Howlin
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Various boats for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 3728

Re: Various boats for sale

Hi everyone, thank you for interest in my Finn. She has moved on to West Wales now. I am still open to offers on the IC and my Shearwater.
Regards,
Simon.
by Howlin
Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Various boats for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 3728

Various boats for sale

I'm having to completely re-think my sailing options for next year. Due to some health issues I am not going to be able to comtemplate dinghy sailing,unfortunately, for a while at least. This means that I'm going to have to get something with a bit of lead underneath it and no sitting out required! ...
by Howlin
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int Canoes - Old and New for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Int Canoes - Old and New for sale

Roger,
Don't worry about any reputations...from my perspective if it breaks it's got to be mended and i'll learn something mending it! At around 18st most things struggle with me, even the Finn!
Regards,
Simon.
by Howlin
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int Canoes - Old and New for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Int Canoes - Old and New for sale

Roger,
If you want one to play with your welcome to have my K127 for a loan. She used to be Stuart's, nicely varnished by Ed and well looked after by me. 1969 Nethercote, goes very well and looks the biz.
Regards,
Simon.
by Howlin
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: IC127 for loan
Replies: 0
Views: 1454

IC127 for loan

Hi, Due to an onoging health problem my sailing is going to be very limited for the foreseable future. Therefore if anyone would like to borrow my 1969 IC127 for the Summer they would be welcome. I'm going to be limited to gentle drifting in my Finn! The occassions I've taken the IC out have provide...
by Howlin
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whitefriars Classics and Lost classes meeting 29th March
Replies: 94
Views: 21054

Re: Whitefriars Classics and Lost classes meeting 29th March

All, I'm hoping to attend, but as I don't yet have a trailer for my Finn, I'm going to bring along an old (72) fibreglass Solo to use on the day....should be interesting as I'm heavy enough for the Finn..the Solo, who know's...how deep is the lake?! I'm not likely to be taking part in all the racing...
by Howlin
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Shearwater for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Shearwater for sale

Still looking to sell "Delirious"!1970's wood Shearwater. Reasonable nick, great fun, goes well. 2 spinnakers, 3 mains, 2 jibs. £200 and can help with delivery if needed.
by Howlin
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Boom needed for a Finn!
Replies: 11
Views: 4032

Re: Boom needed for a Finn!

Hi all, Thank you to everyone for your advice. I've just cracked it..got the spectra through...got the boat rigged...got the kciking strap the right length....a result! I've just provided my wife with 21/2hours of lively entertainment in the cool but welcome sunshine in my back garden! All I've got ...
by Howlin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Boom needed for a Finn!
Replies: 11
Views: 4032

Re: Boom needed for a Finn!

Hi Neil, Firstly I'm trying to run the spectra through the boom for the kicking strap and it's proving a nightmare. However I try to get a wire or line through the hole in the axle of the wheel it is proving impossible! Any suggestions welcome! I could always make it a continuous system and lead it ...
by Howlin
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Boom needed for a Finn!
Replies: 11
Views: 4032

Boom needed for a Finn!

Fello Finn sailors lend me your brains.....! If any one has a spare boom (Needlespar) that they may consider parting with could you let me know, or if you have spotted something elsewhere could you also give me a shout. I'm having the devil's own job rigging the one with my Elvstrom and the goosenec...