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by cweed
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Otter 37
Replies: 4
Views: 5091

Otter 37

https://www.gumtree.com/p/sailing-equipment/otter-dinghy-on-snipe-trailer-for-sale.-%C2%A390.00/1151595133 I saw on the discussion about the worst dinghies someone mentioned the Otter............. I have one, amongst my other more mainstream boats, and I am a big fan. The Otter will take three or fo...
by cweed
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: @Flying Moth?
Replies: 3
Views: 3481

@Flying Moth?

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/Sail ... I5sFVpc.97

Is this misnamed / a pre Europe / an early Int. Moth or ??????
by cweed
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Flying Dutchman GBR290
Replies: 7
Views: 5621

Flying Dutchman GBR290

In case anyone is interested , or missed it, this is advertised in the classifieds of the current edition of Yachts and Yachting.

Described as 1976 built by Bob Hoare. £1100, with a contacts area described as 'Finsbury Park'.
by cweed
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Taking a bull by the horns.
Replies: 25
Views: 14423

Re: Taking a bull by the horns.

This is such an interesting topic with so much great input. Could I suggest Jim C posts a link to the IC website(s)?
by cweed
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Taking a bull by the horns.
Replies: 25
Views: 14423

Re: Taking a bull by the horns.

I've epoxied a short (4 inch or so) length of ali tube to the cane extension and bolted that to the tiller U J.

A bolt through the ali / cane ensures security!
by cweed
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnishing and so on
Replies: 18
Views: 14368

Re: Varnishing and so on

this is a really useful page..........

http://www.collars.co.uk/uk_galaxy/info ... arnish_tip
by cweed
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn mast step
Replies: 16
Views: 9658

Re: Finn mast step

Hello. I suggest using a piece of tube with a slot in one end to mate over the remaing pieces of bar, and at the other a hole in the tube to take a tommy bar. (bit like a water stopcock tool) In my experience, screw threads seize up when you're not looking, and a tube extension may make life easier....
by cweed
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Masts
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Re: Wooden Masts

Michael4

Have sent you a pm..........
by cweed
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Masts
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Wooden Masts

I've got 2 salvaged masts needing homes. I. 6.9 metres, Straight. No fittings apart from shroud hound / plate, and halyard sheaves. Set up for main and jib. Sound, needs revarnishing, but does have old repair of GRP cloth 'bandage' for about 75 cms, 45 cms above foot. The foot is square, there is a ...
by cweed
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Free Torch Dinghy..............
Replies: 1
Views: 2039

Free Torch Dinghy..............

i saw an advert for someone wanting to give away a home built Torch, no. 304. It is / was in the Chichester area, with a gunter rig. It sounds like its usable in reasonable condition. I don't know if it's still available, but the contact number is 07914113871 Much as I'm a collector of freebies, I'v...
by cweed
Mon May 11, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn mast step
Replies: 16
Views: 9658

Re: Finn mast step

Firstly: Does the T bar handle rotate enough to clear the floor? Secondly: Are any of the nuts, on the threaded bar, locknuts, and need unwinding? It looks as if the threaded bar goes through a square block which presumably is also threaded. That may be seized. The threaded bar needs to rotate in th...