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by Nigel
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Ronstan traveller car wanted.
Replies: 3
Views: 3596

Re: Ronstan traveller car wanted.

Hi Neil,

I put a second car and bridle on mine. It makes things a lot quicker/easier.

Nigel
by Nigel
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Another what is it
Replies: 6
Views: 4079

Re: Another what is it

Mine was pretty stable. Performance was let down by the primitive rig. The gooseneck was very low and the boom angled upwards from it. No way to get any decent purchase on a kicker (which I do not think was fitted as standard). Vertical battens as well to allow the sail to be furled around the mast....
by Nigel
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Another what is it
Replies: 6
Views: 4079

Re: Another what is it

Hi David,

I owned one for a while. Ripped the rudder pintles out of the transom on a windy day at Clywedog. Easy fix though.

The pointy bow looks great until you sail into a steep wave. The boat goes right through the middle of the wave and you get very wet and maybe washed out of the back
by Nigel
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Another what is it
Replies: 6
Views: 4079

Re: Another what is it

It is a Man o'war designed by Rod McAlpine-Downie

Nigel
by Nigel
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Megabyte????
Replies: 29
Views: 13203

Re: Megabyte????

I have a few email contacts, mainly on the south coast but we may be talking about the same boats that have been bought and sold.

A few searches and emails via the Megabyte forum should pick up most.
by Nigel
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Megabyte????
Replies: 29
Views: 13203

Re: Megabyte????

Well done Neil.

National Championships at Roadford ?
by Nigel
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Pegasus Rigging?
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: Pegasus Rigging?

Hi Rob,

Imo difficult/long winded to inform properly from scratch using photos. If any of us are local, a bribe of beer may well entice someone to come round and show you things. That will be much more effective.

Which sailing club are your sons at?

Nigel
by Nigel
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Swimmers
Replies: 30
Views: 11311

Re: Swimmers

Put on a white coat, buy a book of raffle tickets and charge them each £1 :)

I knew an old boy many years ago who put on a coat, opened a field gate and stood there all morning collecting money for the cheap parking for the county show.

Amazing what you can get away with :D
by Nigel
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Any ideas on a PY for an Orion SRD?
Replies: 2
Views: 2455

Re: Any ideas on a PY for an Orion SRD?

Thanks Rupert,

I will try them.

It looks very much like a stretched Lightning to my eye rather than a supernova but that may be down to the colour scheme and deck layout.
by Nigel
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Any ideas on a PY for an Orion SRD?
Replies: 2
Views: 2455

Any ideas on a PY for an Orion SRD?

Hi,

we now have an Orion SRD at Shirehampton. Any thoughts on a PY for it?

Nigel
by Nigel
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Swimmers
Replies: 30
Views: 11311

Re: Swimmers

We usually find that the mud and sewage put them off :). If not, the tide will probably get them.

Only joking about the sewage nowadays but the water is a funny brown colour
by Nigel
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Megabyte????
Replies: 29
Views: 13203

Re: Megabyte????

Hi Neil,

I really like mine. Only a few in the UK though. Ideal helm weight is about 225lb but it will cope easily with about 50lb more (or a lot less in light airs).

If you want to try one, you are welcome to come up.

Nigel
by Nigel
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Zenith
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Zenith

I don't know much about them but it looks nice.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111107266370? ... 1423.l2649

Are they scarce?
by Nigel
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Advice on carbon mast fittimg
Replies: 14
Views: 4156

Re: Advice on carbon mast fittimg

I believe that you need special rivets for carbon. Standard ones crush the carbon so it ends up failing.

Terry Cook at Aardvark has repaired carbon masts for me and is very reasonable on price
by Nigel
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: What is the worlds favourite sailing dinghy?
Replies: 22
Views: 12865

Re: What is the worlds most favourite sailing dinghy.....

Hi Max, don't be too disheartened by David's reply. Although everything he says is correct, from a purely academic perspective, you will have a dataset to analyse. My suggestion would be to work out what that analysis is and if as part of that, you come to the conclusion that you needed a better que...