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by Nigel
Mon May 11, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Where are the Hits?
Replies: 7
Views: 5885

Re: Where are the Hits?

Hi Neil,

Got a few things to do on mine but will do my best to get there.

Could also bring the Megabyte for some comparisons between your newer sail and mine

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: how do you manage a restoration project?
Replies: 19
Views: 12102

Re: how do you manage a restoration project?

Walter's boat, which he bought from one Mr. Van De Hoven, was named "Vrolijkheid", which is Dutch for "Glee".
by Nigel
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: c'mon then... whatisit?
Replies: 13
Views: 8840

Re: c'mon then... whatisit?

possibly a Bonfire.......
by Nigel
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: It started with a centreboard leak....
Replies: 7
Views: 4453

Re: It started with a centreboard leak....

More likely a doctor. Good job this is typed rather than handwritten :P
by Nigel
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: I need a bath...
Replies: 9
Views: 7209

Re: I need a bath...

I thought you could only get that shape in plastic boats.

Looks nice work though (if t is real wood) - wonder how they did it or if it is not real wood but a wrap or something
by Nigel
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Was ist das?
Replies: 10
Views: 6398

Re: Was ist das?

Proutish?

Swift is the closest to the eBay tape measure
by Nigel
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: OK mast.
Replies: 3
Views: 2278

Re: OK mast.

Hi Sam,

mea culpa - just been reading not posting so not logged on for ages
by Nigel
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: So which boat should I be looking for?
Replies: 33
Views: 14844

Re: So which boat should I be looking for?

Going a bit off piste - Firefly. Single handing is an option and can take a crew giving you the opportunity to be sociable. If you are considering, it would be worth taking advice from someone like Rupert on which to look for or avoid. Agree totally about the Megabyte and the Hit though :) . I won't...
by Nigel
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Pre-War Start Sequence
Replies: 5
Views: 4024

Re: Pre-War Start Sequence

Wasn't it something to do with invading Poland? :shock:
by Nigel
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: MR wooden bits and ply sheets
Replies: 2
Views: 2004

MR wooden bits and ply sheets

May be of interest to someone

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Merlin-Rocket ... 27dbcabe51

Nigel
by Nigel
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Uffa's Sailing Seamanship and Yacht Construction
Replies: 3
Views: 3331

Re: Uffa's Sailing Seamanship and Yacht Construction

Hi all

It may even be a free download somewhere. Not found it yet but here are some to be going on with.

http://sports.quickfound.net/yachting_news.html


Nigel
by Nigel
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Megabyte????
Replies: 29
Views: 13230

Re: Megabyte????

Very nice :)

I do think that sail is particularly photogenic.

What is the barcode number? Interested to see if it is the same as mine or a different cut.
by Nigel
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: sportscraft skiff?
Replies: 2
Views: 2706

Re: sportscraft skiff?

More commonly known as the "Seabat", smaller sister to the Beachcomber, also lateen rigged & also designed by L.T. Rudman
by Nigel
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hatch Size
Replies: 17
Views: 4454

Re: Hatch Size

As long as the outer diameter of the hatch ring is bigger than the hole in the deck, you can fir a couple of seimicircalar backing pieces behind the hole and effectively clamp the hatch in place by bolting through those. I had to do similar on the Hit as I could not find a hatch quite big enough to ...