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by DavidC
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Old 505's
Replies: 35
Views: 8113

Re: Old 505's

I spoke with Pete White today. He did buy the boat from the Lake District but then sold it on to France where there is a strong fleet of old 505's. He said it was built of two layers of 3 ply and had a Chippendale builders plate. Jack however said he never built any that way so we don't really know :D
by DavidC
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Old 505's
Replies: 35
Views: 8113

Re: Old 505's

Peter White moved back to his home on the East Coast and is sailing Squibs these days. I will ask him next week when I see him.
by DavidC
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Uffa Fox International 14 designs
Replies: 25
Views: 10055

Re: Uffa Fox International 14 designs

Great care needs to be taken with any published plans that might in the yachting press. It was common for designers to slightly modify the plans that became public to protect their designs. Thunder had more hollow in her waterlines than Thunder & Lightning but the plans for both show straight waterl...
by DavidC
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Cheetah Catamaran
Replies: 10
Views: 5993

Re: Cheetah Catamaran

Ah the joy of a Thoroughbred, just before take off ! :D :D :D :D :D :D

Great picture Pat, thank you
by DavidC
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: A new forum
Replies: 48
Views: 19291

Re: A new forum

A little more than "30 years of bar banter". The tradition of banter between East Coast and South Coast goes back at least 130 years and so this is really a continuing historical tradition which should of course be preserved. I suspect that it had existed for many decades before that with the fisher...
by DavidC
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Sailing In Ambridge
Replies: 60
Views: 19455

Re: Sailing In Ambridge

That'll be them frosts, Made a rite mess ov them astro-postificies harvest :) :twisted: :) :D
by DavidC
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Sailing In Ambridge
Replies: 60
Views: 19455

Re: Sailing In Ambridge

That theres the probem with you yung'uns, alus a blam'in em big bor's! justa git on that there cycle thing o yors en git on at rood up ere to God's county en meybee old headmasterer i'll let e orff. Now whart i'im a sayan is that weel shew e theres nowt to afear from the dag! An that o'l mr Strange ...
by DavidC
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn sailing
Replies: 10
Views: 3817

Re: Finn sailing

I have only sails a Finn a few times but it is one of the best boats of its type in its class. One small point not to detract from the quality of build, but Ben might have used the boat for 2 Olympics, but it spent 3 3/4 years in store between the two not on the circuit working. :)
by DavidC
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Good finish using gell coat?
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Re: Good finish using gell coat?

It is possible to re-gel large areas successfully and it is done on a regular basis, but it is a technique definitely left for the skilled professionals with the right equipment. The fill, fair and paint is the best option.
by DavidC
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: GP 7 + 7 or When do two halves not make a whole lot of sense
Replies: 15
Views: 2660

Re: GP 7 + 7 or When do two halves not make a whole lot of sense

For the last couple of years the boat by the church has been a Heron, grrrrrrrrr perfectly sound and should be sailing :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
by DavidC
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: International Canoes built by Nunn Brothers at Waldringfield
Replies: 12
Views: 5072

Re: International Canoes built by Nunn Brothers at Waldringfield

If Alex has time or it is at all possible, it would be good to go and talk to the old boy again with a tape recorder and get his memories set down. These are the sort of memories we should try not to lose.

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by DavidC
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Lutin
Replies: 14
Views: 4537

Re: Lutin

Always happy to strike with the tape measure. About 8 mins flat to do a moth! 3 times that for the sail! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by DavidC
Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: new deck for an Albacore - a string of questions...
Replies: 32
Views: 6650

Re: new deck for an Albacore - a string of questions...

Hi Ed, Reliaply went out of business a long time ago as far I recall and Brunzeel were a dutch company. Their ply never actually complied with BS1088 but many thought is was much better. They were in independent company over here but I think then closed down and supplied through Silvermans. Whether ...
by DavidC
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: new deck for an Albacore - a string of questions...
Replies: 32
Views: 6650

Re: new deck for an Albacore - a string of questions...

The astro turf doormat is a better option than carpet. It will dry out and also not trap grit so much. Leaving a boat sitting on wet carpet may cause problems with the finish. It can certainly cause osmosis in grp hulls.

:idea:
by DavidC
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Anyone involved in this?
Replies: 16
Views: 5037

Re: Anyone involved in this?

Yes, it was an interesting session with the RYA. A case of left hand and right hand I fear, but after a fair amount of work, a lot of red pen from myself and Jamie Campbell and a very large poke with a sharp stick I hope that we have managed to drag it back on track. It is now the 14 rather than the...