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by Mikey
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 16
Views: 8138

Re: What is it?

The sail insignia is Red Fox. Red Fox is a 20 foot 4 berth yacht with 2 asymmetric leeboard foils. The sail has clearly been reduced/re-cut.

Mike Liggett
by Mikey
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Osprey history
Replies: 10
Views: 5845

Re: Osprey history

Well you guys seem to be somewhat dyslectic regarding numbers! "Ghost Rider" was S/N 2340 - 5th. in the hands of David Robinson at the '70 Champs at Pwllheli. Shame on you Dougal!
by Mikey
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Buying advice, please....
Replies: 24
Views: 10740

Re: Buying advice, please....

If you are considering buying a 12, or for that matter any restricted class dinghy, it is important to bear in mind where you will sail the boat and for example, all up crew weight. Gyphon is another "one-off", admittedly designed by Michael Jackson, a very successful 12 designer. Many of these "one...
by Mikey
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Buying advice, please....
Replies: 24
Views: 10740

Re: Buying advice, please....

Lots of 4-plank Dolls built and many Paper Darts are still about, Ed Willett has just completed a restoration of a Dart (N2679).
by Mikey
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Buying advice, please....
Replies: 24
Views: 10740

Re: Buying advice, please....

Only 2 boats built to this design - says it all. Stern tanks on this vintage can be a problem - take out and put in bags. Would look out for a China Doll or Cheshire Cat if you really want a 4 planker.
by Mikey
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Quick Smokers could be for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 3093

Re: Quick Smokers could be for sale

Join Miles in a big NOOOO!

Mike.
by Mikey
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Merlin Rocket 1185 on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 3594

Re: Merlin Rocket 1185 on ebay

By all accounts Peter Drake's "If" was a bit of a dog.

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: A merlin project
Replies: 5
Views: 3608

Re: A merlin project

There are some sails - main & jib - Terylene (blue) but in poor condition. She resides on trailer but would not be too happy about moving her any distance on it. Also bits of launch trolley. Location Great Chesterford.

Mike.
by Mikey
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Sail Battens
Replies: 4
Views: 3973

Re: Sail Battens

Jack (Holt) always used ash.
by Mikey
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Wildcat Dinghy
Replies: 8
Views: 8486

Re: Wildcat Dinghy

There were 2 Wildcats at Hampton - late 50's. One was S/N 51. One of the characteristics was the square sectioned mast with brass track for mainsail sliders (a la Cadet).

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Crack in centre board case.
Replies: 6
Views: 5909

Re: Crack in centre board case.

Not often I disagree with Rupert but on this occasion I do! If you put a brass tube through C/B case you will clearly need to enlarge hole you will also need to drift out tube when you need to remove C/B possibly damaging wood around the hole. I would suggest you get proper brass C/B bolt for a star...
by Mikey
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Jack Holt Rambler
Replies: 15
Views: 9782

Re: Jack Holt Rambler

220 was abandoned at Minima. The "Charms" were highly rated river boats (although pretty slippy at the Nationals too in the hands of Jack himself and Leslie Brain). The design was midway between the extremes of the banana boats and the more conservative Riant. Brian Appleton (Minima) was very succes...
by Mikey
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Sprog
Replies: 10
Views: 6164

Re: Sprog

As mentioned in previous comment a South African design. I remember we had a class event for them at Hampton SC regatta in late 50's. We had none at Hampton - think they may have come up from Twickenham SC.
by Mikey
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Sparkle, New Gunnels and Fordeck
Replies: 16
Views: 7448

Re: Sparkle, New Gunnels and Fordeck

Spud Rowsell used sycamore as the light wood "sandwich" in the gunnels of his wood Merlins.

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: sail ID
Replies: 9
Views: 5557

Re: sail ID

For piston hanks etc. try classicmarine.co.uk who are based in Martelsham, Woodbridge, Suffolk.