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by Keith66
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Swift 419
Replies: 55
Views: 36697

Re: Swift 419

I think there may be a road trailer for one of these in the weeds at our club, will have a look & see if its still there later today.
by Keith66
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Boat identification please
Replies: 7
Views: 6882

Re: Boat identification please

There is an almost identical boat in our dinghy park, nobody here knows what it is either!
by Keith66
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Rechargeable Random Orbital Sander
Replies: 13
Views: 9051

Re: Rechargeable Random Orbital Sander

We have a Ryobi battery drill at the school where i work & its quite good, their jigsaw isnt! it has a design fault where if you are on its right hand side all the dust blasts straight up into your face from the cooling fan slots, horrible thing. Best tools i have are a Bosch jigsaw bought new in 19...
by Keith66
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Cotton Mainsail
Replies: 1
Views: 2386

Cotton Mainsail

Bermudan Mainsail, best egyptian cotton, approx 24ft luff, 12ft foot. Made by R Perry & Co Dun laoghaire 1955. No sail insignia so no idea what its from. It is beautifully made & in good clean condition with just one small section of boltrope needing re stiching near the headboard. Seems a shame to ...
by Keith66
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Historic PY numbers
Replies: 42
Views: 21002

Re: Historic PY numbers

Handicaps are a can of worms for sure. My other half has records of the BYC Nore race going back donkeys years, this is a 16 mile race round the Thames estuary & over the years has been very well supported by both dinghies & cruisers. Trouble is we have found over the years that its not always clear...
by Keith66
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: YW Dayboat Mast & sails
Replies: 1
Views: 2840

Re: YW Dayboat Mast & sails

Found an alloy stick & sails from a lady at Gravesend.
by Keith66
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: YWDB
Replies: 6
Views: 8554

Re: YWDB

Well we went down to Leigh today & got the DB of the boatyard roof, it was more than a bit hairy with a block & tackle hanging of one of the forks of their forklift truck, we shoved her out over thin air until she nose dived of the roof good job the mast post was strong as thats what we tied the tac...
by Keith66
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: YWDB
Replies: 6
Views: 8554

YWDB

I just acquired a YWDB, she has been sitting on the roof of a workshop for 10 years or more has obviously had a load of work done on her just before being laid up including new centreboard case & deck but is syffering a bit now! Im hoping the deck is recoverable, no spars or sails. She is no 324 Dix...
by Keith66
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: YW Dayboat Mast & sails
Replies: 1
Views: 2840

YW Dayboat Mast & sails

I just acquired an elderly YWDB no 324, her spars & sails are missing so i need a mast either wood or an alloy one with boom.
Also need a set of good sails. 07895 036766 Cheers Keith
by Keith66
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int 14 project
Replies: 34
Views: 22613

Re: Int 14 project

I cant see how you will find any rock elm, as its been unobtainable for years. You may be lucky & find the odd small supplyfrom someone who has hoarded some! I wouldnt use ash as its durability is awful. There is an alternative timber in Black locust, otherwise known as false acacia, it is reckoned ...
by Keith66
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Restoring a Yachting World Utility Pram
Replies: 8
Views: 3540

Re: Restoring a Yachting World Utility Pram

My first boat was a 9ft Yw Pram, great little boat. I remember running out of the Medway in my Dads Liz 23 she was towing behind, it was wind against tide & rough, the dinghy came charging down a wave & ran straight into the stern of the Liz, bouncing up the retrousse stern & nearly ending up in the...
by Keith66
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: new Fairey Boats???
Replies: 4
Views: 3293

Re: new Fairey Boats???

Re the Fairey workboat, A friend owned one down at Old Leigh, I did a load of work on her in 1985, she was 17ft long by about 5ft wide & a very pretty hull. She had a Fairey builders plate & was fitted with a morris vedette sidevalve. She became derelict & last time i saw her about 6 years ago was i...
by Keith66
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Oscillating Multi Tools?
Replies: 15
Views: 6684

Re: Oscillating Multi Tools?

I had a Fein multimaster for many years it was a very useful tool but blew up on me. It turned out to be a faulty component (capacitator) & a new one was fitted. It too blew up. That was the end of that. My father had one of the same tools that he never used & passed it to me. That too blew up but t...
by Keith66
Tue May 29, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Restoring an old timber rowing VIII
Replies: 37
Views: 9076

Re: Restoring an old timber rowing VIII

Has to be a flying proa, too much stress on it otherwise, built one years ago, most fun you could have with your clothes on!
by Keith66
Mon May 28, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: SiBr bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 4239

Re: SiBr bolts

This lot are very good, http://angliastainless-stanton.co.uk/, all the bolts in stainless & Sil bronze you could ever need.