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by neil
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 51430

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

Mederka has her name on some of the major IC trophies, it would be a pity if she was lost. Apparently Uffa messed up and she had to be bumped in order to measure. All three boats, Storm Petrel/Mederka/Rannoch, were a little narrow and had false chines added to measure. Rannoch's were removed but I ...
by neil
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 38589

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Nice to see some skip diving activity. 15+ years ago I found out our Students' Union was getting refurbished. The bar top was the best part of 100' of 1" Mahogany. I went halves with a mate (think it cost us £30) and we went in on a Saturday morning and had the lot out in an hour and on the roof of ...
by neil
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 51430

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

E1 Enterprise is clearly a Finn and it looks like a wood and Needlespar mast lying next to it. Lot 309, does anyone know any more? Glad it wasn't just me who thought it was a very odd looking Enterprise. Just a heads up if anyone is thinking of bidding, have a good look at the Ts&Cs. Buyers premium...
by neil
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 134
Views: 51430

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

If I was 10 years younger I'd be interested in Medurka, having owned another of the 3 Uffa 1947 boats. But, all those boats need loads of work. They seem to have reserves on them, so will be interesting to see how much they go for. Just hope some of them see the water again
by neil
Mon May 08, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: £100 Phantom
Replies: 9
Views: 6835

Re: £100 Phantom

absolutely, with a couple coats of UCP and numerous coats of Epifanes this should not need stripping down again. This one had had most of the varnish removed when I bought it, but the decks had been be left unvarnished with the cover on, resulting loads of water staining and mould on the deck. Netro...
by neil
Fri May 05, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: £100 Phantom
Replies: 9
Views: 6835

Re: £100 Phantom

Making good progress, should be finished in the next few weeks. Got the the decks as good as I can get them, the bleached out and green ply won't take anymore sanding as the veneer is very thin as it's been sanded down a few times in the past. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4155/33653665733_8a2169f89...
by neil
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: CVRDA uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 5672

CVRDA uniform

Following the exposure given in this article, http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/195212/Is-the-F-In-Fun-going-to-be-lacking-in-the-future, is it worth a group order for a new CVRDA uniform? :wink: http://i1.adis.ws/i/egl/23888938_NOCOLOUR_M?$main_portrait$ http://www.studio.co.uk/shop/en/studio/s...
by neil
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Arthur Beale chandlery
Replies: 4
Views: 6159

Arthur Beale chandlery

Finally got the time to get to the revitalised Arthur Beale Chandlery on Shaftsbury Avenue and spend a happy 20 mins poking around. They currently have Epihanes at £28 for 1.2litres (also on mail order), found some interesting tools there - got a very nice Japanese Shinto Saw Rasp for £19. They are ...
by neil
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: A big boy did it and ran away!
Replies: 9
Views: 7133

Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Pyrahnas were built in the 80s. I think most were delivered for a Worlds in the UK without being fitted out so a number of people bought them and had to fit them out the days before racing started. All carbon, I think mine was the heaviest measured for the 2005 worlds at 100kg. Very solid. I was war...
by neil
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: A big boy did it and ran away!
Replies: 9
Views: 7133

Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Is that a Pyrahna with the bridge deck removed?
by neil
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Regarding Enterprise E27
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

Re: Regarding Enterprise E27

Reading the previous posts It's the Enterprise Association that have the boat.

I'd suggest contacting Suffolk Merlin ( memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=553) via the PM or Email buttons
by neil
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: UCP shelf life
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

UCP shelf life

Currently have the £100 Phantom in the workshop, stripping it down ready for new varnish on the decks. New workshop is a bit of a luxury as it's an extra large double garage that's part of the house and the temperature in there is consistently 13 degrees at night (no drafts, no damp, no mice, no rat...