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by Steve Bailey
Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Firefly - single handed handicap
Replies: 10
Views: 4009

Re: Firefly - single handed handicap

Bill Your request was approved at last night's sailing committee meeting, provisional PY 1142. If you start a series single handed and then race with a crew it will count as a separate entry, so you can't just leave the crew ashore when it's not windy and take him or her when it's honking. Seems fai...
by Steve Bailey
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Blurb for the dinghy show
Replies: 18
Views: 5216

Re: Blurb for the dinghy show

The dog strength ones from Wilko's have one great advantage over the proper 'for men' type. If you accidentally run the club lawn mower over them they get sliced in two and the lawn mower remains more or less unscathed. It takes quite a while to unwrap the tie down rope from round the mower blades t...
by Steve Bailey
Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: new deck for an Albacore - a string of questions...
Replies: 32
Views: 6686

Re: new deck for an Albacore - a string of questions...

Tried posting earlier but it seems to have disappeared into thin air . . . However, in addition to what's been written about trailers and ratchet straps, I'm sure 5mm gaboon ply for a new deck will be fine, I don't believe the class rules specify a thickness but they are strict about plan dimensions...
by Steve Bailey
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Shroud levers
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Re: Shroud levers

Ed
PM for you re joining.
Chers
Steve
by Steve Bailey
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Shroud levers
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Re: Shroud levers

Ed, Yep, cheap new ones are about £40 each. I went to America last year for the Albacore Internationals and bought loads of bits over there, they cost roughly half what you'd pay for them here. They found their way into my tool box which came back in the shipping container with the boats in. A pity ...
by Steve Bailey
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Shroud levers
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

Shroud levers

If anyone has a surplus pair of throw-off shroud levers cluttering their shed, I have a good home for them on an elderly Albacore I recently purchased. The present levers are the quadrant type which can explode under stress when they've spent their life quietly corroding in salt water spray. All the...
by Steve Bailey
Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Thames Sailing Club Vintage Regatta 26th/27th July
Replies: 7
Views: 4136

Re: Thames Sailing Club Vintage Regatta 26th/27th July

Ben, Saw your post on the Albacore web site, and read the article in Classic Boat with interest. I had hoped to get along to the event with my old Alb but my mrs has broke her leg and I've used all my points up in getting away for the Alb open in Largs next month. So maybe next year, and I hope it a...
by Steve Bailey
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: National 18
Replies: 8
Views: 4159

Re: National 18

Trevor, Some brilliant photographs there, I particularly like the 1989 Findhorn one of no. 319 apparently about to capsize on top of her crew in a death-roll, and the lads in the foreground lifejackets are beyond compare. Great stuff. I had a chance to buy N18 No. 3 once, for sale at Woolverstone on...
by Steve Bailey
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Albacore Mainsail
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

Re: Albacore Mainsail

I'm selling a 1 year old set of Lonton & Grey ones. PM me your phone No. or email address if you still need some and I'll get back to you later.
Off sailing now
Steve
by Steve Bailey
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Firefly MKII Centreboard Case
Replies: 116
Views: 27169

Re: Firefly MKII Centreboard Case

Gozzy I'd like to join the list of people saying well done for carrying on with your restoration. I have been following your thread, and it's sidetracks, with great interest as I hope soon to start a similar job on my F2125. Two years ago I bought an old Albacore (A195), which I thought I'd spend th...
by Steve Bailey
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Paint & Flaps
Replies: 4
Views: 3135

Re: Paint & Flaps

Trevor, My GP14 (1831) had really tatty transom flaps when I bought her, I took them off and made some out of marine ply with hinges along the top edge. Had to make sure they didn't extend right down to the hull though in case they counted as an illegal extension to the length of the hull. They look...
by Steve Bailey
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: early albacore
Replies: 7
Views: 3291

Re: early albacore

Hello Trevor, A999 is a beautiful boat, the varnished topmast is the envy of the River Trent. Except perhaps the Laser sailors on it. When I get back to the UK I'll see if I can organise some photos for you. Cheers Steve By the way I've been told the reef points on the mainsail - a North one I think...
by Steve Bailey
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: early albacore
Replies: 7
Views: 3291

Re: early albacore

Hello All, Here goes for first post on cvrda site . . . I bought A999 off Trevor C a few years ago, but never quite managed to capsize her (metal plate helped). The friend I sold her to has not capsized her either. However I have refurbished A195, and capsized her quite frequently. No tanks, two lar...