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by Alan P.
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Dulux exterior gloss?
Replies: 7
Views: 5609

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...
by Alan P.
Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 1965 OK on the bay
Replies: 9
Views: 2545

Re: 1965 OK on the bay

Sold and what a steal!. At that price i do hope someone has bought for the boat and not just the road trailer.
by Alan P.
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: You know you're... when
Replies: 7
Views: 4432

Re: You know you're... when

Yes ent228,just as you described and also in an Ent. Usually on rainy days in light winds.
They were the very big lines with big pylons. These ones marched across Bedfordshire and into Cambridgeshire. Memories Wyboston S.C 1970 to 1974 in Dad's Ent, no.9677
by Alan P.
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 1965 OK on the bay
Replies: 9
Views: 2545

Re: 1965 OK on the bay

As Rupert points out, OKs have deep cockpits. Surprisingly so. I've played with a Contender and my Dad's Solo in the past and found the booms very low on these. The Solo's huge centreboard casing is a real hurdle to scramble over. Sheeted in hard going up wind in a stiff breeze and the OKs boom is v...
by Alan P.
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: OK
Replies: 6
Views: 4759

Re: OK

Thanks for the tip and demo Kev. Like a lot of things, easy when you know how. Slim, if you have'nt got washing up bowls in your OK, what have you got?. Just holes? And are'nt there not two but three, two on the forward bulkhead and one on the rear into the transom tank? Now Kev has shown us how, po...
by Alan P.
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: OK
Replies: 6
Views: 4759

Re: OK

Hello Slim Sounds like you've got an elderly OK that has large holes in the cockpit bulkheads that were once plugged with washing up bowls on shock cord? Barton do fairly large screw in inspection hatches but the usual way of getting over this one is to make up some ply discs (or other matching shap...
by Alan P.
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Fast boat for 30 acre pool.
Replies: 13
Views: 5798

Re: Fast boat for 30 acre pool.

Graduate? But you two may be a little heavy.
by Alan P.
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: ok, solo, thoughts please
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

Re: ok, solo, thoughts please

Nessa, have your checked the quoted sail number of this OK on the boat data base on http://www.okdinghy.co.uk ?. This strange as it's "grp throughout " on the data base. Could be cheap. On the other hand,there are plenty of the all grp Seamark Nunn built boats still around and many in sound conditio...
by Alan P.
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Transum traveler do they have a name, looks correct?
Replies: 10
Views: 2759

Re: Transum traveler do they have a name, looks correct?

Doh, got the wrong image in my simple mind when i posted to you. Now i understand. Had this system on my Graduate many many years ago. Works fine. You might find stoppers at each end of the top flat section will prevent the lower block going off around the bend (as in one of the pics and Rupert sugg...
by Alan P.
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Torch dinghy...built in Chelmsford '80?...any info' welcome!
Replies: 2
Views: 2960

Re: Torch dinghy...built in Chelmsford '80?...any info' welc

Hello and good on you! At 50 you should be able to look forward to years of sailing. Welcome to a whole new world! I have just posted a reply to another posting on here and so have my 1973 copy of "Boat World Guide No.1 Sailing Dinghies2 to hand. In it there is a pic of an all grp Torch. It lists va...
by Alan P.
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Can anyone identify my Cat ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3954

Re: Can anyone identify my Cat ?

Hello Spug Did Phil manage to get the details across to you ?. If not, I may be able to help. I have a 1973 copy of "Boat World Guide No1 Sailing Dinghies" to hand. The sail emblem on the Flash pictured in this book matches yours exactly and is also down near the clew of the mainsail. No jib on the ...
by Alan P.
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Selling our camper
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Selling our camper

I've gone all modern too. Having sold my faithful aircooled bay of 1978, I have just bought a 1981 VW LT28 conversion. Seriously Rodger, campers here are generally more expensive and as it's LHD have you thought of listing it on French ebay? Does'nt have a huge following but http://www.leboncoin.fr ...
by Alan P.
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Swimmers
Replies: 30
Views: 10902

Re: Swimmers

Spot on Michael. I've really taken to the French angle on health and safety etc etc. We are all treated like adults. As for places to swim, well take your pick. Mines the Med off a 2+km stretch of naturist beach. Surely it's still too cold in Blighty for swimming even with cloths on or has something...
by Alan P.
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: rudder was it off then?
Replies: 12
Views: 4922

Re: rudder was it off then?

Sorry for the delay. The measurements that will help identify your blade will be these, I think. Blade width 300mm +/- 5 Radius of the round bottom "edge" 150mm. And from the top end of the staight part of the leading edge(just below stock) down to a right angle line from the bottom tip of the radiu...
by Alan P.
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: OK over on the bay
Replies: 1
Views: 1319

Re: OK over on the bay

Interesting one. I do'nt think it's your usual grp Seamark Nunn. Do me for a laugh on really windy days but the logistics involved!! There should be a sail number engraved somewhere in the cockpit,ie on the bulkhead, hog or centreboard case. The UK class has fairly good records and a boat data base ...