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by DavidC
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Enterprise - again!!
Replies: 50
Views: 14614

Re: Enterprise - again!!

Hi Gary,

I suggest you ring Bob Southworth the class sec on 02380 456 977. I am sure he will be able to help you buy a set of plans.

Cheers
D
by DavidC
Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Firefly centrecase leaks...
Replies: 27
Views: 4410

Re: Firefly centrecase leaks...

Getting out broken screws is always a challenge but when the drilling of extra holes becomes necessary I have used these: http://www.rutlands.co.uk/hand-tools/drilling-&-screwing/screw-extractors/DKWSE1/screw-extractors They work really well leaving a nice straight small hole which can be plugged an...
by DavidC
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?
Replies: 27
Views: 6609

Re: Firecrest 15 - Which Class?

I have all the original correspondence files for the Firecrest which I rescued from the boatyard when it was being sold off. After It was Rowhedge Ironworks the yard became Brown's. Sadly like a lot of other useful places it is now houses. The files are in store, but pvt me and I will see what I can...
by DavidC
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finding the waterline.
Replies: 24
Views: 5307

Re: Finding the waterline.

The Merlin has a slight advantage over most Clinker boats in that the plank runs are very flay giving at least a pseudo waterline. Do not bother with lasers, (beams not boats :D :D ). having put many waterlines on boats they can give very strange results as they cannot cope with the hull changing sh...
by DavidC
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Lost class or lost cause?
Replies: 37
Views: 7685

Re: Lost class or lost cause?

Bad or not, they all have a story to tell. A book is not complete if you remove half the chapters. :?
by DavidC
Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Encouraging vintage boats
Replies: 35
Views: 6865

Re: Encouraging vintage boats

Cruising sailors never race - they just like to arrive first!! :D :D :D
by DavidC
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Aged Oppy
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Re: Aged Oppy

Nessa, is right. In 88 noises were being made about media coverage and the fact that the old sail letters did not match the IOC country codes - very confusing for the public! For the 92 Barcelona games the boats all carried the 3 letter codes as per IOC designation. The rules for everyone to change ...
by DavidC
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Bonito
Replies: 27
Views: 5887

Re: Bonito

I used to sail a Bonito back in the 70's at Clacton. Good fun from what I recall although I do accept one can look back .......

Can't remember what it was like against the 4 sail number lasers that were there although I do remember that they were uncomfortable to sail even then! :D
by DavidC
Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Is this interesting? The new dinghies of 1946..
Replies: 27
Views: 8259

Re: Is this interesting? The new dinghies of 1946..

Phew, I think I need to offer a few comments. ACB. There was no requirement for a class to be a one design to have national status. Whilst most of the world had either OD or Development classes we had the half way house of a "restricted" class as well. The Albacore and the Hornet were both restricte...
by DavidC
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Brooksey and other 505 lovers
Replies: 42
Views: 14608

Re: Brooksey and other 505 lovers

With regard to whats in and whats out, I assume that the constitution was not handed down from above and is a document like and set of rules, written on paper and not carved in stone. Everything evolves and it is only the speed at which this happens which is controlled. I am not say what if anything...
by DavidC
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Is this interesting? The new dinghies of 1946..
Replies: 27
Views: 8259

Re: Is this interesting? The new dinghies of 1946..

I think that we really must distinguish between a class that is built by one manufacturer and a manufacturer's class. The Firefly might indeed be the first boat aimed at the mass market and produced by one manufacturer. However, it is fundamentally different now and always was from the current SMOD'...
by DavidC
Fri May 29, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roland Europe
Replies: 49
Views: 12830

Re: Roland Europe

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by DavidC
Tue May 26, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences
Replies: 33
Views: 14481

Re: Singing, Sailing & Reminisences

Ah the 4th row of a 2 row fleet problem - I know it well!

West where??? Nothing to do with us, although East Ham is next to Barking Creek Once home of a great fishing fleet! :roll: :wink: :mrgreen:
by DavidC
Wed May 13, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Barrier Cream?
Replies: 13
Views: 6745

Re: Barrier Cream?

Well we understand about care in the regions :D :D :D :D
by DavidC
Wed May 06, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Revenge is best served up cold
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

Re: Revenge is best served up cold

I think publishing is quite justified. It is good for owners to see the dedicated lengths we go to to ensure that the measurements of their boats is a perfect as it can be :P :? :shock: Have you ever tried to see the flotation marks on a 5.5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: The class...