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by neil
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 11520

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

Think I've responded in previous years saying Zenith will be on the water next year. Not doing that anymore so I've set a target of 2019 for completion. Am planning to get the steamer fired up next week for the remaining 70+ ribs.
by neil
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: New sails...recommend a sailmaker?
Replies: 9
Views: 5433

Re: New sails...recommend a sailmaker?

http://www.rjsails.co.uk made me a very nice set of Tideway sails
by neil
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn buoyancy
Replies: 10
Views: 7702

Re: Finn buoyancy

I'm sure mine had 4 under the side skirts, seem to remember a small one stuffed in the bow. Not sure if there's any detail at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinghies/albums/72157690773229496 Don't think I capsized this one. The bouyancy in my Fairey did get tested in Bristol and Clywedog. Peter's ear...
by neil
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Laser 1 possibly very early #39
Replies: 19
Views: 11199

Re: Laser 1 possibly very early #39

Are we really having a discussion about the Laser on the CVRDA forum?
by neil
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Proctor Centenary 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 15613

Re: Proctor Centenary 2018

Help - again! This time with the timeline. Can anyone throw light on the following? I need the year of design for.... Spectrum - which, as far as I know, was Ian's last design As always any info, if possible backed up with pictures, would be really useful Cheers all D According to the Porter's page...
by neil
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 14901

Re: Finn nationals

A personal opinion, and one that many will probably disagree with When a number of us starting putting old Finns back on the water, it was just that - get a Finn for a few £100s and go sailing. We got quite a few boats on the water, think we got to about 7 Finns just at Roadford, a few had both clas...
by neil
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Flying moth question
Replies: 3
Views: 3799

Re: Flying moth question

It's Kevin Boyd - Ed has his contact details
by neil
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghies, raters and canoes in Hope's edition of Dixon Kemp.
Replies: 8
Views: 5794

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

The 9th Edition is available on the Internet Archive - https://archive.org/details/manualofyachtboa00kemp Several companies sell "reprints" - but I'd imagine they are of this scan, the plates have not all been scanned. I hope you are going to keep your volume intact, the individual plates do come up...
by neil
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic Boat Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 6947

Re: Classic Boat Insurance

When I owned Rannoch (1947 Uffa Fox International canoe) a few years ago, I was in a similar situation. Ended up speaking to someone at WH Insurance (http://www.dinghyinsurance.com). They were very understanding, even told me I was underinsuring the boat when I gave them a value. They understood tha...
by neil
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: OK Dinghy centreboard
Replies: 0
Views: 2900

OK Dinghy centreboard

Just wondering if anyone has a centreboard for an OK that is surplus to requirements as I need one for a project.
by neil
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 51439

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

I was good and bid on nothing. Feeling sad about that, now! But think of all the time you've saved in not having to search for all those missing and unobtainable fittings that have been lost over the years. Give it a while and a few of the boats will be back on the market either at a hugely inflate...
by neil
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 51439

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

looks like the reserves are off for nearly everything, e.g. MS1 - reserve met for £5. So, most of the boats will go. Moved from 3 large sheds into 200+ smaller sheds/garages, mainly in the home counties. Can't see much changing as most of these will forever remain project boats. A few will go to tho...
by neil
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 51439

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

Looks a right mess. Several lots of sails, masts rudders. Boats in one location, rigs in another.

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by neil
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 51439

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

Aquarius wrote:
I'd respectfully draw attention to Lot 421, the Linton Hope designed AQUAMARINE, in Eyemouth, which I think may be an RCC "B" Class Canoe, and looks in almost reasonable condition.
Some Aquamarine and Mederka discussion at http://www.intcanoe.org/forum2/viewtopi ... =20&t=1873
by neil
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 51439

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

More items have been added, not useful descriptions of models and magazines/books.