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by SoggyBadger
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Not an Osprey?
Replies: 25
Views: 5153

Re: Not an Osprey?

Apparently an 'out of class' Osprey. An inch or less too short? What tolerences are allowed generally with measuring boats? I could understand a problem with a boat too long. It sounds that there may be a story behind it though Maybe a lot of hard work to make her followed by a Homer Simpson "D'oh"...
by SoggyBadger
Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Not an Osprey?
Replies: 25
Views: 5153

Re: Not an Osprey?

Can't really see the bow properly as it's partly obscured by the trailer but it certainly looks like a MKII Osprey to me (I raced them for 20 years).
by SoggyBadger
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: rot?
Replies: 23
Views: 4065

Re: rot?

I think ease of replacement of that part of the floor is going to depend on how much curvature the hull takes at that point. From photos I'd imagine it's pretty flat.
by SoggyBadger
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: rot?
Replies: 23
Views: 4065

Re: rot?

GAv wrote:but don't invite Grumf, he would be there with relish...
No. The really cunning thing to do would be to get him to attend and then sit everyone down to watch a Swallows and Amazons DVD :twisted:
by SoggyBadger
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 3407

Re: Introduction

You might find that she was fitted out with parts from an expired boat. I can't prove that didn't happen but I think it's unlikely that anyone would recycle a 13 year old buoyancy bag. Some of the brass fittings are very low cost such as deck clips and it would just seem pointless to re-use such it...
by SoggyBadger
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 3407

Introduction

Hello, New member here. Learned to sail in the late 60's. Started off with a Heron which we raced at a local gravel pit for a couple of seasons before I decided I wanted something bigger and faster. Ended up with an Osprey(!) which we raced at Chase until the fleet died. Switched to Merlins for a co...