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by jpa_wfsc
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?
Replies: 34
Views: 19935

Re: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?

Rupert wrote: Shame I can no longer see it, as it seems you now need to sign up properly, and I'm too mean.
BBC 2 daily highlights show for the rest of the competition... free.
by jpa_wfsc
Fri May 19, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Paint over varnish.
Replies: 9
Views: 5807

Re: Paint over varnish.

I hope this helps - it worked for me. Chemists about here may suggest something better. In any event I would avoid expensive thick and heavy non slip paints as they never seem to be both non slip and non damaging to your gear. Find out what kind of varnish. If you don't know, treat a small inconspic...
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Enterprise lack of pointing
Replies: 21
Views: 9797

Re: Enterprise lack of pointing

As DH said - a fair bit of the issue could be trying to point to hard. Consciously let the boat off a little, and with more boat speed, board and rudder will be much more effective and you will indeed be sailing closer to the wind anyhow..
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: utube
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

Re: utube

They are brilliant aren't they! Now, trouble is, I want a sharpie. And a Punt.
by jpa_wfsc
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Swift 419
Replies: 4
Views: 3691

Re: Swift 419

If only I sailed at a club where cats were allowed!! Someone at work sails out of portishead, I will let him know of your advert.
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: ent 2426 hog & keel
Replies: 7
Views: 4945

Re: ent 2426 hog & keel

Would a laminated marine ply hog be stronger and more durable, and less heavy?

j./
by jpa_wfsc
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Congratulations due!
Replies: 7
Views: 5359

Re: Congratulations due!

Bit late - but I add my applause!!

Well done Nessa.
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Letters to Santa...
Replies: 18
Views: 17172

Re: Letters to Santa...

Suggest this is made a part of the National Rally! :lol: :lol: Ho Ho Ho. Santa! Dear Santa - well that cheered me up a it. May I suggest that we hurl danfos at the painters, if we hit, we get to keep the (previously) attached boat, if we miss - not, and if we hit the boat, a free lesson in fitting ...
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Letters to Santa...
Replies: 18
Views: 17172

Re: Letters to Santa...

Dear Santa

Please may I...

be able to see again so I can get myself to the sailing club and do some sailing! (Cataract op scheduled for 1st March, sooner would be nice!!)

have a Finn to sail again.
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 17207

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

They are fast, vice free boats - the Enterprise is fast but a bit fraught downwind, the GP is not fast. So, theres your reason why to buy one! Also of course you have the spinnaker to play with - even if its not very big. In a sort of way, the Leader was the Comet Trio of its day - able to do most t...
by jpa_wfsc
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Skol Moth 'The Hopple'
Replies: 2
Views: 3632

Re: Skol Moth 'The Hopple'

Now sold - to a member at Cotswold Sailing Club.

I'm sure it will get good use, and may yet appear at local cvrda events, in any case is in good hands.

Farewell - I will miss that boat. Huge fun!
by jpa_wfsc
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Skol Moth 'The Hopple'
Replies: 2
Views: 3632

Re: Skol Moth 'The Hopple'

Now on eBay..
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Skol Moth 'The Hopple'
Replies: 2
Views: 3632

Skol Moth 'The Hopple'

After many years of lots and LOTS of fun, it now seems time to move on. Meg has decided she prefers to sail our British Moth, the rest of us are all to big / stiff / sensible to sail The Hopple properly any more. We still enjoy a blast in her though, and if you have a good sense of humour you should...
by jpa_wfsc
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: N12
Replies: 2
Views: 2722

Re: N12

If you could get the sail no then identification from the N12 owners section on their website is easy - they are all listed. I'd beware the 'light restoration' tag - she looks very dry and somehow the floor looks very tired - and discoloured wood around the centreboard case. But - could be OK! Don't...