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by JimC
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 9826

Re: Daring dinghy

davidh wrote: therefore can be dismissed in such easy terms.
Get out of bed the wrong side did we?
by JimC
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Daring dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 9826

Re: Daring dinghy

won't take up any more space, nor resource, than a Merlin or 14. If you only have room for one boat you probably want it to be a good one. The same probably applies if you only have room for two. So the market for the obscurities that probably weren't that great is limited to people who have good d...
by JimC
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Removing silicone sealant
Replies: 6
Views: 5665

Re: Removing silicone sealant

I'm not recommending this for a boat but I was told you can removing silicon sealant from round a bath by spraying it with wd40 and then warm it with a hairdryer, not a hot air gun, and then it will easily peal off. I've never tried this so don't know if it works anyway but you would have to chemic...
by JimC
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: TV series coming soon
Replies: 22
Views: 13882

Re: TV series coming soon

But sailing canoes are not, nor have ever been, aligned with dinghies - and after the discussions and debates at their Worlds this year, will never be so! Administratively that's true, but administration isn't everything. For example the most important Canoe designers in the first half of the 20thC...
by JimC
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: TV series coming soon
Replies: 22
Views: 13882

Re: TV series coming soon

You can go back even further to the Nobby's if you like but in terms of dinghies that were specifically designed for racing then it is 1912 Of course the canoe racing classes were decades earlier. The earliest documented history of small sailboat racing in this country is all about canoes. By the 1...
by JimC
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghies, raters and canoes in Hope's edition of Dixon Kemp.
Replies: 8
Views: 5787

Re: Dinghies, raters and canoes in Hope's edition of Dixon K

neil wrote:I hope you are going to keep your volume intact, the individual plates do come up for sale on eBay.
Mmm, there is no such thing as a terminally disintegrating volume, the experienced restorers can do amazing stuff...
by JimC
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghies, raters and canoes in Hope's edition of Dixon Kemp.
Replies: 8
Views: 5787

Re: Dinghies, raters and canoes in Hope's edition of Dixon K

I would *love* to have scans of whatever there is in there about racing Canoes...
by JimC
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Boat Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 6942

Re: Classic Boat Insurance

Its kinda awkward though. Our boats have low sale value, but enormously expensive to repair, so the smallest of incidents is probably an insurance write off. And then if we do manage to be responsible for an accident to a third party - swimmer or something - then its just as expensive as any other c...
by JimC
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Wood finish...
Replies: 8
Views: 7531

Wood finish...

Now I know some of you folks wood bash other ways than boats so... I've been building a new speaker cabinet for my bass guitar rig, since changes in tech mean it can be made smaller and take up less room in the house than the old one. As things are at the moment its not going to go out on the road t...
by JimC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mike Brigg at the IC worlds
Replies: 5
Views: 5238

Re: Mike Brigg at the IC worlds

Loads of Kudos to Mike for not only achieving a respectable placing, but also being one of the minority to score a finish in every race. It was by no means a light airs series either. Its speaks volumes not only about him personally, but perhaps even more about the quality of the work he put in on T...
by JimC
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Skol 2 parts and info sought...
Replies: 5
Views: 5223

Re: Skol 2 parts and info sought...

Thanks... should the end of the dagger board be shaped in any way, or square? I don't suppose it makes an awful lot of difference in the grand scheme of things. Spitfire tips are marginally more efficient and look nice, a squared off end may be more practical if you sail in shallow water and bump t...
by JimC
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Skol 2 parts and info sought...
Replies: 5
Views: 5223

Re: Skol 2 parts and info sought...

A 42inch long daggerboard that fits the slot would be very much in the right territory - that's the size of the Mag 5 board in my garage and the one for my Skol (at Sailing club) isn't much different. The rudder isn't that much smaller as I recall.
by JimC
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 51188

Re: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection

I'd be extremely surprised if "going to china" is anything other than "being dumped in a container for scrapping/recycling".
by JimC
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: finn- or something else
Replies: 8
Views: 6451

Re: finn- or something else

Ebay tape measure. I reckon its an FD, I can see the characteristic FD genoa sheeting points.
by JimC
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 3748

Re: Any ideas?

The description says modified Redwing. seems feasible.