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by JimC
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Wood finish...
Replies: 8
Views: 7539

Re: Wood finish...

thanks Chris
by JimC
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Wood finish...
Replies: 8
Views: 7539

Re: Wood finish...

To catch up, I went with Chris' floor varnish, which did the job nicely. I now have another one... I've made a case for an instrument from left over moth building materials, to wit cedar plank sides and ply top and bottom. This one isn't going to go on the road but it will be pulled in and out of cu...
by JimC
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mast carrying on vans
Replies: 20
Views: 6990

Re: Mast carrying on vans

Mast on roof rack is my choice.
by JimC
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Swallows and Amazons.
Replies: 16
Views: 6412

Re: Swallows and Amazons.

cocoandfly wrote:Interesting Jim. Any actual evidence to support this?
Depends what you call evidence. I raced against a GRP Plus, probably sailed in it too, but that was 40 years ago. And yes, the other post is correct now I think of it, no stern deck.
by JimC
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Swallows and Amazons.
Replies: 16
Views: 6412

Re: Swallows and Amazons.

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by JimC
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Centreboard case not true
Replies: 9
Views: 6754

Re: Centreboard case not true

I fear you should do the job properly and get a new board that fits...
by JimC
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Swallows and Amazons.
Replies: 16
Views: 6412

Re: Swallows and Amazons.

cocoandfly wrote:I really suspect there were no grp ones. But who knows.
There was indeed at least one fibreglass Plus. I never saw a second one. Sail number was 60something.
by JimC
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 6214

Re: 11+ on Ebay

There was definitely an Eleven Plus association back in the day, but I have no idea how numbers were allocated. I think it was always a single builder class, so probably by the builder.
by JimC
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Pegasus repair
Replies: 4
Views: 4051

Re: Pegasus repair

I've never come across a boat that was absolutely symmetrical. Add 40 years of use and abuse and half an inch isn't too bad!
by JimC
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 7593

Re: Bosham classics

I think anyone who criticises 2 digit handicaps is completely missing the point of classic dinghy racing. I'm rather of the opinion that anyone who think they are a significant problem doesn't understand Portsmouth Yardstick very well. I don't altogether enthuse about them, but I understand the log...
by JimC
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 7593

Re: Bosham classics

Pat wrote:...but don't especially want to go to it.
All that has a certain resonance for me, and I have family in the area.
by JimC
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: 11+ on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 6214

Re: 11+ on Ebay

That must be a very early one with the drop in centreboard...
by JimC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Metal Boom for a Gull
Replies: 4
Views: 2703

Re: Metal Boom for a Gull

They were only mast section: cut up an unwanted spar!
by JimC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 1973 Int Moth 3517 (Skol iii) (Sold)
Replies: 4
Views: 4268

Re: 1973 Int Moth 3517 (Skol iii)

Here's an interesting thing. Unskol was rigged in the front yard over the weekend, and while I was at it I retrieved the rig she came with from the garage roof. I had assumed it was an old style low aspect ratio rig, but in fact its not. Its the standard luff length, but with a long boom and soft sa...
by JimC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 1973 Int Moth 3517 (Skol iii) (Sold)
Replies: 4
Views: 4268

Re: 1973 Int Moth 3517 (Skol iii)

Unskol is still available. If you fancy doing Bowmoor she's ready to go.
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