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by PaulM
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

My Mothing was (on and off) from '76 to '86, then I drifted ( ! ) out of it with a half-built boat in the garage (that was eventually finished after longer on the stocks than HMS Victory); mainly in Langstone Harbour, but did some nationals, and open meetings at Ruislip a couple of times, and kept t...
by PaulM
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Well David, I've got hundreds more pre-digital pics besides the ones that I scanned and sent that were put up on the UK website, as well as cuttings and brochures, and I have now acquired a slide scanner and started on my slides (not so many, mainly from 1986-89), so if an "old Mothie info exchange ...
by PaulM
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

That's a nice-looking boat, like many Moth designs from NZ like John Shelley's. Meanwhile: http://web.archive.org/web/20071023084119/www.int-moth.org.uk/archivepicsIR.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20071006045743/www.int-moth.org.uk/Archive.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20071007041749/www.int-moth....
by PaulM
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Trying to get over the wing onto the plate when capsizing is an acquired knack - better to just fall in, swim round and go from there, I'm afraid......... Many builders used to put a layer of glass inside the topside ply along the length of the cockpit in case they fell against the side and also so ...
by PaulM
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Yes, all 'skinny' boats need flotation in the wings, even foilers. Wide (ie up to Magnum 6) boats are easier to sail for a beginner with flotation, either pipe foam wrapped round the bars as you say, and/or bubble-wrap rolled into a sausage and inserted into the trampoline pockets. With an ali mast,...
by PaulM
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

As I said, I've got piles of old Moth magazine articles, brochures, etc, Australian 1981 yearbook, plus my own photos going back to 1977 and all the UK yearbooks from 1973 to 2000.

Paul
by PaulM
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

I put this link to photos of a Womble on another thread: http://www.flickr.com/photos/x1brett/3182126088/ The mystery is how the box wings were attached - I thought they were built on ribs that went through the topsides into the cockpit tanks. The Mk.2 had a simplified layout and ali tube/trampoline...
by PaulM
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Womble Moth and 1970s racing!
Replies: 20
Views: 17376

Re: Womble Moth and 1970s racing!

Colin Walker's design was called the 'Wakehurst' and quite few were built from plans - I still have a copy of the sales handout in my archive/collection of old Moth rubbish. Peter Conway of Ruislip SC designed the Womble and won the '76 nationals in it, then Bill Short won the '77 worlds at Hayling ...
by PaulM
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Ha! Hawkwind - built by Mal Shepherd for the 1977 worlds at Hayling - I've got a photo in my scrapbook. I knew John Butler when I was in Moths, and Steve Reece and Ian Ridge from later. Chris Eyre and Sean Cox were also in touch with the Moth website with photos and info about their designs, I don't...
by PaulM
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

I'm in that part of the world (Waterlooville) but can't make it tonight - pm me and we should be able to meet up sometime if you want to go through my memorabilia (I also supplied a lot of the pictures etc to the Moth site that has now disappeared). There is an archive on the German website which ha...
by PaulM
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Early Int. Moth info.
Replies: 285
Views: 63416

Re: Early Int. Moth info.

Hi I'm a new member and I used to sail Moths in the 70s and 80s - that is definitely a Magnum 5, in one photo you can see the pinched-in midsections which are the obvious visible difference from a M3. And I've kept every single yearbook and newsletter from when I was a member of IMCA, and every maga...