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by Keith66
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Cherub on ebay
Replies: 9
Views: 2136

Re: Cherub on ebay

Years ago i bought a written of Cherub, a Forman Hot Dog, she was beautifully built all varnished with sapele ply & sycamore inlays also had a heart inlaid on her foredeck. Her keel was split from end to end & i glued her back together & put a new case in her. She was a stunning boat.
by Keith66
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 16ft Dinghy restoration begins
Replies: 10
Views: 4191

16ft Dinghy restoration begins

I have made a start on my unidentified 16 footer, might be 30 years late but better late than the bonfire! Got her in the workshop yesterday & she is blocked up of the floor, got to let her dry out a bit but she is now pretty clean. I am trying not to think about the thousands of rivets required. Co...
by Keith66
Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Canadian Rock Elm or alternative
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

Canadian Rock Elm or alternative

I am trying to source some Rock elm for timbers in my 16ft carvel dinghy (as described in another thread) I know it has basically been long unobtainable in the UK and oak is likely to be the only practical alternative. However the boat is so finely built i feel i must try to source the real thing! A...
by Keith66
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Masts for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Masts for sale

From memory its a bendy one silver with tapered black top section, you have pm.
by Keith66
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unidentified 16ft sailing Dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 4209

Re: Unidentified 16ft sailing Dinghy

The transom was replaced about 25 years ago by my dad in the first go at restoration its iroko, trouble is it doesnt match the mahogany so may have to be either replaced or veneered over. I am fortunate that some years ago i aquired a quantity of Honduras mahogany from a barclays bank that was being...
by Keith66
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unidentified 16ft sailing Dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 4209

Re: Unidentified 16ft sailing Dinghy

That is the yard i got her from, Peter Wilson had not long taken it over i believe, there was no info from them on what she was & i did ask! Still its the first lead i have had in 30 years so its worth a look! Update, just had a google & the Bombay Tomtit is 18ft long saw a photo and they are rather...
by Keith66
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unidentified 16ft sailing Dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 4209

Re: Unidentified 16ft sailing Dinghy

My boat had the number 2 on her mainsail the other boat was no 3 or 4 so there were a few others.
I have worked on many boats over the years & only rarely come across one so well built, looking forward to getting stuck in!
by Keith66
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Masts for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Masts for sale

Filling up the yacht club rack, two alloy masts from broken up boats. one Fireball believed to be a proctor & one Swift catamaran.
Both serviceable.
by Keith66
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Replacing damaged planking
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: Replacing damaged planking

An invaluable tool for working on planking scarfs, taking rivet heads of etc is a Black & decker Powerfile like a mini belt sander with a 12mm wide belt, good on plywood too.
by Keith66
Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Unidentified 16ft sailing Dinghy
Replies: 7
Views: 4209

Unidentified 16ft sailing Dinghy

Right i confess, I feel guilty! I found this boat 30 years ago in Aldeburgh suffolk, she had been written of following a sinking while racing. No one there could tell me where or when she was built save that she was built before WW2. Her name was "Spoilsport" not a name i would choose but i have no ...
by Keith66
Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: New member Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 2739

Re: New member Hello

Took the pics today, i expect she will make you all feel much better! now to work out how to put the pics up!
by Keith66
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Dinghy mast suit GP
Replies: 3
Views: 949

Re: Wooden Dinghy mast suit GP

I have just joined up, the GP mast is still available!
by Keith66
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: New member Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 2739

New member Hello

Pushing 50 been mucking around in boats all my life. Boatbuilder & amateur designer, General boat nut. First memory of sailing in an Uffa Ace 18 ft National aged 3. Used to have a YWDB no 596 i would love to find her again! Now just about to embark on a heavy duty restoration of an unknown 16 ft sai...