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by Ianphot
Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: National 12? on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 930

National 12? on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/sailing-dinghies-/280555849657?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Sailing_Boats_ET&hash=item41526e87b9#ht_500wt_1154 Interesting way to sell what looks like a National 12 in reasonable condition. And another one - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Classic-National-12-wooden-sailing-dinghy-/170534371956?...
by Ianphot
Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Handicap tweaks
Replies: 60
Views: 11636

Re: Handicap tweaks

I seem to remember a type of dynamic handicapping in junior tennis which went something like this - every time you won a set you started the next set as a -1 player (ie love 1), then -2 if you won again up to -5. When you won the -5 game you moved into the next group and started again. A similar sys...
by Ianphot
Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: FOX Dinghy
Replies: 12
Views: 3990

Re: FOX Dinghy

Fox in French is Renard - which is why we have Reynard the fox in children's books. The tongue in cheek? Fennec may have come from the large ears (sails) of the desert fox as described above - or has it another more colloquial meaning in French?

Ian
by Ianphot
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: scrapers
Replies: 31
Views: 9280

Re: scrapers

There are two types of scrapers - one used for the rapid and rough removal of paint by heat application and the other can be anything from a simple piece of metal to an expensive cabinet makers scraper plane. If used properly scrapers give a better final finish to wood than other smoothing methods p...
by Ianphot
Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: scrapers
Replies: 31
Views: 9280

Re: scrapers

Great reading for a Monday morning! - Looks like Chris needs to do a Youtube video demo on preparing and using scrapers? Not sure why it is but my inherited woodworking tools (Dad was issued them in 1946 on a woodworkers retraining course for ex-soldiers) keep their edge much better than my modern s...
by Ianphot
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Mark dinghy - any info?
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Re: Mark dinghy - any info?

Many thanks - and very quick too! - what did we do before the internet?

Ian
by Ianphot
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Mark dinghy - any info?
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Mark dinghy - any info?

There is a 'Mark" dinghy on ebay - says 1962 - any information anyone? - http://tinyurl.com/qr8k33

Ian
by Ianphot
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unidentified dinghy, can anyone help trace her?
Replies: 34
Views: 12390

Re: Unidentified dinghy, can anyone help trace her?

Best similar wagtail I could find - and the name is real!
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by Ianphot
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Canoes in Classic Boat
Replies: 0
Views: 1393

Canoes in Classic Boat

The June 2009 issue of Classic Boat has an article about sailing canoes with some good pictures.
by Ianphot
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Gold lettering
Replies: 19
Views: 4000

Re: Gold lettering

Do signwriters still exist? They used to do the gold/size lettering. I had a go under a signwriters direction once - traced the letters from a Letraset catalogue (it was in the 1970s) rubbed soft pencil on the back, transferred the letters onto the surface (like using carbon paper) and applied size ...
by Ianphot
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Television program from Clewedog
Replies: 18
Views: 6163

Re: Television program from Clewedog

I have managed to create two clips - about 6MB each - from the video which are suitable for emailing. Image is a bit small but audio is clear and video acceptable as long as the image is kept small.

Ian
by Ianphot
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Television program from Clewedog
Replies: 18
Views: 6163

Re: Television program from Clewedog

I have the video on my hard drive and can offer copies as quicktime files or podcasts. The files are on Mac at the moment but I will check out versions on a Windows platform as well. MPEG4 file is 70 MB and I have a smaller podcast at about half that size.

Ian
by Ianphot
Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Making photographs smaller
Replies: 5
Views: 10208

Making photographs smaller

Anyone having problems with photo sizing should have a look at these web pages -http://www.somewhere-in-time.net/tutorial/irfanview/ This uses Irfanview - a free download for Windows - http://www.irfanview.com/ If you have an existing program re-size your images to 72 dpi (or pixels per inch) at a s...
by Ianphot
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: WE always knew this didn't we!!
Replies: 20
Views: 6675

Re: WE always knew this didn't we!!

Thinking of setting up a specialist barber shop in my shed - for over 40's with the long hair blind spot! But he has a point.

Ian
by Ianphot
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Calling Roger!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2709

Paddington - not Rupert please!