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by Alan P.
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: ENTERPRISE No.878 emerges blinking into the light
Replies: 10
Views: 8302

Re: ENTERPRISE No.878 emerges blinking into the light

Great story Dave. Look forward to further instalments. Learned to sail with Dad in an Ent (9677) when I was 12. Stick with the Osprey. I only ever twice sailed, one back in the 70's. We went way out to sea off the Isle of Wight. Lovely boats. Equivalent to a ride in a P5 in many ways. I have a very ...
by Alan P.
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 420 dinghy. Number 417
Replies: 0
Views: 3582

420 dinghy. Number 417

Hello All. I believe there are some 420 fans in the CVRDA family. This must surely be a bit special? Comes with the trailer so a quick hop over to collect a piece of French nautical history should be a breeze. Came across it whilst window shopping. And I mean window shopping only, as I really wish I...
by Alan P.
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wanted Classic Finn Ready to sail.
Replies: 3
Views: 3859

Re: Wanted Classic Finn Ready to sail.

Hello Alan.

A very quick trawl here over a cuppa produced no less than three on http://www.leboncoin.fr/nautisme
Put Finn in the search box.

Also two recently listed on ebay.de.
Artical numbers 111972690486 and 162045648052

Lots around. Cannot be that popular I suppose :lol:
by Alan P.
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: One for a brave man.. but curiously rather tempting!
Replies: 4
Views: 3779

Re: One for a brave man.. but curiously rather tempting!

For the brave indeed!!. The Klepper is bit akin to the Bond Bug I think, which was suposed to be more than capable of doing 70mph. The thought of doing 70+mph in a Bond Bug never really appealed to me. But then again... I'm a wimp.
by Alan P.
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Unique custom made road trailer for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 6197

Re: Unique custom made road trailer for sale

Not in the market for a trailer either but just want to say a big hello, Stu. Hope life has been good to you. Do you still have 1958?. I think your old Supernova was up for sale recently too and I wondered then how things were with you.
by Alan P.
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: It's cold outside , and they say don't do it.
Replies: 14
Views: 6646

Re: It's cold outside , and they say don't do it.

A lot of sound advise and tips above. Personally, I would keep the varnish in the house at room temp a good while before applying it rather than warming it up just before. Pour out only enough to do the job. Applying is pretty much the same at the temps talked about if the varnish is at normal room ...
by Alan P.
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: About colour...
Replies: 7
Views: 4834

Re: About colour...

Do'nt forget that you can get colour/tinter in tubes from decorator's merchants and probably diy places. You just add a drop at a time of a particular colour/tinter into plain white until your happy with the colour/shade. Can be added to any paint type. Good fun and you get a very personal boat. My ...
by Alan P.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Another Enterprise
Replies: 13
Views: 8286

Re: Another Enterprise

Well done. I agree with Rubert. Sailing it first is a great idea. There seem to be so many "good intention" projects that just never happen so getting out there will give you inspiration. Hopefully. I'm sure you are joining a whole unseen army of people who will spend this winter beavering away. I b...
by Alan P.
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: E110
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Re: E110

I think I have the Enterprise Assoc yearbook from 1960 which I think lists the owners of boats, if they were members. This was in the days before data protection etc so has full addresses. I will dig it out and check out 110 and pm you with anything listed.

Alan
by Alan P.
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: match or save
Replies: 6
Views: 4100

Re: match or save

Nice colour though.

And is that a set of tufnol cleats?
by Alan P.
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: So which boat should I be looking for?
Replies: 33
Views: 12642

Re: So which boat should I be looking for?

I bought a new Supernova from the then builder, Mark Giles, in 2002. Loved it and ,at that time, really good value for money. After many years with an OK ,i found it hard work physically to drive upind in gusty conditions but an absolute dream downwind. I did the opens for a few years but these were...
by Alan P.
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: WANTED: GRP single hander for River Sailing.
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: WANTED: GRP single hander for River Sailing.

[quote="Bootscooter"]I've got OK sail number 1963, grp hull in great shape, great rig, all ready to go but needing the decks rubbed and varnished for that money. And it's in Oxford 8)[/quote] Sorry, i'm not quite with you. Have you bought or are you selling 1963? Either way, she is one of my old boa...
by Alan P.
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: WANTED: GRP single hander for River Sailing.
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: WANTED: GRP single hander for River Sailing.

OK 1205 FREE TO A GOOD HOME. At Cookham Reach.

Seamark Nunn so i presume it's plastic. Good photo on For Sale page at

www.okdinghy.co.uk

Oks are very good river boats as they can take very quickly. Huge fleet at Upper Thames S.C
by Alan P.
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Dulux exterior gloss?
Replies: 7
Views: 5448

Re: Dulux exterior gloss?

As a Painter and Decorator for over 30 years, can i just add my two penny worth?. Marine gloss has different solvents and solids to house gloss paint. They dry and cure much slower but once cured withstand knocks and scrapes much better than house paint. It is always important to use a good marine p...