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by rme_01
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage Int 14 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2488

Vintage Int 14 for sale

I am looking to pass on my 1937 Uffa Fox 14 K380. I tried this last year albeit without success. Anyhow space requirements and "lifestyle" issues mean she must now go. She is in generally excellent condition (see https://goo.gl/photos/kMwCEZ8PQ11ksuaN6) but requires some work on the starboard tank s...
by rme_01
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Vintage 14 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2512

Vintage 14 for sale

With some regret I have decided to sell my 1937 Uffa Fox 14 K380. Following a recent back operation it is clear I am never going to sail her, I am not one for keeping museum pieces and frankly I need the space for other things. She is in generally excellent condition (see https://goo.gl/photos/kMwCE...
by rme_01
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Professional restorers
Replies: 7
Views: 5392

Re: Professional restorers

Thanks for your comments. I certainly take on board comments about the cost of professional work (been there before!) but I think she is worth it, perhaps not in residual value terms but as an affair of the heart! Getting her sailing again is on my bucket list while the flesh is still just about wil...
by rme_01
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Professional restorers
Replies: 7
Views: 5392

Professional restorers

I am looking for a professional for some advice and work on my vintage 14. I am loathe to do this myself as it lies beyond my skills and I don't think this is the boat to experiment on! Any recommendations? I am based on the Welsh borders (near Hay) so ideally Midlands or South.
by rme_01
Sun May 25, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: quiz time
Replies: 14
Views: 6782

Re: quiz time

You seem to be talking about Robin Steavenson and based on a rather bleary picture on Amazon I think the the answer to question 1 is the cover of Marks to Starboard. I haven't a clue on 2 (your clue about Manchester going thirsty made me think of Boddingtons!). 3 again a complete blank - per Tom Vau...
by rme_01
Thu May 22, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 101
Views: 62610

Re: Introductions

Having benefited from some good advice on the forum over the years and made the occasional post, including a for sale advert today, I thought perhaps I should introduce myself. I am Robert and currently based in the Welsh borders near Builth Wells. I learnt to sail about 100 years ago in a Heron on ...
by rme_01
Thu May 22, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Classic Fairey International 14
Replies: 0
Views: 1897

Classic Fairey International 14

With some regret I am looking to dispose of my 1957 Fairey International 14 K680. When I bought her my aim was to restore her with a view to participating in the Classic 14 events however unfortunately a back injury a year or so ago put paid to future dinghy sailing and the time has come to pass her...
by rme_01
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: creative varnishing
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

Re: creative varnishing

Interesting. I have a similar problem with my Uffa Fox 14 (I think it inevitable in these boats where the old membrane has disintegrated). Total immersion slows it to a controllable level but I am tempted to try the Owatrol Deks Olje D1 treatment you suggest for a more permanent solution. I had neve...
by rme_01
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: creative buoyancy
Replies: 15
Views: 4860

Re: creative buoyancy

Hi Chris On my 1937 14 the side tanks and bow tank are "sealed" by small fillets of wood spanning each set of ribs with drainage through small screw thread bronze caps. I attach a photo in which you can just make out the details. I say sealed but the reality on a boat of this age is that with the de...
by rme_01
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: So which boat should I be looking for?
Replies: 33
Views: 11833

Re: So which boat should I be looking for?

An International 12? A real classic!
by rme_01
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Splitting a GRP Hull.
Replies: 13
Views: 4138

Re: Splitting a GRP Hull.

I am curious to know why you want to split it in the first place. If it is to repair a hole in the hull then there are other less drastic ways.

Robert
by rme_01
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Buss and Elston info please
Replies: 39
Views: 16945

Re: Buss and Elston info please

Interesting albeit perhaps a bit off thread. I suspect it is right to credit De Havilland in the UK with the initial technology albeit by the time of the war De Havilland in Canada had adopted it and indeed built over of over 1000 of the Mosquitos. In terms of hot moulded boats I believe the US prob...
by rme_01
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: a bygone age
Replies: 18
Views: 9076

Re: a bygone age

Nice film - it is a pity that it is indeed a bygone age. Traditionally Max displacement yachts such as in the film were restricted by wave drag to a speed in knots of around 1 - 1.4 times the square root of the waterline length in feet. It follows, as others have said, that it paid to maximise water...
by rme_01
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: ****John Oakley - Winning**************
Replies: 4
Views: 3528

Re: ****John Oakley - Winning**************

Glad you found your "original". The offer remains open if anyone else is interested.

Robert
by rme_01
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: ****John Oakley - Winning**************
Replies: 4
Views: 3528

Re: ****John Oakley - Winning**************

It wasn't me but that said I have a copy of Winning that I would be happy to let you (or any other active CVRDA member) have if you give me your address and pop a few bob into the MacMillan nurses collection box when you next pass one. Old age and a back injury have forced me to face up to the fact ...