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by Mungo
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: help with boat ID
Replies: 15
Views: 15368

Re: help with boat ID

Thanks everyone from http://www.porthpeansc.co.uk/scorpion/scorpion.htm about scorpions http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/rlmungo/junk/image012.jpg certainly the same boat It's affordable, apparently complete except mainsail, but 3.5 hr drive to look at it... not sure I want to take it on as ...
by Mungo
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: help with boat ID
Replies: 15
Views: 15368

Re: help with boat ID

Hi Rupert

Seller says 1960 14ft classic boat, doesn't know what it is, doesn't have a mainsail. Aluminum mast, wood boom. That's all I have

one other view

thanks

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by Mungo
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: help with boat ID
Replies: 15
Views: 15368

help with boat ID

Can anyone help identify this boat? 14 ft, located in Canada (in case it's a weird colonial boat).

thanks

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by Mungo
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: osprey?
Replies: 1
Views: 2874

osprey?

Is this an osprey? Not sure I have the space for another big boat but it's local and it's not too expensive http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/rlmungo/junk/_20-2.jpg http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/rlmungo/junk/_20-4.jpg http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/rlmungo/junk/_20-3.jpg ...
by Mungo
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stern sheeted jollyboat
Replies: 10
Views: 5790

Re: Stern sheeted jollyboat

I wish I had the boom bits to complete the roller reefing. I gather not very effective but still would be nice to reincarnate. Having never seen the boom I don't know what they even look like.
by Mungo
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stern sheeted jollyboat
Replies: 10
Views: 5790

Re: Stern sheeted jollyboat

For those who have followed my painfully slow introduction into wood boats. It's almost complete. It has a deck, a substantial challenge. The only new wood is the deck (and not very attractive ply regretfully, but all that was available), the cheek plates, a new stern deck beam and the top of the tr...
by Mungo
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stern sheeted jollyboat
Replies: 10
Views: 5790

Re: Stern sheeted jollyboat

Thanks all. Looking at the transom in one of the pics, there are the holes... Thanks Ed. I'll drill it from inside the boat and search my screw cache for a long thin bolt. The wider holes are screws that support the inner gunwales.

Mungo
by Mungo
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stern sheeted jollyboat
Replies: 10
Views: 5790

Stern sheeted jollyboat

Can anyone help with how the traveller (I am not good with the names of boat bits) is attached on a jollyboat. There are two holes through the legs (arms?) that insert into the transom, and there are two holes that align in the inside of the transom. It looks like there might be a nut inside the tra...
by Mungo
Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Clear penetrating epoxy sealer
Replies: 13
Views: 9962

Re: Clear penetrating epoxy sealer

I used S1 sealer from system three on the jollyboat http://www.systemthree.com/store/pc/S-1-Sealer-c32.htm . I sealed a piece of marine ply with 3 coats then cut it with a saw to gauge penetration. It doesn't penetrate very far, certainly not 0.25 mm (maybe 1/10th that?) on good firm wood. It cannot...
by Mungo
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Naive question
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Re: Naive question

Ok..... .?? That's a lot of adjustable things... I hear the beer store calling me. Maybe I'll pm you and spare everyone else... I'm feeling decidedly intimidated by string. No wonder the colonies embraced canoes (the paddling type) Any simple websites on how a boat works? I have really dumb question...
by Mungo
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: My baby got her booty back
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Re: My baby got her booty back

I did have a plan once to leave her outside Nessa's house, ring the bell and run....

I have to say without the decks the boat was despairingly fragile. With decks back on it is much more solid, there is hope. I sure wish I knew what I was doing....
by Mungo
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Naive question
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Re: Naive question

Thanks Is there some bit that fits on the rail? This is probably really stupid but why have a rail? Why not a simple pulley or whatever you call a wheel like thing.... Is it important to move fore aft? The jib sheet is similar is it simple ergonomics, angles etc? Sorry to be his dumb, just wondering...
by Mungo
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Naive question
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Naive question

Can anyone help me with identifying boat bits please? I'm not a person who sails so .... In the pics below what are the long T shaped rails used for ? What goes on the rail ? They are more sternward (?) than the jib sheet cheek plates, behind a cleat, they are made from tufnol ? They are well mounte...
by Mungo
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: My baby got her booty back
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

My baby got her booty back

Or so my teenage daughter would say Couple deck panels on the jolly boat http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/rlmungo/56fedb7373492f0b844d95121acec1c5.jpg . I still am unimpressed with the wood, kind of baby poop tiger vomit... http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/rlmungo/d3fe10a1a4be527eef3...
by Mungo
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ply for Albacore hull repair
Replies: 28
Views: 11780

Re: Ply for Albacore hull repair

Kind of late into this... I think if the wood is similar the colours seem to blend in well with time, even after being finished. My repairs were done with Agba that I gather was original from Fairey (Garry sent it to me). It was very light compared to what was on my boat. The repair when first done ...