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by fcdbm
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Leaks
Replies: 16
Views: 4352

Re: Leaks

Leak hunting in a skol moth. Rule one, DON'T BLOW INTO THE HULL!! Most people who try to find a leak by blowing into the hull regret it, because even a very small amount of pressure can 'pop' the hull to deck joint. Even the amount of puff to blow a balloon up can cause damage. The Skol Mk1 has a ce...
by fcdbm
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Unit 2/7 - now a restoration project
Replies: 29
Views: 9372

Re: Unit 2/7 - now a restoration project

UNIT SAILS:

If you are looking for advice on sails, may I suggest you contact Paul Newell of Newell Sails at 6 Redwing Quay, The Embankment, Bembridge 01983 872854. I may be wrong but I recall Paul racing a Unit at Cowes Dinghy Week in the 1970-80s. So he may be able to help. (Apologies in advance ...
by fcdbm
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Jollyboat wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 4971

Re: Jollyboat wanted

There is Jollyboat resting infront of a house in Ward Avenue in Cowes.

All varnished hull, broken wooden mast, rotted cover, needs tlc.

Would you be interested. If you are I'll knock on their door.
by fcdbm
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 62015

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

This is my Skol 3. Note the slightly wider transom.

Self draining cockpit and open transom.

Full width traveller due to the weak kicker system.

Bright tangerine decks - very 1970's.
by fcdbm
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 62015

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Hi, About 4 years ago I scanned the IMCA files of Major Tony Hibbert, these were passed to Adam May. This was great fun to start with but it took about 4 months to complete. With the support of Simon Propper the previous Moth webmaster, some were posted on the IMCA website, notably the team photo of...
by fcdbm
Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mirror Dinghy Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 7017

Re: Mirror Dinghy Restoration

I have owned Mirrors and Miracle dinghies and spent quite a time sorting out splits in the ply floor. So here are some of my lessons learnt. The ply used for Mirrors was not always very good, and suffered from voids, between the ends of veneers. Water can get in and weaken the ply. The floor battens...
by fcdbm
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: novice seller International moth mk III
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

Re: novice seller International moth mk III

That is an International Moth Skol Mk111. Probably built in 1973 to 1975. Value, depending on condition and completeness of kit, I would suggest £250 to £300 for hull, mast, boom, sails, dagger board and rudder. You may do better selling on Apollo Duck than e-bay. Taking the hull out of the garage r...
by fcdbm
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: 2 masts for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 4654

Re: 2 masts for sale

Is the Moth mast a very skinny profile, with integral track? So light when you pick it up in the middle it sags about 300mm at each end If so it's probably a Sparlight DQ2 section. A legendary piece of Moth kit. You will need spreaders and a prodder to keep it up. Good luck.....!! Put me down as 4th...
by fcdbm
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Authentic Anti slip?
Replies: 30
Views: 5009

Re: Authentic Anti slip?

The best non-slip 'Treadmaster'.

http://www.tiflex.co.uk/treadmaster/treadmaster.html

Used on the classic Routemaster bus and quite a few yachts as well.
by fcdbm
Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 62015

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Great to see the photos. The Shelley designs are particularly elegant. I was speaking to Mervyn Cooke and he considered the Shelley Mk 111 to be a particularly sweet shape. The transom shape is the trademark detail. The Shelley Mk11 was raced at the 1968 Worlds at Cannes. John Shelley and Mike McMil...
by fcdbm
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 62015

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Farr Article
by fcdbm
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 62015

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

The Farr Moth.

A sweet design.

David - I will send you a CD of the info if you feel you might be able to use some of the information.
by fcdbm
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 62015

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

More notes from the archive. The first aussie rules Moth in New Zealand Pururi in 1963 designed and built by Hal Wagstaff. The New Zealand Moth Class was a one design but they allowed Pururi to race. This lead to a NZ Restricted Moth Fleet. The Farr Brothers of Leigh scored a great success in the le...
by fcdbm
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 62015

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Hi, Thanks for the kind comments about my contribution. I too have been researching the 1960s and early 1970s development of the Class. My angle had been to look at how the different national fleets were brought together under a common rule and then the spark that it gave to ignite design developmen...
by fcdbm
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 62015

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Hi, Interesting question. I have some Moth Class information, in 2007 I scanned much of Major Tony Hibbert's Moth Class archive and photos. This covers the period in the 1960's and early 70's leading up to the International recognition of the Moth Class by IYRU. As you may know there were a number o...