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by Nigel
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Wayfsrer
Replies: 5
Views: 3093

Re: Wayfsrer

Hi Nessa,

I would look at some additional straps for the big hatch at the back (and at the front?). They have been known to pop off in a capsize.

Otherwise, the experts are probably here : http://wayfarer.org.uk/set-up-equipment/

Nigel
by Nigel
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: New venue in the darkest Midlands
Replies: 30
Views: 17587

Re: New venue in the darkest Midlands

Hi Peter,

suggest you play the percentages. as long as it is a date that does not clash with much other stuff (regattas, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, World Cup etc.) enough of us will make it for it to be a success.

Nigel
by Nigel
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: New venue in the darkest Midlands
Replies: 30
Views: 17587

Re: New venue in the darkest Midlands

sounds good to me - will try to make it :D .
by Nigel
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Rudder shape ?
Replies: 44
Views: 25506

Re: Rudder shape ?

Wow, figures look impressive. but..... they seem to be quoting research on the fin "tubercules" (i.e the whale fin) rather than testing the "Turbocle" rudder's performance directly I cannot see why increasing the surface area would reduce straight ahead drag but someone with your skills should be a...
by Nigel
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Rudder shape ?
Replies: 44
Views: 25506

Re: Rudder shape ?

don't know the answer but I did think this looked rather exotic -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fixed-rudder- ... 3aaf461c7e
by Nigel
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Int Moth (Imperium scow) mast wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 12776

Re: Int Moth (Imperium scow) mast wanted

Old Windsurfer masts are cheap as chips on eBay so no need to find a broken one. I was looking at replacing the top part of a 2 piece mast a few years ago and figured that I would just chop the section of windfsurfer mast at the point with the right diameter for the join, then trim the top to give m...
by Nigel
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Albacore rudder wanted - FOUND ONE!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3962

Re: Albacore rudder wanted

Marine grade aluminium sheet offcuts seem pretty cheap on eBay I would have a go at making them.

The trickiest bit is probably the rivets - they obviously do not protrude on the inside
by Nigel
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Nationals important
Replies: 79
Views: 36681

Re: Roadford Nationals important

Thanks also to Alan - particularly for the beer and barbeques :D

Will be back next year sans about 30lbs of metalwork on the boat (and hopefully a few lbs less from my waistline)
by Nigel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 4188

Ebay

too late for Roadford but........

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291515252141? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Cannot find a single reference anywhere so must be rare :D
by Nigel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Double trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 5546

Re: Double trailer

PMed back
by Nigel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Nationals important
Replies: 79
Views: 36681

Re: Roadford Nationals important

Aldi has Wagyu beef burgers as a special today

May need some guidance on the burn part - not in my skillset :oops:
by Nigel
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Double trailer
Replies: 11
Views: 5546

Re: Double trailer

Welcome to use mine. Located in Thornbury, north of Bristol

How wide are the boats?
by Nigel
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Nationals important
Replies: 79
Views: 36681

Re: Roadford Nationals important

Even more betterer. Will double up on the emergency supplies of beer - Directors was on offer so lots of that.

See you all Friday ( or Saturday)

For those bored on the journey, look out for a grey Mazda CX-5 towing a double decker trailer and give me a wave :)
by Nigel
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Nationals important
Replies: 79
Views: 36681

Re: Roadford Nationals important

We could car share then come back for more serious drinking to give the drivers the same handicap as everyone else on Saturday morning.

looks like booking advisable so if you are up for it Friday night, reply and we can book a table.
by Nigel
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Nationals important
Replies: 79
Views: 36681

Re: Roadford Nationals important

Great -Thanks Neil

so BBQ Saturday and option of the pub for Friday.

I have the emergency beer rations already packed :)