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by Nigel
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stainless steel screws at Aldi tomorrow
Replies: 11
Views: 10698

Re: Stainless steel screws at Aldi tomorrow

Not worth it for me. The machine screws were big beasts with hexagon heads, the others were all countersunk - I seem to use mostly pan heads so no need for 320 of these in my toolbox
by Nigel
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stainless steel screws at Aldi tomorrow
Replies: 11
Views: 10698

Re: Stainless steel screws at Aldi tomorrow

probably A2 but that is ok for dinghies in my experience - probably better in some ways as not as soft
by Nigel
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stainless steel screws at Aldi tomorrow
Replies: 11
Views: 10698

Stainless steel screws at Aldi tomorrow

Not sure how suitable these will be without seeing them but worth a look:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/t ... -screws-2/
by Nigel
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: H04 Trimaran
Replies: 0
Views: 4785

H04 Trimaran

Hi All,

we had a working party on Saturday and tucked away in the corner of the compound hidden in the undergrowth was a dinky little trimaran which was labelled either HO4 or H04 (Oh or zero).

Not something I have ever heard of and a web search has revealed nothing. Anyone got any knowledge?

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Nice magnetic Compass.
Replies: 8
Views: 5510

Re: Nice magnetic Compass.

I generally rely on the moss that is growing on my boat being to the North
by Nigel
Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: International Talk Like a Pirate Day - 19/09/15
Replies: 8
Views: 9375

Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day - 19/09/15

Well...that did not go well!

Said "Avast Behind" a few times and some of the ladies at the club got quite cross!

I really did not realise that there was such strong anti-pirate feelings nowadays :shock:
by Nigel
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: International Talk Like a Pirate Day - 19/09/15
Replies: 8
Views: 9375

Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day - 19/09/15

JimC wrote:
For those with serious committment this one started life as a GP14...

http://www.festinalente.org.uk/belleisl ... index.html
What did they change??
by Nigel
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: International Talk Like a Pirate Day - 19/09/15
Replies: 8
Views: 9375

Re: International Talk Like a Pirate Day - 19/09/15

suspect it is the slanted view from popular film culture - I blame Robert Newton for starting it all. From Wikipedia so it must be true! Newton is best remembered for his portrayal of the feverish-eyed Long John Silver in the 1950 film adaptation of Treasure Island, the film that became the standard...
by Nigel
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 8641

Re: What is it?

[quote="Rupert
That is a fox?! quote]

Hence the expression " what the fox is that?"
by Nigel
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: International Talk Like a Pirate Day - 19/09/15
Replies: 8
Views: 9375

International Talk Like a Pirate Day - 19/09/15

If you are looking for a theme to liven up your weekend sailing programme, you could do worse than supporting International Talk like a Pirate Day :D

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

AAaarggh, Says I!

Nigel
by Nigel
Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Centre main.
Replies: 31
Views: 13684

Re: Centre main.

Sitting on it doesn't count :P

Could have been degraded and made brittle by UV.
by Nigel
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: leak in hull....
Replies: 10
Views: 6534

Re: leak in hull....

Concept 302 - great little boats

If yours has the optional spinnaker shute, that is a good place to look first
by Nigel
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Interesting Catamaran Project, but what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 5052

Re: Interesting Catamaran Project, but what is it?

Michael Brigg wrote:
the Devoti D1 he trashed in Como! :twisted:

:
:shock: :shock: Not heard about that....Do spill the beans :P
by Nigel
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Cvrda goodies and stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 27207

Re: Cvrda goodies and stuff

Had a look at the Wave site last night - impressed - quite a range of stuff and some options to put individual artwork on the back for different types of boat etc. - Matching Varsity jackets anyone?

Nigel
by Nigel
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: Cvrda goodies and stuff
Replies: 27
Views: 27207

Re: Cvrda goodies and stuff

Probably the most important thing is to make sure they go up to at least 4XL to cope with our increasing membership profiles :D

How about baggy "Captain Spalding" shorts?