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by dronskiuk
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Like buses.....
Replies: 0
Views: 3764

Like buses.....

None for ages then two at once...if this is a Swift that is..could be a Shearwater? Looks like it's been in a time warp!

https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks- ... 1162900672
by dronskiuk
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Nationals Results and Participants, '50's, 60's, 70's
Replies: 9
Views: 6404

Re: Nationals Results and Participants, '50's, 60's, 70's

I have a set (I think) of Dinghy Year Books from the late '50s, early '60s that I think have most of the major classes results from each year. These stopped being available mid '60s I think and I don't know what filled the gap up to the computer age...there's probably a Y&Y archive awaiting someone'...
by dronskiuk
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Nice looking Gremlin on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 3181

Nice looking Gremlin on ebay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAHOGANY-SAILING-BOAT-WITH-OARS-SAILS-ETC-GOOD-CONDITION/162005069139?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3D0ee2201c0027403db93acc882411de99%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D172134140842 Pret...
by dronskiuk
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Fleetwind?
Replies: 9
Views: 7409

Re: Fleetwind?

To quote from my 1961 Bosun Book of Sailing Dinghies............... 'An inexpensive 12 footer made of 1/4 inch resin bonded mahogany plywood glued to keel, chines and gunwales. Two sails and a dagger plate drawing 3ft. As fast as a Firefly off the wind but not as speedy to windward. About 400 sail n...
by dronskiuk
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mercury Dinghy 87 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 6448

Re: Mercury Dinghy 87 ?

Just looking at those pictures of the Mercury, I suddenly could 'smell' the wooden dinghies the old jeans, plimsolls and waterproof top I wore when sailing in the '60's and 70's...................... Plastic boats just don't have the same sensory experience! I relate to that! The smell of the varni...
by dronskiuk
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Maybe not a dinghy, but worth a look on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 5789

Re: Maybe not a dinghy, but worth a look on ebay

Definitely not a Tempest...doesn't look deep enough in the forefoot to be a Kestrel but looks vaguely familiar, sort of a chunky Wineglass!? Guessing the sail is probably not original.
by dronskiuk
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Painting the inside of a grp moulding
Replies: 15
Views: 11017

Re: Painting the inside of a grp moulding

Gavin - that is some kind of perseverance!

Glad you're ok...hope a little more luck goes swith you on your next venture out on to the water!
by dronskiuk
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Painting the inside of a grp moulding
Replies: 15
Views: 11017

Re: Painting the inside of a grp moulding

GAv wrote:I did and have only sailed it once, and that entailed a Ann airlift off the Manningtree Mud. :oops:

Kind regards Gavin. :|
Indeed you did Gavin - how are you and the boat?

What happened in the Manningtree mud?
by dronskiuk
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Painting the inside of a grp moulding
Replies: 15
Views: 11017

Re: Painting the inside of a grp moulding

I've found Danboline admirable at attaching itself to some ropey old surfaces and covering a mulititude of blemishes very effectively - would you buy a used boat from this man? :roll:
by dronskiuk
Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A sticky question....?
Replies: 12
Views: 8058

Re: A sticky question....?

Many thanks all once again - the boat is in two pieces so I've bought some 25mm fibreglass tape, the Sikaflex was tempting but, as said, I have the chance to do the full structural hit so will give it a go - thanks.
by dronskiuk
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A sticky question....?
Replies: 12
Views: 8058

Re: A sticky question....?

trebor wrote:I used Sikaflex on a Laser, which had completely detached, constant bumping against jetty detaches top from bottom, This is still attached after about 12 months of same abuse.
That's good to know, thanks - and presumably, being a Laser it's the only thing..no bolts?

Thanks - Andrew
by dronskiuk
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A sticky question....?
Replies: 12
Views: 8058

Re: A sticky question....?

Thanks to all - do you think the Sikaflex will give a good enough bond? It's a lot less time and temperature dependent than the epoxy solution and I was hoping that the bond would be permanent and strong.

Really appreciate the benefit of your experience!
by dronskiuk
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: A sticky question....?
Replies: 12
Views: 8058

A sticky question....?

Hoping someone here has done this before - I have acquired sixties Ladybird (!) dinghy (grp) where the deck has detached itself from the hull moulding. It's unusual in that the hull is the part that has the flat flange (and only about half an inch) and the 'U' moulding of the deck beds on to that i....
by dronskiuk
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Signet mainsail...
Replies: 0
Views: 4298

Signet mainsail...

....on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DINGHY-SPARES-Small-mainsail-in-white-material-reasonable-condition-USED/311492605053?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3Ded7e31533ccc46879b8bd859802942e6%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3...