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by mcyotty
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vagabond Dinghy 644
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Re: Vagabond Dinghy 644

This lovely wooden boat is still for sale. I'm happy to listen to offers as dry storage problems are looming. She is ready for the water, and what we have left of the summer!
Photos on request.
Bob 01259 742437 or email
by mcyotty
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Harrier+ on the bay
Replies: 28
Views: 5687

Re: Harrier+ on the bay

This Harrier may not actually be (original) no2. It looks to be one of the 'old' Whitby boats that they converted with Phantom rigs. I have one of the Whitby Harrier +'s (no 3) with an identical Bruce Banks sail. The Whitby lads, all big-boat sailors in the summer, assembled about ten boats that the...
by mcyotty
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vagabond Dinghy 644
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

Vagabond Dinghy 644

I have decided to sell my Vagabond dinghy. This 12ft Jack Holt design is a roomy and stable platform for racing or cruising. The boat is in good condition and comes complete with spars, sails, oars/rowlocks, launching trolley and galvanised WestMersea trailer. A breathable overboom cover in need of ...
by mcyotty
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Jacksnipe, Pacer, Mirror16 and Vagabond
Replies: 16
Views: 5447

Re: Jacksnipe, Pacer, Mirror16 and Vagabond

David
I have sent you a pm re-Vagabond dinghy (604). I hope it is of some interest
Bob
by mcyotty
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cotton sails
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Cotton sails

Gary, you could do worse than tell your clubmate to contact Jerry Newbigging of Forth Marine Textiles in Dunfermline. http://www.forthmarinetextiles.co.uk Alternatively he could try Owen Sails who have an operation at Port Edgar, S.Queensferry. Best wishes to Gilbert Robertson and the Enterprise gan...
by mcyotty
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Old books
Replies: 13
Views: 4781

Re: Old books

Should this tale not have been posted under old BOOBS then?
by mcyotty
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is a Skua?
Replies: 20
Views: 6650

Re: What is a Skua?

The then advertised Class Secretary, Dave Lumbard, still resides in N.Berwick and contact could be made through the Solo Class Assoc. website where his contact details appear under East Lothian Yacht Club, N.Berwick. He is very active in the Solo fleet and may well have fond memories of his time in/...
by mcyotty
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise - again!!
Replies: 50
Views: 14728

Re: Enterprise - again!!

Sorry Gary, I thought you had the long batten. Just been out to the garage - long batten measures 102". Any other questions/help phone 01259 742437 over the next couple of weeks as the Ovington built 19583 is going up for sale. Any of the old Forfar Ent sailors interested? I remember the good old da...
by mcyotty
Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise - again!!
Replies: 50
Views: 14728

Re: Enterprise - again!!

Hi Gary Ovington built Ent in Dollar gives the following measurements (in inches as I would imagine your elderly boat would have been so built) Inside transom to start of short batten - 33" length of batten - 57" " " " " " long batten - 8" When I say inside transom, these measurements are in fact ta...
by mcyotty
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Harrier set-up
Replies: 12
Views: 3608

Re: Harrier set-up

Hi Nessa, JimC, et al, I am planning to sail the Harrier+ at my Club, Loch Venachar deep in the heart of the Trossachs in central Scotland. My purchase of the boat came about really from a frustration at being unable to find a suitable crew for my lovely wooden Albacore (6936). I had remembered read...
by mcyotty
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Harrier set-up
Replies: 12
Views: 3608

Re: Harrier set-up

It's the Harrier + (plus) with the big rig. At some time in its life it has had the original single Elvstrom bailer removed. Should I endeavour to replace this via further surgery as I have one or two bailers in my spares box?
by mcyotty
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Harrier set-up
Replies: 12
Views: 3608

Harrier set-up

I've just 'rescued' a Harrier+ from the rapidly diminishing fleet at Whitby. I have done some surgical work on the transom which was to be expected! Having now completed the makeover with the appropriate use of gel-coat filler and International paint, I am now ready to launch. Can any of your esteem...
by mcyotty
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: new deck for an Albacore - a string of questions...
Replies: 32
Views: 6713

Re: new deck for an Albacore - a string of questions...

Over-tightened ratchet straps tend to 'break off' overhanging gunwhales which are fairly common on wooden dinghies. I've had a few to repair, not my own I hasten to add, on Nat Twelves and Solos! So please take care out there you strapping lads!!
by mcyotty
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wanted - Firefly sails
Replies: 1
Views: 1744

Wanted - Firefly sails

I'm looking for a 'recent' suit of Firefly sails in good to v. good condition - ideally suitable for Club racing. If you have anything worth me considering, please phone 01259 742437 or email me photo(s). Thanks in anticipation.