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by Mikey
Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Olympic Monotype
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: Olympic Monotype

There was one at Hampton SC circa. 1960 - named "Voe". Lovely varnished hull but do not think the rig was original.

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Carbon Mast
Replies: 12
Views: 6734

Re: Carbon Mast

Why not give Jacko (Alan Jackson at Chipstow) a bell - should have plenty of carbon bits - 01268 710111.
by Mikey
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: bronze or stainless dee shackles..alternatives?
Replies: 5
Views: 2318

Re: bronze or stainless dee shackles..alternatives?

A quick PS - stainless is very strong and you can buy shackles with captive pins!
by Mikey
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: bronze or stainless dee shackles..alternatives?
Replies: 5
Views: 2318

Re: bronze or stainless dee shackles..alternatives?

I think you will find the shackles are brass not bronze - most older dinghy fittings were brass - shackles, bottle screws, piston hanks, etc. These days stainless steel is the preferred metal and is generally more readily available.
by Mikey
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: National Rally - who is coming?
Replies: 78
Views: 21992

Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Accomodation for Nationals - The Old Riverview Guesthouse in Earith (about 5 miles east of St. Ives) is excellent - recently completely refurbished to very high standard - all rooms ensuite. Parking. Phone - 01487 841505.

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Canadian Style Canoe
Replies: 1
Views: 2213

Re: Canadian Style Canoe

I have Canadian canoe (fiberglass) in good overall condition that I would be happy to sell. Please contact me to discuss. Located Cambridgeshire.

Mike Liggett (01487 843919)
by Mikey
Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: N12 Planet - Plugging the leaks and an external repaint
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: N12 Planet - Plugging the leaks and an external repaint

Definitely do not use "sticky black goo" or siicone sealer. Ensure planks well up to ribs (may need to renew some copper nails). Epoxy is fine along lands- gouge out and run in Wests (or equivalent) and then some thickened epoxy.

Mike Liggett
by Mikey
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Next steps with Ent restoration, bit stuck...
Replies: 18
Views: 4488

Re: Next steps with Ent restoration, bit stuck...

Definitely not ash - agree with Ed - pine/spruce.
by Mikey
Mon May 27, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Rigging screws
Replies: 4
Views: 3331

Rigging screws

I need 4 rigging (bottle) screws - the small type as used to tension piano wire on diamonds or jumpers. Would be grateful to hear from anybody who has some surplus to their requirements.

Many thanks,

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: great photos
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

Re: great photos

Merlin 206 was called "Wogs" very non-PC these days, owned by Robin Fowler, Minima YC, Kingston.
by Mikey
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Fireball Tiller
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Re: Fireball Tiller

Torpid - M/R 2576 a Ghost Rider.

Mike Liggett.
by Mikey
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Seventh Heaven
Replies: 14
Views: 6815

Re: Seventh Heaven

Perhaps I can put a little flesh on the bones! 1984 Exe SC - Richard Williams Plate QMSC - Mary Mainsail Leigh SC - Stavley Trophy Salcombe SC - Salcombe Week Nationals - Exe SC - Yachting World Trophy - City of Plymouth Trophy - Beecher Challenge Cup - Ranelagh Trophy Inlands - Leigh SC - Golden To...
by Mikey
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Cheap Merlin...?
Replies: 2
Views: 2665

Re: Cheap Merlin...?

The boat is a Morrison designed Phantom Kipper - basically a widened September Girl - by addition of extra "kipper plank". I have owned & sailed one of these. The design was successful in the 70's but lost out to the Gregory designed Ghost Rider. Should still be competitive at club level (inland clu...
by Mikey
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Restoration of the Year
Replies: 37
Views: 7898

Re: Restoration of the Year

Gently gets my vote. However she seems out of place amongst the other keel boats. Feel there should have been a Dinghy category.

Mike Liggett (M/R 235 & 40)