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by ent228
Wed May 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Trailer and get a free boat
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Trailer and get a free boat

On Face Book,

What's the boat?
by ent228
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

Last year we did a similar job on a grp wayfarer. Made up the gunwale and epoxied it on. No fixing used, but a lot of tape, ropes, wedges and clamps. Do a dry run first.
by ent228
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Swallows and Amazons.
Replies: 16
Views: 4862

Re: Swallows and Amazons.

About 4 yrs ago there was a glass hulled wood deck plus in very poor condition in the carpark at the top of the tidal rd in Aveton Gifford, Devon. I was very suprised to find a composite one. I suspect it has been broken up as it was with several other dead boats.
by ent228
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Charles Lawrence Fairey Print
Replies: 3
Views: 2314

Re: Charles Lawrence Fairey Print

Is the Firefly centreboard really that big?
by ent228
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: International Canoe K89? Back on ebay.
Replies: 2
Views: 2778

Re: International Canoe K89? Back on ebay.

I'd very much like this boat and am just up the road in Totnes. I can't afford the price at the moment, but I've made him an offer if it does not sell.

I haven't sailed ICs since the early 80s and it would be nice to relive my mis-spent youth......
by ent228
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 5248

Any ideas?

On Gumtree.

Not a GP14 or Heron....

https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks- ... 1283446737
by ent228
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Uffa Fox Flying twelve wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 7353

Re: Uffa Fox Flying twelve wanted

I came across one of the smaller Flying sizes on Eel Pie island London in 1982 or maybe 3, I thought it was a 10 but never measured it. In poor condition then.
by ent228
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Rotating mast to move on
Replies: 0
Views: 2167

Rotating mast to move on

I've been digging around and found a rotating mast to move on. Dimensions are: Total lenght 507cm, heel to gooseneck 53cm, gooseneck to top of sail track 453cm. Mast is sealed, un tapered, external halyards. It has all the running rigging and two side stays, I assume the eye above the hounds was for...
by ent228
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Rather nice Firefly on Gumtree
Replies: 0
Views: 2131

Rather nice Firefly on Gumtree

On Gumtree. Rather nice Firefly in Yorkshire. Stored for a long time and tube bailers. £275

https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks- ... 1274447750
by ent228
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin 1453
Replies: 1
Views: 2574

Merlin 1453

Hi,

Merlin 1453 is currently rotting on the foreshore at Shaldon Devon south of Teignmouth, looks like it would still be a good restoration. Can you tell me what type it is?
by ent228
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Ironic innit
Replies: 12
Views: 5395

Re: Ironic innit

My neighbour has taken to keeping his 27 ft yacht afloat all the time apart from routine maintenance. The reason is that the water around the hull moderated the internal temp and it gets far less condensation inside that when it was stuck up on jacks at the local yard. Money was not the reason. So m...
by ent228
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Ironic innit
Replies: 12
Views: 5395

Re: Ironic innit

Does it have to be warm? Maybe just frost free?
by ent228
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 8982

Re: Daring dinghy

I'm sorry that there was only one person interested. You raise interesting points about value, and I agree that if it had been a car then there might have been more interest. Unfortunately value is totally subjective as shown by the amazing prices paid for certain art works, for instance "The Scream...
by ent228
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Germans building wooden 505's
Replies: 5
Views: 4979

Re: Germans building wooden 505's

I love the way he has room in his living room for his wood 505s, he's cooking one infront of the fire!