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by DavidC
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Danish Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 3460

Re: Danish Oil

Danish Oil should be a wood finish made from either Tung Oil or Polymerized Linseed Oil. It drys hard and I see no reason why it should not be used as a base coat, although I would check very carefully what you actually have and try a test piece. It needs to be applied carefully so that you do not g...
by DavidC
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Poirot
Replies: 3
Views: 2809

Re: Poirot

It was actually no 24 - "Nan" with borrowed sails. Malcolm's sails for No1 were made in the right colour cloth and the right cut.

However, fear not, the Hornet connection is still string as past owners include Mr Willett, Mr Dealtry and Mr Constable! :D :D
by DavidC
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: The Ultimate Handicap Bandit
Replies: 47
Views: 17059

Re: The Ultimate Handicap Bandit

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by DavidC
Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: best way to remove two pot varnish?
Replies: 37
Views: 6101

Re: best way to remove two pot varnish?

Too hot and dusty in Damascus to get a good finish :)
by DavidC
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Mirror 16
Replies: 30
Views: 6501

Re: Mirror 16

So that would be one of the early much lighter ones then??? 8) 8) 8) :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by DavidC
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 23836

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

Don't worry David, we can find something better than the light weight Abbott. We recommend a Broadside and Barley Wine as a light warm up :lol: :lol: Come to think of it the Australians at the Hornet worlds enjoyed Abbott and Barley Wine - well I think they enjoyed it when they remembered who they w...
by DavidC
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 23836

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

That's ok D - we will look after you up here :twisted: . As Pat says add Pyefleet on the way and find the real worlds of sailing. Brightlingsea and Oulton = just perfect. Add in Adnams, Green King and Woodfordes and you will get double perfect. You can park the camper at mine no problem. :D :D :D :D...
by DavidC
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: 470 PY?
Replies: 8
Views: 2673

Re: 470 PY?

According the the class you should not have allowance because their boats are wonderful and never wear. They know this because an old boat once won a championship somewhere. The fact that it had never been sailed and kept in storage for years had nothing to do with it! :D .
by DavidC
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Otter or.........not a.........
Replies: 43
Views: 11423

Re: Otter or.........not a.........

Having organized match racing, commentated on match racing (and other racing) and actually done some reasonably high level match racing, I will stick to watching the grass grow - it is more fun :( The AC is doing just fine. It is doing what it has been doing for the last 100+ years. Bitching and arg...
by DavidC
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: scrapers
Replies: 31
Views: 9960

Re: scrapers

Cabinet scrapers are great but there is a knack to getting and edge on them. They should produce shavings not dust. You will have to ask or hunt the web for a demo on the black art of getting an edge. Alternatively the Skarsten is great as long as you keep an edge as has been said and I grind up old...
by DavidC
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Marauder, Minisail and ???
Replies: 49
Views: 13037

Re: Marauder, Minisail and ???

OK, as requested and with support to Big AL another misty eyed thought for the Hornet. The boat is fantastic. Of course there are other boats that are as good but the Hornet was something special. Where did it go wrong? I doubt there is one simple answer. Part of the problem was that they were built...
by DavidC
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Otter or.........not a.........
Replies: 43
Views: 11423

Re: Otter or.........not a.........

The problem the Tornado has is that it is too good a boat for a cheapskate event such as the Olympics. Having sailed many cats, it is still one of the finest boats you could ever sail. It was good under its original rig and superb with the new one. The rig change was at the behest of ISAF to "stay" ...
by DavidC
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Boat storage
Replies: 11
Views: 2691

Re: Boat storage

Hi Jon,

Pvt me or give me a call on 07860 106641. Not certain, but I might be able to find some temporary storage if you get stuck.

Cheers
David
by DavidC
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Marauder on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: Marauder on ebay

Hi Nessa

Send a pvt to David H I am sure he will be able to give you chapter and verse as it is one of his special boats :D