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by ACB
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Rowing Skiff. A real classic.
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Rowing Skiff. A real classic.

Sold for £375.00 A bargain if she went to a good owner.

Not me, thank goodness!
by ACB
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: International 14s
Replies: 13
Views: 6091

Re: International 14s

For comparison with K378 here is K377 in far worse condition...

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by ACB
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Rowing Skiff. A real classic.
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Rowing Skiff. A real classic.

Get thee behind me, Michael! :wink: I have a very dead I14 to rebuild...

The danger is past... price £310 with two days to go - safely out of my price bracket for something I certainly don't "need"...
by ACB
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Rowing Skiff. A real classic.
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Rowing Skiff. A real classic.

Ooooh! VERY nice. Looks like the classic barn find. Trailers for heavy 24ft boats are not so common... idly wondering what would happen if one sat it on an IC combi trailer (the one I have is certainly heavy enough!) Suspect we will be put out of our misery by a professional buyer from one of the Th...
by ACB
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Beautiful Fairey Duckling for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Re: Beautiful Fairey Duckling for sale

Ian,

Thanks, I will call tomorrow.

The Apollo Duck advert says Exmouth... I could put her on our Firefly combi trailer if her launch trolley can come to pieces.
by ACB
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: wayfarer s/n 15
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: wayfarer s/n 15

an hour and a half to go - eminently fixable but not by me as I have my hands full already...
by ACB
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Beautiful Fairey Duckling for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Re: Beautiful Fairey Duckling for sale

I REALLY should not be doing this, espescially as I built a very nice Nutshell 9ft stem dinghy 20 years ago, but I do have a dreadful weakness for Uffa Fox dinghies...

She's lovely.

Is she still for sale and what does she weigh?
by ACB
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Some pics of GP14 S/n 47 Caltha restoration
Replies: 58
Views: 16051

Re: Some pics of GP14 S/n 47 Caltha restoration

Stunning. Takes me back fifty years. Wonderful.
by ACB
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Please help me get out of a dither
Replies: 10
Views: 3560

Re: Please help me get out of a dither

Happy to exhange notes, Chris! To do a proper job I think one would have to make a "building form", as used by Uffa in the first place. I'm sure we've all seen pictures of his technique, but anyway this link might show it: https://sites.google.com/site/cbtmuseum/photographic/uffa-fox-s-collection I ...
by ACB
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Please help me get out of a dither
Replies: 10
Views: 3560

Re: Please help me get out of a dither

It is an expensive varnish substitute, a very flexible moisture curing polyurethane, originally made I think as a sealer for concrete floors in the building trade. It is completely clear but the primer, which contains the anti-UV stuff, comes in yellow, red or brown (called "spruce", "teak" and "oak...
by ACB
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Please help me get out of a dither
Replies: 10
Views: 3560

Re: Please help me get out of a dither

Thanks Rupert. I see her future as an everyday sort of boat, really - we are a long way from any I14 vintage fleet and I see her as a stylish way to go round the cans at the club (handicap to be discussed...) That way she would get sailed more. Would I be accused of vandalism? One decision already m...
by ACB
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Please help me get out of a dither
Replies: 10
Views: 3560

Please help me get out of a dither

The time has come to get started on the mortal remains of K377, Mercury, an Uffa Fox 14 from 1937. I use the term "mortal remains" advisedly; twenty years in a hedge did nothing for her and any rebuild will with luck conserve the transom and the hog, centrecase and stem and perhaps a few strakes. No...
by ACB
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Seagull outboard; never used!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

Re: Seagull outboard; never used!!!

I need another Seagull like a hole in the head but which model is it and what is the serial number?

(you have probably thought of this but I expect John at SOS would be interested in an unused one)
by ACB
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Is this an Uffa King?
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

Is this an Uffa King?

Seen and snapped at Wm King and Sons' yard at Pin Mill last Thursday evening (with a Blackberry at 8.30 pm hence the grotty images...) http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee352/acraigbennett/utf-8BSU1HMDA1MjctMjAxMjA2MTQtMjAyNS5qcGc.jpg http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee352/acraigbennett/utf-8BSU1...
by ACB
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Contact details for Andrew Thornhill.
Replies: 6
Views: 2655

Re: Contact details for Andrew Thornhill.

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looks curiously familiar... :)