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by Ancient Geek
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: MR 950 Shake down.
Replies: 22
Views: 3649

Re: MR 950 Shake down.

When you get your "Rubber", (They are not rubber are they, but God knows what they are made of and does it matter we all understand rubber!) universal tiller extension joint you will save yourself a possible and uneccesary breakdown at some time in the future if you de-mount it after sailing and rem...
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham last Weekend
Replies: 9
Views: 4423

Bosham last Weekend

Looks as though Bosham held a very succesful Vintage regatta anyone there from the CVRDA? http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=152628
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Old International 14 Dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 16226

Re: Old International 14 Dinghy

This will give you somewhere to start. http://gbr.international14.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=6&Itemid=9 without being contentious, I hope, I like painted hulls in dinghies especially moulded ones unless the veneer is laid fore and aft and very well matched. It is a pity though...
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int Moth Hull - Free
Replies: 18
Views: 4788

Re: Int Moth Hull - Free

David H is correct a boat is a boat, Oppie to J Class and above. Twin hulls may be different as may asymetric skiffs who very seldom sail square down wind.
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Int Moth Hull - Free
Replies: 18
Views: 4788

Re: Int Moth Hull - Free

And another way of putting it was as Peter Scott and Beecher Moore both told me, just pretend the mast is a broomstick and you are balancing it on your nose and steer to stay under it it's then instinctive.
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin rocket
Replies: 17
Views: 7408

Re: Merlin rocket

Chris they never went right down, I think that boat was Cirrus by the way. Built in tanks were banned from about 1949 (After the O'brien Kennedy smooth skin double bottomed boat) untill the spring of 1966 when Tony Lane had a bulkhead glassed into 1926 as a authorised experiement we passed it as a r...
by Ancient Geek
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: MR 950 Shake down.
Replies: 22
Views: 3649

Re: MR 950 Shake down.

I am sure rupert has the Rols royce solution both practical and semi if not totally permenant two things Chippendale did not varnish the inside of his plate cases, he used a rather pernicious form of Cuprinol or similar which might even at this late age react with epoxy if any got right through, als...
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin rocket
Replies: 17
Views: 7408

Re: Merlin rocket

You are a fortunate man - but then you know that, I was by the way being jocular in the interests of Glasnost and Peristrioka.
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Oulton Week 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 36221

Re: Oulton Week 2010

Just to point out boats CVRDA qualified are available to borrow, another excuse gone!!!!
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 21713

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

Just to remind you of the availability of local Vintage Boats to borrow so the excuses for not coming are getting less credible.
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: AGM Proposal
Replies: 43
Views: 22518

Re: AGM Proposal

Not that I am proposing anything but is it possible to clarify the date by which proposed and seconded items for inclusion and members of the commitee officers etc need to be delivered to the secretary for this years AGM also I know when and where it is but is there a formal notice?
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: MR 950 Shake down.
Replies: 22
Views: 3649

Re: MR 950 Shake down.

I hate to banter with my headache and temple throbbing (As my six year old daughter pointed out nearly 30 years ago it's the Dinner Jacket that gives the headache! But my ephasis was on properly contructed!
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Early International Moths
Replies: 21
Views: 9282

Re: Early International Moths

It's the old story og great grandads spade still original just had four new blades and six new handles of course you can rebuild it's ridiculous to decide otherwise. But then common sense increasingly seem to be less present rather than the jealousy and bigotry which increasingly come into this vint...
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin rocket
Replies: 17
Views: 7408

Re: Merlin rocket

ED, Presumably to quote MB you couldn't get away your wife wouldn't let you! DH I don't know if the rain reached Hamble but it didn't arf pour in Goucestershire where we were recovering after a day at Henley and then a hectic drive to Gloucester for a dance which ended at dawn today. I hope you did ...
by Ancient Geek
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Identification - USA boat
Replies: 18
Views: 5090

Re: Identification - USA boat

I am told I will just pick up my bed and walk, no waiting for the screws and plates to settle down, they let it set and stitch you up, droop a collar size or two which will save a fortune next time I am in Jermyn Street!