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by roger
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: GP14s in Barbados
Replies: 9
Views: 8683

Re: GP14s in Barbados

Nick and Ellie broke a mainsheet in the first race and lost about 20 places in the first race. This left Hugh and Malcolm to take the first honours in the family.

No doubt Nick and Ellie will be back on form today.

All those Facebookers can follow their exploits under the name Teamdevereux.
by roger
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Anyone want some period tufnol blocks?
Replies: 4
Views: 3408

Re: Anyone want some period tufnol blocks?

Do you have a price?
by roger
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Finn edge of the wedge!
Replies: 17
Views: 14474

Re: Finn edge of the wedge!

Well start with the Wingnut award and there are a few self confessed candidates.
by roger
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int Moth K3222 Project
Replies: 55
Views: 27235

Re: Int Moth K3222 Project

I didn't say that I had dumped ALL of the pictures! (I could be tempted!) Thanks Rupert, Its very satisfying to know. There is a strong tradition in the Moth fleet of not quite finishing the boat in time and still be fixing things on the way out to the start. Quite a few fell apart again soon after...
by roger
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mercury Dinghy 87 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5374

Re: Mercury Dinghy 87 ?

I always think of Bob Corfield when I see a Mercury. He was a good sailor but unbeatable in the Mercury.
by roger
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: flaps or self bailers - your opinions please..
Replies: 9
Views: 5722

Re: flaps or self bailers - your opinions please..

A short term solution for leaky self bailers is to smear a little silicone sealant around the joins from underneath. It stops the leaks when you don't need them and is easy to push away when you need to open them. I say short term but I think I used this method for a number of years. Far cheaper and...
by roger
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Your opinion on the centreboard and cockpit sole refurb...
Replies: 4
Views: 3646

Re: Your opinion on the centreboard and cockpit sole refurb.

Another way to achieve a non slip finish in varnish is to sprinkle a little granulated sugar on the sticky varnish and then wash away when the varnish has dried.
by roger
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Soft and blackened needs hardening and restoring
Replies: 8
Views: 5198

Re: Soft and blackened needs hardening and restoring

Oxalic acid can be bought on bee keeping sites as well.
by roger
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn
Replies: 8
Views: 5339

Re: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn

Simon, I have asked some questions(on facebook page)and got some info but she is not on our current list of boats. However they do appear on ebay occasionally. We are currently starting up a classic fleet which we hope will bring some of the older boats out of the sheds to come and sail. Here is the...
by roger
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Roger be afraid be very afraid
Replies: 16
Views: 9247

Re: Roger be afraid be very afraid

Well the crew got and kept the kite filling.
by roger
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn
Replies: 8
Views: 5339

Re: My old Hornet - Rev. Dr. Syn

It may be worth contacting the Hornet association on their website http://www.hornet.org.uk. there are some people with long memories and old yearbooks who may help with the history. There has been a resurgence in numbers of old Plank Hornets. At one point we thought there were none left but there a...
by roger
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Roger be afraid be very afraid
Replies: 16
Views: 9247

Re: Roger be afraid be very afraid

I can feel the nightmares returning :?
by roger
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Heron centerboard case leak
Replies: 12
Views: 9618

Re: Heron centerboard case leak

I agree with all the above. I tried to do the short cut of dribbling warm epoxy in and as Peter says it just traps water in and continues to rot.
by roger
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Add a Boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 17848

Re: Add a Boat.

I have tried trapeze, is plank easier for crew ? (I am assuming crew uses plank on Hornet ?), I have fell off back of seat on Minisprint a couple of times, it accelerates so fast sometimes, that's a weird sensation, being dragged along. The Hornet accelerates much faster than the mini sprint Robert...
by roger
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Add a Boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 17848

Re: Add a Boat.

you will have to have a play on the hornet plank Robert.