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by GAVinT
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Help with firefly!
Replies: 7
Views: 3850

Re: Help with firefly!

Hi Will, I have a complete Firefly(named Butterfly made by Fairy Marine,circa 1962)sitting in the front garden. I sailed her twice last year but after moving and dropping out of a Reservoir Club, in favour of going back to a small river cruiser and rejoining a club on the Stour, am wondering if I wi...
by GAVinT
Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 32
Views: 14460

Re: Insurance

I have only ever claimed for one boat and that was through Noble. I took pictures of my badly damaged Solo, sent them online with my accident form(also on line)they offered me a fair settlement, including my keeping the salvage, and settled up within 5 days!-I have only ever claimed for a motorbike ...
by GAVinT
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fireball Refurb
Replies: 47
Views: 11915

Re: Fireball Refurb

ImageImageA couple of pics of my last one
by GAVinT
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fireball Refurb
Replies: 47
Views: 11915

Re: Fireball Refurb

I have owned 3 Furballs http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4096/4905271568_e9cdebc316_o.jpg I did this little pic of the first one after I sold her, I was doing more river boat cruising at that time but have to say I really was sorry for the first time before or since, to see a boat go. this one http://f...
by GAVinT
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Boat a day calendar.....
Replies: 21
Views: 9083

Re: Boat a day calendar.....

I too found it most interesting , so some more ideas,Tempo Scows. Newfoundland Trap Skiffs-as someone I know built one of those on his garage and now rows it whilst trying to get some sails made for it, well last time we spoke. They are based on River Thames boats, that were used as water Taxis way ...
by GAVinT
Thu May 30, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A second Tempo Scow for sale!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1767

Re: A second Tempo Scow for sale!!

Sadly it's too far away for me right now. I do remember chatting Tempos with you Ian as I owned briefly a plastic one, before deciding to keep my first Fireball instead. Apart from the launching weight not being heart condition friendly for me, that Tempo had an effortless performance. the then Comm...
by GAVinT
Wed May 29, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mini Sprint Handicap
Replies: 6
Views: 3642

Re: Mini Sprint Handicap

On my one the aft main kept getting caught round the transom and yes a third of the boat was under water, but it didn't break, I used the kicker pulley to make a temporary centre main without landing, and found I couldn't get enough hand grip on that so had to keep letting it out . At that stage the...
by GAVinT
Tue May 21, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: National Rally - who is coming?
Replies: 78
Views: 23165

Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Count us in please, two of us with a tent and a Minisail. Maybe Minisails Ronnie? if you collect my Minisprint Hull-we will be living very near to Harwich by then. Also as my Sprite is residing on a farm off the A14 so I would like to say yes I will collect her and attend, however my carer commitme...
by GAVinT
Mon May 20, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 6789

Re: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.

Relative came over Saturday and took Streaker, Mirror and remainder of Phantom to go on a bonfire at their farm. I was tempted to use the Mirror as a garden feature where we are moving to, but being only a grass mower on the green finger front was OK about its finale demise. I do have all the Streak...
by GAVinT
Sun May 12, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 6789

Re: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.

Hi Nessa about as bad as it gets. It was a sad saga of buy in haste, repent at your leisure. In short it had been botched and the marriage of a very overweight individual( who is now doing slimmers world to give the Minisail a sporting chance)was not a happy one and whilst I paid a fair bit for the ...
by GAVinT
Sun May 12, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.
Replies: 14
Views: 6789

Re: Lowrider daggerboard wanted.

Which I have in my garage, a very nice laminated Fireball long rudder, and as we are having to move soon, would be one less thing to think about. I have centreboards from Phantom and Solo also.. Holed Streaker and Mirror hulls are due for a burn up, so have also loads of good bits from both, masts b...
by GAVinT
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Snow and Cold
Replies: 9
Views: 4497

Re: Snow and Cold

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by GAVinT
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Old Solos
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

Re: Old Solos

One thing that is a weak spot on old wooden Solos is where the forestay bracket that fits over the foredeck and is screwed or self tapped into the wooden braces that ajoin it underneath at the prow can rot in the forepeak. there is no way of telling if the foredeck has been in situ for some time. La...
by GAVinT
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Minisail Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 5128

Re: Minisail Kit

ImageThe Anglo Marine Adventurer was promoted by reference to its popularity with Sea Scouts