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by Dictate
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Boat race bilge pumps
Replies: 10
Views: 9682

Re: Boat race bilge pumps

Michael, depending how long you anticipate the pump will actually be continuously running, a small "pocket size" lead-acid battery may be available at a reasonable cost. My "kit" comprises a 350gph "Seaflow" pump drawing 1.8amps and a 2.3Ahr battery. More than enough to empty a rain-filled rescue bo...
by Dictate
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Curved transom mainsheet track for Fairey 14
Replies: 6
Views: 4710

Re: Curved transom mainsheet track for Fairey 14

Try posting you requirement on this facebook group, it's surprising just what old bits and pieces members are able to unearth from their "treasure chests".
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dinghies/

Don't be put off initially by all the modern boats and bits that dominate the site!
by Dictate
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: GP14 age and 3 stud trailer wheel availability?
Replies: 33
Views: 21503

Re: GP14 age and 3 stud trailer wheel availability?

Sami, I have a similar problem at times and have found no simple solution as yet.
It has crossed my mind to try an old "Sailorman's" solution; can opener and a few tins of.......spinach!
by Dictate
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror (NO LONGER WANTED)
Replies: 10
Views: 5672

Re: Mirror (NO LONGER WANTED)

Requirement happily satisfied.
Thank you to all those who posted helpful offers/suggestions!
by Dictate
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror (NO LONGER WANTED)
Replies: 10
Views: 5672

Re: Mirror Wanted

Thanks for trying Nessa.
"Mirror Dinghy Wanted" again!
by Dictate
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror (NO LONGER WANTED)
Replies: 10
Views: 5672

Re: Mirror Wanted

Thanks Nessa, I would appreciate that, and will not make any decision on anything elsewhere until I have heard from you.
by Dictate
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror (NO LONGER WANTED)
Replies: 10
Views: 5672

Re: Mirror Wanted

But for the fact that I have so much Mirror "parts and accessories", it might well have been but thanks for the thought.
by Dictate
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror (NO LONGER WANTED)
Replies: 10
Views: 5672

Re: Mirror Wanted

Thanks Roger, been watching on ebay but as you say, Leeds may be a bit of a drag if "needs some glass" really means new floor panels.
I make no apologies for being cynical!
However, I honestly believe that any description given on this forum would be honest and in good faith.
by Dictate
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror (NO LONGER WANTED)
Replies: 10
Views: 5672

Mirror (NO LONGER WANTED)

Is there an unloved/unused/unwanted Mirror Dinghy waiting for a kind, loving home? It would not be prevailed upon to flex its muscles or in any way act agressively. (We would be well matched.) Over-winter work in the garage would not be a deterent, provided it did not involve cutting-out kilos of fu...
by Dictate
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: 8ft Sailing Pram
Replies: 8
Views: 4993

Re: 8ft Sailing Pram

Thank you Michael.
by Dictate
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: 8ft Sailing Pram
Replies: 8
Views: 4993

Re: 8ft Sailing Pram

Michael, I detect kindness in your reply but we are probably poles apart. Material? At present I own my first Grp dinghy in over 40 years sailing and have learnt to "stomach" it but never love it. I do not sail on the broads but on rivers in the west of the county. By the way, what makes you feel th...
by Dictate
Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: 8ft Sailing Pram
Replies: 8
Views: 4993

Re: 8ft Sailing Pram

Thanks for suggestions fellas; you have taken me very seriously when I asked to be tempted!
Nick and Phil, both are desirable but will probably be out of my reach. Had already put the Peanut in my "watch" list, more in hope...
by Dictate
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: 8ft Sailing Pram
Replies: 8
Views: 4993

8ft Sailing Pram

I am seeking a small sailing dinghy to navigate low bridges that are denying me the extended sailing that I would like to enjoy in my area in my retirement. I cannot say that it will be a particularly comfortable exercise but the compensation will be in the freedom acquired. Funds are limited but th...
by Dictate
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror Sails
Replies: 10
Views: 6374

Re: Mirror Sails

pm sent Nessa
by Dictate
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mirror Sails
Replies: 10
Views: 6374

Re: Mirror Sails

Thanks for replies; now sorted thanks to Solentgal!!