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by mph1977
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Is this a Heron?
Replies: 4
Views: 4689

Re: Is this a Heron?

as others have said i suspect the boat in the advert is a GP

but the Heron being a Holt design and contemporaryish to the GP and pre dating the Mirror - but closer in size to the Mirror - does look rather similar
by mph1977
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket 2112 History
Replies: 7
Views: 5986

Re: Merlin Rocket 2112 History

It sounds like you've got a kicker lever there, perhaps a home-made one. quite probably ... they are deeply untrendy at present so can't easily find a picture to link ... they've been deeply un trendy for 25 - 30 years ? in the early 90s it was all 16 :1 cascades for a lot of classes that permitted...
by mph1977
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Hobie 405 wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 4219

Re: Hobie 405 wanted

but very much a lost class now IIRC
by mph1977
Tue May 31, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)
Replies: 36
Views: 22058

Re: Hello, Newbie here with an Enterprise :)

She does look VERY lovely! Just a small suggestion - as the Ent is deck stepped, I would suggest that you consider replacing the forestay tail with some non stretch rope, or with a bottle screw. Otherwise you can get a scary amount of mast movement in a seaway and . or strong wind. Enjoy your saili...
by mph1977
Fri May 20, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Toestraps
Replies: 8
Views: 6167

Re: Toestraps

depends on the boat surely ? but it is typical to have some degree of 'slack taken up by shockcord' primarily to enable you to get your feet under repeatably and without having to look too much
by mph1977
Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Bow tank for Enterprise
Replies: 13
Views: 8975

Re: Bow tank for Enterprise

Please excuse me if this is a silly question (I am new to sailing) but is it worth putting a buoyancy bag inside the tank? My thinking is that if i where to capsize and i wasn't quick enough to right my boat, the tank may fill with water and like Michael said cause a nose dive? if the tank is fitte...
by mph1977
Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Bow tank for Enterprise
Replies: 13
Views: 8975

Re: Bow tank for Enterprise

bag bow tank ents are pigs if flooded there;s basically 2 ways of retro fitting a bow tank 1 way is combined with a re-deck the alternative the previously discussed two piece method adding a bow tank to an ent only puts one extra 'seam' into the boat as such bow tank and side bags was the default wa...
by mph1977
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: buoyancy aids again
Replies: 5
Views: 4765

Re: buoyancy aids again

be careful what you wish for as the 50 N standard could fall foul of any future push for more safety ...

it;s a case of trying the different ones on the market on at least in the dry until you find one that suits you build and habitus
by mph1977
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: who fancies a game of What's This?
Replies: 14
Views: 8233

Re: who fancies a game of What's This?

1. spinaker pole holder

2, it;s had a drum kicker at some point

3. fitting to lead one of the secondary controls back
by mph1977
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Enterprise questions.
Replies: 26
Views: 13844

Re: Enterprise questions.

trebor wrote:I have noticed I have 3 numbers on this boat,

<snip>

a number burned into the wood inside the boat, this is 3 thousand less than Sail number,

<SNIP>

is the correct number ?
on a fibreglass ent it should be on one of the thwarts ona wodden on on the transom
by mph1977
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Enterprise questions.
Replies: 26
Views: 13844

Re: Enterprise questions.

How do you use the traveller on the back of my enterprise ? Their is a track across top of transom with a bracket that can be moved from side to side, pulling a piece of string, this can be locked in position with clamcleats. Would you use this all the time even on a small pond ? I am assuming this...
by mph1977
Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Historic PY numbers
Replies: 42
Views: 18949

Re: Historic PY numbers

Still......the person who decided to 'chuck em out' should be lined up alongside those unmentionable people who threw out a whole skip full of paperwork from Fairey Marine, when the offices were closed down.....and well....sure you get the picture. people often bemoan the risks of electronic storag...
by mph1977
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Thingummyjig
Replies: 23
Views: 14214

Re: Thingummyjig

Stephen Hawkins wrote:Where is she supposed to sit? On the floor?

Just lost my crew.........
in an National 12? yes

it is a dedicated racing boat , the thwart is there to brace the case not as a seat ...

if you want to have seats you buy a cruising or general purpose dinghy
by mph1977
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Enterprise
Replies: 7
Views: 5940

Re: Enterprise

IIRC the ent construction rules specifiy transom as a the location where the number shall be permanently marked i've seen routed / carved and 'burnt' numbers usually on the outside face .