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by cweed
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Hornet £150
Replies: 1
Views: 2418

Hornet £150

by cweed
Sun May 15, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Mast
Replies: 0
Views: 3605

Wooden Mast

Free to a good home!

Straight, wooden mast, sound, although has been repaired around deck level, 6.91 m long, (273 inches).

No rigging.

Too good to cut up.

Near junct. 11 of M25, Chertsey, Surrey.
by cweed
Thu May 05, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Tufnol
Replies: 3
Views: 3600

Re: Tufnol

I used boiled linseed oil on an oak bench and it was really sticky for a long time after.........

I'd suggest that clean car engine oll would restore the patina?
by cweed
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Nationals Results and Participants, '50's, 60's, 70's
Replies: 9
Views: 5698

Nationals Results and Participants, '50's, 60's, 70's

Does anyone know if there is a database / record of the details of the various class nationals of the early days of dinghy sailing, are they lost to time, or do they languish somewhere available to inquisitors? e.g. The Finn class, for the UK, or say the Contender, the Fireball, etc. (these being pr...
by cweed
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Mercury Dinghy 87 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5707

Re: Mercury Dinghy 87 ?

Just looking at those pictures of the Mercury, I suddenly could 'smell' the wooden dinghies the old jeans, plimsolls and waterproof top I wore when sailing in the '60's and 70's......................
Plastic boats just don't have the same sensory experience!
by cweed
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: what's this???
Replies: 18
Views: 9246

Re: what's this???

About 1970 I had N12 sail no. 400 ish, and that had a metal centrplate.
by cweed
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Worth sticking your neck out for...
Replies: 7
Views: 5096

Re: Worth sticking your neck out for...

........ is that an Ariel Leader lurking in the background, or something Italian???????????
by cweed
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Yachting World Solo Leafllets
Replies: 0
Views: 2932

Yachting World Solo Leafllets

If any Solo afficianado is interested, I have a Jack Holt Ltd Solo leaflet, (depicts # 57 on the cover) and the corresponding Jack Holt Ltd price list, dated 1961.
If anyone wants these for a couple of quid for postage please pm me............
by cweed
Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Maybe not a dinghy, but worth a look on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 5361

Re: Maybe not a dinghy, but worth a look on ebay

Typhoon, perhaps? with TP on the sail?
by cweed
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Heyland Swift
Replies: 0
Views: 3492

Heyland Swift

If anyone is interested in updating the CVRDA dinghy database, the Heyland Swift is featured here: http://heylandmarine.com/swift-sailing-boat/ ........someone was suggesting that the boat they had was an Otter, on an Otter forum, (nominated by a CVRDA contributor as one of the worst dinghies..........
by cweed
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: not quite cvrda eligible
Replies: 13
Views: 7199

Re: not quite cvrda eligible

Coincidentally............ 'Pyewacket' was Patrick Boyd's 1967 Mk 1 Iroquois completed from a bare shell.
by cweed
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: not quite cvrda eligible
Replies: 13
Views: 7199

Re: not quite cvrda eligible

............. although you say the Strider would have better performance, they have skegs, whereas the Mk 1 has proper centreboards. It's not as wide as the Strider so maybe more 'volatile' (?) In 'Catamarans in Close Up', Patrick Boyd mentioned the windows on the Mk 1, saying that although adequate...
by cweed
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: not quite cvrda eligible
Replies: 13
Views: 7199

Re: not quite cvrda eligible

Is that a Mk 1?

I've tried one, but can't stand upright in the hulls!
by cweed
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: National 12 2066
Replies: 4
Views: 4217

Re: National 12 2066

A cracking boat in its day...........

I hope someone will post a photo on the N12 dinghy database for that sail number!?