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by momentum
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror age
Replies: 2
Views: 2085

Re: Mirror age

http://ukmirrorsailing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=481&Itemid=286 The above link seems to have all the info - fits in with the ages of Mirrors we've owned in the past. Worth bearing in mind that the dates mostly refer to the supply of the kits as most boats were home built - ine...
by momentum
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: G4 Thoughts
Replies: 46
Views: 12512

Re: G4 Thoughts

I beleive that on a poor surface G4 can provide an efficient way to seal the wood, better than varnish. Moisture seems less likely to penetrate through treated decks compared with decks treated with UCP & varnish ! Didn't seem too much of a chore to apply a coat or two of cheap yacht varnish to prov...
by momentum
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Changing sail numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 4730

Re: Changing sail numbers

Top Tips - Peel the number off very slowly, usually the slower the rate of peel , the more the glue tends to stay on the number rather than remain on the sail. - Acetone works well to remove the glue from the sail. Remember to use in a well ventilated area. Dab the acetone on with a paper towel and ...
by momentum
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat
Replies: 161
Views: 29954

Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Can't believe you've all been fooled by the clues.

Took me a while but, surely this is the mystery boat !
by momentum
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat
Replies: 161
Views: 29954

Re: Xmas Advent Calendar- Guess the Boat

Mmmmmmm.... Lets check the clues; 1) Red & white - Festive colours ? 2) Nice bits of decorative wood - Could be made by Elves ? 3) Interesting streamlined shape - for quick worldwide deliveries ? 4) Wide section that could carry lots of weight - Carrying a fat jolly character ? My guess is that it's...
by momentum
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: I dont believe it
Replies: 21
Views: 8386

Re: I dont believe it

Using this event as motivation to crack on with the bodging of the Solo which has stalled recently.

Trying to keep quiet about leaving promptly on the Monday and heading straight to Weymouth - because I will be trolley dolley for a national event of 'classic' boats !!
by momentum
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: I dont believe it
Replies: 21
Views: 8386

Re: I dont believe it

I'm pretty sure the Laser sailors also have a comment or two about those of us who restore elderly dinghies with little or no likelihood of getting costs back in any subsequent resale. Guess with so many Lasers out there its easy for us all to recollect a few bad behaviours of their sailors. Lets al...
by momentum
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Inland v Tidal
Replies: 41
Views: 7911

Re: Inland v Tidal

There is plenty of choice for sailing clubs around Bristol to consider. Would be true to say that for your needs most of them have definite pro’s and con’s. Following are some of the clubs I can recall at present. Harbour - Baltic Wharf, Cardiff Bay YC Reservoir - Chew Valley SC, Bristol Corinthian ...
by momentum
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: On a budget
Replies: 34
Views: 7141

Re: On a budget

Help. Just noticed that accessing this site from one computer - all images displayed. Yet from another computer - no images and nothing to suggest an image is there. Operator error ? Not sure I'd take that trailer very far... Agree with you Rupert, but it trailed very nicely when used to liberate th...
by momentum
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: On a budget
Replies: 34
Views: 7141

Re: On a budget

Maybe someone should write a 'Working with G4' bit for the tips and tools I think a 'definitive' recommendation would be very useful to a lot of forum readers - current and future. yep attach tap. Turn on and if water runs out its still damp Thanks for the advice - though I will reserve judgement o...
by momentum
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: On a budget
Replies: 34
Views: 7141

Re: On a budget

Here goes Solentgal - after only two posts and I'm already attaching a photo or two. (well at least trying too!) Hope the following links give access to a couple of the 'before'. http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6619/dscf1575k.jpg http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/4092/dscf1574q.jpg http://img193.i...
by momentum
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: On a budget
Replies: 34
Views: 7141

Re: On a budget

Wow – thanks to you all for such quick and considered responses to my queries. The sensible solution would probably be to coat the decks with flammable liquid and strike a match at arms length. Due to aesthetics and financial constraints, I remain reluctant to replace the decks so I am intending to ...
by momentum
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: On a budget
Replies: 34
Views: 7141

On a budget

Help ! Have just acquired a 40 year old Solo that has seen better days. All seems to be pretty sound and straightforward to put right, with the exception of the decks. Decks have been mostly stripped (by the weather) and are just beginning to feel a little soft. Boat was originally amateur built and...