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by JimC
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Laser 2 - Lost Class
Replies: 2
Views: 2197

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: 10186

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: 10186

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: 10186

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: 2004

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: 3183

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: 2721

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: 2775

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: 4277

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: 2635

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: 4631

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: 2635

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?
by JimC
Wed May 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 1973 Int Moth 3517 (Skol iii) (Sold)
Replies: 4
Views: 4259

Re: 1973 Int Moth 3517 (Skol iii)

Couple more pics.
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by JimC
Wed May 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 1973 Int Moth 3517 (Skol iii) (Sold)
Replies: 4
Views: 4259

1973 Int Moth 3517 (Skol iii) (Sold)

"Unskol" aka "Fred", Int Moth 3517, is a Glass fibre (coremat) Rondar Skol Mk3 above the waterline, and has a cold moulded hull below the waterline. It seems to have been like that from the beginning. The bottom was replaced in 2014, and the hull professionally painted, so its all in good order and ...
by JimC
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mirror impact repair
Replies: 4
Views: 3263

Re: Mirror impact repair

If you can improvise some sort of clamp then a piece of ply covered in parcel tape each side over the wet repair would bring everything together and reduce the amount of sanding required.