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by BRS
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Sail numbers.
Replies: 16
Views: 9291

Re: Sail numbers.

I've got a number seven, should be easy :)
by BRS
Mon May 05, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Minisal Sail
Replies: 0
Views: 2398

Minisal Sail

Hi

I need a sail for the Minisail if there is a spare one kicking about anywhere.

Thanks

John R
by BRS
Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Minisail hull only - free!
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: Minisail hull only - free!

Well, if anyone has two rigs please let me know! I'm looking to buy a sail.

Cheers

John
by BRS
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Minisail class association
Replies: 106
Views: 40482

Re: Minisail class association

Actually, Having looked again it has a V Hull so it must be a wooden Monaco 1.

John
by BRS
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Minisail class association
Replies: 106
Views: 40482

Re: Minisail class association

Hi

She's this one of Ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI. ... SA:GB:3160

The identification grapic on the Minisail makes her a pre-62 Sprite 1

Cheers

John
by BRS
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Minisail class association
Replies: 106
Views: 40482

Re: Minisail class association

Hi Excuse my jumping into this thread. I've just bought the wooden Minisail off of Ebay. Picked it up today and its in really great condition. But it appears to be hull No 7!. Are any of the 6 older ones about or am I jumping the gun here. I need a sail for it though so any suggestions about where t...
by BRS
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: wooden m/s on the bay
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Re: wooden m/s on the bay

Hi I've bought this and just picked it up today. It looks in great condition and joins my expanding collection of old toot! Interestingly it has a number stamped into the transome, No 7. It couldn't be that old surely? The MS site says that Plycraft stopped making these in 1962 so its the same age a...
by BRS
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Minisail Sail
Replies: 0
Views: 1957

Minisail Sail

Hi

I'm looking for a sail for a Minisail, just bought it off Ebay but have yet to pick it up.

Looks like an early 60's Sprite 1.

Anyway, it needs a sail so if anybody has one for sail/swap/whatever please let me know.

Cheers

John R
by BRS
Tue May 08, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin 1754
Replies: 3
Views: 1751

Re: Merlin 1754

Hi Andrew

Is the hull in good condition?

I bought an old Merlin but I'm afraid the whole thing is rotten through, but this means I do have all the rigging! I like the look of this one.

Cheers

John
by BRS
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Redecking
Replies: 5
Views: 3086

Redecking

Hi All Advice on redecking please. I had it firmly in mind that i would be replacing the decks on my N12 by attaching them to the boat, routering round the edges and then attaching the gunwhales. However, i see that the Boatyard at Beer are doing up an N12 and they have the gunwhales on before the d...
by BRS
Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Tool review Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 8035

Re: Tool review Thread

Hi Kev Similar to the above, taking varnish off the inside of a 1965 N12, I've been going great guns with hand scrapers but I have a natural lazy streak so if there is an easier way that works........ I hate heat guns, stripper and the scraper if far faster than sanding, I think the electric tool th...
by BRS
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Tool review Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 8035

Re: Tool review Thread

Have you tried the scraper attachment? I could really do with a proper high speed scraper tool!
by BRS
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Guidance and encouragement needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Re: Guidance and encouragement needed!

As sanding and scraping have progressed I have now found a crack through one of the planks. Looks like it has hit a rock or similat. Long crack on the outside and splintered scab on the inside. 075.jpg I'm hoping that I can soak this in Epoxy and fix it that way? It is beyond my abilities to replace...
by BRS
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Guidance and encouragement needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Guidance and encouragement needed!

Hi I'm working on my old National 12 a 1965 Starfish. This is what i started off with n2262_1_1594.jpg n2262_1_1594.jpg I've pulled off the decks and gunwales and various thwarts and got excited about scraping and sanding. I'm also removing the rear tanks. 006 (2).jpg But now I've hit two snags.
by BRS
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Gunwhales material?
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Gunwhales material?

Hi I'm in the process of re-decking my early 60's National 12. I'm just about to pull off the gunwhales but will need to source replacements. Any suggestions for suitable wood to be used and a source of supply? Ideally I'd like one piece for each side and I'm happy to take plain strips of timber and...