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by cweed
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 0
Views: 537


by cweed
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror Predecessor?
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Mirror Predecessor?

Saw this on Gumtree. It certainly has Mirror 'reflections'..... and the scalloped deck around the mast reminded me of the Miracles appearance. Does anyone know what the class was named / was it Holt a...
by cweed
Mon May 06, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Minisail spars?
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Minisail spars?

There's at least one, or there was recently, grp minisail at Weybridge SC, in the undergrowth, available to take away..........
by cweed
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ GRP
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

11+ GRP

This topic is current under 'Swallows and Amazons', so have given it its' own heading.......... I checked my 1971 'Boat World Guide To Dinghies'. The entry for the 11+ says: Construction 'Marine plywood or Glass reinforced plastic'. The Class secretary's comments : 'The GRP version has a more modern...
by cweed
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is lot number 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

Re: What is lot number 7?

I had a look at various lots at Itchenor this afternoon..............
Lot 7 is definitely a Pacer and definitely a wreck.
The transom is all but detached and disintegrating and the floor at the transom end is also non existent. There is a bag of sails, a boom and rudder / tiller. No mast.
Spares only!
by cweed
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Mast
Replies: 0
Views: 2174

Wooden Mast

Available free.
6.95 metres, No Rigging / spreaders. Has been repaired about 80 cms above foot.
I am near Junction 11 of M25, Chertsey if anyone is interested.
by cweed
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wayfarer 136
Replies: 0
Views: 2416

Wayfarer 136

by cweed
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: International Canoe footage
Replies: 3
Views: 2871

Re: International Canoe footage

Alan Hhassell was one of my school masters........... we heard more about IC's than physics during lessons!
by cweed
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn buoyancy
Replies: 10
Views: 6845

Re: Finn buoyancy

Very interesting, Nick.

So are old Pearsons with the bow buoyancy tank relatively 'safe' when capsized, or do they do a nosediving experience?

by cweed
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wood Mast
Replies: 0
Views: 1780

Wood Mast

I still have a wood mast, measures 6.95m. Has been repaired with what is probably a grp bandage some 2' above foot (repair is blue, rest of spar is varnish), needing revarnish. No rigging. Too good to cut up. Collect from near Junction 11 M25 Chertsey. £5 donation to a dog rescue appreciated or free...
by cweed
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 10071

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

Sadly I know a few things about Lasers, and this one is not early: The eggshell blue colour is circa a 130000 sail number, the grab rails are plastic, whereas the earlier boats with cream/ orange/ bright green hulls had magnolia decks and wood grabrails. The sail number would be impressed into the d...
by cweed
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 8982

Re: Daring dinghy

I concur with Ent 228; when I salvaged my Finn it was only a190 mile round trip, but because it hadn't moved for 25 years I hired a car transporter with a winch. Just as well as not only did the shrubs have to be removed around it, but the winch was the only way of dragging out the decrepit trailer ...
by cweed
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 13118

Re: Finn nationals

Some of the above comments are a little depressing............... Neils comment about the BFA running a Classic Finn Nationals voiced what I'd been wondering ....... I'd agree with JPA that I'd not pay a sub to BFA to participate; Roll on a CVRDA event! and I'd also like to say Peter V says there is...