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by JimC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Metal Boom for a Gull
Replies: 4
Views: 3666

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: 4672

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: 4672

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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by JimC
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Laser 2 - Lost Class
Replies: 2
Views: 3050

Re: Laser 2 - Lost Class

The Laser II is still a registered ISAF International class. I scarcely think that's quite what we are there for. Add the Laser 2 and you also need to add the ISO, Spice, the ghastly Boss, the dreadful Laser 5 tonner, all that lot...
by JimC
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 12729

Re: 11+ afloat

What did the the rowlock fittings look like? They must have been raised to allow the oar to clear the curved side tank. Nasty to look at and to sit on unless there was a clever solution. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/892/40176195805_7590b913f3_c.jpg This just about shows what was there. Nasty cover...
by JimC
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 12729

Re: 11+ afloat

She's old enough that the jib would originally have been set on a strop, not at deck level,which possibly explains the sheet locations. A barber hauler to the rails on the inside of the tanks would probably give a better sheeting angle (lateral and vertical) and reduce the snagging a bit. I concur t...
by JimC
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 12729

Re: 11+ afloat

Well done.

No, I have no idea when she was last sailed. I'd be fairly surprised if it were much after 1990, maybe well before. I can't see it could possibly have been after 1995.
by JimC
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Wanted: mast/deck foot for Needlespar also 4.5inch hatch
Replies: 1
Views: 2653

Re: Wanted: Male mast/deck foot for Needlespar mast

Any machine shop ought to be able to make one. That's what I did last time I needed one, 'twas done very unofficially at Hawker Siddeley!
by JimC
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unknown sail insignia
Replies: 3
Views: 3671

Re: Unknown sail insignia

Gremlin?


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by JimC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 50anniversary event inviting vintage boats
Replies: 3
Views: 3456

Re: 50anniversary event inviting vintage boats

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Sailed there a few times with the Canoes: nice club and great scenery. You think South Wales/post industrial, but Llandegfedd is up in the hills and very decorative, but still handy for towns and especially one curry house the ICs tend to frequent.
by JimC
Mon May 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Job ad - Wooden Boat Builder, Norfolk
Replies: 1
Views: 3648

Job ad - Wooden Boat Builder, Norfolk

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For those that don't know Hunters yard hire and maintain a fleet of mainly 30s and 40s varnished mahogany cruisers. They are quite splendid boats, maintained to a high standard.
by JimC
Mon May 21, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: I hope they don't have "high hopes."
Replies: 6
Views: 5422

Re: I hope they don't have "high hopes."

Ants do seem to like it under boat covers without there being any problems involved. I recently evicted a large group from under UnSkol's toe straps.
by JimC
Wed May 16, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Wood veneer suppliers...
Replies: 2
Views: 3322

Re: Wood veneer suppliers...

Interesting: see message...
by JimC
Fri May 11, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn Needlespar Mast repairable????
Replies: 9
Views: 5832

Re: Finn Needlespar Mast repairable????

Not precisely sure what a mast ring is, but can't you fabricate another to butt against existing? Better than chopping mast.
by JimC
Thu May 10, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Wood veneer suppliers...
Replies: 2
Views: 3322

Wood veneer suppliers...

I need some roughly 1.5mm veneer, preferably oak. Not huge quantities, basically 4 bits about 400mm * 350mm. Surrey or Sussex would be convenient, because carriage would be prohibitive for such small quantities from Robbins I reckon. Anyone got any suggestions for suppliers?