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by NorfolkNick
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Open 14 foot dinghy on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Open 14 foot dinghy on ebay

Not sure what this is on ebay. Anyone know? https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/153647398695?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3D452a81f489e645c6b742868608cc2e2e%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D30%26sd%3D153641482232%26itm%3D153647398695%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26...
by NorfolkNick
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Boat storage needed in Northern Broads area.
Replies: 1
Views: 1733

Boat storage needed in Northern Broads area.

Hi, I am moving house in the new year and need somewhere to put my International 14 for a few months while I get a shed built for it at the new place. Just wondered if anyone in North Norfolk, Broadland area could help out. Would not need any access, only storage, and would be willing to pay somethi...
by NorfolkNick
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Kicker lever
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: Kicker lever

Richard,

I don't want any money for the lever, but you can pay for the postage.

Nick
by NorfolkNick
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Kicker lever
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: Kicker lever

Nessa,

I found two, one stainless Holt Allen 9" long (130g) and another aluminium 11½" long (90g).
Might be too big?

Nick
by NorfolkNick
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ben Her restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 6531

Re: Ben Her restoration

I added a few more photo's today now that the port side is scraped and lightly sanded. Took the boat out of the shed and gave a good wash with Net-Troll, which is supposed to clean and darken the wood where it has been bleached by the sun. Not sure how well that worked, and I may have to give it ano...
by NorfolkNick
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ben Her restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 6531

Re: Ben Her restoration

Right, my first attempt at putting photo's on Google so hope this works, here is the link. https://photos.app.goo.gl/buC3yxYZzCd9DHCK9 Just got back from overseas where I have to go sometimes to earn a crust, managed to get back into the shed and continue working on the starboard side of the hull. S...
by NorfolkNick
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ben Her restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 6531

Re: Ben Her restoration

Michael, Thanks for the information regarding the copper nail heads. This is all new to me, and justifies the posting of the pictures of the restoration so that others with more experience may keep an eye on what I am doing. Although I was aware there was some green oxidation around some of the nail...
by NorfolkNick
Sat May 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ben Her restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 6531

Ben Her restoration

This week I have dry scraped the starboard side of the hull, mostly the varnish was quite loose and brittle, and came away easily, with a couple of small areas where some stripper was needed as the varnish was so hard that even a new blade would just skid over the surface. IMG_2159.JPG IMG_2161.JPG ...
by NorfolkNick
Thu May 24, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: I hope they don't have "high hopes."
Replies: 6
Views: 3616

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

My old half-decker had an ant problem, the mooring I used had some trees above and the ants would drop in from above, they did seem to like it under the cover, nice and warm and slightly damp. Upon inspection I used to find very disturbing little "nests" composed, I am guessing, of chewed up pieces ...
by NorfolkNick
Wed May 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ben Her restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 6531

Re: Ben Her restoration

Is there a three photo limit for attachments, or is it due to file size? Here is another photo of the boat, with detail of one of the holes and its repair, I am very happy with the colour and grain match on the wood. Also a photo of the very heavy bronze plate, can someone tell me what the slot in t...
by NorfolkNick
Wed May 23, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Ben Her restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 6531

Ben Her restoration

I went to collect Ben Her from the boatyard yesterday. Some of you may remember that this was one of the 14's that went up for sale last year at auction. I brought the boat home from the auction and after a bit of digging realised that (of course) there was more work needed than initially thought. I...
by NorfolkNick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: TV series coming soon
Replies: 22
Views: 12494

Re: TV series coming soon

I have not had a chance to see any of these yet, overseas and BBC iPlayer does not let me view, so much for paying the licence fee!
Does the episode on punts cover the development of the Norfolk Punt sailing dinghy from the gun punt?
by NorfolkNick
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Advice on owning an Uffa Fox International Fourteen, please?
Replies: 60
Views: 28024

Re: Advice on owning an Uffa Fox International Fourteen, ple

Once the inside is stripped of varnish i would seriously consider a good soaking in boat soup, linseed oil & clear cuprinol. Its about the only way to put some life back in the timber & preserve it. Very interesting posts in this thread, thanks to everyone, as I am just embarking on my own scraping...
by NorfolkNick
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Boat Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 6142

Classic Boat Insurance

I recently tried to insure a classic International 14 and my usual insurer (Noble Marine), quoted me over £200 p/a, based, I think, on the International 14 being a very fast, aggressively raced, slither of carbon fibre. I explained that mine was rather different (wood, bronze centerplate etc) and th...