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by Phil
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: east is east and west is west
Replies: 14
Views: 7288

Re: east is east and west is west

Hi all, Sort of on the same lines, this summer during my travels around the east coast , I noticed loads of dinghies at clubs that clearly had not moved for ages ! You know the signs , not looked after, grass growing over the trailer wheels and the likes. Has the sailing community become a “chuck aw...
by Phil
Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Tis me again
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Tis me again

Roger said "There is however the very high risk that you may get some very stupid answers here."

But very entertaining ones ???

Phil
by Phil
Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Express Dinghy restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Re: Express Dinghy restoration

stu wrote:Phil, PM your email address to me and I'll put you in touch with Ian, Son of Express designer. I know he currently owns 2 or 3, 1 of which he sailed every Wednesday evening this year - doing rather well !

Stu
Stu any luck on that e-mail address for Ian Harris ???
Thanks
Phil
by Phil
Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Express Dinghy restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Re: Express Dinghy restoration

hey every one found another express for sale any one interested ??? i can let you have the details, its open to offers

Phil
by Phil
Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Express Dinghy restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Re: Express Dinghy restoration

Update, turned my attention to the sails today, as we had that big yellowish thing in the sky! And I noticed that the main sail has a number on it, like I could never have missed it before! Big and red! Washed and cleaned them found them to be in great condition. Anyways the number is 570, now I hav...
by Phil
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Express Dinghy restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Re: Express Dinghy restoration

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Pic's of my express before restoration

Phil
by Phil
Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: councilling needed
Replies: 16
Views: 4908

Re: councilling needed

"coming to the dark side he is" Rupert aka Lord Darth Vader. :shock:
by Phil
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Tis me again
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Tis me again

Great, thanks for the info, I WILL MAKE one of next years meetings to show off the express and also to "express" my thanks to every one.

Phil
by Phil
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Express Dinghy restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Re: Express Dinghy restoration

Thank you Rupert but its the same number i tried this morning, so no joy. Yes mine is a pro built dinghy and thats why Iam restorting her now, she's in that state where to do it now will save time and money in the long run, still loads of fun just trying to find details about the express dinghys, th...
by Phil
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Express Dinghy restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Re: Express Dinghy restoration

Oh well that din't last long, up's and down's of restoration!
Just found out Anglo Marine Services Essex Limited shut down about five years ago, so the search go's on for information.
Watch this space !
Phil
by Phil
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Tis me again
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Tis me again

Hi you lot, I would like to say a really big thank you for the very warm welcome I have been shown on this site, really mean that. There’s a real sense of community on this site off which the like’s I have not seen in a long time, well done keep it up. The information and wisdom in here is a wonder ...
by Phil
Sun Oct 05, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Express Dinghy restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Re: Express Dinghy restoration

Not really been the weekend for restoration works!! But most of the lower cockpit gelcoat has been chipped out now and the under surface is really good no cracks or the like, so should be a quick clean up and then re-coat. This weekend attention turned to the mast, as I have said before we have been...
by Phil
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Express Dinghy restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Re: Express Dinghy restoration

Thank you all looks ive hit gold with you lot going to take some pics this weekend so as i can get good advice from this forum, ive a really good feeling about all of this, thank you so much all next post will be the weekend looking forward to your reply's
phil
by Phil
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Express Dinghy restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 5234

Express Dinghy restoration

Hi all, New member here and I am restoring an express dinghy back to its former glory! Would it be ok to keep a log here of my trials and tribulations along the road of this dinghy’s restoration? At the moment what I am looking for is nay manuals / plans / drawings , I would expect to any costs incu...