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by Nigel
Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: River Sailing from USA/UK perspective
Replies: 14
Views: 3763

The other fun effect in rivers is where they are tidal. We have great fun in at Shirehampton SC at the bottom of the Avon trying to avoid the rush of water created by 12 metre tides . It is possible to plane and go backwards at the same time.

Nigel
by Nigel
Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Round the Island
Replies: 13
Views: 3895

How about a sweepstake? My vitual pound is on 2 hrs 43 minutes.

Nigel
by Nigel
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mast
Replies: 23
Views: 6727

7310 total and 1015 to the gooseneck. Round and tapered with an external channel for the sail so I think would be easily modifiable (that is why I picked them up). I want to keep one as I have a cunning plan involving a laser funboat and the Weymouth speedsailing week.

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mast
Replies: 23
Views: 6727

....or if you are on a budget, the needlespars owe me about £20 each. Don't like to make a profit out of fellow enthusiasts so you are welcome to one for that.
by Nigel
Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Mast
Replies: 23
Views: 6727

I have a couple of very long needlespars on the garage roof that came off something south african apparently (spearhead?). They are in Bristol so let me know if you want measurements or to have a look (from memory they are 7ish metres). We can probably do a little better than £766 :).
by Nigel
Thu May 03, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: What's this?
Replies: 14
Views: 2828

I do not think it is a minisail. The bow is too pointy and the way the sides run into the cockpit would be wrong. My money is on a Beachcomber. These were lateen rigged so some information on the "poles" he has should confirm.

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Another Merlin
Replies: 38
Views: 7136

Yet another MR. Probably the most sold dinghy type on e-bay. Looks quite nice to me but I know nothing about MRs.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Merlin-Rocket-vin ... dZViewItem

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: How to make you boat look its best for selling
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Yes. He could at least have cut the grass!

Still £1 for a mast and boom is pretty good:).
by Nigel
Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Firefly Trailer or Combi
Replies: 9
Views: 3396

Hi guys,

I sent you a movie :). If you want any measurements, drop me a line.

Best Regards,

Nigel
by Nigel
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Firefly Trailer or Combi
Replies: 9
Views: 3396

Hi Ed,

I have something that looks home made that used to carry a finn. Looks like it could easily be converted to a base. If you want a photo or to look it over (Bristol) just let me know.

Nigel
by Nigel
Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Identification Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

Dammit! fooled again by the elastic ebay tape measure.

Nigel
by Nigel
Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: STOP PRESS: CHECK THIS OUT
Replies: 14
Views: 4136

It is a nice shape though. Apart from the tradboat reference, I can find no info on barracudas. Does anyone know anything of the history and why they never made it?

Nigel
by Nigel
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Identification Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

Another ebay challenge for everyone. I for one have no idea what this one is but it looks suited to the less gravitationally challenged anongst us.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/9ft-GRP-SAILING-D ... 0083214722

Nigel
by Nigel
Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Finn on Ebay
Replies: 19
Views: 6611

4nn shape to be sure but looks very big. May even be a Simoune. Only the (non-eBay) tape measure will tell.

Nigel
by Nigel
Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Quiz 2006
Replies: 64
Views: 13336

I wanted to be a Toy boy but from the scores, it looks like I turned out to be an Optimist.

Nigel