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by sam mason
Wed May 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts - who is coming?
Replies: 14
Views: 5244

Re: Hunts - who is coming?

Sam with the Albacore now that a nice kind person has found me a crew/victim!!Arrive Saturday morning with campervan. Any idea about catering yet? I subscribe to the "Eat like a sparrow drink like a fish" theory when I get the chance
Sam
by sam mason
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic Merlins at Fishers Green SC
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

Re: Classic Merlins at Fishers Green SC

This was due to have been our first vintage Merlin meeting. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control ,again!, we look unlikely to be able to attend. Next year maybe
Sam
by sam mason
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin 1028
Replies: 6
Views: 5259

Re: Merlin 1028

Having sorted the woodwork and most of the varnish out ( pictures on F/B merlin revival page) I now turn my attention to fittings and rig. Not being well versed in modern thinking on the use of spinnakers who should hoist it helm or crew? The boat will be transom sheeted. I have acquired a twin pole...
by sam mason
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: sails and fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Re: sails and fittings

What sort of stuff are you after Ian? tons os stuff here I may have just what you want, or not of course.
Sam
by sam mason
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 5434

Re: Any ideas?

Rig tension and a kicker that actually works, which is more than could be said of the one on the Grads I used to borrow, made a huge difference to both the Grad and Ent. We were all very excited when we got the new "Big Jib" in the mid 60s and it certainly made things a bit less exciting on a run. W...
by sam mason
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 5434

Re: Any ideas?

What a co incidence I started in Ents and went on to Grads which at 8 years old I found much easier because they then had the small jib and were a foot narrower. I was helming regularly by my mid teens and found the old type ill equipped Grad absolutely evil down wind in any sort of breeze. Physical...
by sam mason
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 5434

Re: Any ideas?

Graduate most certainly. I loved them when I was young.... a long time ago. No vices?? Hmmmmm
by sam mason
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 10316

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

Dump the ram fit a strut, they come up on ebay now and again, I haven't bothered with adjustable shrouds apart from over deck levers for years
Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Sam
by sam mason
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 10316

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

Seasons greetings to all. Presently in the shed are Merlin 1028 a Proctor X11 which is now going back together and is about to have the outside varnish removed. I am very hopeful that it will be a varnisher when cleaned up. I hope to be ready for the start of the season Also in there is another Alba...
by sam mason
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 2-Part Polyurethane Paints
Replies: 8
Views: 6887

Re: 2-Part Polyurethane Paints

I am using Jotun Hardtop varnish on the Merlin restoration and am more than satisfied with it. I have not tried the paint but cant think its much different
Sam
by sam mason
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 events
Replies: 61
Views: 24257

Re: 2018 events

Thanks Peter. I will get that date fixed on the calendar. Hope to see lots there
Sam
by sam mason
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 events
Replies: 61
Views: 24257

Re: 2018 events

Righty Ho I have communicated with the sailing sec and we can have August 4/5 which is like late June just later in the year!! Same format as this year. Let me know quite soon if this is OK
Sam
by sam mason
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 events
Replies: 61
Views: 24257

Re: 2018 events

Hykeham up date. Due to pressure on the calendar with open days, interclub events etc The committee have offered us June 23/24. I know this is a bit close to the Aldeburgh dates. What does anyone else think? They want to go to press with the club calendar quite soon so views sought
Sam
by sam mason
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 events
Replies: 61
Views: 24257

Re: 2018 events

Good show I will run it by the sailing sec 1st weekend july
by sam mason
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 events
Replies: 61
Views: 24257

Re: 2018 events

Back on track! Hykeham, subject to committee approval , first or second weekend in JUly if you want us.
I still don't know who to send me 10 quid to for subs
Sam