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by SoggyBadger
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Heron centerboard case leak
Replies: 12
Views: 10723

Re: Heron centerboard case leak

When it comes to buoyancy bags it's best not to scrimp. You'll need a Crewsaver standard front bag for under the foredeck. Overall you'll want a minimum of 500lbs of buoyancy. 600lbs would be better though.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Are buoyancy bags repairable??
Replies: 9
Views: 6420

Re: Are buoyancy bags repairable??

realnutter wrote:I've ordered the kit... I guess a bath of hot soapy water is the best way to find the hole(s)
There's no benefit in it being hot and soap may create bubbles which mask the bubbles being released from the puncture.
by SoggyBadger
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Are buoyancy bags repairable??
Replies: 9
Views: 6420

Re: Are buoyancy bags repairable??

I've successfully patched the bow bag on my boat using the Holt-Allen repair kit. The challenge is in finding the leak in the first place.
by SoggyBadger
Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghy mast raising
Replies: 12
Views: 7044

Re: Dinghy mast raising

Put the boat tail to wind, attach both shrouds and it'll be a piece of cake.
by SoggyBadger
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Transom draining flaps
Replies: 13
Views: 8932

Re: Transom draining flaps

Some people seem to manage without transom flaps or bailers :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA8bmfjGwfI
by SoggyBadger
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Covers for wooden boats
Replies: 17
Views: 11578

Re: Covers for wooden boats

My technique for winter storage is boat cover followed by layers of shed roofing felt and finally a poly-tarp. I feel it's votal that the boat should be nice and dry before being laid up. I think it's moisture contact with the deck that causes the damage rather than the cold itself. I ought to add t...
by SoggyBadger
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Osprey history
Replies: 10
Views: 6663

Re: Osprey history

They always had a spinnaker, but chutes would not have been used on early boats. The practice was to launch from spin bags stored between mast and bow tank bulkhead. Memory defeats me but mine might have had a hatch in the deck there... When I started racing Ospreys (1971 I think) there were one or...
by SoggyBadger
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Wayfsrer
Replies: 5
Views: 3299

Re: Wayfsrer

Secondary means of propulsion - so either a set of oars or an outboard. Anchor - something like a smallish Danforth with a couple of metres of chain then at least 30 metres of either polyester or nylon. Anchor/mooring fairleads up by the bow. Jib furler if it hasn't already got one. Slab reefing for...
by SoggyBadger
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: mast for a squib
Replies: 9
Views: 6085

Re: mast for a squib

I think using any old dinghy mast on a keelboat would be courting trouble. Have you tried contacting the Squib CA? They may know of a suitable mast going spare.
by SoggyBadger
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: One to encourage the grand(daughters)
Replies: 1
Views: 2368

Re: One to encourage the grand(daughters)

Isn't that the new AC boat? :D
by SoggyBadger
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: 'Want to do' events
Replies: 55
Views: 30651

Re: 'Want to do' events

it is the call of the wild that is motivating and stimulating many of the contributors to this thread and in many ways I suspect it is the absence of a rib or other support vessel that will be an essential part of the experience. For me the constant whine of an outboard would mar what should be a v...
by SoggyBadger
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: 'Want to do' events
Replies: 55
Views: 30651

Re: 'Want to do' events

Many of our boats don't have those options, SB. I'd love to bring the Firefly to an event like this, but paddles are about as good as it gets for a second means of propulsion, and reefing is only really viable when on shore/moored. We'd also bring the Mirror, which is far more sensible, unless sail...
by SoggyBadger
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: 'Want to do' events
Replies: 55
Views: 30651

Re: 'Want to do' events

It's just common sense really. Choose a general purpose dinghy in sound, seaworthy condition. Make sure that the sails can be easily dropped on the water. The main should really be reef-able too. The boat should have a secondary means of propulsion. So either an outboard or oars. If oars then make s...
by SoggyBadger
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Outhaul.
Replies: 11
Views: 5502

Re: Outhaul.

Yes but the friction of the bolt rope means that adjustment is much harder than with a loose-footed and limits the amount that the clew will come for'd.
by SoggyBadger
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: buoyancy.
Replies: 7
Views: 3432

Re: buoyancy.

Convert the measurements to centimetres so that's rough 60 * 15 * 15 which gives yoy 13500 ml or 13.5 litres.