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by SoggyBadger
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mirror Predecessor?
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Mirror Predecessor?

David H did a very detailed breakdown of the history of the Mirror a few years ago.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Smaller sails for a GP14
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: Smaller sails for a GP14

Pretty well anything will work for a mainsail. For a jib you'll need something which sheets well(ish) and I think a Heron jib would be extremely low in the clew on a GP14 unless you're happy to put a set of fairleads well forward to sheet it from.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Fitting New Gunwhale for GRP Heron

I totally agree with jpa_wfsc. The original gunwhales would have been wood and I can't think of any reason to use anything else as a replacement.
by SoggyBadger
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Famous 14
Replies: 2
Views: 1887

Re: Famous 14

Nice :D
by SoggyBadger
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 4899

Re: 11+ on Ebay

I’d like new sails to be more terylene like than modern Dacron. You'll struggle to find anything that bad these days. On my Heron I use a 3.9oz cloth by Bainbridge. It's a lot easier handling than the super-stiff cloths by Contender or Dimension Polyant which dominate woven racing dinghy cloths. Ch...
by SoggyBadger
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is lot number 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

Re: What is lot number 7?

Pacer?
by SoggyBadger
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 5801

Re: Bosham classics

I think anyone who criticises 2 digit handicaps is completely missing the point of classic dinghy racing.
by SoggyBadger
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 5801

Re: Bosham classics

Out of curiosity how many Bosham boats attend CVRDA events?
by SoggyBadger
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Who’s Coming
Replies: 29
Views: 7841

Re: Roadford Who’s Coming

Woods Designs wrote:surely better to hope for wind rather than burgers??
In my experience one tends to lead to the other :D
by SoggyBadger
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A mast glueing question
Replies: 3
Views: 2854

Re: A mast glueing question

I've never tried it but I'd definitely be tempted to put a line/lines in. I'd use some form of waxed line. I'm sure if you did that then moved it slightly from time to time during the curing process then it wouldn't stick.
by SoggyBadger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan
Replies: 5
Views: 3043

Re: Gull Dinghy lines plan / sail plan

I think you're best bet would be to approach the current builder (Hartleys).
by SoggyBadger
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Is this a Heron?
Replies: 4
Views: 3998

Re: Is this a Heron?

There are Herons with stern decks but that's definitely a GP14.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Toe in the water; I've got a blog
Replies: 10
Views: 6493

Re: Toe in the water; I've got a blog

Sadly Rupert, as your experiments have shown, had the Minisail had a better rig it may have give the Laser a run for its money.

Boring fact: the first dinghy I ever sailed (in 1969 at sailing school) was a Minisail.

Sorry for the thread drift :mrgreen:
by SoggyBadger
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Ironic innit
Replies: 12
Views: 5395

Re: Ironic innit

Alan P. wrote:
Rupert wrote:The answer to the original problem is surely to simply keep on sailing south?
Yep, I'd say this is the best option!
But what do you do once you've crossed the Equator? Keep heading for Antarctica or head back North?
by SoggyBadger
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 34107

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Wood dust allergy can apparently be quite species-specific. Hope it clears up quickly.