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by nick clibborn
Tue May 01, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Does this count!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2017

We had one of these - I learned to sail on it, tethered to the shore at Sampsons Bay, near Portmadoc. As you can see from the picture, it had a very fine entry, and was much quicker than it should have been, largely due to the small amount of wood(weight) in the design. And with no decks you had to ...
by nick clibborn
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Jollyboat
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Reasonable looking Jollyboat for sale on boatsandoutboards. However, as it;s 18 metres long it may be a little out of class !!

Nick
by nick clibborn
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Holt mast step plate
Replies: 22
Views: 5225

My old I.14 had just a wooden block as a mast step. Over 40 odd years this had eroded to a vague hole in which the mast heel sat ( and wriggled around at will). I got two thicknesses of s/s plate and cut a mast step sized hole in them, and then screwed them over the wooden base. Works very well. If ...
by nick clibborn
Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Albacore 1576
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

Reminds me of a Lark that used to sail on the circuit some years ago, It had LRAK on one side of the sail.

But yes, that's another fine m.... masterpiece you've gotten us into.

Regards

Nick

PS Look out for Frensham details, coming soon !!!
by nick clibborn
Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Windermere in 2008?
Replies: 12
Views: 3977

Yerss, I'll have a bit of this, but avoid Bank Holiday weekends, please.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: STOP PRESS: CHECK THIS OUT
Replies: 14
Views: 4131

Rupert

Would you post me a copy as well, please. Address is: 144, Weybourne Rad. Farnham. GU9 9HD. Oh, I forgot - you know it already.

Regards, and thsnks

Nick
by nick clibborn
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: STOP PRESS: CHECK THIS OUT
Replies: 14
Views: 4131

Knew I had a reference to them somewhere - Charles Smith has the Barracuda lsited on his tradboat site, under sail markings. No other information, though.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: STOP PRESS: CHECK THIS OUT
Replies: 14
Views: 4131

It's a Barracuda. Don't know much about them, but that's what it is. It won't be heading to Frensham.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Identification Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

David

Yes, I spoke to Myron on Saturday, and told him you were trying to contact him. He went on holiday Saturday immediately after the race at Frensham, so I think you won't hear anything until this Satursday at the earliest.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Identification Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

Not deep enough for a Seafire, tho'I can see the resemblance. I still go for the butchered Phantom. Some boats, Daring was one, came with a choice of centreboard or daggerboard. I know the Phantom didn't, but that doesn't mean someone didn't decide to alter the design.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Identification Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 5423

I think it is a cut 'n shut homebuilt Phantom.

Nick
by nick clibborn
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA Insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 5550

Thanks for all your responses. I changed from Noble to Bishop Skinner, for a substantial saving on both fully comp, and third party only

Nick
by nick clibborn
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Kill Cords
Replies: 2
Views: 1923

We keep losing kill cords. I know you can get cords with all three or four differnt keys on, but I don't know where to get them. None of the chandlers, like P&B or Speed Sails seem to stock them.

Help anyone ??

Nick
by nick clibborn
Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: 'Light Craft' Magazine
Replies: 14
Views: 4964

Most of mine are earlier than that, because I went to sea in 1961 and stopped getting them. Any since I have picked up in junk shops and the like. So 1965 is perfect. Have you some you don't want ? I'm happy to have duplicates.

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by nick clibborn
Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Another GP14 thread.
Replies: 4
Views: 1899

I agree it has to be plastic. At Frensham we target any old plastic GP.s. We need them as training boats, so it's rare that any come up for sale. Having said that you could give John Traylor a ring. He is Class Captain for the GP's there, and is on 01276 474534.

Regards

Nick