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by cweed
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Osprey 69? (Free)
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Osprey 69? (Free)

by cweed
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Piccolo

by cweed
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror Predecessor?
Replies: 2
Views: 998

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: 1248

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: 2197

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: 2850

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: 2668

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: 2533

Wayfarer 136

by cweed
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: International Canoe footage
Replies: 3
Views: 3101

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: 7210

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?

Thanks!
by cweed
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wood Mast
Replies: 0
Views: 1897

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: 10575

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: 9336

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 ...