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by SoggyBadger
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:53 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'm not sure what the current fashion is on Ospreys for tensioning the jib halyard but the photos I've seen suggest they're still using a muscle box on the mast like we did in the 80s. Is the positioning of these theoretical muscle boxes critical? What I mean is I'm loathe to drill holes in a mast ...
by SoggyBadger
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:32 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?

A few years ago, I did a race in Tremadoc bay. It was a lovely day with a nice force 3 breeze. But initially I couldn't understand why the centreboard was occasionally being bumped up as I knew were in at least 5 metres of water. Then I noticed the sea was full of large jelly fish. My centreboard wa...
by SoggyBadger
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:47 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?

trebor wrote:David,
I think you need more than a 15 minute attention span to master a foiling moth.
Exactly.
by SoggyBadger
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:44 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

April 2017 issue of RYA Wavelength recommends a spindle diameter of 8 times the diameter of the rope. Otherwise the breaking strength of the rope is considerably reduced. So get rid of the wire rope but you might have to make the winch spindles bigger. The best thing to do with the winches is bin t...
by SoggyBadger
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:14 am
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've never had to take a centreboard case out but I think I'd try using a chisel. I'd start at the aft end of the case where there's load of access room. I bet once you've go a decent length detached it'll basically "unzip".
by SoggyBadger
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:30 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

My advice is take the case out, clean it all up and glue it with epoxy. That'll hold for ever without the need for screws. Rot in the hog or keel may be an issue but there are plenty here with experience of sorting stuff like that. I think the urgent thing is to get the case out and get everything d...
by SoggyBadger
Wed May 03, 2017 8:12 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 think you should be able to patch it up quite well using decent Mahogany to form something like he's fabricated. Glue the whole thing in with epoxy mixed with gap filler. Whatever you do, over-engineer it. I know from 20+ years of racing Ospreys that you need to err on the side of over-engineering...
by SoggyBadger
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Enterprise lack of pointing
Replies: 21
Views: 12053

Re: Enterprise lack of pointing

My suggestions: 1) Join the class association if you're not already a member. 2) Do some of the the local open meetings. Enterprises have a good open meeting circuit in the Midlands. Join in. You'll learn a hell of a lot more class racing against people who know how to make the boat go (and will be ...
by SoggyBadger
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 11329

Re: Early Heron

jules22 wrote:I presume you are the same SB from the old landrover forum ?.

Old landys are another one of my vices !. :shock:
No. And I dislike cars almost as much as I loathe gardening.
by SoggyBadger
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 21382

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

I've never actually seen a Leader in real life but from what's been said here they seem to tick a lot of boxes :)
by SoggyBadger
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 11329

Re: Early Heron

I love a happy ending :D
by SoggyBadger
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 11329

Re: Early Heron

Odd then that he should claim she's in good condition in the Fleabay ad then. Although that trailer looks like it could cause problems. Wooden boats like that are designed to take most of the weight on the keel. And it looks like he withdrew her from sale. He might have got an offer to deal outside ...
by SoggyBadger
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Foamcrest on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 2843

Re: Foamcrest on eBay

There's been a few of them on Ebay over the last months. Some at (IMHO) silly prices. That one might make a nice cheap little cruising dinghy.
by SoggyBadger
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 11329

Re: Early Heron

jules22 wrote:Oh no !, wonder why he moved it on so quick. :(
I don't know. Perhaps he enjoys restoring boats more than sailing them? I must say she does look in good nick.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Heron
Replies: 15
Views: 11329

Re: Early Heron

I hope she finds a proper home this time. 12 bits ATM so someone really wants her :)