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by Brookesy
Fri May 13, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: A True Stalwart
Replies: 8
Views: 4079

Re: A True Stalwart

If all else fails there is a specialist welding company at Menheniot I believe called Weldspray who can weld phosphor bronze as I used them during the restoration of a Morgan Moss gearbox to weld up a broken selector rod which was supposedly NLA and unrepairable, the process I seem to remember was c...
by Brookesy
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Help! Classic Finns now at Netley!
Replies: 7
Views: 3643

Re: Help! Classic Finns now at Netley!

We were aware of the invasion of Netley with real boats, first FD's and now Finns, you will be converted eventually David. As for steroids, no need just more pie's, who better but a pie maker to provide support for the Recent Finn Inlands and although the event was held in Devon it was yet another '...
by Brookesy
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fairey 14
Replies: 7
Views: 2447

Re: Fairey 14

Very pretty boat Robert, Alan Williams may be able to help with an old alloy Dolphin mast which has the same rough dimensions of an FD which I am sure could be made to fit the fourteen as I know it has been done before, and would I am certain it will be stiff enough. Last time I saw it the mast was ...
by Brookesy
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: German Dinghy Identification - Berlin 1948
Replies: 8
Views: 2759

Re: German Dinghy Identification - Berlin 1948

Looks like an early FD to me.
But now I come back to it again the freeboard area is too full, so not sure...
by Brookesy
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: me? Cherub-ic...at Netley!
Replies: 5
Views: 3488

Re: me? Cherub-ic...at Netley!

Yes I recognise it as having been at Roadford but I do not believe it was a regular sailor. We still have a classic Cherub here now and it was out last week.
by Brookesy
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham Classic Boat Revival June 25th/26th
Replies: 13
Views: 4913

Re: Bosham Classic Boat Revival June 25th/26th

Be patient they obviously have not put details out yet, but if you follow the link to the poster it should show I havn't made it all up. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/m ... directlink
by Brookesy
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Now that's what I call a boat!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: Now that's what I call a boat!!

I have done a bit of chipping and painting on this one in my previous life and can assure you I will not be bidding.
by Brookesy
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Alternative to Blakes Woodseal
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: Alternative to Blakes Woodseal

I have a visit to Trago planned for tomorrow.
by Brookesy
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Flying Dutchman...( a two handed Finn?)
Replies: 1
Views: 2213

Re: Flying Dutchman...( a two handed Finn?)

Glad you enjoyed it David, I must say I miss it, the upwind performance of a well sorted FD is something that stays with you forever and the ease in which it does it has to be experienced to be believed. I believe that 350 was a complete one off, penned by Ian Howlett to Rodney Pattison's spec and b...
by Brookesy
Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bosham Classic Boat Revival June 25th/26th
Replies: 13
Views: 4913

Bosham Classic Boat Revival June 25th/26th

As it was rumoured that the Bosham event was for wooden boats only, I asked the question at the Dinghy Show if this was the case, and am pleased to let you all know that GRP classics are more than welcome, they are indeed looking for a good presence from the CVRDA. I have no connection with Bosham, ...
by Brookesy
Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: And this one is?
Replies: 3
Views: 1811

Re: And this one is?

For some reason they always seem to cause confusion but it is most definitely a Fennec.
by Brookesy
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Unit 2/7 - now a restoration project
Replies: 29
Views: 9399

Re: Unit 2/7 - now a restoration project

David why are you still messing about with these boats when there is a Fairey Finn out here with your name on it?
by Brookesy
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 62418

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Don't forget you will need a special visa if you plan on coming to Cornwall David....
by Brookesy
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Can anyone help please? The Osprey, some information?
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

Re: Can anyone help please? The Osprey, some information?

Welcome back Simon, are you still planning on a visit to Roadford, or would you prefer me to run the Finn trailer back to you.
by Brookesy
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Every garage should have one
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

Re: Every garage should have one

Excellent, that's given me ideas, I wonder how many Finns will fit in a single garage that way?.......