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by SoggyBadger
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Toe in the water; I've got a blog
Replies: 10
Views: 9856

Re: Toe in the water; I've got a blog

Sadly Rupert, as your experiments have shown, had the Minisail had a better rig it may have give the Laser a run for its money.

Boring fact: the first dinghy I ever sailed (in 1969 at sailing school) was a Minisail.

Sorry for the thread drift :mrgreen:
by SoggyBadger
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Ironic innit
Replies: 12
Views: 8728

Re: Ironic innit

Alan P. wrote:
Rupert wrote:The answer to the original problem is surely to simply keep on sailing south?
Yep, I'd say this is the best option!
But what do you do once you've crossed the Equator? Keep heading for Antarctica or head back North?
by SoggyBadger
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 51973

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Wood dust allergy can apparently be quite species-specific. Hope it clears up quickly.
by SoggyBadger
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 51973

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I don't think you'll need nails and epoxy as the epoxy bond will be stronger than the wood itself. I've only ever used it on smallish things but I've either just clamped the joint and left it or put in a few well-waxed stainless screws which I removed later.
by SoggyBadger
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin Rocket 2112 History
Replies: 7
Views: 7021

Re: Merlin Rocket 2112 History

It sounds like you've got a kicker lever there, perhaps a home-made one.
by SoggyBadger
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Heron dating
Replies: 1
Views: 2676

Re: Early Heron dating

The Heron was launched in 1951(originally as the 'Yachting World Car-top Dinghy') and I know that sail numbers had reached 2000 by 1959 so that's somewhere between 200 and 300 boats per year. If it's a professionally built boat, I'd say 1953 at the absolute latest. If it's an amateur built boat it m...
by SoggyBadger
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Thames B Rater
Replies: 5
Views: 5453

Re: Thames B Rater

I feel that WOW is the appropriate response :D
by SoggyBadger
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 51973

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Remember it's 1:1 by volume not weight. Colloidal silica weighs virtually nothing.
by SoggyBadger
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 51973

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

TheGuvnah wrote:So the question is: for a 100ml of mixed resin how much colloidal silica (by weight/vol) will I need to be adding to achieve a workable adhesive mix?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nl09_h2ceE
by SoggyBadger
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 51973

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

Epoxying the inside of the case could be a good idea. It's so hard that it'll probably never wear though.
by SoggyBadger
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 51973

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I don't know about your club but in every other club I've been a member of or visited there's always been plenty of people willing to give a hand pulling a boat up the slip.
by SoggyBadger
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Hull paint
Replies: 18
Views: 11927

Re: Hull paint

You're probably talking about tiny differences in performance between gloss and matt finishes. I think it's more important to get a really smooth finish on the foils.
by SoggyBadger
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 51973

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I don't think your scooter thing will work. I seriously doubt that you'll get sufficient traction without an adult sitting on it. Plus the thing is going to have survive immersion when launching and recovering the boat.
by SoggyBadger
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?
Replies: 34
Views: 26265

Re: Blue sky thinking or Dark and Stormy days ahead?

It's not just inland clubs where foilers would have issues. Anywhere where you have to launch though the surf or have to sail out through a shallow, narrow channel would be extremely challenging I suspect. Not that I imagine such factors will weigh on the RYA. All they seem to care about is generati...
by SoggyBadger
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd
Replies: 76
Views: 51973

Re: de-bodging an Osprey centreboard case - advice req'd

I don't think the position is critical but they're generally on the mast just under the gooseneck. I think a 100mm box might be a bit short. There is/was a pair of Holt Allen H233 boxes on Fleabay at the moment which initially caught my interest... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252982958382?_trksid=p20...