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by billytwiglet
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Social Events
Topic: Concert in aid of Wealden Sailability
Replies: 0
Views: 4701

Concert in aid of Wealden Sailability

Concert on Saturday 23rd March by scholars from the Royal College of Music in aid of Wealden Sailability at Underriver House near Sevenoaks, Kent.

Please support us if you can, see link for details:-

http://www.underriver-village.org.uk/20 ... ncert.html
by billytwiglet
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: G4
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: G4

If I had a pond to seal then I might, but it's not going on any of my lovely old wooden boats!
by billytwiglet
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Drysuits
Replies: 15
Views: 11149

Re: Drysuits

I have a typhoon; very pleased and reasonable price. I rarely wear my wetsuit now, because in warmer weather the dry suit breathes and is more comfortable. They come with latex seals which are the most comfortable but can be prone to tearing or glideskin which is like fabric wetsuit material which c...
by billytwiglet
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: to screw or not to screw
Replies: 9
Views: 2298

Re: to screw or not to screw

Decks held in place by screws (ribbed merlins for example) don't require adhesive. Later boats, glued construction, have glued decks. Screws are useful when you stick your elbow through the decking ply because you can take the deck off and repair it. Adhesive decks are much stiffer but not always au...
by billytwiglet
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: total wreck of merlin rocket wanted, anything considered
Replies: 11
Views: 5415

Re: total wreck of merlin rocket wanted, anything considered

Martin

I emailed you via the email button a week or so ago. Please contact me for free merlin.

John
by billytwiglet
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Seagull outboard; never used!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Seagull outboard; never used!!!

For sale; seagull outboard never fired up since it left the factory in 1974! Needs strip and rebuild before use (which I can arrange), otherwise apart from a few minor marks, a polish should bring it back to shining condition. Would power a wayfarer or similar; not much power but good torque. Offers??
by billytwiglet
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: is it wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 3893

Re: is it wrong?

Well, as it happens.....

I have a seagull c1974 which hasn't been fired up since it left the factory!
For sale, so I'll put it in the for sale section....
by billytwiglet
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Insect control.
Replies: 20
Views: 10544

Re: Insect control.

Not the regular honey bees, I'm afraid. These are wild 'bumble' variety with black, yellow and white fur coats on. The sails are all rolled up in the boat along with other bits and pieces so I haven't figured out where they are yet. Don't want to disturb them really, but I might have to relocate the...
by billytwiglet
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Insect control.
Replies: 20
Views: 10544

Re: Insect control.

Bees have moved into my mirror - in the garage!

I'm trying to sell it; should I charge extra for the honey :?
by billytwiglet
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Happy Birthday Chris!
Replies: 5
Views: 3917

Re: Happy Birthday Chris!

I knew he wasn't as old as Iska!

Happy birthday Chris
by billytwiglet
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fly Class Training dingy
Replies: 4
Views: 2304

Re: Fly Class Training dingy

I sailed them and helped build a dozen or more back in the days. If you need any help, I'll look out the brain cell, but I doubt there would be any parts list available, just plans. (blimey; that was forty five years ago!) Almost everything was built at the club except blocks and cleats etc. All rig...
by billytwiglet
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Nationals 2012.
Replies: 116
Views: 36081

Re: Nationals 2012.

A couple of years ago the bough beech cvrda races were won by a 'baggy trousers'
I think Brian Whitmey sold it since, still a member there, but he would know how to set it up for sure.
by billytwiglet
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: G4 Thoughts
Replies: 46
Views: 12763

Re: G4 Thoughts

On wood, I cannot see any advantage in using G4. Mixing chemistries is never a good idea, so my advice is use varnish over varnish. If you want a 'primer' use the one recomended by the varnish manufacturer; you can't go back to him and say 'it peeled off, guv' 'cause he will ask what you prepped it ...
by billytwiglet
Thu May 24, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: SiBr bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 4218

Re: SiBr bolts

Try Clerkenwell Screws:-

020 7405 6504

109 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell
London, EC1R 5BY
by billytwiglet
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: G4 Thoughts
Replies: 46
Views: 12763

Re: G4 Thoughts

Terrapin was rubbed down thoroughly and varnished with four coats of Epifanes classic varnish. The results are excellent. However, the sealer underneath had turned dark in colour which is irreversable other than by removal. The varnish has bonded strongly to the sealer, but in places it is pulling t...