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by Nigel
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin PYs...
Replies: 39
Views: 15826

Re: Merlin PYs...

Hi Michael,

I tend to think of starting a PY discussion as akin to lighting the blue touch paper - good fun in November but a bit antisocial the rest of the year and best avoided altogether if you have pets :lol:

Good luck and Let us know how it goes.
by Nigel
Sun May 31, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Megamoth
Replies: 16
Views: 16518

Re: Megamoth

Thanks Nessa - that explains why googling "megamoth" only turned up info on some computer game and a variety of shark with a big mouth :oops:

Looks a lot of fun (and a bit Battlestar Galactica)
by Nigel
Fri May 29, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin PYs...
Replies: 39
Views: 15826

Re: Merlin PYs...

it is an interesting exercise to take some previous results and work out what your PY would need to be to actually change any of the positions you finished in.

When I did that, it surprised me to see how little (no) difference a relatively large change in PY made
by Nigel
Fri May 29, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Megamoth
Replies: 16
Views: 16518

Re: Megamoth

Hi Nessa,

Like it! More info please :D
by Nigel
Thu May 21, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Corsa 16?
Replies: 22
Views: 14443

Re: Corsa 16?

Agree - very nice lines

that deck level thwart is quite distinctive - think I would have remembered seeing that.

Looks to have no spreaders. Does it have trapeze wires?

Exact measurements may help but it is a mystery currently
by Nigel
Tue May 19, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: GP14 age and 3 stud trailer wheel availability?
Replies: 33
Views: 20990

Re: GP14 age and 3 stud trailer wheel availability?

I did see a big electric launch trolley a few years ago - (17ft trimaran). It had motors in the hubs and a wireless remote so you could send it back up the slip whilst you held the boat. You could also bring it down remotely when you got back.

Total gadget points
by Nigel
Mon May 18, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Corsa 16?
Replies: 22
Views: 14443

Re: Corsa 16?

Don't know why I did not think of it before

Simoun 485

If it looks like a big 420, this is a good bet.

Nigel
by Nigel
Mon May 18, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help
Replies: 8
Views: 5796

Re: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help

My pleasure. Happy to help. I would get rid of the jubilee clips. The way the rig works, the more important function is to stop the rig moving forward in relation to the mast hence the bike seat post clamp on the lower boom to act as a stop for the figure of 8 lashing. Is it wood or fibreglass? Nigel
by Nigel
Mon May 18, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help
Replies: 8
Views: 5796

Re: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help

should have added -

sail - booms go though sleeves and the end of each boom is tied off to the sail leach to give it some tension. The twin booms are attached to each other by interlocking rings
by Nigel
Mon May 18, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help
Replies: 8
Views: 5796

Re: Seabat / Beachcomber dinghy help

Ah the Beachcomber.....it is sobering to think that the Laser could have ended up this good if only they had persevered with it. Beachcomber 13ft LOA, Seabat 11ft 6in LOA. The sail insignia are very similar. The Beachcomber is a black solid "B" shape. The seabat is similar but with a white thin "S" ...
by Nigel
Sun May 17, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Corsa 16?
Replies: 22
Views: 14443

Re: Corsa 16?

Must be a Caneton then :lol:
by Nigel
Sun May 17, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Aussie Scow Moth "Billabong" , Imperium design , for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 7117

Re: Aussie Scow Moth "Billabong" , Imperium design , for sal

................if only I weighed 8 stone less............... :lol:
by Nigel
Sun May 17, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Corsa 16?
Replies: 22
Views: 14443

Re: Corsa 16?

another wild guess: Caneton Strale which, depending which books you read, is either one boat or two different boats, the Caneton and the Strale.............so that is three guesses for the price of one. or with a stretchy tape measure ... Challenge Looking forward to seeing the pictures. Accurate LO...
by Nigel
Thu May 14, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Corsa 16?
Replies: 22
Views: 14443

Re: Corsa 16?

Is there an insignia on the sail?
by Nigel
Mon May 11, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Where are the Hits?
Replies: 7
Views: 5731

Re: Where are the Hits?

.....and possibly two national championships to report on Y&Y :lol: