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by JimC
Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Gull Mk1 Info
Replies: 5
Views: 3235

There never were forward shroud positions per se. If you look at the frames that are in the way of the thwart, you should see a hole about half way between thwart and gunwhale. The shroud ties on with a lanyard to these holes. Strictly speaking if you are sailing una rig you ought to have a larger m...
by JimC
Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: School boy error
Replies: 7
Views: 3061

How shaped is it at the moment? What's the core made of? If its a single piece you could try cutting it into lengthwise strips and 180 rotating alternate strips then reshape it. You'll still lose a fair bit of material reshaping but at least it won't warp again. Then glass/carbon coat up to size.
by JimC
Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Sticky problem
Replies: 15
Views: 4391

Rather than use Araldite, which has a habit of not coming off when you want it to, go to a car parts shop and buy a tube of "loctite". This is designed to have enough grip to stop the things working loose but be able to be undone if necessary.
by JimC
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Painting Plastic
Replies: 9
Views: 2933

If there is no previous paint and you're really preparing the surface throughly I'd use two pot International: it won't need doing again for years. If there's already paint on that's not an option because the old stuff will fall off when the solvents in two-pot hit it.
by JimC
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Help. please - Intl.14
Replies: 17
Views: 6413

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"> 1970 rules say: "The overall length of the Spinnaker boom must not exceed 125 per cent of the dimension J (base of the foretriangle) i.e. J x 1.25. <hr height="1" noshade id="qu...
by JimC
Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: What screws for stainless band on oak keel
Replies: 27
Views: 8052

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by chris</i> Any suggestions or contacts for the right stuff for the cross tree spreaders? It's an ali alloy of some type 3/8" diameter but it seems much sti...
by JimC
Thu May 26, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Dinghy Days
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Nick Champion was certainly active two years ago so I assume is still now. Sorted out some old Cherub stuff for me.
by JimC
Thu May 26, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Stupid qn- they all are if you know the answer!
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

Varnish on metal fittings looks like hell: avoid!
by JimC
Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Aluminium
Replies: 12
Views: 5000

> Carbon [spars] allowed?

My Bethwaite wooden wing mast has a layer of carbon unis between the wood spar and the balsa fairing. Where the original balsa had rotted off there was some rot in the pine on the surface so I felt it needed a bit of assistance.
by JimC
Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Glueing up an OK Mast (Wooden)
Replies: 9
Views: 2776

Caveat - I've never glued a mast back together (though there's one in the garage roof that needs it). My biggest mast job has been a new balsa fairing on my Bethwaite wooden wing mast. If its split but not all the way you have to think very carefully about how good the rest of the glue is actually l...
by JimC
Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Glueing up an OK Mast (Wooden)
Replies: 9
Views: 2776

When it was new it was probably Aerolite or similar, but epoxy - SP106 in fact - would be top of my list by a very long way.
by JimC
Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Current ebay items
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

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Anyne interested in Classic Boat magazine? My father's clearing out and is selling all 118 issues...
by JimC
Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Compitition Time
Replies: 19
Views: 8658

Tipped Over Yet?
by JimC
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: sailing later in the year!
Replies: 34
Views: 13901

> will we see [my cheub] at any events this year?

Depends. I have to find a less moth eaten kite which fits the boat. By no means impossible.
by JimC
Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Ed, and ther results are?????
Replies: 15
Views: 8291

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Ed</i> So I guess that Jim didn't do much research, but knew it all anyway.... <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote"...