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by Stephen Hill
Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fairey Duckling Mould
Replies: 1
Views: 2263

Fairey Duckling Mould

I have just seen this on ebay if anybody is interested in saving it

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FAIREY-DUCKLI ... 1799551800
by Stephen Hill
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Old Solos
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re: Old Solos

Thanks for the advice Peter.

Mine also has a later forestay bracket attached but I will check this area when I get round to re-decking it.

I have also seen 343 on fleabay this week

Steve
by Stephen Hill
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Old Solos
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Old Solos

Hi Could anyone tell me how the old Solos were built please? Was the hog the first bit on the frames or was it some other way? The reason I ask is that I own no 345 which I am planning to try and repair/remove bodges :D. There is nothing really wrong with her other than is old and showing some battl...
by Stephen Hill
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Boat repairs in the South-East
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: Boat repairs in the South-East

What about Jacko? or is that too far east
by Stephen Hill
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Beta Minus Mast
Replies: 0
Views: 1088

Beta Minus Mast

I need to get rid of a few bits including an old beta minus mast and boom off an old merlin.

Email or call 07952295106 for more info or photo's.

Mast is in Leigh on Sea. Make me an offer

Steve
by Stephen Hill
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Another Shearwater For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1333

Another Shearwater For Sale

Unfortunately as I do not have a crew, I have to sell my Shearwater. Nice boat in reasonable condition with 4 mains ranging in condition from servicable to very good, 2 jibs one serviceable one very good and spinnaker in good condition. Needs a little work to the paintwork but otherwise ready to sai...
by Stephen Hill
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Shearwater Catamaran Owners
Replies: 18
Views: 6438

Re: Shearwater Catamaran Owners

Hi Chris, I have 1931, Aqua Vitae, another mid 70's boat and yes I did manage to get her repaired and have sailed her on the Thames at Leigh. Unfortunately, I also do not have a crew she has not been in the water much this year (once). I am moving clubs to a more restricted water next year so,unfort...
by Stephen Hill
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Help - Glass Fibre Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2869

Thanks for the advice

Alan,

I think Roadford may be a little far for a weekend trip, but I will consult senior management and see what she says.

Thanks again

Steve
by Stephen Hill
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Help - Glass Fibre Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2869

Well I followed the advice of Chris and Alan and the hull is about 10lb lighter as a result. The whole bottom half of the hull was sheathed with glass. As a result I found some rotten ply at the joint with the transom. The transom came off a little too easily but I can repair that. The question I no...
by Stephen Hill
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Help - Glass Fibre Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2869

I have just taken the decks of one of the hulls on my shearwater and found that the bottom half of the hull is sheathed in glass fibre. Most of it appears sound but there is a solid pool of resin and what looks like a crack/delaminated piece just in front of the centreboard case. I have some small a...
by Stephen Hill
Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cold moulded ply
Replies: 10
Views: 3625

Thanks Ed and Rupert, I managed to get some useful info from the search.

Steve
by Stephen Hill
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cold moulded ply
Replies: 10
Views: 3625

Hi David,

Yes I spoke to your contact. He has an old main available which I hope to sort out when I am down in the area.

I will be sailing initially at Leigh on Sea in Essex, but if I can learn to sail it properly I may tag along at the back of the fleet on the occasional TT

Steve
by Stephen Hill
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cold moulded ply
Replies: 10
Views: 3625

Can anybody give me some advice about repairing cold moulded ply please? I have aquired an old shearwater that needs a little work before I can sail her. Most of it is re-decking and I think I may have to replace the transoms which should be fairly starightforward. However, there are two small patch...
by Stephen Hill
Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: One club classes
Replies: 21
Views: 6124

There's a fleet of Estuary one designs at Essex Yacth Club. Big beasties with open cockpit and centre board. The sail emblem is a red triangle similar to the merlins. I haven't seen them any where else along the estuary clubs
by Stephen Hill
Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: MR3019
Replies: 0
Views: 1268

Merlin 3019 (Phantom Kipper) is for sale either as a refurb project or to break up for spares. I had intended to carry out the refurb work myself but have run out of time/space and I no longer have a crew. The decks have been removed prior to replacement, there is a small area of impact damage on th...