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by cweed
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: McCartney Sunfish
Replies: 0
Views: 742

McCartney Sunfish

Did anyone see the article in the Saturday Mail of 25th July about Paul McCarney sailing his Sunfish......?

The boat is called Linda, and there's also a decent colour photo!
by cweed
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Hornet sails available
Replies: 0
Views: 720

Hornet sails available

I have a Seahorse main, almost 'crisp', lots of life left although a few repairs along the foot and a sailtape repair near the head, a Holt jib and a Seahorse spinnaker with a small repair neede to one seam. All from # 916 (RIP) which sadly I found a neighbour was dismantling with a sledgehammer. PM...
by cweed
Sat May 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Pearson Pram Dinghy
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Pearson Pram Dinghy

on ebay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pram-Dinghy- ... SwP79evuRy

Does this have a class name?

Rather Cute!
by cweed
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 2421

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Neil,

Thanks so much! Just what an amateur Finn fancier needs. Have bookmarked it for safety.!

Also, ent 228 I have the book and had forgotten what a great reference it is. Also 'Regatta Sailing' by Per Skjonberg of a similar era has some classic Finn related photos and wisdom.
by cweed
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 2421

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

While early Finns are being discussed, slightly off topic, but could someone give a link to where the very useful information I saw a few years ago on what I remember was a dedicated Classic Finn website, can now be found? I seem to remember there were boat lists with names and years as well as a sa...
by cweed
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging
Replies: 15
Views: 2421

Re: Finn Wooden Mast Rigging

Hi, all.

I see on Donie's photos of the Pearson that there are no floorboards. Have they gone to the decaying / awol or did Pearsons of this age not have floorboards originally?

(I saved K119 from the tip and made a floorboard..... and now wonder if I shouldn't have?)

Thanks!
by cweed
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Heron at Datchet
Replies: 0
Views: 1296

Heron at Datchet

Just in case anyone is interested, just saw a Heron needing work
on the DWSC website.
https://www.dwsc.co.uk/for-sale/
Good luck to you all!
by cweed
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Osprey 69? (Free)
Replies: 0
Views: 2179

Osprey 69? (Free)

by cweed
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 0
Views: 3147

Piccolo

by cweed
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror Predecessor?
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Mirror Predecessor?

Saw this on Gumtree. https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks-jet-skis/reduced-sailing-dinghy-boat-with-trailer/1335349303 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: 2308

Re: Minisail spars?

Steve,
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: 3659

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: 4418

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: 3623

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.
Thanks.
by cweed
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wayfarer 136
Replies: 0
Views: 2956

Wayfarer 136