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by Godfrey
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage Merlin
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Vintage Merlin

I now have a vintage Merlin that I would really like to move on as I have too many jobs/projects lined up. I've advertised it on Apollo Duck at £100 but that is really just to discourage the boat breaking fraternity. She has a couple of locally sprung joints but otherwise could go sailing. Space nee...
by Godfrey
Wed May 01, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

I just did a similar repair to a grp Gull. The D-section timber used countersunk bolts with the nut sitting behind an overhanging gunwale flange. The wingnuts referred to are just that; Holt-Allen self-tapping wingnuts, available in at least two sizes. A lot of grp GP14s used them to secure their wo...
by Godfrey
Wed May 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Seafire 42 Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: Seafire 42 Restoration

Like buses, two come along at once. I've just been given a Seafly (no 231). The owner recently passed away and the family needed rid of it but sadly it does need a lot of work as the damp has got into a couple of places. At least all the gear comes with it including the original wooden spars as well...
by Godfrey
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wayfarer centreboard
Replies: 0
Views: 2082

Wayfarer centreboard

I don't suppose anyone has an old Wayfarer centreboard gathering dust? We've had a breakage with one of our club boats-a plywood board which are not the best thing. Thanks
by Godfrey
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Kicker lever
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

Re: Kicker lever

I've got one of those old Needlespar ones;- about 5 inches long. You are welcome to it.
by Godfrey
Mon May 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: I hope they don't have "high hopes."
Replies: 6
Views: 3446

Re: I hope they don't have "high hopes."

They seem to move in between Wednesday and the weekend, at least they do at our club!
Any harm?
Dont know but we have a problem with boring insects in our club Seafly. One small section is reduced to dust. Will investigate later.
by Godfrey
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Merlins at Fishers Green SC
Replies: 2
Views: 2062

Classic Merlins at Fishers Green SC

Saturday 12th May is the day of the Classic/Vintage De-May event for Merlins.
Anything wooden up to about 3350 sail number. We hope to have all of our club "heritage fleet" on the water and pray for the good conditions we have enjoyed the last couple of years.
Everyone with an old Merlin is welcome.
by Godfrey
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 9452

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

As one project ends, another one begins and the Essex Sanctuary for Sick Merlins remains always busy. I’ve had 3314 Passion in the shed to tackle some decay in the floor that had taken hold behind the front bulkhead. Merlins of that age only had a hatch on one side of the bow tank and water had gain...
by Godfrey
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Old style gooseneck please
Replies: 1
Views: 2199

Old style gooseneck please

Of all the vast collection of bits I own, I am stuck for an old style gooseneck pin with the square section spigot.
So many old booms seem to require this design to fit the square socket and all I have are round section.
Can anyone help out?
Thanks
Godfrey
by Godfrey
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: GP 14 centreboard
Replies: 7
Views: 5143

Re: GP 14 centreboard

I still have an epoxy sheathed Osprey board in the shed if Guvnah is interested?
by Godfrey
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Fireball for spares
Replies: 0
Views: 2331

Wooden Fireball for spares

We have a 10,000 registration fireball with much of its foredeck missing that needs to be disposed of eventually. Not economically worth repairing very sadly, as the tiger-stripe ply alone would be over £100 at todays prices. Could be taken as a going concern or would break for parts. Trolley, cover...
by Godfrey
Thu May 04, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Osprey Bits - centreboard & rudder
Replies: 0
Views: 2067

Osprey Bits - centreboard & rudder

I have two Osprey centreboards and a rudder assembly surplus to requirements. One board and rudder/tiller etc off an old vintage boat, hence just solid mahogany and an IYE stock/tiller. Later c/board is epoxy sheathed & fairly modern looking. Not sure how best to sell them. Offers invited/carriage t...
by Godfrey
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Streaker mast and/or sail wanted.
Replies: 10
Views: 7600

Re: Streaker mast and/or sail wanted.

We've got a Miracle mast & boom for disposal.
Whereabouts are you?
I ply between Essex and Devon
by Godfrey
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Looks Like a British Moth?
Replies: 10
Views: 7382

Re: Looks Like a British Moth?

The "Eric Willis" designed moth. Bloody awful things.
Built by 'Dolphin Plastics' of Basingstoke, whoever they were?
by Godfrey
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest
Replies: 11
Views: 8898

Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

I think I could find a use for them. Shall I e-mail you?